31 Oct '17, 7am

By me: Waymo Prepares to Ditch Its Safety Drivers

Waymo yesterday demonstrated Chrysler Pacifica minivans driving themselves without human safety drivers, at its Castle autonomous vehicle test facility in Atwater, Calif. Journalists from dozens of publications, including IEEE Spectrum , were given rides in driverless vehicles that navigated routes, avoided hazards, and successfully dealt with other vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists. Waymo also unveiled the in-car interface that future driverless taxi passengers might use during their rides. “Our intention is to bring this technology to the world, to the public, to public roads,” said John Krafcik, Waymo’s CEO. “We’re really close.” The not-so-subtle subtext to that claim was that Waymo thinks its self-driving rivals have a lot of catching up to do. “Sensors on our new generation of vehicles can see farther, sharper, and more accurately than anything available on the mar...

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