Artists give Google driverless cars a makeover

Pretty as a picture

Talk of Twon 2GOOGLE has given its self-drive prototype cars a style makeover with designs by local artists.

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The company recently invited the artists, based near its offices in Mountain View, California, to submit designs based on the theme ‘my community, my neighbours’ for a competition it called Paint the Town.

It was deluged with entries and has now selected 10 winning designs, plus two honourable mentions, and put them on the sides of its driverless, pod-like two-seater test cars.

The designs include a view of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and the wildlife reserve in the Bay Area.

Enjoy some of our favourites below and see all 12 here.

Talk of the Town, Danielle Dufayet



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Giant Dipper, Kerrie Brandau



Life Around the Bay Area, James Miles

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