Waymo Launches Self-Driving Ride Hailing Service
Big news for Waymo, Google's sister service, which has launched their Waymo One self driving ride hailing service in the metro Phoenix area.
Customers will be able to hail a self driving vehicle using an app on their phone, then be transported to their destination entirely using the self driving system.
To ease customers during this early time, Waymo has placed human backup drivers in the vehicles for the time being. They are there to help and monitor the vehicle if anything were to go wrong, but also to answer any questions riders may have about the service and technology.
Currently the service is limited to an early group of riders, but Waymo is working to add more riders to this list gradually over the coming weeks.
Waymo is currently not discussing expanding the service to other cities around the world.