Waymo Filings Give New Details on Its Driverless Taxis
Waymo (Google/Alphabet) is finally launching fully automated vehicles. 52 cars will be deployed around their Mountain View offices and will only be able to operate in and arouund that area. Of note however is a second applicant – China's JingChi which has requested a licence for a single car with a remote person overseeing the vehicle and able to stop or control it in case of emergency. Waymo assert that their vehicles already operate at SAE-Level 4, which includes automatically stopping in case of system failure (https://rob.al/2KzoBaL), and so there's no way for staff remotely monitoring the car to take control of it.
California’s DMV has also received an application from the startup JingChi to test fully autonomous vehicles