Waymo And Others Resume Self-Driving Testing And Rides

Waymo, the world’s leading self-driving car company, has resumed on-road testing and some delivery services, after shutting these down due to Covid-19. Baidu BIDU, Pony.AI and Aurora have also resumed, and Zoox says it will restart soon in Las Vegas. Uber UBER resumed some testing in California (a big step after they were shut down for a very long time after running over a pedestrian in Arizona) on March 11, just a short time before lockdowns ended that. Some other companies have been doing Covid-19 related operations like delivering food or medicine, such as Nuro and Cruise. (Nuro vehicles never have a driver in them.) Starship, which operates delivery robots on sidewalks, has increased its city operations due to high demand for delivery in the Covid era.