Google's new self-driving car may hit road next year

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014
This undated image provided by Google, shows an early version of Google's prototype self-driving car. (AP Photo/Google, File)
This undated image provided by Google, shows an early version of Google's prototype self-driving car. (AP Photo/Google, File)

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (KGO) -- Google has announced a prototype of its new self-driving car could hit the road in the New Year.

Until now, Google's been testing its driverless technology with equipment and sensors wired in to already-existing vehicles.

On Monday, the company announced it has now built a car of its own. It looks like a tiny two-seater that resembles a Volkswagen Beetle.

Google is now looking for a car manufacturer to build and sell them within five years.