Self-driving vehicle innovators Waymo revealed the company abandoned partially autonomous features because it found people napping in cars while traveling at high speeds, threatening their ability to grab hold of the wheel — if necessary.
During a tour of Waymo’s testing facility on Monday, CEO John Krafcik told Reuters the company discovered the snoozing drivers during highway testing in 2013.
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“What we found was pretty scary,” said Krafcik “It’s hard to take over because they have lost contextual awareness.” …
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