We told you about it a few months ago, and now it’s official… The partnership between Uber and Waymo marks an important step in the development of autonomous car… From now on, some Uber users who order a vehicle in the city of Phoenix, Arizona, will be offered a Waymo autonomous taxi. This development promises to revolutionize the Uber experience, offering passengers the chance to enjoy journeys without a human driver on board, but not only that…
Autonomous cars accessible to all
This collaboration with Waymo, a specialist in autonomous vehicles, marks a significant milestone for Uber. Now, in the Phoenix metropolitan area, passengers who book an Uber can be offered an autonomous vehicle at the same fare as a traditional ride. But that’s only if the route corresponds to Waymo’s brand new operational territory.
We want as many people as possible to experience the safety, consistency and pleasure of driving with Waymo.Tekedra Mawakana, Managing Director of Waymo
However, some customers may be reluctant to take up this new offer… As a result, all customers have the option of declining the offer and choosing a normal ride. This alliance between Uber and Waymo aims to test the acceptance of autonomous vehicles on a population scale. The vision of these two entities: increasingly intelligent and sustainable mobility…
Uber commits to more sustainable mobility
American giant Uber has committed to becoming a zero-emission mobility platform by 2040. The arrival of Waymo autonomous vehicles on its platform further supports its commitment to sustainable mobility. For example, passengers will have the opportunity to travel in electric vehicles, such as Waymo’s all-electric Jaguar I-PACE. By travelling in electric vehicles, they will be helping to reduce fuel consumption and emissions per passenger. There is no doubt that this initiative is part of the quest for an increasingly electric, shared and autonomous transport future.