Watch Passenger Reactions in a Self-Driving Car

Self Driving Car Passenger Reactions

Waymo recorded passenger reactions to passengers riding in a self-driving mini-van for the very first time.  These passengers were part of an Early Rider program in Phoenix who volunteered to participate in self-driving tests.

As you can see from the video below, the reactions range from excitement to boredom, especially once the initial thrill disappears.  According to Waymo CEO John Krafcik, boredom and relaxation is exactly what they’re hoping for, “For us at Waymo, the most rewarding things were the yawns and the fellow that fell asleep.”