Alphabet’s Waymo One Self-Driving Taxi Service Now Available in Arizona

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Waymo, formerly known as the Google self-driving car project, launched its autonomous taxi service in Arizona.

On Wednesday, Waymo CEO John Krafcik announced the launching of the company’s self-driving taxi service called Waymo One.

Initially, the self-driving taxi service will be available to hundreds of people who participated in the company’s “early rider” pilot program. The company will gradually increase its availability to the general public. Waymo is hoping to add vehicles and drive in more places.

Currently, Waymo One is driving around five cities in Arizona including Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Phoenix, and Tempe.

“Waymo One will make the roads safer”

Krafcik said, “Self-driving technology is new to many, so we’re proceeding carefully with the comfort and convenience of our riders in mind. At first, Waymo-trained drivers will supervise our Waymo One vehicles.”

Additionally, Krafcik said, “There’s a long journey ahead, but we believe that Waymo One will make the roads safer and easier for everyone to navigate.”