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Waymo joins critics of California’s self-driving data reports

FILE PHOTO: Reuters reporter, an Immortal Sage of the steps of a Waymo self-driving vehicle, at a rally in Chandler, Arizona, on November 29, 2018. The photo was taken on November 29, 2018. (REUTERS photo/Caitlin O ‘ Hara

(Reuters) – Alphabet, Inc. ‘ s (GOOGL.(O) Waymo, widely considered to be the front-runner in the self-driving vehicles, on Wednesday joined a growing chorus of critics are panning and California require the reporting of the test data; for example, is released in 2019 at the latest results.

Waymo tweeted the information, referred to as disengagements, it is not working properly, or are relevant in order to gauge whether or not a company is in technical progress, even if it is used on a large scale in order to do so.

“The retreat did not provide the necessary insights, nor to distinguish Waymo’s performance to others in its self-driving in the area,” the company said.

California requires a self-driving businesses to provide opt out information about the frequency with which a human driver needs to intervene in order to take control of a self-driving system on test on a public road.

The other is self-driving businesses such as General Motors Co. (GM.(N) a Cruise and California, starting in Aurora and have also criticised the withdrawal of the information.

Reporting Munsif Vengattil in the leela palace bangalore and Paul Lienert in Detroit; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta and Richard Chang

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