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Gov. Ducey taken for a driverless ride in Google’s Waymo

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Governor sees self-driving car as part of state’s welcoming attitude toward next-generation technology (but he still used a seat belt).

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By Alden Woods | The Republic

CHANDLER — The car wore a hat, or something like it. A black cone had been perched on top. Cameras and sensors jutted from every corner, and the center console had been fitted with a giant red button, just in case.

Google’s self-driving cars had been on Arizona streets for eight months; now Gov. Doug Ducey was coming for his first ride.

“You’re going to me taking me around today?” Ducey asked a Waymo employee when he arrived.


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