Waymo introduces commercial self-driving service
Waymo is introducing its commercial self-driving service, Waymo One. First it will be offered to early riders who have already been using the technology, with the expectation that it will eventually be available to more members of the public. The company says that, initially, Waymo-trained drivers will supervise the Waymo One vehicles. Fully driverless rides have already been offered to some early riders, and this capability is expected to gradually come to Waymo One.
To enhance the vehicles’ capability, Waymo says its engineers and scientists are applying advanced artificial intelligence and new in-house designed sensing systems to help the vehicles navigate complex weather conditions that are difficult even for human drivers. The company adds that it is programming its cars to be "cautious and courteous above all."