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AI weekly: Autonomous cars need better safety metrics to move the industry forward

On Monday, Waymo — the subsidiary of Google parent company Alphabet that’s developing a full-stack driverless vehicle platform — announced that its cars have driven a combined 20 million autonomous miles to date, up from 10 million miles in October 2018. The metric signifies Waymo’s logistical and technological superiority, implied CEO John Krafcik, who equated the miles driven to 1,400 years of driving experience for an average American.

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