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Google makes its cars attractive with help of local artists

ABR Staff Writer Published 12 November 2015

In an attempt to make its self driving cars more attractive, Google has opened its doors to local artists to get new cartoon painted doors.

The search giant held 'Paint the Town' contest where artists from Mountain View, California were invited to design based on 'my neighbors, my community' theme.

The contest had 10 winners who designed images of iconic views in the area, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and animals.

Artists belonging to Austin, Texas were also invited to join in the contest and submissions ended earlier this month.

The winners of the contest will get to see their artwork on the doors of the car and win $500 gift card along with a ride on one of the self driving car.

The firm plans to announce up to five winners early next year.

The vehicle does not have any pedals or a steering wheel and it only consists of sensors and software.

In an attempt to improve its sensors, the company recently invited children dressed in Halloween costumes in its head quarters and asked them to hang out around the parked cars.

Apart from Google Daimler, Ford Motor, Toyota Motor has also ventured into the new age technology and are planning to roll out their version of self driving cars.