Goodbye, sweet Firefly.
Waymo, the Alphabet company that began as Google’s self-driving car research program, said in a blog post today that it’s retiring its prototype autonomous vehicle, nicknamed Firefly. It will now use cars built exclusively by automakers, including the Chrysler Pacifica minivans that it’s been co-designing with Fiat Chrysler for over a year.
Fireflies under construction.
It’s a sad end for the koala-shaped pod cars that Google first debuted in 2014 and have...