Videos

Ride in a Waymo car (or thirty) along with me as I document Waymo's testing program for their driverless vehicles in Chandler, Arizona USA.

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Full YouTube Playlist of Videos

Chapters:

00:00 Ride #1

25:15 Ride #2

43:23 Ride #3

01:02:31 Ride #4


Highlights:


Three point turn - 00:51

Avoiding rogue truck - 05:41

Somewhat a construction zone - 06:50

Busy unprotected left turn - 18:04

Two tight squeezes - 23:37

Gun it! - 38:41

Cul De Sac - 42:06

How to summon a ride/Waymo app demo - 42:45

Construction zone - 46:29

Avoiding reckless guy on unprotected left turn - 01:00:30

Parking lot mayhem - 01:01:02

Parking lot mayhem 2: pedestrians - 01:03:40

00:00 Car arriving

00:53 Ride start

02:25 Anticipating a possible stop

03:32 Three rights to make a left

04:25 "The Waymo Driver is in control at all times"

05:08 Vehicle on right side of road causes weird steering behavior

05:50 Unprotected right

06:26 Through a yellow light

09:58 Protected right

00:00 Car arriving

01:12 Ride start

01:38 Unprotected left

02:06 Protected left

02:54 Explanation of some map screen features

04:10 First appearance of roadside assistance

04:59 Cyclist

00:00 Car arriving and shenanigans

01:01 Ride start

01:28 Bit of interesting stop sign logic

03:25 Thread the needle around a trailer

04:56 Unprotected left

09:10 Unprotected left

00:00 Ride already started

00:37 Unprotected right

01:10 Protected right

02:05 Four way stop

03:47 Unprotected right

06:40 Cone recognition

08:40 Unprotected right

14:15 Close call yellow light

17:25 Tough unprotected right

19:55 Unprotected left

00:00 Car arriving

00:30 Ride start

02:10 Unprotected left

07:00 Weird right turn

11:55 Computer vision troubles

00:00 Car arriving

01:10 Rider support call

02:50 Ride start

02:55 Another rider support call

07:35 Unprotected right

11:06 Unprotected left

13:30 Stop sign left

14:22 Unprotected right

17:01 Unprotected left

18:32 Unprotected left

19:31 Bonus footage

00:00 Car arriving

00:45 Ride start

02:40 Unprotected right

03:36 Unprotected right

04:35 Jogger in the bike lane

07:30 Unprotected left

08:20 Tough unprotected right

12:20 Main road unprotected left

16:30 Parking lot entrance/unprotected left

17:54 Sudden stop

00:00 Car arriving

00:30 Ride start

01:08 Car backs out, blocks Waymo

02:02 Camera dies

03:30 Actually like $0.83, we forgot the flag drop

04:46 That's definitely not a BDG joke

05:29 Unprotected left

06:32 Unprotected right

07:19 Abandons lane change

10:45 Unprotected left

12:48 Bonus close-ups

00:00 Boarding
00:29 Ride start

00:40 Pedestrian mayhem

01:36 Unprotected right

01:50 Jaywalker

04:20 School zone

05:50 Protected right

08:05 Protected right

09:35 Unprotected left

10:25 Tricky unprotected right

13:37 Protected right

15:03 Construction zone

15:52 Tricky unprotected left

24:50 Unprotected left with obstructed view

27:10 Signs: close, but don't touch!

29:25 Protected left

29:59 Parking lot stand-off

30:42 Roadside assistance team makes and appearance

00:00 Car arriving

00:38 Boarding

01:18 Ride start

01:51 Unprotected right

04:15 Passing cyclist

06:25 School zone

08:50 Car almost pulls out in front

14:01 Tricky unprotected left

15:35 Great turn signal logic

15:56 Nice parking lot navigation


From commenter:


Parking Lot: 0:00

Ride Starts: 1:20

North Dobson Road: 2:01

Red Light (Straight): 2:10

Cyclist on Right: 4:17

Lane Change Left: 4:45

Red Light (Straight): 4:59

Slow Zone: 6:07

Rare Vehicle on Right: 7:13

(Unstable in visualization during partial occlusion at 7:18)

Yellow Light (Straight): 7:40

Yellow Light (Straight): 9:26

South Dobson Road: 9:40

Red Light (Straight): 10:03

Yellow- Red Light (Straight): 11:58

Left Turn: 13:53

West Germann Road: 14:12

Lane Change Right: 14:19

Lane Change Right: 14:40

Right Turn: 15:27

Parking Lot: 15:47

Ride Ends: 16:29

00:00 Car arriving

00:25 Ride start

01:22 Unprotected right

02:22 Protected right

05:35 Unprotected right

08:29 Stop sign

09:14 Unprotected left

10:10 Tricky unprotected right

15:02 Protected left

16:45 Hugging the right side of the lane for a truck

17:45 Tricky lane changes

18:20 Unprotected right

19:40 Accidental rider support call

00:00 Stuck spot?

00:50 Car arriving

01:14 Boarding

01:30 Ride start

02:10 Unprotected left/sudden braking

02:50 Unprotected right/jogger pedestrian

03:20 Yellow light close call

05:01 Cyclist recognition

07:27 Protected right

11:20 Rider support call

19:55 Waits politely for other traffic

21:35 Right turn

21:50 Small unprotected left

22:19 Stop sign left with obstructed view

22:45 Unprotected left

25:20 Right turn and ride end

00:00 Stuck spot?

00:13 Car arriving

00:31 Boarding

00:50 Stuck spot escape/three point turn

01:40 Unprotected right

10:10 Hugging the left side of the lane; traffic avoidance

11:30 Protected right

11:50 Yellow light close-ish call

14:15 Forced lane merge

18:20 Cone in back of truck, not confused at all

19:31 Tricky unprotected left

00:00 Car arriving

00:25 Boarding

01:08 Ride start and immediately stuck

03:35 Starts moving a bit

04:10 Properly moving and parking lot shenanigans

05:18 Unprotected right

06:21 Forced merge, difficulties

07:11 Protected right

07:35 Hesitating for pedestrians

09:15 Protected left

14:10 Tricky right lane change

15:30 Protected right

19:50 Braking incident

20:45 Ride end

21:01 Steering wheel close ups

00:00 Car arriving (in a place closed to the sky)

00:30 Boarding

00:55 Ride start

01:08 Unprotected right

01:35 Four way stop

03:32 Waymo roadside assistance van

04:25 Unprotected left

04:40 Going around a stopped truck/LiDAR point cloud up close

05:10 Pedestrian detection

07:40 Construction cones

08:15 Faulty pedestrian detection

08:55 Unprotected left

10:02 Turn signal animation demo

10:34 Protected right

14:45 Car inching forward from out of nowhere

15:50 Going around stopped bus

18:45 Right turn into parking lot and pedestrians

00:00 Parking lot escape

00:58 Unprotected right

02:10 Mini construction zone

03:55 Unprotected left

05:25 Unprotected left

09:40 Yellow light close call

15:20 Protected right

16:25 Protected left

0:00 First fully self driving ride and Waymo intro video

1:10 Visualization glitch

1:15 Response to ambulance

1:28 Crossing guard with stop sign

1:33 What a pull-over looks like

1:38 Directing traffic

1:51 Waiting for firetruck

2:14 Cone avoidance three point turn

3:53 More cones and three point turn

4:51 LiDAR/Camera dome cleaning routine

5:02 LiDAR/Camera dome cleaning routine, closer up and from the top down

5:21 Avoid getting stuck, remote assistance

00:00 Car arriving

00:19 Boarding

00:45 Ride start

02:10 Slows down for leaves on the road?

04:40 Ops app

07:05 Unprotected right

10:15 Unprotected left

12:50 Sudden braking

13:35 Interesting peception stuff

14:05 Remote assistance kicks in

15:07 Runs over debris

00:00 Car ariving

00:29 Ride start

01:29 Unprotected right

02:04 Unprotected left

03:24 Lightly raining, slowly increases

06:10 Protected left

06:30 Starts raining for real

07:20 Disengagement

07:55 Rider support call

10:33 Blue checkmark explained

00:00 Car arriving

00:31 Three point turn, refuses to get stuck

01:28 Ride start

01:55 Unprotected right

03:10 Protected right

04:25 Unprotected left

05:40 Protected right

06:45 Yellow light close ish call

07:50 Right turn into neighborhood

09:05 Christmas decorations classified as pedestrians

10:50 Unprotected left

13:32 Unprotected left

00:00 We got the stuck spot!

00:40 Remote assisted, completely backs out of stuck spot

01:48 Roadside assistance shows up, disengagement

02:40 Car misses pickup spot

03:28 Nudging for cyclist

03:38 Roadside assistance team is lurking

03:58 Car arriving

04:16 5th gen I-PACE

05:05 Forced merge, honked at

05:20 Unprotected left

05:40 Unprotected left

06:25 Nudging, pedestrian challenge in Costco parking lot

08:57 Seeing pedestrians in the store

09:35 Car arriving

10:18 Rider support recognizes me

11:10 Three point turn issues, gets stuck

12:09 Rider support call

13:10 Roadside assistance on the way

13:50 Roadside assistance arrives

15:15 Disengagement

00:00 Boarding

00:19 Ride start and bit of sudden braking

01:23 Unprotected right

02:20 Protected right

04:15 Unprotected right

06:10 Map error

06:35 Protected right

09:30 Unprotected left

10:30 Bit of sudden braking

19:10 Emergency vehicle (ambulance)

22:20 More emergency vehicles

26:40 Protected left

28:05 Attempted right lane change

32:40 Protected left

33:03 Unprotected left

35:07 Three point turn

00:00 Car arriving

00:30 Boarding

00:45 Ride start

02:10 Unprotected left

02:35 Unprotected right

04:50 Forced merge

05:35 Cyclist

06:26 Protected right

08:50 Gets cut off

09:20 Right turn into parking lot 09:28 Disappearing car

00:00 Start

00:12 :D

01:40 Unexpected slowdown for unknown object

04:15 Two traffic lights in close proximity, nice edge case

07:33 Beginning of main city streets

08:17 Demonstration of object permanence issues

11:05 Map glitches

14:42 Police cars and construction

15:41 Ambient noise demonstration (the sensors are silent, here's proof!)

17:16 Where the shaking noise is actually coming from

26:01 Cool demo of a car on a trailer

27:25 Heavier-ish traffic starts

29:16 Still seeing a car that was under a tarp

33:03 Unprotected left

33:10 Misses the destination, does a go-around

36:07 Pedestrian misclassification

00:00 Start

01:54 Unprotected right turn

03:17 Busy unprotected right and passing of a bus

05:00 A person just keeps rolling and sort-of almost hits the car. Not quite though

06:06 Different car, same map issue

13:09 Unprotected left

14:41 Unprotected left

16:27 Right lane change with a car coming up on the right side

27:19 Unprotected left but the truck keeps going for some reason, causing slowdowns

28:15 Unprotected right

31:23 Changing my destination after the ride was already over

00:00 Calling car

00:48 Ride start

01:10 New UI reaction

02:09 Riding tips video

03:10 Unprotected left

06:38 Unprotected left + distracted(?) driver

16:55 Construction zone

19:01 Weird LiDAR point cloud reflections

20:10 Identifying every single car at a massive intersection

21:32 Unprotected left

23:26 Will Waymo go outside the service area?

24:24 Screen recorded example of changing destination with the app

25:49 Roadside assistance team is lurking

27:22 VERY tight turn

00:00 Car arriving

00:48 Ride start and weaving through pedestrians

02:45 Roadside assistance is lurking

03:35 Unprotected right turn

03:50 Two very early lane changes

06:36 Adjusted work zone speed limit + construction

07:43 Interesting vehicle detection quirks

10:57 Impressive crosswalk logic

18:03 Unprotected left and three rights to make a left--sort of

18:54 Unprotected right

20:33 Scarily confident unprotected right

23:40 Roadside assistance is lurking (again)

24:40 Editing dropoff spot, app demo

25:15 Pedestrians jumping out in the middle of the road

26:00 More pedestrian reactions

26:55 Roadside assistance is lurking (and they waved at me this time)

00:00 Calling the first car and new nameplate demo

00:48 Unprotected left

01:13 Music system explanation

01:53 Odd noises

02:28 UI bug/new music system preview

04:00 Good waiting behavior

04:18 Forced 3 point turn

05:09 Another forced 3 point but from external view

06:10 Roadside assistance is lurking

06:27 Bit of a hard right, turn signals please?

07:25 Roadside assistance is lurking

07:37 Car gets stuck, then abandons me

08:15 Unprotected left, and Waymo took out my tricky spots from this neighborhood :(

00:00 Longer or shorter videos?

00:30 Explanation of the title/safety driver locked me out

02:54 Apologies for the dirty screen

04:06 Examples of off limits places

04:51 Pedestrian crossing out in front

07:33 Unprotected right

08:34 Getting cut off

12:51 New theory on why routing is strange?

14:14 Disengagement (what you're here for)

18:49 Semitruck in the middle of the road

19:17 Driver monitoring system (DMS) at work

21:30 Example of service area border on the screen and unprotected left

21:47 Unprotected left

22:15 HAHAHAHAHAHAHA (Waymo removed my stuck spots)

00:00 Not gonna lie, I'm kinda proud of how smooth this intro shot is

00:21 Haha (video title)

01:00 Ride start

01:12 Unprotected right

02:14 Unprotected right

02:49 Unprotected right

06:10 Sudden brake

06:31 Unprotected left

14:30 Massive blocked off road section (in software, not physically)

16:07 Tricky lane change

17:21 Unprotected right

18:04 Cyclist--REALLY hugging the left side of the lane

21:03 Completely avoids my stuck spot (sees the cones, watch the reroute in realtime)

00:00 Car arriving

00:37 A bunch of stuff has changed

01:09 Ride start

01:40 Hooray, a less insane route

02:19 Unprotected right

02:39 Unprotected right

03:33 Sorry about the messy screen

06:07 Unprotected right

08:44 Phantom car

10:58 Ambulance detection

12:05 Sensor miscalibrations?

12:31 Pacifica owners watch this

17:31 Almost unprotected left

19:10 Protected left

21:42 How I do the traffic light countdown

23:13 Impressive pedestrian permanence

24:08 "Don't fix the problem, just apply duct tape to it"

25:14 Unprotected left w/ obstructed view

26:28 Up close LiDAR point cloud view of a cyclist

00:00 Trying to call a ride

00:54 Ride start

01:49 Tricky parking lot escape/unprotected left

03:49 Unprotected right

04:10 Reading traffic lights that face directly into the sun

04:28 Hugging the left side of the lane for a pedestrian in the bike lane

06:05 Slight slowdown for a van

08:56 Unprotected right

09:47 Slowing down for a Kia Soul pulling out in front

11:02 Bit of heavy phantom braking

12:33 Reacting to being cut off

16:34 Oh great, Waymo removed another left turn from the map

18:30 Unprotected left

21:44 Waymo plz, add me to the music beta

26:10 Unprotected left

26:38 Unprotected left, heavy-ish traffic

00:00 Sneak peek

01:05 Ride start (Sorry this took so long, but here you go @J.A.E.R.)

01:45 Unprotected right

02:58 Unprotected left

03:27 Lane change trickery

03:56 Unprotected right

04:48 School zone

06:13 Unprotected right

07:43 Surprise construction zone

10:35 A ton of people crossing the street

11:01 Unexpected detour + more shenanigans

14:54 Unprotected right + truck partially blocking lane

16:22 Unprotected right

18:16 Safety driver recognizes me LOL

20:02 Unprotected right + safety driver consents to being in the video

00:00 Car arriving

00:14 Ride start

00:24 Way too close for comfort

01:03 Stop sign right turn

01:57 Stop sign left turn

02:28 Protected left

06:52 Unprotected right

09:01 STILL no roadside assistance anywhere

09:53 Safe, but confident

10:29 Sorry Waymo, I take back what I said

12:16 Protected left

13:09 Certain types of people that annoy me

16:29 Unprotected left

17:45 Entering school zone

18:14 Unprotected left

18:33 Saved myself from getting stuck on accident

00:00 Car arriving

00:35 Someone at the depot made a mistake

00:58 Ride start and stuck situation

02:16 I got a 360 camera, AI DRIVR style

04:04 Unprotected left

04:28 Pedestrian in the median, Waymo hesitation

06:31 Thoughts?

07:27 Busy unprotected left

09:12 Protected right

11:51 Unprotected left

12:25 "Spicy" unprotected left

13:25 Pedestrian chaos ensues

00:00 Car arriving

00:35 Ride start/Costco parking lot stress test again

01:49 Unprotected right

02:00 Cone recognition demo

02:48 Protected right

06:32 Protected left

07:30 Honking...?

07:59 Follows through on lane change even while slowing down

00:00 Car arriving

00:05 Wait, was that roadside assistance? No

00:30 People filming the car

00:40 Ride start

00:54 WAY too close for comfort, but it's a robot so sure why not

01:51 Almost sudden stop but not quite?

03:04 Protected left

04:18 Waymo 5th gen Jaguar I-PACE

04:36 Complete camera disaster

05:35 Timestamp to skip camera disaster

06:33 Scooter = pedestrian not cyclist (well they're not one, so)

07:15 Unprotected left

08:05 Protected right

00:00 Car arriving and--oooo new camera angle? Not a drone, just me and a long tripod

00:32 Video sync and ride start

01:01 New camera!

02:05 Unprotected right

02:42 Still no roadside assistance

05:21 Protected right

11:20 Unprotected right

11:55 Cone recognition

13:21 Protected left

14:15 Inches forward at a light

16:20 Construction/work zone demo

20:25 Pedestrian mayhem

21:29 Sorry Waymo did we just break something on accident and not realize

21:52 Unloading shenanigans and high angle drive away shot

00:00 Camera issues that last for 5 minutes

00:57 Ride start

01:25 Unprotected right

03:02 Forced merge

03:49 Unprotected left

05:05 Camera issues fixed

05:45 Side mirrors vs signs: close, but won't touch

08:05 Protected left

10:31 Why I wanted to use telemetry from the GoPro but can't

12:10 We get cut off in traffic

13:41 Guy filming us

18:21 Talking to said guy

20:50 Protected left

23:32 Stoplight hesitation?

24:44 Protected right

25:40 Unprotected left and bit of turn signal feedback

27:34 Police car/emergency vehicle recognition demo

27:45 Unprotected left

28:13 Unprotected left

00:00 Intro/explanation

00:50 Boarding

01:27 Ride start

02:10 Pedestrian classification error

02:20 Unprotected right

02:43 Protected left

06:50 Protected left

08:01 Tricky unprotected left (with lane creep)

08:59 Parking lot shenanigans

10:40 Ride end




00:00 Tour of the Waymo App

06:00 End of Waymo app tour/car arriving

06:54 Ride start

06:55 Tricky unprotected left

08:30 Protected right

09:50 Apologies for the brightness

11:00 Turn signal feedback

11:10 Surprise construction...? (work) zone

12:10 Pedestrian classification error

14:15 Unprotected left

17:20 Visualized car violently shaking

21:07 Vehicle detection never fails to impress

26:24 Protected left


00:00 Ride already started

00:13 Tricky unprotected right

00:35 Occluded pedestrian recognition

01:15 Forced merge

02:17 Right turn into neighborhood

04:45 Occluded pedestrian recognition

05:25 Unprotected left

06:10 Occluded pedestrian recognition

10:30 Destinations I want to go to: not on the map

16:30 New website!


00:00 Multistop trip demo

01:20 Car arriving

01:39 Boarding

01:51 Ride start and fixed the lighting!

02:45 Sees pedestrian inside a building

02:58 What's up with the turn signals

03:20 Unprotected right

04:46 Reading two traffic lights at once

05:10 Bit of heavy braking

07:40 Comment shoutout of the day

08:58 Right turn with a pedestrian in the crosswalk

09:32 Forty seconds of serious needle threading (cars parked on either side of the street)

10:22 "Close, but don't touch" unprotected right

11:15 Where that silly voiceover sound came from

11:50 Work/construction zone

15:20 Multistop trip shenanigans begin

15:59 Pedestrian walking in the road

17:21 Rider support call


00:00 Multistop hailing demo

00:45 Boarding

01:10 Ride start

01:38 Pointless complaining/feedback

02:15 Camera adjustments

02:40 End of camera adjustments

02:50 Unprotected left

03:16 Unprotected left

03:34 Parked car starts moving/bit of traffic confusion

03:53 Unprotected left

05:05 Pedestrian tracking difficulties

06:46 Shaking noise fixed

07:15 Probably shouldn't be looking at this

08:10 Protected right with pedestrians in crosswalk

08:53 Close but don't touch

09:05 Unprotected left

09:45 Parking lot/pedestrian shenanigans begin

10:20 Whole Mars Catalog, I challenge you to a duel

10:56 Waymo using Costco as a pedestrian test area?


00:00 Car arrived

00:11 Boarding

00:33 Ride start

01:08 Unprotected right

01:35 Music system explainer page and beginning of shenanigans

03:30 Cyclist

04:40 Protected right

06:40 Cool LiDAR point cloud demo (watch the bus)

08:36 Got Spotify to work...? nope

09:20 Getting cut off in traffic

09:45 Forced merge

10:05 Wait so it always stops playing at 8ish seconds...

10:50 Attempted left lane change

11:10 Abandons lane change at the last second

11:50 What about YouTube? no

12:30 Finally does the lane change

14:05 What about podcasts? Actually, yes

15:43 Unprotected left

16:05 Spotify???? Hello?????

16:25 Unprotected left

17:10 Parking lot/pedestrian shenanigans

17:20 Music system summary

17:30 Goes around a stopped car/close but don't touch

18:12 Roadside assistance is still following me, by the way



00:00 Multistop trip ride hail

01:22 Boarding

01:39 Ride start and pedestrian heavy area

02:58 Pacifica owners, what's this?

04:01 Unprotected right

04:12 Camera troubles

04:35 Unprotected right

05:48 Protected left

06:37 Yellow light timing

07:30 Cyclist

10:30 Unprotected left

13:30 Delayed lane change

14:00 Does not see garbage truck with flashing lights as emergency vehicle

15:10 Rough protected right

15:20 Forced merge

17:20 No idea what's going on here




00:00 Hey, multistop car swap didn't affect the wait time! I was wrong

00:42 Where I spotted roadside assistance last video (but didn't have cameras rolling)

01:25 Ride start

01:55 Pedestrian misclassification/error

02:30 Unprotected right

02:50 More music system troubles (I never actually get any music playing in this video)

04:09 Apologies, forgot the stoplight countdown so will use timestamps for it

05:00 End of stoplight

06:40 Enthusiastic guy recording the car

07:13 Protected right

08:05 Casting device completely gone

08:40 Unprotected right

09:30 Waymo app keeps crashing...?

12:49 Protected right

14:25 Parking lot begins


00:00 Car arriving and R.I.P. balloon

00:20 Boarding

00:38 Ride start and rider support call

01:00 Parking lot/pedestrians

01:55 Unprotected right

02:15 Cyclist

02:48 Unprotected left

04:25 Unprotected right

07:26 Recentering on a road with no lane lines

07:38 Technically an unprotected left but not really exciting

08:20 Edging forward on unprotected right until surroundings are fully visible (watch the planner route)

08:39 Technically an unprotected left but not really exciting

09:40 Unprotected right and Spotify issues

10:25 Person honks at me

11:25 Major Spotify issues

12:10 Music doesn't work on Spotify, but PODCASTS do????

12:35 Protected right

12:50 Goes around stopped bus, close but don't touch


00:00 Car arriving and roadside assistance...?

00:40 Boarding

01:15 Ride start

02:02 More pedestrian classification/errors. (specifically confused by backflow preventers. This happens a lot)

03:25 Protected left

04:45 Random app crashing

06:13 The Two Generals' Problem?

07:35 Very close unprotected left

08:30 More music fun begins

11:25 Bit of a rough lane change

12:50 Protected right

15:00 SoundCloud test

16:30 Slowing down passing a bus

16:43 Placing a cyclist obscured by bushes correctly

17:58 Protected right but with someone turning left on the other side

18:55 Keyword "shouldn't" Ha yeah right

19:35 Right turn into parking lot


00:00 Ride start and pedestrians run amok

00:50 Cool demo of slowing down for a wide turn

01:10 Planner route adjusting for pedestrians

01:45 Unprotected right

02:20 Sorry about my obsession with the music system lol

03:00 Spotify problems begin

03:35 Protected left

03:57 Shhhhh nobody heard that

04:45 Oops wasn't recording phone screen, here's a demo of the random skipping

07:20 Unprotected right and visualization of bus shaking around like crazy

09:55 Comment shoutout of the day

12:15 Safety driver gives me a dirty look

14:30 Bit of a rough lane change


00:00 Intro

00:10 Boarding and hello to Dave! 👋

01:03 Ride start

01:25 Stop sign right

01:40 Unprotected right

02:25 Observant AI

03:35 Right turn into neighborhood

04:25 I'm blind lol

04:35 4 way stop

04:42 Pedestrian in bike lane disappears off the visual

05:25 Can kinda see how wide the main LiDAR is

05:55 Pedestrian classification error

07:50 Unprotected right

08:25 Unprotected left

08:45 Right turn into parking lot

09:45 Pedestrian shenanigans begin

10:40 People love staring at us

11:25 Serious planner route shake

11:45 Car thinks someone was about to jump out and front but there was actually nobody. (Update: further looks into this suggest it was someone getting into the car)

12:25 Occluded unprotected right

13:16 Unprotected right

15:20 Protected left yellow light

18:20 Right turn into parking lot

18:32 Pointless complaining but this is legitimate feedback :)


00:00 Car arriving

00:25 Boarding

01:04 Ride start

02:07 Unprotected right

02:18 What is this thing on the visualization

05:25 Landscape work on the sidewalk

05:40 Unprotected right

06:15 Spotify...? Starting to lose hope

06:35 This sound is used in two places

07:05 Google assistant? Wha? Probably not, but...

08:10 Signaling for new lane

09:25 Construction zone

09:35 Abandoned lane change

09:45 Emergency vehicles/police car visualization demo

13:18 Unprotected left

15:37 Seriously who does this

16:20 Local cast doesn't work with music system

16:31 Unprotected right, hesitating for gold caravan

18:50 Right turn into parking lot

19:00 I keep repeating myself lol

19:54 Stuck spot success!

21:25 Three point turn


00:00 Saw roadside assistance

00:29 Car arriving

00:45 Boarding

01:15 Ride start

01:30 Four way stop

01:55 Unprotected right

03:20 Turn onto residential street

03:35 Passing someone with car door open

06:10 Squeeze between cones and trash can

07:30 Three way stop

08:15 The most elaborate possible right turn

10:05 Protected left

12:40 Lane change

14:40 Blasting through yellow light

16:15 Taking the scenic route (oh great)

18:00 Protected left

20:30 Four way stop

22:10 GoPro overheats and stops recording

22:37 Multistop trip after this one, had to cancel since wait time went up to 50 minutes




00:00 Car arriving

00:35 Boarding

00:59 Ride start

01:30 Apologies for the extra noise

01:40 Ultimate parking lot escape begins

03:10 Going around stopped truck

03:30 Threading the needle

03:50 Point cloud showing 30ft tall pedestrian

04:10 Unprotected right

04:23 Amazon Music test this video

04:40 Protected right

04:55 Unprotected right

07:50 Waymo if you're listening

08:00 Unprotected right

08:37 Unprotected right

13:30 Protected right/safe turn with pedestrian in crosswalk

15:10 Bit of trouble identifying pedestrian on the left side

15:40 Actual start of Amazon Music test (sacrificed my monetization for this lol)

16:00 Protected left

18:00 Left lane blocked for construction

18:10 Being SUPER cautious around a truck

23:20 Unprotected left with partially obstructed view

24:45 Mini construction zone

25:10 Bunch of cones in a row

25:35 Trucks in the landscaping

25:45 Aggressive unprotected right

26:50 Plastic bag in the lane

29:55 Unprotected left with absolutely insane lane change


00:00 Ride start/parking lot

01:10 Unprotected right

02:40 Unprotected left

03:20 Right lane change

04:24 Unprotected right

05:56 Right turn detour

06:34 Four way stop

07:33 Unprotected left

09:05 Right lane change

09:47 Fatal mistake

10:11 Unprotected left

11:01 Important explanation, please watch

11:32 Waymo's official statement

12:22 Beginning of car getting stuck

13:22 Roadside assistance called

13:32 Rider support call

16:47 Car makes the turn, but gets stuck again and starts blocking the road

20:05 Roadside assistance makes an appearance

20:08 Asking the real questions (is roadside assistance always following me?)

20:53 Car reverses from stuck spot, but gets stuck again and blocks the entire lane

21:29 Roadside assistance called again

21:39 Construction folks take the cone away

23:01 Construction guy directing traffic

23:23 Talking to construction guy

23:46 Car runs away from roadside assistance

24:35 Car gets stuck again

25:21 Roadside assistance called again

25:50 Roadside assistance finally arrives

26:25 Car runs away again

27:39 Doors unlocked, car finally stopped for good

28:24 App screenshot

28:50 Roadside assistance team member boards the vehicle

29:14 Disengagement

30:51 Trip continues in manual

32:01 Sorry roadside assistance guy!

32:51 Asking the real questions again (is roadside assistance always following me?)

33:45 Oh joy, now announcements cover up *even more* of the screen


00:00 Boarding

00:30 Note the seatbelt

00:41 Ride start/neighborhood driving

01:06 Stops to let bird pass

01:43 Rider support call

02:30 Four way stop, hesitating in case pedestrian crosses the road

04:28 Hard brake for unexpected behavior from other car

05:12 Four way stop

05:28 Traffic cones flying about on the rider screen

06:12 Unprotected right, really nicely done

09:13 Teensy bit of braking for the cyclist

10:03 Beginning of wacky detour

10:40 Unprotected left at stop sign

11:10 Unprotected left (technically, not really exciting though)

11:40 Actual unprotected left

12:30 Unprotected right

12:50 Driving with no road lines

13:20 Hesitating at residential unprotected left

13:55 Wacky pedestrian detection on the rider screen

14:46 Go go go go go!

15:11 Bonus stuck spot clip!

15:32 Right turn into stuck spot

15:45 Shifts into park but ride doesn't "end"

16:28 Ride finally "ends"

16:40 Starting ride again, planned route goes through the cones

16:55 Rider support call

17:12 Rider support exasperated sigh (sick of dealing with me at this point I bet)

17:28 Should not have said that

17:50 Car backs out


00:00 Ride start

00:08 Being a rebel

00:23 Rider support call (they're on to me now, oh boy)

00:49 Stop sign left turn

01:20 Unprotected right

02:05 Three way stop

03:25 Unprotected right

04:55 Unprotected right

05:25 Left lane change

06:50 Protected left

11:15 Unprotected left, little bit tricky

11:20 Two right lane changes

12:30 Four way stop

13:13 Waymo can't pronounce Español


00:00 Boarding

00:30 Ride start

01:30 I'm betting it's the cooling system

01:40 Unprotected right

05:50 Unprotected right

06:40 Demo showing why the perspective is a bit warped

12:30 Protected right

14:43 Protected left

16:18 Comment of the day

16:58 Vehicle with flashing lights, but not an emergency vehicle

20:43 Impressive pedestrian recognition

21:04 Impressive right lane change

21:42 Waymo PLEASE. PLEASE STOP IT (petty complaining)

22:18 Right turn into parking lot, mayhem ensues

22:54 Hard braking event

23:10 Point cloud completely freaking out and shaking around


00:00 Ride start

01:14 Unprotected right

02:17 Forced merge that could have been cool

02:45 Close but don't touch protected right

03:37 Unprotected right

04:50 Protected left

10:13 Right lane change

10:56 Protected right

12:40 Scary unprotected right (close to the most nervous I've ever been in a Waymo vehicle)

14:20 Unprotected left ("facing into the sun!")

14:30 The long way 'round

14:40 5th gen I-PACE

16:21 Unprotected right

17:50 Protected left

20:00 Liiiitle bitta braking for guy in left lane

23:20 Protected left

26:00 Protected right

27:07 Unprotected left and motorcycle broken down on the side of the road

27:36 Slight flash warning (looks like Premiere botched a frame in the export or something)

29:00 Gun it! (unprotected left)

29:25 Unprotected left

30:30 Funny story (subjectively at least)


00:00 Arriving at pickup spot

00:42 Car going the wrong direction to pick me up

01:04 Car finally arriving

01:41 Boarding

01:51 Ride start and... hey it didn't play the sound!

02:21 Unprotected left

02:57 Right turn into school zone

03:50 Unprotected right

05:05 Detours gone insane

09:07 Tricky ish unprotected right

14:14 Unprotected right and double lane change

15:56 Protected left

23:54 Actually I'd argue it's fine with both of those roads

24:08 Unprotected left

25:35 Technically cones?

26:10 Unprotected right

27:10 Weekly Spotify update

28:35 Car on visualization skipping around

30:25 Bicyclist crossing in front of the car

32:30 Unprotected right

33:34 Turn into parking lot

34:00 Reselects dropoff spot to account for person backing out



00:00 Ride start

00:30 Blind unprotected right on an incline

01:12 Comment of the day 1

02:00 Rider support call

04:15 Beginning of insanity (the detour in question)

05:05 Look at the route

05:20 Unprotected right

06:50 Right turn into neighborhood

09:10 Three way stop

10:00 Protected left

10:25 Right turn into neighborhood again

11:35 Three way stop

12:25 Three way stop

14:55 Literally the exact same route every time

15:05 Unprotected right

16:28 Unprotected right/end of insanity... almost

17:20 Good luck, Mike

17:50 Protected left

23:26 Protected left

25:49 Protected left/another silly detour

25:33 Three way stop

27:14 Comment of the day 2

29:10 School bus...?

29:30 Three way stop

29:55 School zone

30:35 School bus...? No

31:15 Crazy map screen glitch


00:00 Intro and hello!

00:23 Ride start

00:50 Unprotected right

01:06 Unprotected right

05:30 Unprotected right

11:50 Unprotected left

16:05 Wacky car detection (look at the middle of the intersection on the screen)

16:17 Protected left

16:50 Unprotected left

17:06 Should be cool pedestrian demo, but no


00:00 Intro

00:15 Ride start

00:50 Unprotected right

01:23 Unprotected right

01:50 Protected right

06:50 Slowing down for a dip

14:05 Unprotected left

14:31 Unprotected left


00:00 Car arriving

00:00 Ride start

00:35 Super tricky unprotected right

02:26 Very reasonable route!

04:40 Apologies for the speedometer

06:30 Cool point cloud/weird car edge case

09:20 Unprotected right

11:14 Going 25mph for... is it the fire station?

12:44 Right turn into parking lot


00:00 Ride start

00:35 Unprotected right

05:30 Protected right

06:10 Really outstanding left lane change

06:50 Actually really smart stoplight logic

08:10 Unprotected left

10:24 Four way stop

10:50 Technically unprotected left, but not notable

11:30 Super cool unprotected left logic (video title)


00:00 Car arriving and masks requirement dropped, hooray!

00:36 Ride start

01:22 Tricky unprotected right

04:15 Unprotected left/detour

06:05 False pedestrian recognition

06:30 Four way stop

08:15 Unprotected left

12:25 Right turn into empty parking lot


00:00 Intro

00:10 Ride start

01:05 Screen cam stops recording for no reason

01:25 Unprotected right

03:35 Screen cam comes back

04:53 Pointless detour

07:17 Unprotected left

11:56 Unprotected left/another pointless detour

13:06 Unprotected right

13:27 Unprotected right

14:14 Unprotected right


00:00 Intro

00:14 Ride start and rider support call

00:52 DTMF tone...?

01:34 Planner trying to decide whether or not to go around this person

02:07 Unprotected right

05:55 Protected right

06:40 Super cool cautious braking

07:09 Four way stop

07:39 Comment of the day

08:27 Technically unprotected left but not particularly exciting

11:50 Right turn into parking lot


00:00 Multistop wait time test

00:25 Car having a bit of trouble arriving

01:17 Boarding

01:59 Ride start

02:45 Tricky parking lot turn situation

03:50 Unprotected right

04:32 Bus glitching about on the screen

05:05 Protected right and weird u-turn using a cul de sac

05:50 Unprotected right

06:56 Unprotected left

07:45 Stupidity ensues

10:45 Car hangs back super far at the light (probably because of the parking lot entrances to either side?)

17:49 Protected left

18:00 Attempted right lane change

18:22 Sorry about this, no idea how it happened but too late to fix

20:36 Protected right

21:54 Stop sign unprotected left

23:07 Entering parking lot

23:51 In-N-Out stuck spot test



00:00 Intro and ride start

00:40 Unprotected right

01:24 Protected right

02:10 Beginning of super long detour

09:32 End of super long detour

10:31 Techinically unprotected left but not super exciting

14:30 Right lane change (takes a few attempts)

15:40 Right turn into parking lot


00:00 Explanation (why I'm leaving)

01:54 Waymo Via truck leaving the depot

02:14 The setup

02:28 Car arriving

02:55 Boarding

03:40 Ride start

05:55 Unprotected left (not tricky)

06:30 Protected right

06:43 Slowing down slightly for bird

06:50 Four way stop with obstructed view of the stop sign

11:21 Police car visualization on the screen

11:49 Unprotected right

12:51 Proceed through yellow light

13:32 Right lane change being cautious around another car

13:51 Protected right

17:40 Lane change into new lane

22:46 Unprotected left (not tricky)

26:08 Unprotected left

26:30 Unprotected left (this one is typically scary)

27:44 Ride end

28:11 Waymo eats my camera

28:40 My next video?

29:03 Bloopers

30:14 Farewell tribute :)