October 2, 2023

Yes, that’s right. Waymo, the self-driving car company formerly known as Google’s self-driving car project, has announced that it is expanding its testing program to include more cities in the United States. The new cities include Phoenix, Arizona; San Francisco, California; and Kirkland, Washington.

Waymo has been testing its self-driving cars in Phoenix since 2016, and in San Francisco since 2018. The company has also been testing its cars in a limited capacity in Kirkland since 2019.

With the addition of these new cities, Waymo will now be testing its self-driving cars in a total of 10 cities in the United States. The company has also said that it plans to expand its testing program to other countries in the future.

Waymo’s self-driving cars are equipped with a variety of sensors, including cameras, radar, and lidar, which allow them to perceive their surroundings and navigate safely. The cars are also programmed with a vast amount of data about roads, traffic, and other factors that can affect driving.

Waymo has not yet said when it plans to launch a commercial self-driving car service. However, the company has said that it is “making progress” towards that goal.

The expansion of Waymo’s self-driving car program is a significant development in the field of autonomous driving. It suggests that Waymo is confident in its technology and that it is nearing the point where it can launch a commercial service. The expansion of the program also means that more people will have the opportunity to experience self-driving cars and see how they can improve transportation.

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