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Cruise cofounder, president and chief technology officer Kyle Vogt debuts the Origin electric ... [+] driverless shuttle in San Francisco. © 2020 Bloomberg Finance LP. Waymo once again had the best annual statistics for how infrequently humans need to take control of the self-driving vehicles it tests in California but faces more intense competition from General Motors-backed Cruise, which reported numbers slightly behind the Alphabet Inc. unit’s in 2019–and apparently much better in the second half. The stats are by no means definitive, but the progress is encouraging. Waymo, which runs a small-scale driverless ride service in metro Phoenix, racked up 1.45 million autonomous miles on Cali... Full story

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