If you’ve had questions of what a “Driverless car” expierience would be like, well we finally have footage from normal people trying it for the first time…
From The Verge:
Recently, Waymo began inviting members of its Early Rider program in Phoenix to take trips in its fully driverless minivans. These are normal people who signed up back in 2017 to serve as guinea pigs for the Google spinoff’s experiments in self-driving transportation. And, as you can see in this new video released Tuesday, the experience is equal parts thrilling and boring.
In the video, the passengers giggle nervously at the sight of an empty driver’s seat, wondering aloud whether passersby are also slightly freaked out, and making casual references to “the future.” Then, very quickly, as is common among most ride-hailing passengers, they start to zone out. They look at their phones, they yawn, and one even falls asleep. When they reach their destination, they thank not the driver but the car.
Well, personally the concept is sorta terrifying, but here is the preview footage(below) of people getting to try it out…it doesn’t seem as scary, just really dull…I’m gonna keep driving myself, you do you.
(video/picture source: Waymo YouTube)