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Alphabet’s Waymo is now in the ‘prove it’ stage of its self-driving journey

After getting a fair amount of good publicity earlier this year, Alphabet’s (GOOGL – Get Report) Waymo has seen a pickup in negative coverage in recent months. There are two distinct reasons for this. One is a better understanding of the reluctance that many top-tier automakers still have when it comes to partnering with Waymo, in spite of its considerable hardware and software advances. The other is a better appreciation of how much more work needs to be done before autonomous cars are ready to take over from human drivers in most (never mind all) real-life situations.

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