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Google shows off self-driving car

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On Monday Google unveiled a new, safer way to drive that may be the future of transportation.

The Google self-driving car was introduced at the 8th annual Texas Transportation Forum.

The Lexus hybrid boasts an incredible safety record. It has only been involved in two accidents after driving for thousands of miles.

It is the type of technology that the Texas Department of Transportation are hoping will spread across the state.

"Partnerships are huge in Texas and so if we could partner with somebody like Google to help bring these types of ideas here, it would be huge," TxDOT spokesperson Kelli Reyna said. "We obviously thrive in that innovative type of environment, and at TxDOT we're always looking for ways to do things better, smarter, so we're always looking for good ideas."

Google hopes to have the car in production and on the streets within five years.

However, the car will likely be making its way around Austin Tuesday. The Texas Transportation Forum wraps up Tuesday at the Austin Hilton.

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