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Google/Waymo is launching their self driving taxi service (no human behind the wheel) with 600 Chrysler Pacifica mini vans in Phoenix before Christmas. This will be like adding two thousand full time Uber drivers overnight, and these cars are not going to be sitting around waiting for pings, they'll be running nonstop.

Waymo and Avis Reach Deal Over Self-Driving Cars' Maintenance
  • On Monday, Waymo and Avis Budget Group, the large car-rental company, reached an agreement that would put Avis Budget in charge of maintaining the 600 self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans that Waymo will deploy in the Phoenix area.
  • The deal reached Monday is narrow, focused just on maintaining Waymo's Phoenix fleet.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/26/business/waymo-avis-deal-self-driving-cars-maintenance.html

It sure looks like Waymo is getting ready to launch in Phoenix
  • First, the decision to launch these ads in Arizona seems to confirm reporting by The Information that Waymo was hoping to launch a commercial driverless car service in the Greater Phoenix area before the end of the year.
  • You can see Waymo methodically building a political case to begin offering a driverless car service in the Greater Phoenix area
https://arstechnica.com/cars/2017/10/it-sure-looks-like-waymo-is-getting-ready-to-launch-in-phoenix/

Google's self-driving cars could be on our roads this year
  • If you've been following Waymo's progress, you'll know it's already been running tests of its autonomous vehicles in Phoenix, Arizona. But these tests have all been carried out with a driver behind the wheel for safety.
  • The new plan is to take off the training wheels, and have the cars drive themselves without the safety person as early as this autumn.
http://www.techradar.com/news/googles-self-driving-cars-could-be-on-our-roads-this-year
 

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Google/Waymo is launching their self driving taxi service (no human behind the wheel) with 600 Chrysler Pacifica mini vans in Phoenix before Christmas. This will be like adding two thousand full time Uber drivers overnight, and these cars are not going to be sitting around waiting for pings, they'll be running nonstop.

Waymo and Avis Reach Deal Over Self-Driving Cars' Maintenance
  • On Monday, Waymo and Avis Budget Group, the large car-rental company, reached an agreement that would put Avis Budget in charge of maintaining the 600 self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans that Waymo will deploy in the Phoenix area.
  • The deal reached Monday is narrow, focused just on maintaining Waymo's Phoenix fleet.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/26/business/waymo-avis-deal-self-driving-cars-maintenance.html

It sure looks like Waymo is getting ready to launch in Phoenix
  • First, the decision to launch these ads in Arizona seems to confirm reporting by The Information that Waymo was hoping to launch a commercial driverless car service in the Greater Phoenix area before the end of the year.
  • You can see Waymo methodically building a political case to begin offering a driverless car service in the Greater Phoenix area
https://arstechnica.com/cars/2017/10/it-sure-looks-like-waymo-is-getting-ready-to-launch-in-phoenix/

Google's self-driving cars could be on our roads this year
  • If you've been following Waymo's progress, you'll know it's already been running tests of its autonomous vehicles in Phoenix, Arizona. But these tests have all been carried out with a driver behind the wheel for safety.
  • The new plan is to take off the training wheels, and have the cars drive themselves without the safety person as early as this autumn.
http://www.techradar.com/news/googles-self-driving-cars-could-be-on-our-roads-this-year
Why Avis? Because Hertz and Enterprise already had way too many headaches in the rideshare biz. I guess just burn through all the rental car guys... ha!
 

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The first year in the first city will determine whether or not self driving fleets will be viable, or too disgusting to ride in...

With 20+ trips a day per car, how many cleaning trips will each car need per day and at what cost? if there is no driver to babysit the car?
 
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The first year in the first city will determine whether or not self driving fleets will be viable, or too disgusting to ride in...

With 20+ trips a day per car, how many cleaning trips will each car need per day and at what cost? if there is no driver to babysit the car?
Lol dude these cars are a joke and will have drivers in them still.
 

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Google/Waymo is launching their self driving taxi service (no human behind the wheel) with 600 Chrysler Pacifica mini vans in Phoenix before Christmas. This will be like adding two thousand full time Uber drivers overnight, and these cars are not going to be sitting around waiting for pings, they'll be running nonstop.

Waymo and Avis Reach Deal Over Self-Driving Cars' Maintenance
  • On Monday, Waymo and Avis Budget Group, the large car-rental company, reached an agreement that would put Avis Budget in charge of maintaining the 600 self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans that Waymo will deploy in the Phoenix area.
  • The deal reached Monday is narrow, focused just on maintaining Waymo's Phoenix fleet.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/26/business/waymo-avis-deal-self-driving-cars-maintenance.html

It sure looks like Waymo is getting ready to launch in Phoenix
  • First, the decision to launch these ads in Arizona seems to confirm reporting by The Information that Waymo was hoping to launch a commercial driverless car service in the Greater Phoenix area before the end of the year.
  • You can see Waymo methodically building a political case to begin offering a driverless car service in the Greater Phoenix area
https://arstechnica.com/cars/2017/10/it-sure-looks-like-waymo-is-getting-ready-to-launch-in-phoenix/

Google's self-driving cars could be on our roads this year
  • If you've been following Waymo's progress, you'll know it's already been running tests of its autonomous vehicles in Phoenix, Arizona. But these tests have all been carried out with a driver behind the wheel for safety.
  • The new plan is to take off the training wheels, and have the cars drive themselves without the safety person as early as this autumn.
http://www.techradar.com/news/googles-self-driving-cars-could-be-on-our-roads-this-year
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Why Avis? Because Hertz and Enterprise already had way too many headaches in the rideshare biz. I guess just burn through all the rental car guys... ha!
One way to eliminate car for pay options to consumers. Cripple rental cars with bad deals.
 

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The first year in the first city will determine whether or not self driving fleets will be viable, or too disgusting to ride in...

With 20+ trips a day per car, how many cleaning trips will each car need per day and at what cost? if there is no driver to babysit the car?
Zero cost, all profit. Cleaning will be a profit center from fees, not an expense. People will quickly learn.
 
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