Waymo: Googleâ€™s Self-Driving Car Heads to Market
Rich Hua stashed this in Technology
Potentially a huge market:
Google has long pitched self-driving cars as a way to cut down on traffic deaths (more than a million worldwide every year) and as a tool for those who cannot drive. Itâ€™s an altruistic spin on an industry whose potential valueÂ Boston Consulting Group pegs at $42 billion a year by 2025.Â
No matter the technologyâ€™s capability, the leap from the experimental phase to â€śeveryone and everywhereâ€ť presents a list of labors to make Hercules shudder. Waymo needs to prove its self-driving system works in every situation, then get the publicâ€”and public officialsâ€”to accept that proof. Alphabetâ€™s newest company must map every inch of every street it plans to travel, get that data onto its cars, and figure out how to keep those maps updated.