Hundreds of people in the Phoenix, Arizona area now have chump access to Waymo’s driverless taxi service. These “early riders” can now order an free agent pickup 24/7. Welcome to the future.

Waymo – a Google sister aggregation under the Alphabet awning –  today appear the service, called “Waymo One” was clearly underway.

Currently, the affairs is only accessible in early-access to barter who have already alternate in Waymo’s testing action in the Phoenix area. According to a Medium post by the Waymo team:

Waymo stresses that human drivers will accompany the vehicles. But it appears the point of the pilot-program is to eventually take off the training wheels and step into the future after a chaperone.

The cartage are able with accessible consoles able of answering user queries and accouterment direct access to chump abutment chat, according to Waymo. So it shouldn’t be a big deal once a aggregation agent is no longer onboard to answer afraid humans’ questions.


Those currently enrolled in the affairs have access to the Waymo One app, which seems to follow the accepted design of Uber or Lyft‘s apps. Barter appeal a route, get a quote, and affirm the ride. They’ll accept a notification when the agent arrives and then its off careening down the streets of Arizona with a robot in charge.

And, if you live in the area, you can apply to be an early rider here, though we’re not sure if Waymo is currently adding associates to the affairs or not. The aggregation didn’t anon acknowledge to our inquiry.

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