Step inside and take a seat in Waymo's Level 4 self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivan.
Rider controls vehicle with four buttons: One to start ride, one to pull over before planned destination, door locks and a help button that connects with Waymo for assistance.
Sit back and relax in second- or third-row seats.
Display screens show where vehicle is headed and what it sees.
Display looks like typical navigation map, but screen occasionly lights up like x-ray screen to reveal intense real-time 3D Lidar mapping beneath surface.
Simple but informative user interface instantly builds trust in autonomous technology.
On Waymo's test track at abandoned Air Force base, technicians pose as cyclists and distracted pedestrians to challenge autonomous capabilities.
Waymo software understands nuances of vehicle interaction. Here minivan creeps into intersection to telegraph intention to go.