Why You Should Want Driverless Cars On Roads Now

How close are we to having fully autonomous vehicles on the roads? Are they safe? In Chandler, Arizona a fleet of Waymo vehicles are already in operation. Waymo sponsored this video and provided access to their technology and personnel. Check out their safety report here: waymo.com/safety/


Waymo Safety Reports - waymo.com/safety/

Driving Statistics - ve42.co/DrivingStats

The Real Moral Dilemma of Self-Driving Cars ve42.co/SelfDriving

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Produced by Derek Muller, Emily Zhang and Petr Lebedev


  1. Kazus


    22 minuten geleden

    If one of my family members died, I'd be much less sad if it was their own fault and not the fault of some error in programming

  2. Jean Paquette

    Jean Paquette

    Uur geleden

    A real good driver will never be replaced. Some situations make it impossible for a computer to make the right decision fast enough. Good reflexes are part of the every day security on the road. Agreed, most drivers are distracted and should never be, but some keep their heads on the road ahead and have developed tricks to foresee the dangers, like looking under the parked cars, or through the windows of cars ahead, etc. Just like being buckled up may save your life in a head to head crash, it is quite the reason that may have you killed in a few other situations. And of course, computers never encounter any bug, right? Well, at least for me, I will never trust a computer with my life and put it in its virtual hands. Computers fly planes most of the time, but sky traffic is much less that road traffic, and they have all sorts of equipment to warn the pilots, like the TCAS for example.

  3. Pozitron


    Uur geleden

    Why not just remove cars ?

  4. timothy oconnor

    timothy oconnor

    2 uur geleden

    So...a Wamo ad. Unsubscribed.

  5. Hypoksi


    2 uur geleden

    I was not on board at the start of the video, but i kind of are now. I bet the rush traffic would flow much smoother with only these on the road as well.

  6. CWHolleman


    4 uur geleden

    "Why You Should Want To Bow To Your A.I. Overlords Now"

  7. Julian Sloman

    Julian Sloman

    4 uur geleden

    So the ones saying >10 years just live rurally

  8. Goop Aspect

    Goop Aspect

    4 uur geleden

    im sold on the fact that autonomous cars can drive or whatever but i kind of fail to see what autonomous cars enable that wouldnt be accomplished by like. public transportation investments of that same money. more people on public transport = less cars on the road which in itself solves like 99% of the things a driverless car purports to do and also improves traffic congestion which a driverless car can't do. i could maybe see a world where theyre useful but i feel the gold rush for driverless cars is putting the cart before the horse.

  9. Jade Dragon

    Jade Dragon

    5 uur geleden

    I always see these vehicles driven in the city in perfect dry conditions. It is an interesting step into technology, but I'd like to see how these handle driving in tropical storm level rains like we get on the Gulf Coast, flooded street detectability, ice and snow in Wyoming, the gravel mountain roads in Carolina or the terrible dirt roads where you'll tear up your suspension if you don't bob and weave to avoid the holes. Those are the reasons I can't see driverless cars replacing driver ones for quite a while. Good idea for taxi cabs in the city if they can handle all weather anomalies that area is known for. I tend to hope that they have thermal imaging sensors to help with "visuals" when standard vision would be hindered due to conditions. Admitted, distracted driving is a HUGE issue out on the roads these days; so many people don't look at the road more than about 30ft past their hood.

  10. HTram


    6 uur geleden

    Unfortunately it won't work here in New Orleans for a very long time. As Derek said, roads can be poorly maintained or other drivers don't stay in their lanes. This city is one of the worse cases for both. I would love try riding in driverless vehicle one day though.

  11. John Martin

    John Martin

    6 uur geleden

    I'm literally the best driver I know. lol

  12. ari throw

    ari throw

    8 uur geleden

    Saw them like more than 20 times in San Francisco last weekend. That was so cool. I would trust them for a short pick and drop. Would take some time to start believing in waymo! But I loved it Way to go waymo!

  13. Wilfried Dehne

    Wilfried Dehne

    8 uur geleden

    Thank you for your effort. I recently drove a late model VW Passat with various driver-assist features. None of those features are totally safe. The car did not react to traffic back up or a sudden driver cutting in front of me. The car ping-ponged between the lane markings. Did not handle sharp curves. I understand Tesla does that much better and Waymo even better than Tesla but only on restricted streets and areas. I am anxious for this technology to become better while I am aging over 80. BTW, Tesla's reliability and service cost is a game stopper for me.

  14. Cinnamon rolls

    Cinnamon rolls

    9 uur geleden

    I want autos :/

  15. Maxine Yang

    Maxine Yang

    9 uur geleden

    That car is going to have a field day driving in India

  16. Sev Delta - 07

    Sev Delta - 07

    10 uur geleden

    now things get interesting if they start to fly

  17. Naruedyoh


    15 uur geleden

    But i prefer something called public transport and not obligating people to own inneficient ways of transport called cars

  18. ThisVideoAnnoyedMe


    16 uur geleden

    Yeah, have fun getting irradiated by thousands of lasers and radars by just taking a walk on this autonomous future. Secondly, why aren't trains automated yet?

  19. Julia H.

    Julia H.

    17 uur geleden

    I think self driving cars are safe as long as they are not made for economic purposes. Because if they were, they would be produced with as little money as possible and this might cause errors. Also I keep wondering if these cars can be hacked. Because if they could be hacked, you could kill people by hacking -and not just some people but whomever you like.

  20. Duskull


    18 uur geleden

    Okay but hear me out, carless drivers, less polution!

  21. Con M

    Con M

    20 uur geleden

    he's so clearly afraid

  22. yuoma


    Dag geleden

    Uber should get in on the ground floor for this one

  23. Jordan Abraham

    Jordan Abraham

    Dag geleden

    I like this technology my only concern is the centralization of control through autonomous driving. You see, there will come a time where the computer can deny you transport to a location for whatever reason, and those reasons do not need to be good because you do not control the system; a lockdown for example could result in the autonomous vehicle denying you transport to any location other than the necessities.

  24. Lion Pride Music

    Lion Pride Music

    Dag geleden

    Basically it’s all about decisions and second guessing and computers are programmed to follow rules exactly we wouldn’t need them if people actually followed the rules I just started driving and I’m very cautious and the rules are still fresh in my mind people who have been driving for years and years are a lot more care free but all that said we still can only do so much and although we can do many things like driving we can’t do it perfectly cuz a we’re not designed to and b because we have limits not only that but we’ve always made things to do things for us or make it easier we made spears to hunt better why are we suddenly oppose to cars driving better for us it’s so strange cuz we have google to improve how we get information instead of going to a actual library I’m scared to drive cuz idk what other people are gonna do especially at stop signs I’d feel a lot safer and it would be so much progressive for cars to drive for us if they did we could get more done going on a out of town trip won’t be a fearful encounter but a way for you to catch up on shows complete work or call family like people are constantly busy it’s hard to connect with loved ones and I definitely think this will take a large amount of stress away too I’ll say the only reason this isn’t actual thing is cuz Governmets and lawyers make huge money off of accidents I wish he had included the money side of accidents and who it all goes too cuz that’s is what the actual problem here is

  25. Zekai Fan

    Zekai Fan

    Dag geleden

    I get nervous riding in any car that I'm not driving myself.

  26. ferstig235


    Dag geleden

    I still haven't seen an autonomous vehicle pull off a "volantazo" Ill be cool with those things when I see it.

  27. Luca Nicolas Stefan

    Luca Nicolas Stefan

    Dag geleden

    Am I the only one that wants to drive his own car? I'm 21, and these things terrify me - I'm a car guy, and I want to enjoy big engines, manual transmissions - AND DRIVING THEM MYSELF. They're taking all of that away, and I'm not enthusiastic about it.

  28. Edward Grady

    Edward Grady

    Dag geleden

    I've been in 2 of these. I have no idea how you could come away from the experience thinking this tech is anywhere near prime time. They drive so differently from a human that they are constantly presenting big speed differentials to traffic. This stuff should all be stuck on the test track until it's ready, like any other tech this industry introduces.

    • Edward Grady

      Edward Grady

      Dag geleden

      Them pulling the backup driver out of these things is a pure pr stunt as well. One that endangers the public to no end besides that of convenient publicity.

  29. WhoTheLoL


    Dag geleden

    Generally I'm sold on this technology, my only concern is scenarios like this: You're driving and about to ride by an intersection at the legal speed of 50kmph ( ~30mph for freaks ;) ). You have the green light, pedestrians have red. You see a mother and a child (say, ~4 yo) approach from the side. You look at the pair as you're about ~2 seconds away from passing them by. They're about to approach the place where they should stop; if they don't and you don't slow down, you will run them over. Imagine you see one of the below: 1) the child is acting calmly, the mother is holding the child's hand while clearly looking right at you and being aware of her surroundings. 2) the child is acting calmly, the mother is holding the child's hand and looking at it while they're talking, not seemingly paying attention to her surroundings. 3) the child is acting calmly, the mother is not holding the child's hand, is looking at the child while they're talking but she clearly glanced at you. 4) the child is acting calmly, the mother is not holding the child's hand, is looking at the child while they're talking and not showing any signs of situational awareness. 5) the child is acting calmly, the mother is holding the child's hand but looking at her phone intently. 6) the child is acting calmly, the mother is not holding the child's hand and is looking at her phone intently. 7) the child is acting agitated, the mother is holding the child's hand but looking at her phone intently. 8) the child is acting agitated, the mother is not holding the child's hand and is looking at her phone intently. Question 1: Would YOU slow down or at least change how alert you are, expecting that the pair or at least the child might stride onto the road, depending on which scenario it is? In my case, I would be confident driving at legal speed in case 1), but by the time I'm at 8) I would pretty much slow down to a crawl, expecting something stupid to happen. Question 2: Does the automated vehicle differentiate these scenarios AT ALL? How?

  30. Elogeir


    Dag geleden

    what does the car do if the road is slippery?

  31. Mishkat Tasdid

    Mishkat Tasdid

    Dag geleden

    In the future we will think,. whattt,? there used to be drivers,? But the most existing part for me is 24/7 100% cars can be available for all the people,.

  32. Dragon Butt

    Dragon Butt

    Dag geleden

    I feel like autonomous cars arent safe to be on the road in numbers until EVERY vehicle on the road is sharing information with them. When that happens, it'll probably be ready.

  33. Dragon Butt

    Dragon Butt

    Dag geleden

    There will come a point when an autonomous car wont be able to avoid a crash, and will have to choose what it hits. Swerve to not hit a pedestrian and hit another car? Or slam on the brakes and hit the person because it detects the car it would swerve into? What about the people behind you that have to now negotiate the situation immediately after you? How will it handle skidding down an icy road uncontrolled? Or failure of the brakes or a stuck throttle? Im not against Driverless cars. I think the technology is fantastic and has tremendous merit. They are important. There are just some situations where there is no "Right answer", and the outcome is entirely reliant on your morals and who you are as a person. Thats the biggest reason i have for not wanting them on the road en masse. The other big reason is being able to adapt and memorize the things on a route you take every day. I know where the traffic is, which ramps to keep a lane or two away from on the highway, where its better to slow down and let traffic merge, where and when its safe or necessary to overtake, or even which route is safer versus being the fastest, most direct route. A good example would probably be Texas truck traffic. Living where i do, i can generally guess which direction an 18 wheeler is going to go, which lane its going to merge into, how far away to stay from it or change lanes to avoid debris or a potential accident (very important when you see LOTS of tandem trailers and drive in high wind conditions). Sometimes you see them coming down a ramp or overpass from a distance, and you know to merge into another lane, or slow down or speed up to let them merge. You have to be able to share the road, and that requires knowing it more than just what a gps map and sensors will tell you. Theres also the matter of the rules of the road where you live, versus the black and white laws of the road. Knowing where and when its dangerous to stick to the speed limit, versus speeding up to match traffic flow. Sure, speeding is bad. Speeding kills. Speeding is illegal. But when everyone is doing 80+ in the morning and you're doing the posted speed limit of 65 in any lane just because its "What you're supposed to do" on paper, you're putting yourself in harms way, and by extension putting others in harms way. You have to be able to adapt to the flow of traffic, which is impossible by a black and white list of "Do X when Y occurs". The last big issue i have with them is being able to spot the signs of danger that are not immediate. Being able to identify a drunk driver, tired driver, or aggressive driver, from a distance. Its not uncommon to come across these types of drivers on the road, and you can only identify them by observing how they are driving. Someone ahead of you barely able to keep their lane is someone you dont want to be in the same lane with, or even in the lane next to. An aggressive driver getting fed up with traffic is dangerous if you dont avoid them, with the rapid, unpredictable lane switching and accelerating and braking. A pattern you can notice and remember. These are all situations and things that you learn and remember, which an autonomous car simply wont be able to do without human input to teach it. Things that a black and white, right and wrong playbook simply cannot account for at highway speeds, with two, three, four or more lanes of cars around you. You have to be able to observe, learn, adapt and overcome. I think the creators or autonomous cars and the ability for the systems to learn suffer from the misconception that only immediate danger needs be reacted to, and that the situations are few and far between. While my evidence and scenarios are only anecdotal, they are all things we have seen and dealt with on the road, for more than brief instances. We all use the highways, and its not uncommon to be around the same cars for distances greater than a mile or two. Self driving cars should probably be regulated to low speed, dense areas where all these variables are greatly reduced. Its a lot easier to panic stop and avoid someone opening a car door on the side of a street at 30mph than it is analyzing threats at 70mph from a distance and choosing ahead of time what you need to do to keep yourself safe. Its also worth mentioning situations where you can potentially save a life or prevent an accident. Lord knows i've prevented plenty of accidents by bringing distracted drivers to attention by honking at them or flashing my lights, or getting drivers oblivious to the danger they are putting themselves in out of the way and into a lane thats safer for them. Driving from DFW to OKC and back, theres a lot of 2 lane highway, and a high posted speed limit. If you're doing the speed limit in the left lane and traffic is building up behind you, it can get yourself or others killed if you keep going as you are. I can prevent that by being a little aggressive, getting your attention and getting you out of the way for the sake of yourself and others. I've also seen semi truck drivers purposely merge into the left lane and slowing down traffic to keep people from blowing through speed traps. Theres just so much that goes into driving, beyond what we are capable of teaching self driving cars to do right now. Maybe one day, not in our lifetime, they'll get there Anyway, thats enough rambling for now. These are just the thoughts of someone whos been driving for decades and never been in an accident, and has saved lives with their actions on the road. Thank you for coming to my ted talk.

  34. ozmoll


    Dag geleden

    What I would like to know is what the waymo car would do in a non standard situation such as coming up to set of traffic lights that are blinking yellow due to a fault or an accident and police are directing traffic with hand signals.

    • j franklin

      j franklin

      2 uur geleden

      It's clearly not an issue because there is road works etc. in Chandler, Arizona

  35. Bo Duholm

    Bo Duholm

    2 dagen geleden


  36. mario Cazares

    mario Cazares

    2 dagen geleden

    I saw one of these while driving around so that's what it is!

  37. sharath chandra darsha

    sharath chandra darsha

    2 dagen geleden

    Have you tried Tesla fsd yet

  38. Pieispie


    2 dagen geleden

    I would rather have less cars, not self driving ones.

  39. deanc2000


    2 dagen geleden

    If they could come up with an app where you just press a button and your car is there at your location within seconds to a few minutes, and each ride only costs a few cents, THAT WOULD BE HUGE.

  40. deanc2000


    2 dagen geleden

    If this eliminates the need for having to own a personal vehicle, I love it.

  41. Pedro Ruiz

    Pedro Ruiz

    2 dagen geleden

    Hi Veritasium, quite interesting video. I fully agree and would love to see those cars. However, there is something you haven't mentioned. Hackers. Those cars can be hacked. How? They will certainly be connected with IoT and will have to get upgrades from their manufacturer that can be hacked too. This is a risk that we need to consider. Can you imagine if someone gained control over many many of those vehicules? This could be a huge mess and endanger the lifes of many peoples. And why would someone do that? Many motivations: revenge, kidnapping, attacking VIP people, steal cars, narcotics traffic, creating a big mess in a town and completely block it for political or other reasons. What if cars from a US town gets hacked by Chinese, and they've got full control for a while? I mean, the things a malicious person could do are just close to infinite. Have you considered this aspect? I'd be very curious to know your point of view. And don't tell me that security will be a major point for those companies cause you can't never ever be fully secure, you're always vulnerable if the right motivation is on the other side :)

  42. BuyETou


    2 dagen geleden

    So the question is “Is there something that AI could never beat humans in?”

    • Andreas Hansen

      Andreas Hansen

      16 uur geleden


  43. Binyam Mulat

    Binyam Mulat

    2 dagen geleden

    y is the car wearing a sit belt

  44. Juletre3


    2 dagen geleden

    In Europe we have a lot of roundabouts and I wonder how well the autonomous cars manage those? Earlier iterations of autonomous cars gave a notice to the "driver" to take over control whenever they approached a roundabout.

  45. Zuhaib Siddiqui

    Zuhaib Siddiqui

    2 dagen geleden

    The question is, who is to be blamed in the even of accident, the vehicle or the person sitting in the car ?

  46. Wilhelm002


    2 dagen geleden

    For some people driving their car is just stressful and they don't like it. But there are millions of carguys which love to drive their cars and banning human drivers takes away (one of) their favorite thing(s) in live.

  47. Adrian Flo

    Adrian Flo

    2 dagen geleden

    1.3 million dead?!?? sweden is responsible for 100 of those. If the rest of the world drives like swedes there would only be 80 000 deaths.

  48. Иван Иванов

    Иван Иванов

    2 dagen geleden

    I think this video was too one-sided. How do these cameras and sensors work covered with dust or in heavy rain conditions? Snow, ice, etc. Can these cars operate well in heavy urban traffic like European cities with narrow streets? I think these types of videos should show also some pessimistic opinions to be complete.

  49. Aimad Elfizazi

    Aimad Elfizazi

    2 dagen geleden

    I don't know really if 5 years is enough, l think 15 years is more logical 👍

  50. hambone0000


    2 dagen geleden

    I like the tech but disagree with the video. That's all fine and dandy in Arizona but in places that don't have maps or very little map data, different driving rules around the world and abruptly stopping like it did a couple of times in the video would get it into a accident here in Korea.

  51. OU8Aspark


    2 dagen geleden

    My 90 year old grandpa would love to have this car now.

  52. BelgeBob


    2 dagen geleden

    I don't want cars! Cars are dumb! I want trains and trams. And beautiful bike lanes.

  53. Soufiène Kabache

    Soufiène Kabache

    2 dagen geleden

    My problem with driverless cars is that I can see how much it could restrict personal freedom: suddenly you can't go on all roads unless you pay for an "explorer" subscription, you can't lend the car to you child or a friend because you didn't select the "family man" plan, and big corporations will have even more data on you whereabouts. We need strong legislation to protect us.

    • Jean Paquette

      Jean Paquette

      Uur geleden

      Or you never buy one, and if it comes down to it, you disable it.

  54. smegger knee

    smegger knee

    2 dagen geleden

    Question. In the event that the CAR has to choose between mowing down pedestrians and killing the passenger.....and chooses the latter.... WHO would ever trust it again? If the CAR chose to kill the pedestrians,would the OWNER,be liable? Or the A.I.creator? Or the primary shareholders of the company? The general public in the uk,are already daft enough to trust random taxi drivers BUT at least these HAVE been C.R.B.checked. A significant number have been stupid enough to trust UBER, LYFT and others which is more risky. ...Sadly the reason they crash is because the humans take risks. ....Crashes involving A.I.are largely due to them .....not recognizing for example.....a truck AT AN ANGLE. It would be wiser to make car travel UNNECESSARY. If facilities were accessible primarily by PEDESTRIAN....affordablePUBLIC TRANSPORTATION....BICYCLE.... we would have fewer vehicles on the road. Presenter offered no referential fact from which he quoted the 'accidents'. "3 accidents where the pedestrians were at fault".....Where When Who.....are the journalist's unbiased friends. This report plays as though it was commisioned BY the company ITSELF.

  55. itsyaboiddog


    2 dagen geleden

    Tesla’s got competition

  56. Delyan Kirov

    Delyan Kirov

    3 dagen geleden

    I think I would rather have better public transport, actually. Cars are the problem, not the solution. For one, even if the tech works as advertised cars are just not efficient when compared to trains and busses. The reason is that they don't have anywhere as good capacity as a bus or train and no amount of technology can change that.

  57. AMS Beats

    AMS Beats

    3 dagen geleden

    I disagree just because Im not a fan of robotics slowly unemploying every job you can imagine but it would probably be safer than human drivers.

  58. Broseph Broman

    Broseph Broman

    3 dagen geleden

    Bad idea no matter how you look at it.

  59. TiGGowich


    3 dagen geleden

    I want to believe autonomous cars will take over, I just don't see humans giving up control like that. It also has serious implications on things like law... who is responsible for an accident with two autonomous cars (just as one example)? ... I think we are far away

  60. Matt Collisson

    Matt Collisson

    3 dagen geleden

    I'd love for driverless cars to become the norm. There are way too many unsafe drivers on the road right now.

  61. nae


    3 dagen geleden

    _Siren noise_ _Unmarked autonomous car pulls over_ Officer: "Evening Sir, I noticed non-human like behavior and driving style from this vehicle, may I see your license and ... " _Window rolls down_ Officer: "Understandable, have a good day."

  62. YouNeverKnow


    3 dagen geleden

    RIP to cab driver jobs. Uber drivers gonna find some other jobs when this technology will come.

  63. YouNeverKnow


    3 dagen geleden

    Please come to INDIA to see how good driver you are.

  64. Vinayak sharannavar

    Vinayak sharannavar

    3 dagen geleden

    I don't trust any autonomous vehicles until it is tested and proven safety on Indian roads.

  65. Plodding Dream

    Plodding Dream

    3 dagen geleden

    This will free up so much time.

  66. DJ Forty Forty

    DJ Forty Forty

    3 dagen geleden

    Would DUI's be eliminated? Cheaper car insurance?

  67. DJ Forty Forty

    DJ Forty Forty

    3 dagen geleden

    Lyft and Uber drivers going to be unemployed soon.

  68. Juan Dela Cruz

    Juan Dela Cruz

    4 dagen geleden


  69. Liqweed1337


    4 dagen geleden

    surely driverless cars are cool, but only if you want to travel onslow roads. no driverless car will ever drive on a highway. Also: Think of the autonomous vehicle as just being a computer on wheels. Think of how many times your computer does something that it wasn’t supposed to do. i see driverless cars future only possible for mail and package delivery.

  70. Engineer UK

    Engineer UK

    4 dagen geleden

    So there is a 'rider support agent' sitting somewhere at a desk and somehow that is better than simply having a driver there? The entire concept is stupid and always has been. When will the world stop turning into this over techified nonsense and revert back to common sense? Aircraft have very little obstacles to hit so conveniently the computers have points during a flight where they take over certain aspects from the pilot but that isn't by choice - that is because we have to during bad weather conditions. Even when pilots are flying IFR they are still technically flying the aircraft. Computers guide you but as soon as those lights become visible the pilot is there making corrections when necessary. That is why aircraft are not FULLY autominous and never should be. The same applies to vehicles on the roads - aircraft computers are no different to cruise control really. A driver still has to be there to make human corrections, why? because computers are unable to respond morally to situations that are not 'programmable' on the roads.

  71. the meg2

    the meg2

    4 dagen geleden

    "When is stepping inside a self driving car going to feel natural?" when ur absorbed on ur phone to notice lol

  72. Grand gaming

    Grand gaming

    4 dagen geleden

    The movie upgrade points at 2 disadvantages. Hacking and A.I. controlling human lives.

  73. Karl Somers

    Karl Somers

    4 dagen geleden

    No job issue alone is enough to make me shunned driverless cars

  74. kmd subs

    kmd subs

    4 dagen geleden

    I think if you want to convince more people of driverless cars, you need to not only put their fears at ease (which is most important), but also show exactly what the experience is like in most real world examples so they know what they are getting themselves into. This video didn't even scratch the surface (but it was a definitely a good video) For the first one ... fears. Well, what are they? Not only are they the rare edge case accidents that we'd like to think would never happen, but also standard ones. How are the cars really going to react to those? Only saw a few examples here and he never actually answered the question everyone asked a few years ago, which is, "will my car kill me to save someone else's life (or multiple people)?". Yes, it's a very unlikely situation, but people still want to know the answer to it. Also, what about software and hardware. Exactly what software is being used in the car, what is the software communicating with and how is it doing so? What quality assurance is the software undergoing? How many updates has the software had since it's release and what does releasing new software look like and have their been any failed tests in the software, and what are the consequences of those failed tests? Also, what about the hardware? What is the rate of failure? What does it take to operate? What type of maintenance does it require? How does it handle weather? What if it starts to hail and some of the outside hardware gets damaged? How does it handle a flat tire, or something else going wrong under the hood? Answers to these and so many more questions would help alleviate fears. The second one ... the actual experience. Lets remove fears from the equation for a sec and pretend we're totally on board. Okay, well, what is actually driving in the car like. How fast does it go? Does it recognize school zones when the speed limit is reduced by 15-25 mph? How does it handle speed bumps or speed humps? What if your driving the car where there is a lot of people, but a person would recognize they are on the sidewalk minding their business, would the car get too close and accidentally stop when there was no threat? I think this one, once fears are alleviated, can also be a deal breaker for some. I mean, if someone agrees that it's safe to get into a driverless care, but then are just not happy with how a driverless cars actually drives, there's a really good chance they won't opt into it. They just might find it too obnoxious and choose to drive themselves. I don't know, basically, my TL;DR is ... I'm open to being convinced in driverless cars, but I'm going to need WAY WAY more information, assurance/proof that it's a better/safer experience. But videos like this help and I'm a little more convinced, but you still have a long way to go.

  75. Mave


    5 dagen geleden

    17:13 tell me, how tf is a pedestrian supposed to cross that?

  76. Flavio A

    Flavio A

    5 dagen geleden

    I would trust this over an Uber driver jacked up on Red Bull any day of the week

  77. Richard Johansen

    Richard Johansen

    5 dagen geleden

    I really want driverless minibusses in the mountains/country side in Norway with no trafic or any trafic lights just straight roads. Here we have a problem with not enough drivers taking over when the older gen is done. Not having driver license in the mountains/country side is a huge problem.

  78. Sangam Chhetri

    Sangam Chhetri

    5 dagen geleden

    i was thinking of being an uber driver, now what???

  79. FUTURE


    5 dagen geleden

    i dont want any cars on the roads or streets :moyai:

  80. Mark Sharman Cameraman

    Mark Sharman Cameraman

    5 dagen geleden

    100% can’t wait, that future can’t come soon enough.

  81. John Doe

    John Doe

    5 dagen geleden

    If your for ai driving cars your anti human and anti god

    • Nic


      5 dagen geleden

      No you're the heretic. God gave you 2 wonderful legs to traverse his world in but instead you grow choose instead let satan's metal devil cage you instead whether you're in "control" or not. HERESY.

  82. Layla Jarai

    Layla Jarai

    5 dagen geleden

    ghost cars

  83. Misfiring4G


    5 dagen geleden

    Veritasium : Driverless cars are the future.... Petrolheads world-wide: * visible angry noises*

  84. SAPV


    5 dagen geleden

    And then you get one of those cosmic ray boys flippin’ your car’s bits.... aaand... you’re screwed :)

  85. LaneWelchLIVE


    5 dagen geleden

    One of the best things about self-driving cars is their predictability

  86. firstName lastName

    firstName lastName

    5 dagen geleden

    there's just one requirement: needs to be OPEN SOURCE

  87. jan simonides

    jan simonides

    5 dagen geleden

    I think Veritasium has lost his credibility by making this stupid propaganda

    • jan simonides

      jan simonides

      4 dagen geleden

      @Nic he was repeating many lies that the general driverless propaganda uses

    • Nic


      5 dagen geleden

      "Science guy being sponsored by and supporting thing I don't like = stupid propaganda" Lmao

  88. Arnav Verma

    Arnav Verma

    5 dagen geleden

    Yeah and drivers will loose their jobs and companies like Uber and Lyft will make a huge profit 📈📈

  89. Jezzuh


    5 dagen geleden

    This is a wildly irresponsible long-form commercial for a company that is using pedestrians as volunteers for its open beta of a software that's supposed to, in theory, not plow into a group of them with 2 tons of rolling metal.

  90. James Bauer

    James Bauer

    6 dagen geleden

    The issue that bugs me with things like this is that those opposed to the idea will scrutinize the new technology and point out any and all flaws as their means to show how "See, it won't work." The problem is that tech like this doesn't necessarily need to be 100% perfect to be functional or efficient - it just needs to perform better than humans. It seems like the it is an argument from ego and an unwillingness to embrace change.

  91. Couric


    6 dagen geleden

    I'd still like to drive my race car, that is fueled by octane. Because it's fun. Pass.

    • apocalypseap


      6 dagen geleden

      You can still do that on tracks and segmented road areas.

  92. Alasdair Deacon

    Alasdair Deacon

    6 dagen geleden

    Worth pointing out that Waymo's technology ONLY works in Phoenix, Arizona because it has a perfect map of the city.

  93. The Unvlog Channel

    The Unvlog Channel

    6 dagen geleden

    this is a valid argument but the waymo sponsorship kind of ruined the whole thing

    • apocalypseap


      6 dagen geleden

      Not really.

  94. Not Here

    Not Here

    6 dagen geleden

    I really liked the elevator analogy - I hope we can get there (or maybe a mix of automated cars To automated public transportation, to further reduce traffic, energy use, etc)

  95. Jerome Truitt

    Jerome Truitt

    6 dagen geleden

    Planes have had autopilot and autoland for decades....we still have pilots.

  96. Jerome Truitt

    Jerome Truitt

    6 dagen geleden

    Lets see how it does in snow and ice or in heavy traffic.

  97. Too bad so sad

    Too bad so sad

    6 dagen geleden

    fake. the car would have to go 60 mmph non stop for 20 years to get to 20 million miles.

  98. Asdf Asdf

    Asdf Asdf

    6 dagen geleden

    Pushing garbage on people . They don’t care about people life