California Motor Vehicle Management Bureau said in a report Wednesday, Alphabet's company Waymo in one of the key indicators in the performance of automatic driving technology far ahead of the competition, that is the same as the driving mileage, the car needs less human intervention automatic driving Waymo.
At the moment, several automakers, tech giants and startups are testing self-driving cars on California highways, such as Google, Apple, Tesla, General Motors, and so on. These companies are required to provide an annual report on the mileage of their cars in self-driving mode, as well as the cars
This index is one of the ways to measure the reliability of the automatic driving system. Although the regulator has not yet determined how high the automatic driving system needs to achieve, it will be able to go on a large scale. According to the industry, it may take more than ten years or even longer to spread the auto - driving technology on a large scale.
According to the latest report, during the testing period from December 2016 to December 2017. The Waymo drives an average of 5,596 miles without human intervention. The closest performance to Waymo is Cruise, GM's autonomous driving company. Twice.
Autopilot is still in its R & D stage, but it has begun testing on the road, especially in California, where Silicon Valley is located. California law stipulates that a driver in the driver's seat of an auto driving car needs to be equipped with a human driver to take over the car when necessary.
In the case of Waymo, for example, the company's self-driving cars traveled 352545 miles during last year's tests, but only 63 times.
No. 3 was Nissan's self-driving car, driving 5007 miles and 24 times over the same period.
After Nissan, the number began to drop sharply, with Baidu driving its own car twice
Ford, Honda, BMW, Volkswagen and Tesla said they did not test autopilot on the California highway in the meantime.