Google announced this week that it spun off their self-driving car division into a new company within the Alphabet umbrella, Waymo. With the announcement, they also announced that they completed the first driverless event on a public roadway—transporting a blind gentleman alone in the car—in 2015 in my neighborhood.
I’ve enjoyed our little Google Waymo friends around the neighborhood. Working from home, I see them driving by the house multiple times a day and get an odd assurance hearing their electric hum as they pass.
Congratulations to Class of 2016. Tonight, at The University of Texas at Austin, the annual commencement on the Main Mall culminates four, five, six, seven, maybe eight years of academic work in a festive ceremony, complete with fireworks.