“It’s great! It blows my mind every time I go over there and talk to Chris (Urmson – Project Director) or Sergey (Brin – Co-Founder) and see what’s going on. It feels like I’m being driven around by a professional driver.”
The executive then compared the experience to the likes of Uber and Lyft:
Regardless if it’s a taxi or Uber or Lyft or any of these things. I love these, but most people who drive, don’t know how to drive. They just don’t. Even if they do it everyday for a living, they don’t know how to drive, they are not professional drivers.
Fadell also commented on early talks with late Apple CEO Steve Jobs about building a car before dropping the project to focus on the iPhone.
You can watch the conversation here: