Google is now testing its self-driving cars in Austin, Texas, in the next phase. Google revealed the plans in a Google+ post recently which basically states that it is very important to test products and software in different environments. The car as first shown to the city mayor of Austin two years back in 2013.
Google, from the Google+ blog post
We’ve chosen Austin, Texas, as a new testing location for our project and one of our Lexus SUVs is there now, with safety drivers aboard, driving a few square miles north and northeast of downtown Austin. It’s important for us to get experience testing patterns and road conditions – so we’re ready to take on Austin’s pedicabs, pickup trucks, and everything in between.
Google’s self-driving car plans are going quite well, with the company revealing that only 13 accidents have happened, but the car wasn’t at fault for those.