Sign In

Communications of the ACM

ACM TechNews

Waymo and Lyft Partner to Scale Self-Driving Robotaxi Service in Phoenix


A Waymo minivan.

Waymo and ride-hailing company Lyft have partnered to deploy driverless vehicles for Lyft's self-driving taxi service in Phoenix, AZ.

Credit: TechCrunch

Technology developer Waymo and ride-hailing company Lyft have partnered to deploy driverless vehicles for Lyft's robotaxi service in Phoenix, AZ.

Waymo CEO John Krafcik said his company will dispatch 10 vehicles to the Lyft platform in coming months, letting Phoenix-area robotaxi users choose such vehicles directly from the Lyft app for qualifying rides.

Said Krafcik, "This first step in our partnership will allow us to introduce the Waymo Driver to Lyft users, enabling them to take what for many will be their first ride in a self-driving vehicle."

The partnership appears similar to Lyft's alliance with the Aptiv self-driving software company, in which Aptiv vehicles operate on the ride-hailing platform in Las Vegas.

From TechCrunch
View Full Article

 

Abstracts Copyright © 2019 SmithBucklin, Washington, DC, USA


 

No entries found