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Google says hello to Waymo driverless carsThe company's self-driving car project has been spun off into a new business called Waymo.
Google's self-driving car has done a U-turn. Parent company Alphabet announced the new business called Waymo which stands for a new way forward in mobility. Instead of building a full car with wheels and pedals like the cute bubble prototype, Waymo will install technology in third party vehicle. It's the biggest indicator yet that Alphabet is taking Companies like Tesla and Uber, who have also ramped up their driverless car technology. Uber already lets its users hail self-driving cars in Pittsburgh and may soon roll them out in San Francisco. Waymo's mission is to make it safe for people and things to move around. So maybe this hints at more long haul autonomous driving. Same. CEO John Crachick also reveals that they have their first fully drive-less car roaming around Austin, Texas in 2015. No pedals, no wheel, driving around in everyday traffic. Steve Mann, a blind man, took the first ride in the fully autonomous Car, But regulatory challenges may mean Way Mobile has to pump the brakes on some of it's ambitions like removing the wheel when they go to market. It's likely the driverless system will have traditional controls for now. For way more tech news, visit CNET.com. In San Francisco, I'm Lexi [UNKNOWN]