Tried and trusted
Starting from scratch gave us a long to-do list. Doing something completely new meant more testing, more complexity, and more time. But through dirt, dust, and thousands of rigorous testing scenarios, we’ve proven our technology is ready for reality.
Reinventing transportation meant assessing all-new innovations at every stage. This started in our lab and at our desks, with every circuit and every line of code going under the microscope, day after day.
Next, we put our vehicle through iterative loops of simulations and structured testing. In the test chamber, this meant heat and rain so we could check the hardware and anything that could compromise rider comfort. Outdoors, we clocked some serious miles on our private test tracks. This bigger arena allowed us to pick up speed and give ourselves room to recreate city-like scenarios in a controlled environment. Meanwhile, our L3 test fleet collected real road data and drove more than a million autonomous miles in San Francisco, Las Vegas, and Seattle.
Test, adjust, affirm, repeat. Then—and only then—was it finally time to hit the open roads with our one-of-a-kind robotaxi.