An nameless reader quotes a document from Quartz: Alphabet’s driverless-car corporate Waymo announced a brand new milestone nowadays (Oct. 10): its vehicles have driven a collective 10 million miles on U.S. roads. With vehicles in six states, Waymo has truly been racking up the miles since April 2017, when it introduced a program giving rides to passengers across the Phoenix, Arizona space. At that time, Waymo vehicles had pushed now not reasonably three million miles because the corporate’s earliest days as a analysis venture inside of Google in 2009. But within the final 18 months, the corporate greater than tripled its street mileage.
Competing with different corporations with autonomous-vehicle methods like Uber, Tesla, Apple, and GM’s Cruise, Waymo is main the pack with regards to street miles pushed. […] The corporate’s subsequent 10 million miles, CEO John Krafcik mentioned in nowadays’s announcement, will center of attention on “striking the balance” between its safety-first algorithms and riding assertively in on a regular basis maneuvers, like merging, and navigating dangerous climate. But it is value conserving issues in point of view: U.S. drivers rack up some three trillion miles each and every 12 months, so Waymo nonetheless has some floor to hide.