DMV Clears Waymo Driverless Cars in 5 California Cities

Waymo, the robotic car company created by Google, is poised to attempt a major technological leap in California, where its vehicles will hit the roads without a human on hand to take control in emergencies.

The state Department of Motor Vehicles on Tuesday cleared Waymo’s driverless cars to cruise through California at speeds up to 65 mph. To start, the fully autonomous cars will give rides only to Waymo’s employees and confine their routes to roads in its hometown of Mountain View and four neighboring Silicon Valley cities — Sunnyvale, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Palo Alto.