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Watch Out! More Robotaxis Are Coming to U.S. Cities

• by B.N. Frank

From Smart Cities Dive:

Robotaxi companies are expanding existing operations — and coming soon to new cities

Dan Zukowski Reporter

Dive Brief:

Robotaxi operations — autonomous vehicles used in ride-hailing services — are expanding in San Francisco and Phoenix and will soon launch in Dallas, Houston and Los Angeles, according to industry sources.

Cruise, a General Motors subsidiary, and Waymo recently received approval from the California Public Utilities Commission to operate driverless ride-hail vehicles for paying passengers "throughout the city of San Francisco, at all hours of day or night."

Waymo also doubled its service area in the Phoenix metropolitan area in May and partnered with Uber to serve its riders and Uber Eats customers using Waymo autonomous vehicles.