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This cheerful Waymo ad highlights all the ways we’ll use self-driving cars in our daily lives

Waymo came out with a new ad today that presents a cheerful, very Google-esque look at how the self-driving company plans to eventually make money: ride-hailing, delivery, trucking, and logistics. The ad comes on the heels of the announcement that the Alphabet-owned company has, for the first time, raised $2.25 billion in outside investment.

As self-driving technology continues its (very) slow-moving march toward commercialization, Waymo wants to remind you that autonomous vehicles are more than just a futuristic concept; they will eventually be available for us to use. What the ad avoids, though, is any mention of the likely limited availability of autonomous vehicles for many years to come.

More than anything, the ad is a glimpse…

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via The Verge – All Posts

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