Google's Self-Driving Cars Giving Rides to the Public

Waymo deploys 500 self-driving minivans

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Wed, Apr 26th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

According to Electrek, Waymo — the self-driving company formerly known as Google — is offering rides to the public for the purpose of data collection. You can apply for the service here, which is only operating in Phoenix. And yes, an engineer will still be behind the wheel.

“Over the course of this trial, we’ll be accepting hundreds of people with diverse backgrounds and transportation needs who want to ride in and give feedback about Waymo’s self-driving cars. Rather than offering people one or two rides, the goal of this program is to give participants access to our fleet every day, at any time, to go anywhere within an area that’s about twice the size of San Francisco.”

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