The company Waymo, specializing in the development of autonomous driving technologies, plans to launch a robotaxi service in Los Angeles (USA). Now the company is only testing its unmanned passenger vehicles in this city.
The company plans to obtain a license to carry out this type of activity in Los Angeles in order to expand the geography and volume of services provided. The company’s unmanned electric Jaguar I-Pace crossovers, complemented by an unmanned driving system, have been tested here for about a year now.
Waymo wants to launch a full-fledged robotaxi service with the ability to order and pay for a ride through an app, as is done in San Francisco, as well as delivering passengers throughout the city. On Friday, Waymo said on social media X that it has applied for a license in Los Angeles and will continue to work “with local politicians, emergency services and community organizations” to obtain it.
Waymo said it has permission to operate 250 robotaxis in San Francisco. This month, the company will begin testing autonomous passenger cars without a human driver on highways in Phoenix, Arizona.