Alphabet's Waymo self-driving car project is expanding testing of its autonomous Chrysler Pacifica minivans and long-haul trucks to roads in Texas and New Mexico, building on a project that started in Arizona in late 2018.
Project participants can use a smartphone application to summon autonomous vehicles to travel in an area of up to about 100 square miles.
Waymo expects businesses to be interested in using the technology to carry customers to and from shops.
Waymo’s Eric Meyhofer said the company had no defined timetable for deploying the self-driving rideshare vehicles; for now, he said, the vehicles will carry only a driver and a data collection specialist.
From Agence France-Presse
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