Waymo moved its San Francisco vehicles to neighboring Mountain View Monday night out of an abundance of caution and with the safety of its team in mind, according to a spokeswoman. The company says it will continue its operations in suburban Chandler, Arizona, where it operates a ride-hailing service.
“If there’s a reason for us to take those extreme measures, I’m not going to hesitate to do that,” Lightfoot said.
Cruise, the self-driving arm of GM, told CNN Business that it has “turnkey plans in place” to ground its fleet in San Francisco and take whatever steps are necessary to protect its team members, though it declined to provide any details.
Seattle, Washington’s transportation department has been working with scooter and bike sharing companies in the city to be ready to remove their vehicles, should it be necessary, according to a department spokesperson.
Spin, a scooter company owned by Ford that operates in over 60 US cities, told CNN Business that its service is continuing as normal as it tries to help people get to the polls, but it’s preparing for instances of unrest. Lime, the world’s biggest scooter-sharing company, said that it’s planning to operate as normal this week unless instructed by cities.