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Watch Google's autonomous car haul "big Prius ass"

The self-driving Google Cars put on a demonstration at the TED 2011 conference of the type of fast driving we weren't aware either Prius hybrids or autonomous Google Cars could pull off.

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It's worth hearing the conversation above because, according to the spectators, it "Hauls ass" and then "Hauls big ass" and finally "Hauls big Prius ass." From the sound of braking/accelerating it does move in a surprisingly quick, mysterious way.

The video from inside makes the driving seem even more dramatic along the roof-top autocross course, enhanced by the marshmallowy hybrid's extreme body roll and the proximity to large concrete planters. Of course, a few have always known that driverless Prii can go this fast, we just didn't believe them.

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will-alib
Turbineguy: Nom de Zoom

What a coinky-dink. I was driving to work today and was passed by a Smug Bug (Prius) doing prob 90mph. (I was doing 80, and he passed me at a decent rate) I had no idea those things could go that fast.

Impressive video. What happens when HAL blows a gasket and tries to kill the occupants?