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(video) Part of our 1,000+ mile challenge: Driving autonomously across the bridges in the Bay Area

In early 2009, when Waymo was first founded as the “Google Self-Driving Car Project”, Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page challenged our first engineers to drive autonomously with absolutely no human intervention or disengagements necessary along ten unique, pre-selected 100 mile routes in our home state of California. By December 2009, the team had completed their first route, and nine months later in mid 2010, they wrapped up the last.

This route crossed all five bridges in the Bay Area: San Mateo, Dumbarton, Bay, Richmond, and Golden Gate! It was about 100 miles long, and took about two and a half hours, fully autonomous.

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