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maskedpaki t1_ivwez7j wrote

So if I sell a product in one country it's undergoing a trial even if it's open to all customers there with no restrictions ?

By this definition most everything is "in testing "

Let's not play with semantics. This is a product. They obviously can't sell rides to 8 billion people overnight. That doesn't mean it's still in testing.


LeagueReplays2 t1_ivwl4xf wrote

This isn't semantics, you're skimming over the actual significance of being in a single city. It's not just because they started thejre, their technology relies entirely on pre-programming the entire area the car is geofenced in into the car, and then continiously maintaining and updating it. It can't self-drive anywhere it wasn't pre-programmed to self drive in. For this reason, the technology is not likely to actually scale past working in a single metropolitan area.


Unbelievable_Girth t1_ivzgajh wrote

But it's not meant to be used everywhere. If they set out with a goal to make a specific area viable to be driven, then they have accomplished that goal and are now selling their product. They can move to another area and then it would be considered "testing".


ihateshadylandlords t1_ivwfpmt wrote

Is Waymo a company that intends to provide thejr service to one city only? Let’s face it, this is another step for the company. If all goes well, they’ll venture into other cities.