Google’s self-driving car project stopped working on a system similar to Tesla’s Autopilot and Cadillac’s Super Cruise in 2013 because one of its employees fell asleep at the wheel (GOOGL)

In 2013, before it was spun off into Waymo, Google‘s self-driving car division was developing a semi-autonomous system that would allow for hands-free driving on highways. Called “AutoPilot,” the system required drivers to keep their eyes on the road, and Google told the employees who tested it that they would take it away if cameras placed in their cars showed that they didn’t follow the company’s instructions. But some employees didn’t follow those directions,

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