Waymo tweeted how Angelenos might catch a glimpse of Waymo’s cars on the streets of LA, this week. The cars will be in town in order to explore how Waymo’s technology might fit into LA’s dynamic transportation environment and complement the City’s innovative approach to transportation.
Waymo, a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc, is a self driving technology development company which began its journey in 2009. It recently sent its customers email that they may soon experience driverless rides and will be notified of not having a trained driver upfront if they get matched with a fully driverless car. It is surely going to be a one-of-a-kind experience to its customers when it starts to pick passengers.
“Our cars are simply part of a small exploratory initiative to learn about the unique driving conditions of Los Angeles and how these conditions align with the transportation solutions Waymo might be able to provide one day,” the spokesperson said.
Presently Waymo is bringing its 3 vans to map LA. Once they have a detailed 3D map of the area, the company may begin to operate its vehicles in autonomous mode. They’re being driven by Waymo technicians, and there’s no plan to pick up passengers. Instead, the company is eager to study the city’s famed congestion.
In April 2017, Waymo started a limited trial of a self-driving taxi service in Phoenix, Arizona. On December 5, 2018, the service launched a commercial self-driving car service called “Waymo One”; users in the Phoenix metropolitan area use an app to request a pick-up.
Although, Waymo at present is not starting to pick passengers in its self-driving car, it claims to give you a confident and safe drive when they are ready, where you can fully relax and enjoy your free time sitting in the back. A self-driving service that makes getting there feel like being there.