Waymo has crossed the 10-million-mile barrier for self-driving cars.
The company intends to begin a commercial rollout in Phoenix at the end of the year.
To support miles driven in the real world, Waymo has amassed nearly 7 billion self-driving miles in simulation.
Waymo, once known as the Google Car project, has racked up more self-driving miles than anybody. That makes sense, as the project has been ongoing for about a decade.
On Wednesday — 10/10, if you’re numerologically astute — Waymo crossed 10 million miles.
“When it comes to driving, experience is the best teacher, and that experience is even more valuable when it’s varied and challenging,” CEO John Krafcik wrote in a Medium post.
“These millions of miles were driven in 25 cities across the United States: in sunny California, dusty Arizona, and snowy Michigan, and from the high-speed roads around Phoenix to the dense urban streets of San Francisco.”
Impressive, but what Waymo has been doing in the virtual realm is downright astonishing. In computer simulations, Waymo racks up 10 million miles every day.
“By the end of the month, we’ll cross 7 billion miles driven,” Krafcik added.
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Source:: Businessinsider – Finance