What’s next for autonomous vehicles?
In the wake of the first fatality linked to a driverless Uber car, many may be wondering what’s next for autonomous vehicles, for which Arizona is a leader in development. Judging from the latest news, the testing and development of autonomous vehicles will not hit the brakes anytime soon.
At a press event in New York today, Waymo announced a long-term partnership with Jaguar Land Rover. To kick off this collaboration, Waymo and Jaguar will design and engineer the self-driving Jaguar I-PACE, which will be offered as part of Waymo’s driverless transportation service. The I-PACE will start testing in Waymo’s fleet this year.
Jaguar Land Rover and Waymo (formerly Google self-driving car project) will work together to design and engineer self-driving Jaguar I-PACE vehicles. This long-term strategic collaboration will further Waymo and Jaguar Land Rover’s shared goals: to make cars safer, free up people’s valuable time and improve mobility for everyone.
To date, Waymo is the only company with a fleet of fully self-driving cars — with no one in the front seat — on public roads. Later this year Waymo will launch the world’s first self-driving transportation service allowing members of the public to use Waymo’s app to request a vehicle.