Waymo reveals its driverless car, expected to be on roads in 2017

Alphabet's newly created Waymo - a division for Google's self-driving car project - has revealed its first vehicle. The car of choice, a Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, is set to come included with a steering wheel and foot pedals - as well as having space for six passengers. These driverless vehicles are expected to be on public roads by 2017, and road use testing has been underway since September.

The team at Waymo is responsible for the self-driving technology, including the hardware and the latest software updates for the driverless fleet. Alphabet partnered with Chrysler earlier this year with the aim of bringing an autonomous vehicle to market.

John Krafcik, the CEO of Waymo, said the company has plans to explore other applications for the driverless technology; a report from Bloomberg suggests a driverless car-sharing service could be in the works. Both Alphabet and Chrysler declined to comment.

Source: Medium via Dezeen

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