Waymo retires Firefly driverless car

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The self-driving bubble car developed by Waymo, part of Google’s parent firm Alphabet, is to be phased out, the firm has announced.

The two-seater vehicles, which have no pedals or steering wheels, travelled millions of miles in road tests.

Waymo is now concentrating on integrating its technology into other vehicles rather than building its own.

In a blog post, the firm said it was working on a fleet of 600 Chrysler Pacifica minivans.

Unlike the Firefly, which could only travel at 25mph, the minivans can drive at full speed.