10 Features We Want to See in Self-driving Cars

Innovative Design
Google's latest self-driving car design — steering wheel and pedals not included. Smoothgroover22, Used under CC BY-SA 2.0 license

Most self-driving cars being tested still require a human in the driver's seat to help with the tricky bits, like snow or confusing highway interchanges. But Google's got another cute little guy that's completely driverless — no steering wheel or pedals at all. If this becomes a viable form of transportation, then the shape and purpose of cars can be entirely reimagined. Beyond the convenient, like a flat floor that commuters can use for catching an extra 45-minute nap on the way to work, there's the perfectly practical, like an automatic ramp and slots that fit a wheelchair without hassle or expensive retrofitting.