Within a couple of weeks, three companies have announced important steps in the quest for self-driving cars. Tesla launched a beta test of their autonomous technology. Waymo opens up its driverless taxi service to the public in Phoenix, Arizona. And Cruise is doing the same thing in San Francisco.
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Self-driving cars are taking a step forward with Tesla launching a beta test of the significant upgrade of their autopilot and Google's autonomous driving company, Waymo, offering driverless taxi service in Phoenix, Arizona.