Google has been dealing with self-driving cars for a couple of years now — yet up to this point, they were basically changing the blazes out of existing autos, not assembling a vehicle from the beginning.

Back in May, they discharged a mockup of what they expected their first built-in-house vehicle to look like. Today, they’ve released a photograph of the genuine deal.

As you may recognize, the last item wound up looking pretty much like the early shots. While the vehicle still looks a bit like something out of a Richard Scarry book, a few changes have been made. For instance:

It has headlights now, which is something worth being thankful for. Regardless of the possibility that a heading toward oneself auto can see different autos without headlights (thanks to RADAR!), that doesn’t mean other (non-self driving) autos can see you.

Google says its custom semi-sentient whip should be hitting its private test tracks over the holiday break and might start popping up around Northern Californian streets in 2015.

They’ve changed the front grill a bit, including reflector spots making it seem less like that of an emoticon.

The first version of this car looked like:

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The fittings on top of the auto (a cam/radar fix that twists at a couple of thousand Rpms and has tremendous influence in giving the auto its vision) has been thinned down and stuffed into a fun little air pocket (yet one that looks a bit like a 70s squad car siren).

Now the Google’s self-driving car looks like this:

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Recall that, we’re still a courses out from anyone having the capacity to stroll in and purchase a self-driving car. Many more things are yet to be made available like 3D scans on streets.

Google says its custom semi-sentient whip should be hitting its private test tracks over the holiday break and might start popping up around Northern Californian streets in 2015.

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