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DriverlessRatings News Recap: February 23 - March 8

Top three driverless stories in the news

Driving Test for Driverless Vehicles 

In California, the Department of Motor Vehicles may be issuing permits for fully driverless vehicle as early as April 2nd.  Before taking to the roads in San Francisco, Mayor Mark Farrell wrote in a letter, “I am specifically requesting that all (autonomous vehicle) manufacturers who intend to apply for a driverless testing or deployment permit participate in a safety assessment exercise in San Francisco.”  

Read more here: https://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/SF-to-automakers-We-need-demo-of-driverless-cars-12736643.php

Driverless Trucks Delivering Freight in Arizona

Arizona has become a key location as Uber continues to test out autonomous functionality. Along with testing driverless taxis, they are now hauling freight on highways with driverless trucks - although, for now, there remains a back-up driver. With Tesla beginning to roll out more details on their driverless truck, this should continue to be an interesting race to watch. 

Read more here: http://money.cnn.com/2018/03/07/technology/uber-trucks-autonomous/index.html

Waymo Releases 360 Degree Video

As Waymo continues to attempt to increase the public's comfort level in driverless technology, they released a video to help people understand how the vehicle's technology works. Have a look:

Read more about the video here: https://medium.com/waymo/recreating-the-self-driving-experience-the-making-of-the-waymo-360-video-37a80466af49

Image credit: Waymo


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