Waymo expands self-driving testing in San Francisco

Wednesday, 17. February 2021 18:47

Alphabet's self-driving company Waymo announced on Wednesday it is expanding the testing of its self-driving services in San Francisco.

The company stressed that its research showed that more than half of the surveyed San Francisco residents worry about dangerous drivers and stressful commutes in the city. "Autonomous vehicles promise to change this, revolutionizing our cities by making transport safer, cheaper, and easier to access," Waymo noted.

"We’re now accelerating the development and testing of our technology in cities, so we can one day bring the benefits of fully autonomous driving to more people," the company stated. "We’ve now started limited rider testing in San Francisco with Waymo employee volunteers to gather feedback and continue to improve our technology. We’re conducting this testing with enhanced COVID-19 protocols to ensure the safety of everyone involved," it added.

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