Waymo's lidar wipers make self-driving cars safer - and they're fun to watch

Waymo is working to develop hardware and software to make its autonomous vehicles safer and its passengers more comfortable.

Safety is a paramount concern for the developers of autonomous vehicles. While self-driving cars are meant to minimize the element of human error, people need to be able to trust their lives to a machine. As Waymo works to make autonomous cars reality, it is addressing these safety concerns with hardware and software. While part of that job focuses on the machine aspects of automated driving, it also focuses on the passengers' perception of safety, as Bloomberg reports.In terms of hardware, a...