California approves Google Waymo, which can be launched without human drivers.

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 California approves Google Waymo, which can be launched without human drivers.


Netease Technologies News October 31, according to Reuters, the California Motor Vehicle Administration (DMV) said on Tuesday that Googles parent company, Alphabets Autopilot Waymo, became the first company to obtain a license to test a front-row car without a human driver. About 60 companies, including apple and big car companies, have been licensed to test for autopilot cars, but all of them are seated behind the steering wheel.

The California government says Waymo can test more than 30 truly driverless cars in Santa Clara county. To get approval, Waymo agreed to monitor the condition of the test vehicles continuously, maintain two-way communication with passengers, buy at least $5 million in insurance and notify the local community. Waymos permission includes day and night tests on city streets, suburban streets and highways at speeds of no more than 65 miles (105 kilometers). The company says vehicles are allowed to drive in foggy and rainy days. The company said it would start testing driverless streets in downtown Silicon Valley, then notify local communities and expand to other areas, initially with Waymo staff as passengers, eventually giving the public a chance to experience the technology. The company has tested real driverless cars in Arizona and plans to launch a commercial taxi service by the end of the year. (Mu Xiulin) source: NetEase science and technology report editor: Wang Fengzhi _NT2541

The California government says Waymo can test more than 30 truly driverless cars in Santa Clara county. To get approval, Waymo agreed to monitor the condition of the test vehicles continuously, maintain two-way communication with passengers, buy at least $5 million in insurance and notify the local community. Waymos permission includes day and night tests on city streets, suburban streets and highways at speeds of no more than 65 miles (105 kilometers). The company says vehicles are allowed to drive in foggy and rainy days.

The company said it would start testing driverless streets in downtown Silicon Valley, then notify local communities and expand to other areas, initially with Waymo staff as passengers, eventually giving the public a chance to experience the technology. The company has tested real driverless cars in Arizona and plans to launch a commercial taxi service by the end of the year. (Mu Xiulin)