Waymo Now Has More Autonomous Cars Than Apple

We previously reported (here and here) that Apple had the second biggest autonomous vehicle fleet, after GM Cruise in California. Apple continues steadily to expand its self-driving car fleet in California since it was granted a permit from the California DMV in April 2017. Two weeks ago, we reported that Apple had increased its number of cars to 62.

It seems that Waymo also keeps expanding its selection of self-driving cars in California, according to the California DMV. Waymo now has 63 approved self-driving vehicles. Apple is still at 62, and GM Cruise has 104 approved cars.

We also learned that Waymo has been meeting with the DMV many more times than the other big manufacturers. According to the DMV records, since 2015, they, DMV officials, have met with GM Cruise approximately five times, with Waymo or Google approximately twenty-two times, and with Tesla Motors approximately nine times.  Apple has met with the DMV four times.

Here is the latest list of the top companies by fleet size:

In California, currently, there are 55 Autonomous Vehicle Testing Permit holders, 440 approved vehicles and 1700 approved drivers.

Manufacturer Fleet Size # of Drivers
GM Cruise LLC 104 459
Waymo LLC 63 352
Apple Inc 62 98
Tesla Motors 39 92
Zoox Inc 14 78
Drive.Ai Inc 14 12
Toyota Research Institute 11 16
NIO USA Inc 11 19

Other companies: 

Manufacturer Fleet Size # of Drivers
Volkswagen Group of America 1 5
Mercedes Benz 5 34
Delphi Automotive (Aptiv) 1 17
Bosch 1 22
Nissan 5 50
BMW 4 11
Honda 2 9
Ford 3 3
Faraday & Future Inc 2 3
Baidu USA Inc 4 9
Valeo North America Inc 1 5
Telenav 1 2
NVIDIA Corporation 8 95
AutoX Technologies 3 3
Subaru 5 35
Udacity Inc 1 10
Navya Inc 2 6
Renovo Motors Inc 1 3
PlusAi Inc 2 7
Nuro Inc 8 17
CarOne LLC 2 3
Bauer’s Intelligent Transportation Inc 0 0
Pony.AI 4 24
TuSimple 2 7
Jingchi Corp 5 15
SAIC Innovation Center LLC 4 9
Aimotive Inc 2 3
Aurora Innovation 4 38
Nullmax 1 3
Samsung Electronics 4 7
Continental 6 5
Voyage 3 8
CYNGN Inc 3 17
Roadstar.Ai 1 6
Changan Automobile 1 4
Lyft Inc 4 18
Phantom AI 1 12
Qualcomm Technologies Inc 2 7
aiPod Inc 2 6
SF Motors Inc 1 3
Apex.Ai 1 3
Intel 2 8
Ambarella 1 3
Gatik AI Inc 1 1
DiDi Research America LLC 1 7
TORC Robotics Inc 1 5
Boxbot Inc 3 6

 

Dr. Serhat Kurt worked as a Senior Technology Director. He holds a doctoral degree (or doctorate) from the University of Illinois at Urbana / Champaign and a master’s degree from Purdue University. Here is his LinkedIn profile.

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