Waymo CEO John Krafcik: Future of the Automotive Industry
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Waymo CEO John Krafcik: Future of the Automotive Industry

Jan 05, 2021
Waymo CEO John Krafick recently spoke with Patrick McGee, SF Correspondent for The Financial Times, where they reflected on developments in 2020, and what’s to come in 2021. About Waymo: Waymo is an autonomous driving technology company with a mission to make it safe and easy for people and things to move around. With the Waymo Driver, we can improve the world’s mobility while saving thousands of lives.

00:00 Intro 01:45 Waymo's Decision to Develop for Full Autonomy 06:04 Automation Complacency 09:58 Why is Development Taking So Long? 12:45 Why Do You Have a Steering Wheel? 17:21 What Would Happen If Waymo Deployed in 5 New Cities Right Now? 19:45 How Does Profitability Come Into Play? 23:58 Who is Waymo's Biggest Competitor? 27:10 What Would You Do Differently? 28:28 When Will The Driverless Revolution Arrive? 30:44 Will My 3 Year Old Need A Driver's License? 32:30 The Future of Regular Driving