Waymo, Cruise gets license for Robotaxi and self-driving companies in SF, receiving payments for rides


Cruise and Waymo both receive a signal to leave San Francisco to circle their robotic axis without the need for security personnel to respond in an emergency. That’s right, there would be total autonomy for company vehicles to operate in a completely driverless state, rolling with only its technology to rely on.

GM owns Cruise, and it’s a company of the company to have a driverless transportation service that would showcase its technology and lineup to industry leaders during those times. Waymo is known to be one of the main pioneers of the driverless driving program, focusing on robotaxi companies since the start of its innovations.

Cruise and Waymo to operate driverless in San Francisco

(Photo: Waymo)

The press release from both companies has been around the web for some time now, and it confirms that they have received the go signal to operate without driver around San Francisco. This business no longer needs a driver in the front seat to step in whenever it feels like the system will cause accidents, crashes or miscalculations.

The technology is not yet widely available in the market, particularly that of Tesla’s fully autonomous electric vehicles which have yet to remain in beta and improve on its current configuration. However, that doesn’t mean it’s not yet ready for companies like Alphabet and Waymo, as well as GM and Cruise.

The Waymo Driver Technology, is known to be integrated on most vehicles, on the roofs of cars and is mainly made up of hybrids or electric cars. That being said, not only is it functional and self-contained, it is also environmentally friendly.

On the other hand, Cruise wants to “reshape” the world with their autonomous vehicles, as well as promote the use of clean energy as they start their driverless businesses in SF.

Read also: GM Gives Cruise Company $ 5 Billion Line of Credit to Buy Genuine Electric Vehicles

SF Driverless Rides: Is It Safe?

The approval of the local regulatory committee based the starting signal on several technologies present, as presented by Waymo and Cruise to users and experts. These reviewers may have found it to be safe and functional, hence the license that was issued to both technologies.

Of course, it’s only natural to be reluctant to drive one, especially since it’s fairly new to users, going driverless and only communicating through an app or on-board device. Soon night trips and conversations with taxi drivers would no longer take place, as the world would be run by autonomous technology.

Other states to come?

As of now, San Francisco is the only county that has licensed or licensed this type of business in its jurisdiction and surrounding areas, having the technology in place and operating. However, that doesn’t mean that it would be limited to SF only, as it could be applied to the entire state of California, as well as other states across the country.

It would only be a matter of time for autonomous technology to be accepted for what it is, and to be available in other places where it can thrive and reshape cities.

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