Waymo is gearing up to put a lot more self-driving cars on the…

Waymo is gearing up to put a lot more self-driving cars on the road | TechCrunch

Waymo is opening another technical service center, this one in Mesa in the Phoenix area, an expansion that will allow the autonomous-vehicle technology startup to double its capacity in the area as it prepares to grow its commercial fleet.

In December, the company launched Waymo One, a commercial self-driving car service and accompanying app. The service isn’t widely available yet and Waymo-trained test drivers are still behind the wheel but Waymo does have driverless vehicles on public roads in Phoenix.

This latest announcement signals that Waymo is still committed to its initial plan to eventually cover a large portion of the sprawling metropolis of Phoenix, which is about 600 square miles. Waymo currently operates in Chandler, Tempe, Gilbert and Mesa. 

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