27 Jun '17, 3pm

Waymo Hiring Avis To Maintain Self-Driving Chrysler Pacificas In Phoenix

Waymo Hiring Avis To Maintain Self-Driving Chrysler Pacificas In Phoenix

Self-driving car service Waymo will be outsourcing management of its Phoenix, Ariz. fleet to Avis. Waymo, a unit of Alphabet, the parent also of Google, will delegate the servicing and storing of its 600 Chrysler Pacifica PHEV minivans to Avis, while Waymo retains their ownership. The agreement with Avis Budget Group Inc., one of the world’s largest car rental companies, is for now only in Phoenix, but could broaden. The relationship is contracted for several years, but won’t be exclusive. Both companies said the Phoenix service arrangement will begin later this year. Waymo moved much of its self-driving vehicle testing over to Phoenix in April, nearly a decade since Google started the research. The company will have to clear several technical and regulatory hurdles before the technology it becomes commonplace across the country. The self-driving car business is keeping th...

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