self driving cars

Cruise will soon hit San Francisco with no hands on the wheel

Enlarge / Cruise has been testing its self-driving cars, with safety drivers, in San Francisco for about five years. Andrej Sokolow | Getty Images Last week, Waymo, the self-driving-vehicle developer owned by Alphabet, expanded a first-of-its-kind service offering rides to paying passengers around Phoenix—with no one behind the wheel. Videos shared by Waymo and others …

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This self-driving startup built a “car without wheels” for remote driving

Enlarge Voyage The ideal self-driving car would drive itself all the time, in all situations. But achieving that goal in practice is difficult—so difficult, in fact, that most self-driving companies have provisions for human backup to help cars get out of tricky or confusing situations. But companies are often secretive about exactly how these systems …

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