Although ride-sharing firms like Lyft and Uber have been working hard on developing fully autonomous technology – as have many mainstream manufacturers – [fully driverless vehicles] are still some way off.
Waymo appears to be closer than most.
Later this year Google’s sister company is planning to introduce a driverless taxi service in Phoenix, Arizona. Unlike several other autonomous taxi services being trialled around the world, this one will not need a safety driver in the car.
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