Waymo's Self-Driving Cars Go Human-Free, Plus More This Week in Cars


It was sneakily a big week for driverless cars. Waymo, the Googley guys and gals who are supposed to be winning the self-driving race, officially received the very first California DMV permit to test their vehicles in the state--without a human behind the wheel. The company suggests it will welcome members of the Golden State public into its driverless ... at some point. Meanwhile, Tesla is embroiled in another lawsuit over whether its Autopilot feature is being marketed the right way--that is, as not a driverless feature. Meanwhile, it launched Navigate on Autopilot, a new capability that relies on using Tesla drivers as beta testers.