Fully autonomous taxi Waymo will begin work in the coming months
Waymo company announced that it fully autonomous cab finally ready. According to the press-service developer, service independent taxi will be available for all very soon. This, of course, talking about the major US cities, where the service will appear first.
The development of the UAV in Waymo began eight years ago. Since robotic vehicles under the supervision of the drivers drove more than five million kilometers, and testing was attended by more than twenty cities in the US. All this is possible not only to teach the autopilot operation in different conditions, but also to test its strength. Besides the usual travel autopilot trained on the simulator in which virtual driving millions of kilometers per day. Two years ago, the company has implemented the first fully unmanned trip, during which Steve Mahan, totally blind passenger, could be reached by robotic taxi from his home to see a doctor.
Until recently, all the tests were conducted with the participation of the operator, who was inside the car and controlling all operations of unmanned cars, but has recently begun testing carried out without their participation. Clip published Waymo, it demonstrates that the unmanned vehicle is quite feels confident on the road, adjusting speed yourself and choosing the route for the movement.
In a company blog post says that ordinary citizens will be able to cause an unmanned taxi in the next few months.