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This map shows all active autonomous vehicle services for both passengers and delivery. It has layers you can enable and disble.
To get a red icon, the service must be autonomous with no staff/safety-driver on board, and serving the public.
Services must be mostly autonomous, not remote driven, though all may have remote operations centers which fix problems from time to time, but they must have at least 80% autonomy.
There are many more locations where vehicles are being tested internally but not serving the public. I am open to contributions for a layer of those.
The robotaxi layer shows robotaxi services which are taking passengers. Premium, and shown in red, are those with no employee on board.
In blue are services that serve the public but keep a safety driver or other employee on board. Services must operate on public streets. Orange are services planned for the coming year.
Both sidewalk and street robots are included. Of course they don't carry a person and do not have full time remote operation. They must be outdoors, mixing with pedestrians and other vehicles, though they can be at a large campus or public space. (Disclosure: I am a stockholder in Starship, one of the delivery companies.)
There are a lot of services that are just testing and not available to the public. If you have data on those, send it in for a different map layer, but there are too many to get them all.
Many points are provided by companies, many are not independently verified, particualrly in China. Full input is still pending from several players, notably Neolix, Meituan and Ottonomy. Locations are approximate in many cases.
Corrections and Contributions
Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comments can be left at this blog page.
You can send a list of addresses, one per line (address must work in Google Maps and should not be just the name of a city, make it the name of a region in the city at least.)
What is wanted is a string -- not a link, not an English description -- that, when you enter it in the search box on Google Maps, shows one unique location in the service area. The string should not be just the name of a town.
The quickest way to do simple submission of one or two map pins is to use the form. Fill out this form
For full information on submitting multiple locations, or for entering service aarea maps or long-haul route lines, read Contributing to the Map