SAN FRANCISCO — California regulators voted Thursday to allow self-driving car companies Waymo and Cruise to offer 24/7 paid taxi service in San Francisco, a major win for the industry that could pave the way for more widespread adoption of the technology.
Maps of unusually warm sea surface temperatures are awash in reds and oranges this summer, illustrating a series of marine heat waves across much of the globe and raising fears for what the rest of the year could bring as the heat persists and even intensifies.
A scheduled vote by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) that could allow the unlimited expansion of Cruise and Waymo robotaxis on public streets has been postponed until July 13 for further review.
Kyle Vogt - " waiting for this day for almost 10 years. Today I’m proud to announce Cruise is now running 24/7 across all of San Francisco!"
Since its founding eight years ago, Zoox, a company developing autonomous vehicles (AVs) and now a subsidiary of Amazon, has been working towards its goal of creating a purpose-built autonomous vehicle, with no steering wheel.
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