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Robotaxis score a huge victory in California with approval to operate 24/7

Photo by justin sullivan/Getty Images Waymo and Cruise were approved to operate their robotaxi services 24/7 in san francisco

Robotaxis score a huge victory in California with approval to operate 24/7

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and were approved to operate their services 24/7 in after contentious six-hour public hearing in which residents voiced their support and opposition to the vehicles. ' a big win for autonomous vehicle operators, who have spent tens of billions the with very little return.

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) voted 3-to-1 in favor of allowing the two companies to operate their vehicles any hour of the day throughout the city of San Francisco.

“Today is the first of many steps in bringing AV transportation services to Californians,” CPUC Commissioner John Reynolds said at the end of the hearing. (Reynolds, a former general counsel at GM-backed Cruise, had recused…

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