The service launches in the Metro Phoenix area for early riders from Waymo’s research program.
The new self-driving taxi service will be launched under a new brand name .
The driver of a Waymo prototype took over and changed lanes, hitting a motorcycle.
Driverless vehicles will initially be restricted to five areas, which the company knows well, but will eventually expand.
Waymo has also surpassed 7 million miles in advanced simulators that recreate many real-world scenarios.
Dealing with an autonomous vehicle accident is different than most.
The Transportation Secretary said fully autonomous cars will significantly reduce the number of accidents and deaths .
The Google-owned company has set up shop in China to design and test self-driving vehicle tech.
Waymo has been racking up the miles as it wants to launch an autonomous taxi service this year.
Waymo has placed a huge order for JLR’s electric crossover that will form part of its autonomous fleet.
Anthony Levandowski continues to make headlines in the autonomous tech world.
Waymo isn’t restricting its business to the U.S. but is planning a huge fleet of autonomous vehicles in Europe.