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Waymo's autonomous Pacifica cruising through Castle

Waymo's Castle testing facility is where its fully autonomous minivan gets to play, and we got a demo.

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This is Waymo's fully autonomous Chrysler Pacifica. Waymo is a spinoff of Google, now part of the Alphabet family.

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It is a Level 4 vehicle, meaning it can drive itself in most, but not all, situations.

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And these are just a few of the scenarios that Waymo puts it through.

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As you can see, the van has received some significant augmentations on the outside, sensors on the roof and fenders.

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But the real tricks are found inside.

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Here, the Pacifica's entertainment screens have been repurposed to serve as rider information screens.

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Just push the blue button and away you go!

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Along the way, the van shows you information about what it can see.

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The goal is to keep you confident and secure that the van knows what it's doing.

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And it does. After millions of miles of testing, the system is incredibly good at what it does.

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Click through to see more of Waymo's fully autonomous Chrysler Pacifica.

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