While test driving two of the new BMW 1 and 6 Series models yesterday,
we were struck by a sense of satisfaction. There was a understatement
that doesn't exist with, for example, similar Mercedes cars. Respectively, one of the two Bimmers is practical whereas the other is luxurious – but they both ooze quality.
Google has followed up news of its "self-driving lessons learned" with an announcement that it is to begin testing its self-driving cars on public roads in California. The first complete prototype was unveiled late last year. The new pilot will allow Google to study public responses to the cars and have them face real-world challenges.