Self-driving cars in the streets – level 1

22-05-2015 07:00

Google builds cars. These cars are special. They don’t need a driver. They are self-driving cars.

Google starts to test the cars. They will drive in the streets. For the testing, however, the cars will have a driver. He or she will control the car. If something goes wrong, the driver will drive it. The maximum speed of the cars is 40 kilometres per hour.

People build these cars in Detroit, USA.

Difficult words: need (must have), will (this means “in the future”), control (to run something so it will work).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

Do you think that self-driving cars are the future?

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