Waymo’s self-propelled car is ready for commercial service in San Francisco

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It’s called Wemo And it is going to make history with it Self-propelled vehicles . Alphabet’s subsidiary (which is part of Google) has been testing its driverless car on the streets of San Francisco for almost a year and may soon begin work to offer taxi services in a city with lots of traffic. This can be a sure sign that these types of vehicles need to show that they can run without problems on the troubled roads of cities inhabited by hurried and indecisive people who drive their own cars, walk on the streets or ride bicycles.


Waymo test started Jaguar i-Pace In San Francisco in August 2021, hundreds of volunteers across the city provided free services. Vehicles are driven with approval from the city, but there must be a safety driver on wheels in case of an emergency. According to the company, the trial period has been successful and has allowed small adjustments to be made to guarantee a safe and comfortable experience for users.

One of the strategies learned by autonomous vehicles during this period was being able to get out of a dead end, according to area residents, who studied endlessly on 15th Avenue. Dr. as a senior manager Tekedra Maokana Explaining in a company blog, the cars are ready to run without safety drivers: “We are now ready to launch Waymo drivers in fully autonomous mode, without any specialists, implementing a fully autonomous commercial service as an important step in our journey to the city. We made this decision after carefully comparing driver performance with our safety assessment method. “

While it is not clear when autonomous vehicles will begin offering their commercial services, the company expects to receive news soon. Tesla with autopilot And General Motors with Cruise (Which also conducts tests in the city of San Francisco) Participates in the race to be the first to offer the service.

According to Waymo, 94% of car accidents are caused by human error. The introduction of autonomous systems promises to dramatically reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by traffic accidents.

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