Waymo Opens Robo Taxi Service to the Public in US City of Phoenix
Waymo Opens Robo-Taxi Service to the Public in US City of Phoenix
Anyone signed up through the Waymo One smartphone app can summon autonomous vehicles.
By Agence France-Presse | Updated: 9 October 2020 09:58 IST
Waymo has been one of the Google's "other bets" that have been losing money in recent years
The Waymo One app is available on the Apple App Store and Google Play
Waymo early this year raised $2.25 billion in its first external funding
Waymo became a subsidiary of Alphabet in 2016
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.