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In Chandler, Arizona, a suburb of Phoenix, Waymo's fleet of 600 minivans shuttling people from place to place. Ordering one feels almost exactly like calling a Lyft or Uber, except for one thing: the vans drive themselves. Alphabet's Waymo has been testing self-driving vehicles in Arizona since 2017 and we got a look at what it's like.

Alphabet’s self-driving car company Waymo has built the world’s smartest vehicles with access to the world’s best artificial intelligence, but there’s one barrier that it might have underestimated: people.

In the last few months, the company has gained regulatory approvals, improved its driving systems using Alphabet’a AI assets and partnered with other auto manufacturers. Its cars have driven more miles than any other company’s.

But the community closest to Waymo’s main testing grounds in Phoenix, Arizona, said that the human element remains complicated, from hiring more drivers and support staff to working with city officials and emergency response staff.

CNBC visited Phoenix to check out Waymo’s progress earlier this month, weeks after the company launched its first actual business, Waymo One, a commercial robotaxi service in the Phoenix area. Meanwhile, competitors like Uber, Tesla and General Motors subsidiary Cruise are all planning their own self-driving car technology in a market estimated to garner $556.67 billion by 2026.

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Shining Squirtle
Robots are taking over every job and people are just sitting there letting it happen.
Trent J
Kinks* you meant Kinks. Chinks is a racial slur

@5:07
David Bradley
woops killed some one , next day , its business as usual.
Germain Gonzalez
This is not being done for safety. It’s being done for money and greed.
Germain Gonzalez
Uber is not very profitable, but it creates a lot of jobs. When Uber applies self driving cars that money is gonna Stay in Uber and all the drivers are gonna go bye bye. The spread of wealth will stop and then it’s just gonna be a classic case of the rich get richer.
Germain Gonzalez
It’s amazing technology, but it’s going to create a lot of suffering by killing millions of jobs.
Norton Spider
I dont understand why these big brands always go after blue collar jobs self driving taxis and trucks are only going send people out of jobs and those people drive taxis is because they either didn't go to college or couldn't afford to.
Hershey Kiss
Where do we get the income if computers are taking the job if we don’t have the job how do we spend the money to get the car just saying
L M
Just one more reason why #yang2020 is an imperative
David Heller
I want self driving deliveries!
Karthikeyan Jayachandran
With self-driving cars, even Kids can be allowed to go from one place to another.
Anthony Fig
What if they run a red light who gets the ticket?
Aaron Piper
CNBC you can't really compare Waymo and Tesla at this point!


Waymo works at level 4 but ONLY in a predefined local area, which means that if they want to expand like any business would then they have to go about the same process all over again for every different local they want to add into the network and then they have to link the locals and solve all those problems......an extremely lengthy and cost intensive process of adding new GEONET locations.


Tesla works at level 2-3 nationally/internationally or at least in multiple states.....if and when they develop a level 5 the method that they are employing will allow the car to automatically drive most anywhere in the US and internationally. It might have some problems in remote areas, but the car will be more developed to handle "Unknown"/ Unmapped areas than a waymo car would be able to handle that unmapped area.
Aaron Piper
Did google and this gentleman think that maybe the one thing that the elderly need is not just transportation but people interacting with them still to keep their mind active and healthy???????


......fix one problem cause more! All though I do have a nano-degree in autonomous vehicle engineering I do see better applications for this technology than just driving old people around by themselves.
happios
Andrew Yang 2020.
Jaymate
Dan doesn't know anything. He makes my head hurt :
Nathan Andrew Davis
Besides possible trial & errors where the hardware and software in these self-driving cars/automobiles fails and causes accidents; there is one problem that they didn't point out in this video involving self-driving cars/automobiles that I actually worry more about than self-driving cars replacing conventional drivers (or even the possibility of an AI takeover/uprising like seen in the terminator films). And that is the factor of *hackers!*

Does ANYBODY take into consideration that these autonomous vehicles are easy for hackers to target and control them for some ransom or whatever reasons to kidnap people?
Joshua B
#Andrewyang he is trying to help us!
Phillip Wolf
Yang gang
Obaidiah Evans
Please bring this technology to Malaysia. We need it
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