Lots of people asked what the car featured in our Robot Car meme was, and we answered, rubbish. A rubbish car built for Google. It was rubbish because first of all it looks like a toy car and secondly there is no steering wheel or pedals. What’s the point of a car like that we reasoned. That’s why we have relentlessly poked fun at the efforts of the robot car community to be taken seriously. That may explain why the robot is being terminated.
Developed by Waymo, part of Google’s parent firm Alphabet, the company is now concentrating on a Chrysler minivan that we have never heard of.
Firefly, stupid name, is now dead.