Reporter Alex Cullen took to the rooftop car park at Google's headquarters to test-drive their two-seater car, which is similar in size to a Smart Car.
"I feel nervous. I'm a little uncomfortable because I'm putting my life in the hands of a machine," he said getting into the compact vehicle.
"Where's the steering wheel, where's the gears?"
He likened the unnerving experience to being on a show ride, but pretty soon Google assures us we'll be comfortably reading or working on the morning commute.
"It's like being on a ride. Yes. Woah. It's getting some speed here now."
Alex experienced the car's safety features, 360-degree sensors that can see as far as two football fields.
"There's a guy walking in front of us and it's stopping just like it should."
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British officials began testing a different style of driverless cars in January 2014, complete with gearsticks and steering wheels.
Fancy less cute, more sexy? Mercedes-Benz has showcased its self-driving sedan, the F015 Luxury in Motion, a research vehicle that envisions what high-end cars might look like.
But things don't always go to plan. A golf cart took on a life of its own at Loyola University in Chicago in April when it ran in reverse at full throttle for several minutes before it could be stopped.