Business, Technology

October 12, 2020

Driverless taxis introduced to select cities in Arizona

Source: Pixabay (Ryan McGuire) 

The Gist

Waymo's autonomous taxi service is fully operational in Mesa, Tempe, and Chandler. 

The List

  • The company announced in a blog post on October 8th that their autonomous taxis are ready to serve the general public in some of Arizona's major cities. 
  • The taxis do not have a human driver. 
  • They can be ordered by anyone in participating cities by downloading the Waymo app. 
  • Autonomous vehicle services have been rolled out in other countries such as Japan and China but all are still in the trial phase. 
  • Back up human drivers will be introduced as Waymo expands its services to different cities across the United States. 

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