Mountain View: Google’s new self-driving minivans are all set to be launched on roads beginning later this month. This is going to be a big step towards complete self driving of cars in the days to come. The minivans are set to be launched by Waymo, a Google concern totally focused to self-driving vehicles.
Reports suggest that Google baby is all set to launch the first fleet of its self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans onto public roads before the end of January.
The news that was released during the ongoing North American International Auto Show earlier today shows the rapid strides that the tech giant has made in the field in the last couple of years. It is at the forefronts when it comes to self driving cars.
The announcement details the areas where the latest self-driven from Waymo will be deployed. It is now clear that the self driven Google minivans will be hitting the roads in Mountain View, California and Phoenix, Arizona, where the company’s self-driving Lexus SUVs have already driven thousands of miles over the past few years.
Meanwhile the company also made public the details of the self-driving Pacificas, which have been under wraps since the deal between Google and Fiat Chrysler was first announced mid last year.
There is a huge difference between earlier Google’s self driving cars and the latest one. The search giant says that for its forthcoming self-driving minivans the company will be manufacturing all the technology that enables its cars to completely drive themselves in-house. So instead of buying these components, the company is now building all its own cameras, sensors, and mapping technology. This is going to be a major development that may impact its eventual competitors in the market in the coming years.