Sorry Europe – But Many More (Autonomous) Cars Are Needed
Alphabet Inc’s self-driving unit Waymo will need “a large number” of cars to expand its robo-taxi service to Europe, its chief executive told a newspaper, declining to say who could supply the vehicles. “Everything we have announced so far is just for the United States. We need many more vehicles,” German daily Handelsblatt cited John Krafcik as saying in an interview. “I cannot give you an exact figure, but it is a large number,” he added. I guess for now Europeans will have to ride in taxis the old-fashioned way…with a driver behind the wheel.