Phoenix, US is piloting AVs
A week after announcing that their self-driving cars have driven some 8 million miles on public roads and over 5 billion on simulators. Waymo will begin a two year partnership with Valley Metro, Phoenix’s Regional Transit Provider. Beginning in August, employees of Valley Metro can call on Waymo’s self-driving cars to take them to and from public transit. The pilot is then slated to expand to Valley Metro’s RideChoice travellers, a program providing discounted rides to seniors and persons with disabilities.
Waymo posted on their blog that, “This [project] will form the basis of joint research to evaluate the adoption of Waymo technology, its impact, and its long-term potential to enable greater access to public transit.”