Waymo welcomes passengers to driverless robotaxis in Phoenix

Waymo driverless car; courtesy of Waymo

If you are in Phoenix, you can have a taste of driverless rides. Waymo has started accepting passengers to its driverless robotaxi service in the city, as reported by Tech Crunch. However, the service is open only to vetted passengers.

However, the company had to deal with two separate attacks on its vehicles in Arizona and California.

The Alphabet-owned Waymo will use Jaguar I-Pace EVs to transport people in Phoenix. This means your taxi will arrive without a human at the wheel.

Waymo calls the trips “rider only.” However, the passengers will sign a non-disclosure agreement. It means they can’t share their experience with journalists or on social media.

The company started allowing staff and a small group of testers to use the driverless taxis in May in the same area.

There are more than 700 vehicles in the driverless test program. Waymo used I-Paces, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, and Class 8 trucks.