If you are living in San Francisco area, then might already be familiar with autonomous vehicles as Waymo has been testing its autonomous vehicles in the area since 2009. As a result, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to see that the company is back with its latest addition to the lineup with hybrid Chrysler Pacifica minivan.
Although testing around the country might give the technology necessary exposures, the city offers a different set of difficulties for autonomous vehicles to overcome such as fog, steep and sudden road inclines, challenging and often dense traffic. A Waymo spokesperson recently revealed to TechCrunch, “Now that we have the world’s first fleet of fully self-driving cars running in Arizona, the hilly and foggy streets of San Francisco will give our cars even more practice in different terrains and environments.”
While it is too early to conclude anything, we are likely to see more autonomous vehicles in the coming years. As for now, Waymo has an impressive records of total 4 million test miles with its vehicles. Back in 2017, the company announced that in addition to introducing fully-autonomous vehicles, it wants to create a ride-hailing service in the coming years.