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Waymo ditches futuristic self-driving bubble car for … a minivan13 Jun 6:39am

Waymo ditches futuristic self-driving bubble car for … a minivan

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Decision illustrates shift in strategy by Alphabet’s autonomous vehicle division from creating a new kind of public transport to adapting commercial vehicles When Google unveiled its brand new self-driving car prototype in May 2014 it looked like a shot at a new type of public transport system filled with pod-like autonomous cars. Now that utopian dream seems at an end. Waymo is killing off the specifically designed “Firefly” in favour of an adapted Chrysler van.
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