October 9, 2020 | technology | No Comments
Waymo, the autonomous car unit of Google-parent Alphabet, opened its robo-taxi project to the general public in the US city of Phoenix on Thursday, becoming the first widely available driverless ride service.
Now that the project has shifted out of its test phase, anyone signed up through the Waymo One smartphone app can summon autonomous vehicles to travel throughout the Arizona city’s metro area, chief executive John Krafcik said.
“Members of the public service can now take friends and family along on their rides and share their experience with the world,” he added.
“We’ll start with those who are already a part of Waymo One and, over the next several weeks, welcome more people directly into the service through our app.”
The Waymo One app is available on the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Waymo started testing a fully driverless ride service in Phoenix some three years ago with