DriverlessRatings Weekly News Recap - February 15th - 22nd
Top three driverless stories of the week
Americans Not Very Trusting of Self-Driving Cars
In a wide-ranging survey, a German company released it's findings when it comes to self-driving vehicles. There are a lot of interesting findings but one that stands out is that only 34% of Americans think self-driving cars will increase safety. This is just one small study, but interesting nonetheless. Here are a few key statistics:
Google Receives Regulatory Approval to Operate Driverless Taxis
Waymo got a permit in late January from the Arizona Department of Transportation to operate as a Transportation Network Company, according to Ryan Harding, a spokesman at the state agency. No further details have been announced yet but we are getting close to a Waymo roll-out in Arizona.
Race to Maps for Driverless Cars
Bloomberg put out a fascinating piece in regards to the race companies are in to build a superior mapping system. The article lays out the two most common approaches:
"One aims to create complete high-definition maps that will let the driverless cars of the future navigate all on their own; another creates maps piece-by-piece, using sensors in today’s vehicles that will allow cars to gradually automate more and more parts of driving."
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