Google’s Waymo subsidiary, which specializes in self-driving cars, has launched a driverless taxi program in San Francisco. According to the manufacturer’s website, those who wish will be able to ride an electric Jaguar I-PACE.
While the Trusted Tester program is running in test mode, in this way, the company is moving towards a future with “fully autonomous trips.” To participate in the experiment, you need to download the Waymo One app, where you can leave a review after the trip. However, it is forbidden to share your opinion publicly. Initially, the company conducted testing with selected passengers but decided to expand the range of users.
Participants call the car through the program and indicate the place to which they will go. During the trip, what is happening on the road is broadcast on the screen in the car. There is also a button in the cabin, by clicking on which you can stop the car if necessary. The car was also prepared for passengers with “any level of mobility,” having equipped a place for a wheelchair inside.