has long been considered to be the two driving force behind Waymo in terms of automatic driving. Cruise welcomed the good news yesterday that they were allowed to test fully automatic driving vehicles on public roads in California. Cruise also announced that he planned to put the fully automatic driving test vehicle on the road by the end of this year, so that safety drivers could rest. Prior to cruise, four companies, waymo, nuro, zoox and autox, also received the license. < / P > < p > it is reported that at present, a total of 60 companies have voluntarily applied for the full-automatic driving test license from the California motor vehicle administration. Everyone is ready to say goodbye to the safety drivers. Cruise CEO Dan Ammann said in a blog post that although cruise is not the first company to obtain a fully automated driving test license, it will be the first company to dare not use safe drivers in San Francisco. < / P > < p > “by the end of this year, cruise’s test car will be on the streets of San Francisco, all electric and without a safe driver.” Dan Ammann further adds, “for drivers with automatic driving, excluding safe drivers is a real standard, and the continued use of internal combustion engines will not create the future of transportation.”
however, the Cruise spokesman did not talk about the safety of the driver. Therefore, it is unknown whether the safety personnel will leave the vehicle completely or change to other seats, or to sit on other cars and follow the fully automatic driving vehicle. In addition, the operation of Cruise fully automatic driving vehicle in San Francisco will not be announced for the time being. Of course, cruise can’t let himself off on these issues, because the California motor vehicle administration has to make three rules before it issues a license.
California vehicle administration provides that Cruise can only test fully automatic driving vehicles on specific streets in San Francisco, with a total of up to 5 vehicles. In addition, the vehicle has a speed limit that can’t exceed 30 mph. At the same time, heavy fog and heavy rain weather, the test must be suspended. Companies with test licenses must also buy enough insurance, with a maximum compensation of $5 million in the event of an accident. < / P > < p > at present, cruise’s fully automatic driving service is only open to employees. Once upon a time, cruise claimed to launch an autonomous taxi service by the end of 2019, but eventually had to admit that his goal was too high. After that, there was no new time for the cruise node. Moreover, Cruise has never publicly shown its fully automatic driving vehicle. < / P > < p > compared with the U.S. Department of transportation, the California motor vehicle administration is obviously faster, and the former is still reviewing another cruise application. In 2019, NHTSA said it was seeking public opinion and would evaluate applications for automated driving tests in the future, but it has not yet given results. Last year < / P > completely abolished the original steering wheel and any steering wheel controls related to human. The car will be mass-produced at GM’s Detroit plant in the future, aiming to provide shared travel services to passengers. < / P > < p > in fact, just last week, waymo began to “cut corners” on safety drivers earlier than cruise, and expanded waymo one’s services in the suburbs of Phoenix, namely, open to the public – a leap forward for waymo. < / P > < p > after all, waymo announced in 2018 that it would launch a fully automated commercial service by the end of the year. Waymo did launch waymo one at the end of that year, but it was obviously the wrong version. Waymo one was not only equipped with a safe driver in every car, but also opened to specific groups of people. < / P > < p > it is the existing waymo one users who first enjoy the full automatic driving service. In the next few weeks, we will welcome more new users through the app. < / P > < p > waymo one service is currently subject to regional restrictions, with its transport camp limited to 50 square miles of land in Chandler, temple and mesa in the suburbs of Phoenix. That is to say, within a few weeks, at least 50 square miles of users will be able to drive fully automatic cars. < / P > < p > since waymo dares to open the full-automatic driving service to the public, it means that waymo has enough assurance on the safety of the service. The question now is whether waymo one can quickly scale up and leave Phoenix to enter other American cities and even the world, because it is related to whether the service can make real money. < / P > < p > after all, waymo one is still a pure money throwing project, and the company may burn tens of millions or even hundreds of millions of dollars every quarter. < / P > < p > in addition to the investment in technology research and development, the wages of safety drivers, the cost of gasoline and the expenses of logistics are not small expenses. Don’t forget, waymo’s investment in vehicle sensors is also considerable. According to waymo, in March before the outbreak, they were able to complete 1000-2000 transfers a week, of which only 5% – 10% were fully autonomous vehicles. By the end of this year, they will gradually return to full automatic driving service of 100 times a week, and then gradually increase. < / P > < p > as the head players of automatic driving, waymo, nuro, zoox, autox and cruise have obtained the full-automatic driving test license of California motor vehicle administration; moreover, waymo and cruise have successively announced plans to “remove” safety guards from the driver’s seat. All this information sends out a strong signal that the era of autonomous driving seems to be accelerating. < / P > < p > even waymo and cruise, who have already announced that they are “cutting” security officers, are now training remote operators with rigorous training. These operators do not touch the steering wheel of the vehicle directly, but they send high-level instructions when the vehicle is in trouble. In order to realize the goal of reducing the cost of one car from three operators to one vehicle in the future, it is understood that the remote management of one vehicle will be realized from three to four vehicles. The release and download schedule of Microsoft Flight Simulation varies from region to region