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    Waymo Opens Self-Driving Car Testing to Public

    They’re passing the competition. The Alphabet-owned autonomous vehicle group has expanded its testing process to the public, letting hundreds of families in Phoenix, Arizona, make the company’s driverless Chrysler minivans their regular mode of transportation. Human Waymo operators will initially be behind the wheel to collect feedback — and in case intervention is needed. Arizona’s a key initial test for building public confidence in the technology, and also for letting the self-driving vehicles maneuver on roads that rarely see rain or snow before expanding to stormier climes.

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