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The New Yorker

Auto Correct: Has the self-driving car at last arrived?
Monday, Nov 25th, 2013   |  Issue: The Tech Issue   |  Read the Full Article

In February of 2008, Levandowski got a call from a producer of “Prototype This!,” a series on the Discovery Channel. Would he be interested in building a self-driving pizza delivery car? Within five weeks, he and a team of fellow Berkeley graduates and other engineers had retrofitted a Prius for the purpose. It would be the first time an unmanned car had driven legally on American streets.



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