Driverless cars covered 5x more test miles in California in 2023

Completely driverless vehicles traveled nearly 3.3 million miles in California in California last year, over five times the previous year’s total, even as concerns rose in the wake of a Cruise robotaxi accident, state data on vehicle testing released on Friday showed.

General Motors’ Cruise and Alphabet’s Waymo accounted for the bulk of the miles – 63% and 36% respectively – recorded without a safety driver, according to the state’s department of motor vehicles (DMV).

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