BREAKING NEWS
Advertising
This content is not available in your region

Alphabet's Waymo partners with Google Maps to offer autonomous rides

Access to the comments Comments
Alphabet's Waymo partners with Google Maps to offer autonomous rides
Alphabet's Waymo partners with Google Maps to offer autonomous rides   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021
Text size Aa Aa

– Alphabet Inc’s self-driving unit Waymo said on Thursday it had partnered with Google’s Maps to let users book fully autonomous ride-hailing services through the app.

The service, called Waymo One, will be added in the “ride-sharing and transit” tabs of the Maps app, Waymo said. Waymo One currently offers fully autonomous rides in the East Valley of Phoenix, Arizona.

Waymo, formed in 2009 as a project within Alphabet’s Google unit, is widely considered the leader in developing self-driving technology. But is years away from building large-scale businesses, while rival Tesla Inc has been selling its semi-automated driving system.

euronews provides breaking news articles from reuters as a service to its readers, but does not edit the articles it publishes. Articles appear on euronews.com for a limited time.