Waymo Self-Driving Cars Project Expands to Atlanta

A Waymo van.    
   Waymo

Waymo has also recently started winter testing in MI and has returned to testing in San Francisco.

Waymo, Alphabet Inc's self-driving auto unit, would start testing its self-driving vehicles in Atlanta, it said on Twitter on Monday.

With Atlanta added to the growing list, Waymo now has an impressively large number of driving conditions in which to test its cars, ranging from hills and extreme heat to rain and bitter cold.


"Metro Atlanta is the next stop for Waymo's test program", the tweet read.

"Now that we have the world's first fleet of fully self-driving cars on public roads, we're focused on taking our technology to a wide variety of cities and environments", a Waymo representative told The Drive.

Waymo's autonomous vehicles will have to tackle high levels of traffic in Atlanta, considering the city is the ninth most congested metro area in the world, according to the Inrix Traffic Scorecard. This builds Waymo's map of the area in far greater detail than any Global Positioning System or street map is capable of doing, essentially creating a 3D model of the area and all of its fixed obstacles and traffic signals. The city ranks the ninth most-congested metro area in the world, behind just Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco for the worst traffic in the US, according to the Inrix Traffic Scorecard. The area also experiences about 50 inches of rainfall each year, making it a good test ground for less-than-ideal weather situations.

Related News:

  • Resilient Man City delight Guardiola as Aguero restores order

    Resilient Man City delight Guardiola as Aguero restores order

    Every team plays for something, to stay here, for Europa League, for Champions League and be focused. It counts at fixture 38. "I think we're well drilled", he said.
    William H Macy: It's hard for men

    William H Macy: It's hard for men

    During Sunday night's Screen Actors Guild Awards , viewers may have noticed that every presenter on stage was a woman. A little bit, what the hell, that can't hurt you". "We're not going back", William continued.
    Schumer: Deal reached to reopen federal gov't

    Schumer: Deal reached to reopen federal gov't

    The government shutdown remained in effect Monday, after senators failed to come to an agreement to end it late Sunday night. Leaders from both parties quickly dismissed the idea, but Democrats wasted no time in pointing the finger back at Mr.
  • North Korean pop star visits South Korea before performing at the Olympics

    North Korean pop star visits South Korea before performing at the Olympics

    A North Korean delegation scouting South Korea for appropriate performance venues was met with angry protesters on Monday morning. IOC president Thomas Bach said: "The Olympic spirit is about respect, dialogue and understanding".
    Aussie Open: Federer, Djokovic into Fourth Round

    Aussie Open: Federer, Djokovic into Fourth Round

    Nadal was beaten by Federer at last year's grand slam and will be determined to avoid falling to him again at this year's event. So, yeah, I had to deal with it till the end of the match. "If he backs this up, then we'll see how far he can go".
    Android 8.1 Oreo's Wi-Fi Menu Shows Speed Labels for Public Networks

    Android 8.1 Oreo's Wi-Fi Menu Shows Speed Labels for Public Networks

    Device owners can expect to find these labels positioned directly underneath the public Wi-Fi names prior to connecting. Just how much faster is Very Fast than Fast? From there, locate Network rating provider and switch it to None .
  • The Senate Just Voted to Reopen the Government-Without Protecting Dreamers

    The Senate Just Voted to Reopen the Government-Without Protecting Dreamers

    The White House and GOP leaders said they would not negotiate with Democrats on immigration until the government is reopened. The bill does not provide protections for Dreamers-undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children.
    Super Bowl LII set with Patriots, Eagles

    Super Bowl LII set with Patriots, Eagles

    After giving up the opening touchdown of the game, the Eagles overpowered the Vikings with 38 straight points. The Eagles won 38-7 to advance to Super Bowl LII . "This is a different team than last year's team".
    Halliburton 4th-qtr profit beats, firm takes charge for Venezuela

    Halliburton 4th-qtr profit beats, firm takes charge for Venezuela

    Swiss National Bank increased its stake in Halliburton Co ( HAL ) by 1% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. The institutional investor acquired 202,238 shares of the oilfield services company's stock , valued at approximately $9,884,000.
  • Tokyo holds 1st anti-ballistic missile evacuation drill

    Tokyo holds 1st anti-ballistic missile evacuation drill

    Residents in earthquake-prone Japan are used to drills for natural disasters. A nuclear war would devastate everything".
    Cast of Disney-Pixar's 'Incredibles 2′ Reveal Secret Identities

    Cast of Disney-Pixar's 'Incredibles 2′ Reveal Secret Identities

    WINSTON DEAVOR (voice of Bob Odenkirk ) leads a world-class telecommunications company alongside his genius sister, Evelyn. Now it's up to the Parrs and Frozone to save the day, which is "easier said than done, even when they're all Incredible ".
    Novak Djokovic upset at Aussie Open by up-and-comer

    Novak Djokovic upset at Aussie Open by up-and-comer

    The Austrian with the one-hander had a surprisingly hard time against Sandgren's compatriot and fellow U.S. Both players are into the quarterfinals at the Grand Slam event for just the first time in their careers.


Most liked

Akshara Haasan in Vikram's next
However, the veteran star won't be acting in it - his daughter, Akshara Haasan will play the lead along with Vikram . The untitled flick is being bankrolled by Kamal's Raaj Kamal International along with Trident Arts.

India follows China and Pakistan in WEF's inclusive development ranking
France, on the other hand, fares less well on Growth and Development (21 out of 29); however, it ranks 12 for Inclusion. It is followed by Canada (17), France (18), the United Kingdom (21), the U.S. (23), Japan (24) and Italy (27).

Turkish military enters Syrian province with ground offensive
Mr Mattis said Turkey's military informed Washington of its air operation in a phone call to high levels of the USA military. The United States is backing the YPG in Syria, seeing it as an effective partner in the fight against Islamic State .

What are the new Overwatch skins and how do you get them?
Eight of the elven new legendary skins are Blizzard themed, while the other four celebrate the character's heritage. Diablo is likewise represented with Reinhardt as the Crusader, Zarya as the Barbarian, and Roadhog as the Butcher.

Wynn Resorts 4Q Earnings, Sales Top Wall Street Forecasts
Zogenix, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZGNX) shares have been labeled a top pick by Beta Research as it meets the A+ criteria outlined by the firm. TheStreet downgraded shares of Wynn Resorts from a b- rating to a c+ rating in a research note on Friday, October 13th.

Pope Apologizes to Abuse Victims, But Defends Chile Bishop
The Pope sharply told journalists: "The day I see proof against Bishop Barros, then I will talk. You don't play like that, because this is admitting previous guilt", Francis told reporters.

Sergio Aguero praised by Pep Guardiola after hat trick in Newcastle win
Benitez - who made four changes for the game - fielded a five-man defence against the Premier League leaders. If City were to win the quadruple, it would be an unbelievable achievement.

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman Dazzle at 2018 SAG Awards
This comes after television and film stars began to publicly show their support for the #MeToo and Time's Up movements. In the mini-series, Kidman plays the role of Celeste Wright, a woman and mother struggling in an abusive relationship.

Senate leaders agree on plan to reopen government
The House will need to vote on the funding measure for it to go to President Donald Trump to sign. The Senate still must vote on final passage to send the bill to the House.

Rain Forecast in Bay Area Through Early Monday Morning
The first thunderstorms of the year are possible Monday , say forecasters with the National Weather Service in Lincoln. Glaze from the ice storm affected 70 percent of the state, and was accompanied by high wind, causing power outages.

Ronaldo is 'fine' after suffering head wound
The Wales global said he was not yet at full fitness, but he is desperate to star for Madrid in the latter part of the season. Faced with two defenders, Messi dummied to shoot, drifted past both and calmly slotted home past goalkeeper Antonio Adan.

Six people killed in DRC during demonstrations against Kabila
Tensions were also said to be running high in the major cities of Kisangani, Lubumbashi, Goma, Beni and Mbuji Mayi. The internet, email and social media messaging networks were cut in the capital ahead of the march.

Chelsea could offer Eden Hazard in exchange for Ousmane Dembele
Eden Hazard is of the opinion that Chelsea don't need to invest in another striker in January, amid a flurry of transfer rumours. We're very happy to have him here and we're happy that he's enjoying his football. " It's simple.

David Silva Starts - Manchester City Team vs Newcastle United Confirmed
The 29-year-old said: "In the Premier League all games are hard but obviously against Newcastle I have a really good record". The Argentina worldwide opened the scoring in the first-half with a fine header, leaving the hosts 1-0 up at the break.

Unified Korea team to jointly enter opening ceremonies under Korean Peninsula flag
The deal confirmed Saturday built on a breakthrough agreement reached Wednesday at the Korean neighbors' shared border. The advance team toured two potential venues in Gangneung for their upcoming performances during the Olympic period.