The Self-Driving Car Revolution Is Here (Sort of)

The Self-Driving Car Revolution Is Here (Sort of)
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Sitting in the passenger seat of Google's self driving car is a less bizarre experience than sitting in the driving seat, but it's still unsettling. In the streets of Mountain View, outside the headquarters of X (once Google X, in the post-Alphabet age it's moved out of mum and dad's house and dropped the prefix), I got the chance to do just that.

It's partly unsettling because it's hard not to feel a flicker of anxiety when you look over and notice that the person driving the car hasn't got their hands on the wheel, even as you head towards a red light on a corner with a huge truck bearing down on you.

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