AV manufacturers need to abandon the word ‘self-driving’

It’s past due to hold autonomous vehicle manufacturers accountable for deceptive practices such as using words like “self-driving.” One company proved that it is not that difficult.

Recently, autonomous vehicle manufacturer Waymo announced that it will be abandoning the word “self-driving” from its vocabulary. For now, anyway. Essentially, Waymo will be “using more deliberate language” moving forward. In other words, the term “self-driving” will not be in use until its vehicles are actually self-driving.