Self driving vehicles

Waymo’s self-driving minivans are now ready for the road. The company has confirmed to TechCrunch that it’s testing its autonomous Chrysler Pacifica vehicles on San Francisco streets, where the “hilly and foggy” environment should give them “even more practice.” Suffice it to say the densely packed city could provide a greater challenge than Chandler, Arizona, whose spacious suburban landscape is well-suited to driverless car experiments.

Last month I was nearly hit by a Google self driving vehicle test car. The car was merging onto a very busy highway. I was in the lane nearest the entrance ramp. From my truck I could see the guy reach up, grab the steering wheel and pull onto the shoulder of the highway to keep from ramming me. It was close, I thought for sure his little POS was going to be totaled.