Google shows off self-driving cars ahead of Monday committee meeting

Posted at 4:41 PM, Aug 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-13 22:15:32-04

A look at what might be to come for personal transportation made a pit-stop on Saturday in Chandler, the fourth test city for Google's self-driving car concept.

The Silicon Valley tech giant hosted an open house for people to take a look and ask questions about the technology and ability self-driving cars have.

Google told ABC15 it isn't looking for its product to sweep the roadways all at once, but they want people to be open to this new option.

"When we started the project, one of the things we did is we wanted to build a self-driving car that would be able to drive in the world today," explained Jennifer Haroon with the Google Self-Driving Car Project. "It needs to be able to exist with everything that exists today."

That means Google wants its cars to be able to fit right into the current environment, including road infrastructure and human drivers.

On Monday, a self-driving oversight committee will be having its first-ever meeting. Governor Doug Ducey organized the panel and they want people to come out and give their input.

"The agenda also includes a presentation on autonomous vehicles by John Halikowski, director of the Arizona Department of Transportation," according to a news release from ADOT.

If you want to attend, the event is August 15, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the ADOT Administration Building, 206 S. 17th Ave. in Phoenix.