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Where To? A History of Autonomous Vehicles

Every year 1.2 million people die worldwide in traffic-related incidents. The Google Self-Driving Car team’s mission is to improve people’s lives by transforming mobility. We aim to make driving safer, more enjoyable, and more efficient.

In conjunction with the Computer History Museum’s new exhibit, "Where To? A History of Autonomous Vehicles," Google will be offering rides to the public in their Self-Driving Car. Sign up for a ride and feel what it’s like to travel in a car that drives itself. Spaces are limited.


Rides will be offered to the public on the following days:

Exhibit Opening Weekend (Registration opens April 21st)

  • Friday, May 9th, 2014; 10am - 4pm
  • Saturday, May 10th, 2014; 10am - 4pm
  • Sunday, May 11th, 2014; 10am - 4pm

Mountain View Community Day (Registration opens April 28th)

  • Saturday, May 31st, 2014; 10am - 4pm
  • Sunday, June 1st, 2014; 10am - 4pm

Registration: Register here

Space is limited and spots will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis so we encourage you to sign up early. Each email address can only be registered once. In case of duplicate submissions, we will use the most recent submission.

  • Register as an individual, if you don’t mind riding with other people you don’t know. Individuals will be placed with two other people for their ride.
  • Register as a group, if you want to ride with 1-2 friends. Spots will be offered as long as there is availability for your entire group. Make sure your group members don’t register separately. For groups of two, we’ll add one more person to fill the ride.


Computer History Museum
1401 N. Shoreline Boulevard
Mountain View, CA 94043
Directions & Parking

Ride Details

  • All rides will start and end at the Computer History Museum.
  • The ride experience will last 20 minutes.
  • We can fit a total of three people per ride.
  • Anyone 8 years and older can register for a ride, but minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Minors (anyone ages 8-17)

Minors (ages of 8-17) are allowed to ride in the car as long as: 1) their parent/guardian signs a consent form prior and 2) one parent/guardian accompanies them on the actual ride. Please make sure you sign up as a group so that you can get placed in the same car.

May 8, 2014 6:00 PM
Speaker Series
CHM Presents: Revolutionaries
Creativity, Inc: Author Ed Catmull in Conversation with Museum CEO John Hollar

Creativity, Inc: Author Ed Catmull in Conversation with Museum CEO John Hollar
Ed Catmull, a Fellow of the Computer History Museum, joins John Hollar for a conversation about how to build a sustained creative culture, nurturing both the technical and artistic "poles of creativity."

May 9, 2014 10:00 AM
Special Events
Member Only Event
Member Preview of New Exhibit: Where to? A History of Autonomous Vehicles

We invite you and a guest to an exclusive member reception and debut of the Computer History Museum's latest visitor experience, Where To? A History of Autonomous Vehicles on Friday, May 9 from 10 AM to 12 PM. The morning will include a light brunch, mingling and a viewing of the new exhibit before it opens to the public.

Jun 11, 2014 6:00 PM
Speaker Series
CHM Presents: Revolutionaries
DARPA Director Arati Prabhakar in Conversation with The New York Times' John Markoff

Tonight Dr. Arati Prabhakar will join John Markoff for a conversation about her remarkable career, the Agency's history and impact, initiatives, and new breakthrough technologies like self-destructible computer chips. We will also learn more about her vision for DARPA's future and ways to keep the engine of innovation running in the face of fiscal constraints and other threats.