Voyage is clearing a supervisory complication, which can allow it to develop its own self-driving service from the private roads of the retirement community in San Jose of California to release roads across the rest of the nation.
On Monday, the California Public Utilities Commission had issued a permit, which provides the company, Voyage, to transport passengers in the self-driving transports on the public roads of the state. The permit that is a part of the Autonomous Vehicle Passenger Service of the state puts the company in a growing and new group of firms, which are looking for expanding beyond traditional AV testing. AutoX, Aurora, Cruise, Zoox, Pony.ai, and Waymo have received all the permits to take part in the CPUC’s Drivered Autonomous Vehicle Passenger Service Pilot program. This permit also puts Voyage on the way toward the broader commercialization.
The company was handling six autonomous types of transport, always with a human safety driver behind its wheel in The Villages. It is a community where there are more than 4000 residents in San Jose of California. The company, Voyage, also handles a 40-mile square, 125,000 resident retirement city in central Florida.
There wasn’t any need for CPUC permit of Voyage since the community is created of private roads through the CEO, Oliver Cameron, said that the company wanted to stick to the state rules regardless of technicalities. The voyage was motivated as well by a grander ambition to convey the residents of The Villages to the objectives outside of the community.