Waymo’s self-driving cars are picking up passengers in downtown Phoenix
Waymo’s completely autonomous cars are now picking up passengers in downtown Phoenix, five months after the Alphabet-owned business extended its service area to encompass the city’s denser, more complicated districts.
Since early 2017, Waymo has been testing its cars in many Phoenix suburbs, including Chandler, Mesa, Tempe, and Gilbert. It also runs Waymo One, a commercial ride-hailing service that uses a combination of cars with and without safety drivers. Earlier this year, the firm extended its service area to encompass downtown Phoenix.