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Watch out, Uber! No-driver Waymo is almost here!

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CrazyCrayons
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 Posted 2 years, 1 month ago

Apparently, Google's autonomous vehicles are pretty much ready.  I guess their field test in Arizone was successful?  Arriving to the "masses" later this year!

"On the recent earnings call, Alphabet CFO Ruth Porat announced that Waymo will be releasing its own Waymo-branded ridesharing app later this year. The company had been testing its early rider program in Phoenix throughout 2017, but apparently, it's now ready to take the next great leap forward to a full-fledged Waymo service for the masses."

http://www.businessinsider.com/google-just-made-an-announcement-that-should-make-uber-very-nervous-2018-2?amp%253Butm_medium=referral&share=077f56aa

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    SamanthaC8
    113
     2 years ago

    Oooooooooooo, I wonder how much it will be?!  For a company who doesn't need to pay drivers.  I can't imagine how much they can undercut Uber

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      Star4Shining
      63
       2 years ago

      Then again, Google pays billions on crazy other things.  Oh, I guess Uber does too. 

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    hanktoto
    157 Rider Driver
     2 years ago

    I cannot wait for driverless cars, no small talk! Wait will the car try to talk to me?!

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      misssarahg
      82 Rider
       2 years ago

      New service: Robot therapists as the voice behind your self driving car. "Need a pick me up, get an Uber Therapist on your way to work today and vent about your terrible boss!"

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    FitBitMeIn
    136
     2 years ago

    What about all the regulations?  Weren't have solved that already?  Like...can they really beout on the road?

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      ThomBrady
      121
       2 years ago

      they will probably go the way of Uber where they will just ignore all regulations until it blows over.

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    ShamedJames
    97
     2 years ago

    Must they really choose a Chrysler?  Billions of dollars and we arrive at a Chrysler.  

    • The Chrysler Pacifica is one car of choice for Waymo's service.

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      DFosterG11
      187
       2 years ago

      Seriosuly.  whatever happened to the future cars?

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        TonyAlmeida
        1149 Rider
         2 years ago

        Demolition Man with Stallone and Wesley Snipes.  Classic.