Waymo Expands to Atlanta!Robert Moses
Waymo is keeping up and expanding its self-driving cars to Atlanta. Waymo used to be known as the Google Self Driving Project. You might have even seen the automated cars driving around downtown Phoenix and Tempe.
Most of the other sites have Drivers in the cars, unlike Arizona where we allow them to pass certain standards and then allow the car on the roads at certain times. But they are safe… Or so far at least. Waymo goes ahead of time and Pre Scans the City with a map algorithm. This allows the computer to fully know and understand where the vehicle is at. This puts info in for location, lanes, Speed Limits etc.
Atlanta marks Waymo’s 25th test city in total.
A Waymo spokesperson provided the following statement to TechCrunch regarding the expansion:
Now that we have the world’s first fleet of fully self-driving cars on public roads, we’re focused on taking our technology to a wide variety of cities and environments. We’re looking forward to our testing in Metro Atlanta, and the opportunity to bring this lifesaving technology to more people in more places.
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal also provided the statement below to Tech Crunch:
With our talented workforce and legacy of innovation, Georgia is at the forefront of the most dynamic, cutting edge industries like autonomous vehicles. We are thrilled to welcome Waymo to our state because fully self-driving vehicle technology holds tremendous potential to improve road safety, and we are proud Georgia is paving the way for the future of transportation.