Google to add steering wheel to driverless car

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Saturday, August 23, 2014
A Google self-driving car
A Google self-driving car goes on a test drive near the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (KGO) -- Google intends to add a steering wheel into its self-steering cars during the testing phase.

The Mountain View-based tech giant says it will comply with new California rules requiring to take immediate physical control of a car on public roads if needed. That means being equipped with a steering wheel and brake and accelerator pedals.

Google says it will build in a small temporary steering wheel and pedal system to continue testing its driverless cars on public roads.