The acceleration is violent. Jarring. There is no other way to put it. It is like a roller coaster and actually puts your head back whether you want to or not. Watching the speedometer go from 0-75 so quick also doesn’t seem like real time.

Former Apple/Segway Hardware Exec Doug Field gave us our test drive and was able to explain in real time what was happening with the sensors as they read the street signs and followed the road lines through the maze. Touching the turn signal told the car to change lanes. It stopped slowly as it approached the car in front of it. All the while Field wasn’t touching the foot pedals or steering wheel.

Having a car go that fast and then drive itself is an unforgettable experience and by itself worth the trip to Los Angeles.