Plenty of folks in Austin, Texas have spotted Google's distinctive self-driving Lexus cars recently, and now we know exactly why. The company revealed that it has "chosen (downtown) Austin, Texas as a new testing location for our projects," in order to "(test) our software in different driving environments, traffic patterns and road conditions." Though Google has permission to test its self-driving cars in Nevada and other states, Austin is the first city outside of Mountain View where it's actually done them. The reason? "We've loved how much Austin embraces innovation," a Google spokesman told the Austin American-Statesmen. She added that with the presence of Google Fiber and several company offices, the city was a natural fit for self-driving cars.