Why did Waymo decide to launch their autonomous vehicle program in Phoenix?
Answer: The weather
The city’s abundance of sunshine is optimal for introducing driverless technology into the real world. Rain, snow, and ice make it tricky, however, Waymo did recently start testing in Detroit to prepare for an eventual expansion of the service into colder parts of the United States. If you live in the valley of the sun or motor city, you might see something like this in your neighborhood in the near future: