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Being an experienced driver means knowing how to handle a variety of road situations that can happen anytime, anywhere. At Waymo, we’re building The World’s Most Experienced Driver™. With over 20 million autonomous public road miles under its belt, the Waymo Driver is prepared to navigate the challenges of busy city streets, high-speed multi-lane roads, chaotic parking lots and more. Right now, the Waymo Driver is simultaneously providing fully autonomous rides in two locations—Phoenix’s East Valley and San Francisco—and is ready to scale further. In the coming weeks, we will begin rider-only trips —with no human driver behind the wheel— with our employees in Downtown Phoenix. Additionally, the Waymo Driver is beginning to drive at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, one of the 10 busiest airports in the world, with an autonomous specialist present.
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Editor’s note: Christine is an SF Trusted Tester who uses Waymo to pick up and drop off her five year old son at school. As a working mom, she appreciates the luxury Waymo gives her to spend time with her son on the way to school and the opportunity to get work done in a professional space on the way home. Read on to hear more about her experience and feedback so far.

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Editor’s note: Dalibor is a new SF transplant, hailing from Pennsylvania. He lives and works in the Outer Richmond and so far has been loving using Waymo as a replacement for his personal vehicle. We caught up with him to hear more about his thoughts on the service and how it’s fitting into his new life in San Francisco.

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This morning in San Francisco, a fully autonomous all-electric Jaguar I-PACE, with no human driver behind the wheel, picked up a Waymo engineer to get their morning coffee and go to work. Since sharing that we were ready to take the next step and begin testing fully autonomous operations in the city, we’ve begun fully autonomous rides with our San Francisco employees. They now join the thousands of Waymo One riders we’ve been serving in Arizona, making fully autonomous driving technology part of their daily lives.
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ThumbnailOur mission at Waymo is to make it safer and easier for people and things to get where they’re going.

It’s in our name, which originated from the belief that there must be a better way forward in mobility.

Here in San Francisco, we are privileged to share the road with everyone who makes up this city: the cyclists, drivers, passengers, transit riders, pedestrians, and members of our own Trusted Tester program.

This month marks six months since San Franciscans started riding with us as our first Trusted Testers.
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We launched the Waymo Open Dataset back in 2019 as one of the largest and most diverse autonomous driving datasets ever released for research. At the time, it consisted of multimodal sensor data from 1,000 driving segments. As a result of the overwhelmingly positive reception and high engagement, we have continuously evolved the dataset beyond its initial scope by almost doubling our Perception dataset size and introducing a Motion dataset enabling prediction tasks. The Waymo Open Dataset remains one of the most complete and comprehensive autonomous driving datasets, contributing to 500+ publications and providing high-quality data, which is complex and resource intensive to gather, to the research and academic community. 
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Imagine: you’re driving a car and you see a person standing on the corner of a street. How do you know if they're going to cross? Interpreting another road user's intent and actions can be challenging and complex, even for human drivers. It is a driver's job to gauge whether another road user wants you to wait and let them cross, whether they are waiting for you to cross after you pass, or if they are just waiting there for a different reason. Even then, what an individual signals might differ from the action they complete. To help navigate these nuanced situations, one of the important signals the Waymo Driver uses is key points.
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