The Cruise company will join Waymo and will also begin to deliver passengers in a car without a driver. California regulators have issued a subsidiary of the General Motors permission to conduct pilot testing on the roads of the state.
If they are successful, the company is ready to have a few months to withdraw on the road from 2.5 thousand of their robomobile, reports Venture Beat.
How to pass the test
The event will be held in the framework of the Autonomous Service of passenger transport (CPUC), which operates in the state. In the framework of the Cruise will provide CPUC data security protocols and reporting of all incidents and the number of completed passenger-miles.
Tests will be closed, that is, become passenger Cruise will be only the partners of company, journalists and other specially selected people.
During the test traffic, the cabin will also be the technician who will be able to take control of robomobile in case of emergency.
Who else is conducting such tests
In addition to Cruise among the companies that are allowed to participate in the pilot testing of unmanned robomobile – Zoox, Alphabet’s Waymo, Pony.ai, Aurora and AutoX. They are allowed to test robomobile without a driver behind the wheel, unlike the 66 companies registered with the California Department of transportation, which received the right to conduct testing of drones, but only if the driver is the operator. That is just in California its drones now testing 72 companies.
Cruise was going to start the service unmanned taxi in the last year, but was forced to postpone because of the need to modify security measures and app. It is unclear when exactly we should expect the official launch robotaxi, but Cruise is hoping that after a few months it will have to be 2 500 unmanned vehicles.
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