Thanks to artificial intelligence, the driverless car is finally here!
For years, car companies promised that cars would drive themselves, but it never happened… until now.
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Now, Google has harnessed artificial intelligence (AI) to create a driverless car called Waymo.
It works kind of like Uber. You open the Waymo app, request a ride, and within minutes, a driverless car shows up.
My executive producer, Maxim Lott, went to Phoenix and San Francisco to learn more about it. He rode in a Waymo with former Argo driverless car executive Alex Roy.
The two sat in the back, since no human needs to sit in the front. The wheel moves itself, as if a ghost were driving.
Waymo’s data shows it is already safer than human drivers.
How do the cars manage that?
Lott explains the technology and future of self-driving cars in the full video above.
** Technical advice from Mark Palmer **