On Thursday, Waymo said shared the news that it has partnered with Google’s Maps to let users book fully autonomous ride-hailing services through the app.
The “Ride-sharing and transit” option of the Maps app is going to be added with one more option for the service of Waymo One. Waymo One currently is offering fully autonomous rides in the East Valley of Phoenix, Arizona, US.
Waymo is a leader in developing self-driving technology. It was found in 2009 as a project within Alphabet’s Google unit.
As per a company blog posted by the company, they said :
Waymo has improved its technology, which will be used for “tackling the city’s iconic topographical variety – from rolling hills to sandy ocean highways, tiny side streets to huge freeways, bike lanes to tram tracks, and everything in between,”.
They also made a statement saying “Our highly sensitive cameras can spot traffic lights changing at a long-distance… And our cameras and lidar can instantly spot a jaywalker sprinting across our path and act appropriately,”.