Robot taxi company Waymo announces it is 'providing more than 50,000 rides per week'

Waymo , a self-driving car development company under Alphabet, operates fully autonomous robotaxi services in Phoenix, Arizona, San Francisco, California, and Los Angeles. On May 10, 2024, Waymo announced that it was 'making 50,000 trips per week in three major cities.'

Waymo says its robotaxis are now making 50,000 paid trips every week

Waymo launched its fully self-driving taxi service in Phoenix in 2020 and has since steadily expanded the areas where it is available, launching service in San Francisco in August 2021 and in parts of Los Angeles and on Bay Area highways in March 2024.

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Waymo provides robotaxi services in these areas 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There have been cases of robotaxi safety issues, such as collisions with small dogs and fatalities , and collisions with bicycles , but Waymo has released data showing that its fully self-driving cars have fewer accidents than cars driven by humans.

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Waymo, which announced that it now operates 50,000 transportation operations per week, reported in March 2024 that the number of users in the four cities where it provides its service, including Austin, Texas, where it is currently conducting operational tests, has exceeded 1 million.

In its announcement, Waymo reported, 'We know that our vehicles improve road safety for all road users, including cyclists, pedestrians, and other motorists. And all of our robotaxis are powered by renewable energy, helping cities achieve their sustainability goals.'

'People from all walks of life rely on our services to get around and get to work. Fully autonomous ride-hailing is no longer a fantasy but a reality, and it's an ideal transportation option for those who need to get around town every day,' he said.

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