Waymo dropping the term "self-driving": I think the clearest name is "software driven". "Self-driving", "autonomous", etc, elide
what's actually driving them. They are neither toasters nor magic.


Software driven isn't any more accurate though, since a car's driving system involves more than software.

For example, I've been very interested in the OpenPilot project, which provides FLOSS driver assist.

The hardware platform for it, the Comma2, has only one sensor- a front facing camera.

It can't make decisions based on things behind or to the side of the vehicle, and that's due to hardware limitations affecting software decisions.

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