More Autonomous Vehicles in San Francisco
|Zoox Bidirectional Prototype Testing|
I had seen the Zoox Bidirectional vehicles being tested near my house a while back. After that I opted to go see their more conventional vehicle test program. I found an article from Forbes Magazine that gave some hints where to find them:
"A block from San Francisco’s Embarcadero waterfront is a place you’re not supposed to notice. The little two-story building has no sign out front. Not even a street number affixed to its gray brick walls. Every window and door contains shaded glass, and a black, razor-wire-topped fence obscures its parking lot.
Welcome to the San Francisco testing site of Zoox, one of the most secretive startups in the booming world of autonomous driving"
|Hmmm.... could this be Zoox SF test facility?|
So I did my usual paparazzi stake out.
|Zoox autonomous Toyota Highlander overtaking double parked delivery van|
|The white Zoox Highlanders had their logos removed, but normal glossy paint|
The white Highlanders had the logos removed but had normal glossy paint.
|Zoox also is testing Lincoln MK V sedans|
The Zoox Lincoln MK Z's have no logos as well.
I'm not sure why the Lincolns are so popular with self driving car testing, but I've found a number of companies are using them.
|Unidentified Autonomous Lincoln in NIO parking Lot|
|Roadstar.ai Self Driving Lincoln Tested on the Streets of Silicon Valley|
|Baidu Silicon Valley Autonomous Vehicles|