Waymo will be offering free rides to residents and visitors across different LA neighborhoods ahead of a wider service launch.
The vote allows Cruise and Waymo to charge for all rides, expand hourly operations and service area, and add as many robotaxis to their fleets as they want.
This makes Austin Waymo’s fourth major ride-hail city, joining Metro Phoenix, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
Waymo still plans to continue to collaborate with DTNA to advance the technical development of an autonomous trucking platform.
The companies announced a multi-year strategic partnership that will make the Waymo Driver available on the Uber Platform.
Waymo announced that it has doubled its robotaxi service area in Phoenix and is growing its service area in San Francisco.
Waymo announced its starting completely driverless testing in Los Angeles, making it the third city to see driverless Waymo vehicles.
Waymo, the self-driving unit of Alphabet, recently gave some insight into how it trains its Waymo Driver to avoid collisions on the road.
Waymo announced that it is expanding its service area in both San Francisco and Phoenix.
Waymo announced that it will soon begin giving autonomous robotaxi rides, with no automation specialists in the vehicles, in San Francisco.
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Waymo One is opening up to the public in downtown Phoenix without any autonomous specialists behind the wheel.
Members of the company’s Trusted Tester Program can now hail one of its all-electric Jaguar I-PACE equipped with a fifth-generation Waymo Driver 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for rides between downtown Phoenix and Phoenix Sky Harbor.
Waymo released its Response Time and Collision Avoidance Benchmarking papers to provide clarity on the benchmarks it has for its vehicles.
Waymo is a leading developer of autonomous driving technology, with public robotaxi services up and running in Phoenix and San Francisco.
Waymo began giving fully autonomous rides with no safety drivers to members of its trusted tester program in downtown Phoenix.
Watch a Waymo robotaxi with no safety drivers inside the vehicle safely react to a truck blowing through a red light in Phoenix.
Waymo also has plans to expand its fully driverless robotaxi service to downtown Phoenix in the coming months.
The permits require both companies to have a safety driver present in the vehicles at all times, however.
Part of what makes Waymo’s system successful is its millions of miles of real world and simulated driving experience.
Today, Nuro announced it will be delivering with 7-Eleven in Mountain View, California, and Waymo announced its grocery delivery service will launch in 2022.
The trucks are driving autonomously on highways between Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston. A human takes control once a truck exits the highway.