Commercial driverless cars make debut in San Francisco

28 August 2023
2023-08-28 10:26

San Francisco residents begin using commercial driverless vehicles for transportation.

Waymo is currently only allowing vetted testers to use the service, while Cruise is offering rides to any riders between 9pm and 5:30am who make a request through their application.

The vehicles in San Francisco are operated by Waymo and General Motors owned Cruise and earlier this summer both operators received permission by a California regulator to operate 24/7 across the city except on freeways.

This made San Francisco the first major city with two fleets of driverless vehicles fully operating that the companies hope will drive their expansion elsewhere across the United States.

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