AV leaders emerge among US cities, but sharp focus and collaboration are now required

Phoenix is the only city in the US where you can hail a driverless cab, but successful AV deployment is going to rely on more than luring in tech companies. By Xavier Boucherat

Waymo rather quietly made history in November 2019 when it fired up Waymo One, the world’s first fully driverless ride-hailing service. The service is limited to specific routes in the Phoenix Valley East area, and available only to a pre-approved user-base. Nevertheless, the service made the Phoenix Metro Area the first city in the world to dispense with reliance on safety drivers….

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