"It looks a bit like a Fiat 500 crossed with an oversized Microsoft mouse – but Google believes this driverless car design is much closer to the real future of autonomous transport than the saloon vehicles it has been testing to date."
...and, here also:
"The electric-powered car is compact and bubble-shaped—something that might move people around a corporate campus or congested downtown. Google is unlikely to go deeply into auto manufacturing. In unveiling the prototype, the company emphasized partnering with other firms."
What's sitting beneath this story that interests me more is Google's basic (but so-far understated) conceit that the law in California - and elsewhere - should be changed (soon) to suit their business needs.