With no steering wheel, no gas pedal, and no driver, Google’s new driverless car isn’t just a potentially revolutionary transportation technology. Thanks to the zoomorphic arrangement of its headlamps, radar, and grille, it’s also an instantly divisive icon of early-21st-century automotive style. Just what it resembles, however, is in the eye of the beholder. Here are 13 things people are convinced it looks like.
1. A koala
2. An armadillo
3. An owl
4. A mouse
5. No, the other kind of mouse
6. A Roomba
7. A Chrysler Peapod
9. The evil air conditioner from The Brave Little Toaster
10. Jake from Adventure Time
12. The little Totoros that follow along behind Totoro
13. The future
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