Lyft-Waymo Partnership Announces Self-Driving Taxis
The ride-hailing app Lyft and Google’s Waymo division have announced a new partnership. They will deploy autonomous Waymo vehicles as part of the Lyft network in the Phoenix area. Lyft users will be able to hail a self-driving Waymo van from the app.
The partnership will start with 10 self-driving vehicles within a certain geo-fenced area. The vans will have a human backup driver behind a conventional steering wheel.
“We’re excited to collaborate with the Lyft team as we build the World’s Most Experienced Driver™” Waymo CEO John Krafcik said on the company blog.