Riding the roads in Google’s autonomous car

What many consider to be the future of transportation sat motionless in a parking lot off West Anderson Lane Wednesday morning.

Today, it was my turn for a ride in a car without a driver.

A white Lexus RX450h outfitted with the latest scanning technology took me for a spin on local streets with two Google Inc. employees monitoring its every move. The car is one of 14 autonomous, or self-driving, vehicles technology giant Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) is testing in Austin.