We’ve all heard and seen autonomous transportation vehicles from Tesla but not so much about Waymo.
Waymo LLC is an American autonomous driving technology development company. It is a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc, the parent company of Google.
Waymo operates a commercial self-driving taxi service in the greater Phoenix, Arizona area called “Waymo One”, with Chandler, Arizona fully mapped.
Here are a few FAQs I found on Google ( they may be a little bias for obvious reasons).
Is Waymo better than Tesla?
In an interview, Krafcik said that Tesla only had a “really good driver assistance system,” according to Business Insider. … Additionally, Krafcik believes that Waymo’s sensors are better than Tesla’s. Waymo uses the same technology that most car manufacturers do: radar, lidar, and cameras.Jun 12, 2021
Is Waymo fully autonomous?
The Waymo Driver operates at Level 4 autonomy, meaning, Waymo says, that “no human driver is needed in our defined operational conditions.” This, Waymo continues, represents “fully autonomous driving technology,” with the Waymo Driver being “fully independent from a human driver.”Mar 4, 2021
Is Waymo ahead of Tesla?
Among self-driving car companies, only Tesla has the capability to train neural networks at the scale of billions of miles. … “Waymo is years ahead of Tesla.” “Google and DeepMind are the world leaders in machine learning, so Waymo is the leader in self-driving cars.”
Okay, the real question we’re all thinking
Can I buy Waymo car?
Unfortunately, you can’t buy a Waymo car or its self-driving hardware or software. Furthermore, Waymo does not make cars and have not partnered with any automakers to sell consumer vehicle with Waymo self-driving sensor suits.
Besides, why would you sell The Goose That Lays Golden Eggs?
Let’s face it, Waymo vehicles could eliminate the taxi and Uber industries ( not to mention our entire future mobility and ground delivery needs).
This technology is just short of Captain Kirk’s famous saying “Beam me up, Scotty”.
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