Waymo launches robotic taxi service in Phoenix

Waymo launches robotic taxi service in Phoenix

October 9, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

So far, only Waymo employees can move on such machines.

Waymo has launched a robotic taxi service in Phoenix, USA. So far, only employees of the company can use the services of robotaxi, but in the near future it is planned to launch the service to the masses. Everyone will be able to use a mobile application to test a taxi with an autopilot and leave a review about the trip.

With the introduction of the new service, the company plans to replace part of its fleet with new Chrysler Pacifica minivans with autopilot instead of a driver. At first, such cars will be able to drive around Phoenix and within a 50-mile radius of it. At first, some cars will still have professional drivers.

Earlier it was reported that a taxi of one of Waymo’s competitors, Uber Technologies, had an accident, then no one was seriously injured. However, until now, no country in the world has developed a legal framework for autonomous vehicles that manufacturers of such vehicles could rely on.