/>

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.

Tim_Stevens.jpg
Tim Stevens
Waymo Castle Test
1 of 18 Waymo

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

Waymo Castle Test
2 of 18 Waymo

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

Waymo Castle Test
3 of 18 Waymo

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

Waymo Castle Test
4 of 18 Waymo

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

5 of 18 Waymo

But the real tricks are found inside.

Waymo Castle Test
6 of 18 Waymo

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

Waymo Pacifica
7 of 18 Waymo

Just push the blue button and away you go!

Waymo Pacifica
8 of 18 Waymo

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

Waymo Castle Test
9 of 18 Waymo

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

Waymo Castle Test
10 of 18 Waymo

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

Waymo Castle Test
11 of 18 Waymo

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

Waymo Castle Test
12 of 18 Waymo
Waymo Castle Test
13 of 18 Waymo
Waymo Pacifica
14 of 18 Waymo
Waymo Pacifica
15 of 18 Waymo
Waymo Pacifica
16 of 18 Waymo
Waymo Pacifica
17 of 18 Waymo
Waymo Pacifica
18 of 18 Waymo

More Galleries

Nintendo Switch: The 36 best games to play in 2021

More Galleries

Nintendo Switch: The 36 best games to play in 2021

37 Photos
New movies coming out in 2021: Netflix, Marvel and more

More Galleries

New movies coming out in 2021: Netflix, Marvel and more

65 Photos
Volkswagen's new T7 Multivan looks awesome

More Galleries

Volkswagen's new T7 Multivan looks awesome

10 Photos
Best dating apps of 2021

More Galleries

Best dating apps of 2021

13 Photos
The 2021 Lamborghini Urus stands out even on a gloomy day

More Galleries

The 2021 Lamborghini Urus stands out even on a gloomy day

41 Photos
2021 Mercedes-Benz S580 blends wild tech, mild style

More Galleries

2021 Mercedes-Benz S580 blends wild tech, mild style

49 Photos
2020 Toyota Tundra: Still thundering along

More Galleries

2020 Toyota Tundra: Still thundering along

39 Photos