News Link • Transportation • 2018-08-03

Google Waymo launching paid self-driving car service in Phoenix in 2018 and California ;;;

Waymo will launch the first commercial program in Phoenix within months.

They have applied California regulators to begin testing without safety drivers. The commercial self-driving in California will likely start in 2019.

Waymo is buying 62,000 plug-in hybrid Pacifica minivans and 20,000 electric I-Pace SUVs over the next few years.

Waymo has self-driving commercial Peterbilt Class 8 semi trucks. Google Alphabet is testing the commercial trucks in Atlanta to move equipment between their own buildings.

Reported By Robert Lee