Waymo, the self-driving subsidiary of Alphabet, has launched its first commercial autonomous ride-hailing service. Since April 2017, Waymo’s Early Riders, a 400-person club, have been testing the company’s autonomous vehicles for trips to work, school, and various errands in the Phoenix, Arizona suburb of Chandler.
Some of these people will now migrate to Waymo One, while others will stay in the Early Rider program. Those who move to Waymo One will continue to use the company’s self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans in much the same way they did while in the Early Rider program — except now they will be charged for the rides.
Read the article at The Verge.