Waymo self-driving vehicles head to more US cities

By Arhama Altaf - Web Editor

24th January, 2020

Alphabet´s self-driving vehicle unit Waymo expands testing to more regions of the United States to explore new transportation solutions.

Waymo Chrysler Pacifica minivans and long-haul trucks will take to roads in the US states of Texas and New Mexico this week.

It will build on a project going on in Arizona, according to the company.

“These are interesting and promising commercial routes, and we´ll be using our vehicles to explore how the driver might be able to create new transportation solutions,” the company said in a message.

Born in a Google lab devoted to big-vision new technology, Waymo became a subsidiary of Alphabet in 2016.

A self-driving car service tested by Waymo opened up to more people in the Phoenix, Arizona area in late 2018.

Those taking part in the service can use a smartphone application to summon autonomous vehicles to travel in an area about 100 square miles at its maximum.

Waymo expected businesses to be interested in using the autonomous ride service to carry customers to and from shops.

However, self-driving vehicle technology likely to use in long-haul trucking.

Since long portions of routes can be tedious highway stretches with fewer variables to handle than on local streets.

In late 2019 Hyundai became the latest car maker to deploy autonomous rides in the US market.

Services in various stages of deployment are in the works from General Motors´ autonomous car division Cruise and electric carmaker Tesla, as well as Waymo.


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