26 Apr '17, 5am

Waymo Opens Rides To Public And Prepares For Ride-Hailing Clients

Waymo Opens Rides To Public And Prepares For Ride-Hailing Clients

Waymo is opening up its self-driving test rides to the public for the first time in a step toward making the technology available to ride-hailing companies. Google parent company Alphabet’s Waymo self-driving vehicle unit opened up applications yesterday for those Phoenix-area residents interested in taking a ride in a self-driving Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. This comes after eight years and about three million miles of road testing that Google has conducted with self-driving vehicles – and it’s the first time these rides will be open to the general public. It’s also a future revenue source for Waymo, which has licensed its hardware and software for ride-hailing firms to offer autonomous rides. Waymo can recoup its investments and ride-hailing companies can cut out their most expensive operating cost, the human driver. “I’d say our business model on this is TBD [to be determ...

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