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Google’s self-driving division can now deploy fully driverless cars on the public roads of California after getting approval from the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The company, which is preparing to launch driverless ride-hailing program in the US, is the first approved to test cars without human drivers behind the wheels on the state’s public roads. Waymo said it will restrict the test in the neighborhoods of Sunnyvale, Palo Alto, Los Altos, Mountain View, and Los Alto Hills, noting that the areas are well-known to t...
Alphabet’s self-driving startup Waymo has started charging passengers for rides in its autonomous cars in Phoenix, making the company the first self-driving car manufacturer to launch commercial services, reports FT. The robotaxi service is not yet in a wide-scale, according to the report. But close to it – Waymo is only working out the charging modalities before the final launch that would be open to passengers in the service location. Waymo had increase the number of participants in its “early rider” program which the company ...
On Monday, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Alphabet’s Google Waymo unit announced that they have finished production of 100 test vehicles to be fitted with Waymo prototype self-driving technology. Waymo, née Google Self-Driving Car Project, now moves from Google moon shot to a fully-fledged business under parent company Alphabet. The autonomous, Waymo Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans will represent a monumental upgrade to better integrate the Waymo self-driving hardware. Driverless Minivan Fleet The companies released a joint st...