Waymo, a former self-driving cars project of Google, which became an independent business under the wing of the Alphabet, reported that his car traveled 8 million miles (more than 12 million kilometers) on public roads, using its possibilities of autonomy. CEO John Krafcik spoke about the important milestone that was reached by the company, on Friday, speaking on the stage, along with Governor of Nevada Brian Sandoval.
In November, the company announced milestone of 4 million miles, which means the company has doubled the number proteinrich miles on public roads in just 8 months.
A fleet of self-driving cars Waymo now is 40 000 kilometres every day on public roads, says Krafcik. This 600 self-propelled Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid on the roads in 25 cities.
Waymo has self-driven 8 million miles on public roads, now at a rate of 25K miles per day. This real-world experience, plus over 5 billion miles in a simulation is how we’re building the world’s most experienced driver. pic.twitter.com/VkfmLxwi2c
— John Krafcik (@johnkrafcik) 20 Jul 2018
In addition, more than 5 billion miles the cars have been for the last nine years in the simulation of the company, which deployed an artificial intelligence able to drive better than people. This is equivalent to 25,000 virtual machines that are on the road around the clock.
Apparently, Waymo approaching the launch of commercial services without a driver by the end of this year. More than 400 residents of Phoenix tried the technology Waymo using the app to control driverless electric vans Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid.