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If you are worried about getting to your destination safely, you shouldn’t have much concern. If you are trying to get there quickly, you could have a frustrating experience.

Chevy notes that they are optimizing for safety above all else, and rightfully so. In a test drive of the autonomous Chevy Bolt, it never went above 30, sat patiently behind a garbage truck until it was absolutely sure it could pass, and took a roundabout in the most agonizingly slow way it could.

But, it was safe.

 

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autonomous car

No steering wheel. Seats that face each other. The ability to hail the computerized chauffer from an app. These are the goals of Zoox, one of the 50 companies that are allowed by permit to test autonomous cars in the state of California. And unlike many of its competitors, it is testing and optimizing for dense city driving.

Apparently, it does will letting pedestrians go first, and also at navigating tricky spots like four-way intersections.

But production-ready cars are still in the (near?) future. Read about Bloomberg’s sneak peek here.

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