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Amazon’s self-driving cars are coming to downtown Seattle. Safety advocates are not pleased

A Zoox self-driving car at the company’s headquarters in Foster City, California. (Michael Short / Bloomberg)

An announcement Monday from Amazon's self-driving car unit, Zoox, that it will soon begin testing prototypes of its autonomous vehicles in downtown Seattle, drew criticism from some transportation-safety advocates.

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