Google began to develop autonomous technology since 2009 at a secret leboratorium called 'X,' which is run by company co-founder Sergey Brin. And since then the car have covered more than 2.3 million miles while steered by a robot. Now, the Google's car with autonomous technology got the name 'Waymo'. And Waymo stands for the "new WAY forward in MObility'.
|Finally, the car with autonomous technology of Google-owned uses the name 'Waymo'. And Waymo stands for the "new way forward in mobility '. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1gjEIs)|
"We believe this technology can begin to reshape the tens of trillions of miles the route of the vehicle around the world every year, it becomes more secure, efficient, as well as being a means of transportation that is easily accessible," said John Krafcik, Waymo's chief executive, as quoted by Techcrumch on Wednesday, December 14, 2016.
Waymo will become an independent company are under the management of Google's parent company, Alphabet. By doing so, Waymo expected to be more free to develop its autonomous car products.
"We see that the (autonomous) technology is useful for use in private vehicles, rental transportations, logistics, or public transport," he said. And he believed, the use of autonomous technology can bring greater benefits in the future, such as creating jobs on the service sector.
|Steve Maham rode the Google's autonomous car for several test events in Austin, Texas. (PIcture from: http://adf.ly/1gjEud)|
To demonstrate the reliability of Waymo autonomic technology, then the company is carried out the tests to deliver a citizen of Austin, Texas, named Steve Maham. He had ridden in Google test vehicles previously, but he was always accompanied and escorted by police. This time, he rode with neither, and the car negotiated four-way stops, pedestrians, narrow streets and more in public in Austin.
"This car is very likely used because it can pass through heavy obstacles, such as detecting and responding ambulances, moving from one lane to another lane, and anticipate the sudden movement of a human being on the highway," Waymo said in a statement. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | ABC | TECHCRUNCH]
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