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Waymo One, self-driving taxi service

Post by 93Regina » Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:25 am

Waymo One, the groundbreaking self-driving taxi service, explained

Waymo finally begins commercial operations—albeit with safety drivers.
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Of course, there's nothing magical about Waymo's self-imposed 2018 deadline. What matters is what happens in the coming months. Can Waymo phase out the safety driver, scale up its service, and make self-driving taxis broadly available to the general public? Or will technical challenges hobble Waymo One's growth, making it little more than a rebranding of Waymo's existing rider testing program?
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And while Waymo seems to be making slower progress than the company hoped a year or two ago, there's a good chance that Waymo's rivals will run into the same kinds of problems. GM's Cruise is aiming to launch a taxi service with no steering wheels by the end of next year. Given Waymo's difficulties, I would not be surprised if the company winds up pushing that launch date back to 2020 or—like Waymo—launches an initial service with safety drivers before trying to go fully driverless.

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Re: Waymo One, self-driving taxi service

Post by 93Regina » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:57 pm

Riding a Waymo self-driving taxi


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