Google's self-driving prototype car is presented during a demonstration at the Google campus in Mountain View, California in this May 2015 file photo. While self-driving cars of tomorrow already are being tested on public roads, plenty of safety data supports the cautionary view that the technology has many miles to go. Photo: AP

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Google's self-driving prototype car is presented during a demonstration at the Google campus in Mountain View, California in this May 2015 file photo. While self-driving cars of tomorrow already are being tested on public roads, plenty of safety data supports the cautionary view that the technology has many miles to go. Photo: AP
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