A day in the life of a Waymo self-driving taxi


Waymo is ready to start charging for its self-driving trips, but first, it needs to master the dreaded art of fleet management.

In a nondescript depot in suburban Arizona, the future of transportation is getting a tune-up. This is where Waymo, the self-driving unit of Google parent Alphabet, houses its growing fleet of self-driving cars: hundreds of Chrysler Pacifica minivans fitted with highly advanced hardware and software that enables them to safely ride on public roads without a human driver behind the wheel.

For over a year, Waymo has been offering trips to the 400-plus members of its Early Rider program who use Waymo’s ride-hailing app to summon the minivans for free trips to school, the mall, the gym, or elsewhere within its suburban Phoenix service area. Soon, Waymo will make that service available to the general public and it will start charging money for it, too. At the outset, the company plans on offering fully autonomous rides with a Waymo employee in the car only as a chaperone. And when that happens, it will make history as the first fully driverless taxi service in the world.

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Amazing Photo Of Stealth Bomber Approaching Sound Barrier

Amazing Photo Of Stealth Bomber Approaching Sound Barrier 

The blur is a visible condensation cloud that often occurs close to the speed of the sound barrier as the B-2 Spirit bomber breaks the sound barrier during a flight over California.

It looks like a fish out of water – but this airborne killing machine is right at home as it soars above the Californian desert.  This amazing picture is of a U.S. military Stealth Bomber quite literally building up steam as it approaches the sound barrier.

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