Waymo brings robo-taxis to San Francisco in new test

San Francisco (AFP) – Waymo, the autonomous driving unit of Google parent Alphabet, said Wednesday it would begin testing its driverless ride-hailing service on the streets of San Francisco. The move expands the testing for the autonomous vehicles, which have been in use in the Phoenix, Arizona area since 2017. The first tests will be with Waymo employees, to gain feedback before expanding to more riders. Waymo has improved its technology, which will be used for “tackling the city’s iconic topographical variety — from rolling hills to sandy ocean highways, tiny side streets to huge freeways, …

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