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Waymo has emailed users of its autonomous ride-hailing service, Waymo One, that it plans to start giving rides in vehicles without safety drivers.
A Waymo representative told Business Insider that, as with its other vehicles, remote human operators will not be able to control the vehicles that don’t have safety drivers.
The removal of safety drivers, who can take over if a vehicle’s autonomous-driving technology malfunctions, will represent a major step for Waymo and the autonomous-vehicle industry.
While Waymo has tested vehicles without human safety drivers on public roads, using them for rides with customers suggests a new degree of confidence in the company’s autonomous-driving technology.
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Waymo has emailed users of its autonomous ride-hailing service, Waymo One, that it plans to start giving rides in vehicles without safety drivers.

A copy of the email appeared in a Reddit post on Wednesday, and a Waymo representative confirmed the email’s authenticity to Business Insider. The Waymo representative added that, as with its other vehicles, remote human operators will not be able to control the vehicles that don’t have safety drivers.

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