Covid-19: Self-driving technology companies suspend testing on virus fears


Alphabet Inc unit Waymo said on March 17 it was temporarily suspending robotaxi services in Phoenix that require a backup driver, but added that fully automated services would continue. — Reuters

Self-driving technology companies, including Waymo, Cruise and Uber, have suspended autonomous car testing that involves backup drivers, joining corporate America to try and contain the spread of the coronavirus.

Alphabet Inc unit Waymo said on March 17 it was temporarily suspending robotaxi services in Phoenix that require a backup driver, but added that fully automated services would continue.

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