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Autonomous Waymo Taxis can now be booked through Google Maps stateside

Updated: Jun 7, 2021

Image credit: Waymo

Alphabet's self-driving unit Waymo has announced that it will now be available as a form of ride-hail bookings on Google Maps.

The company said it had partnered with Google Maps to let users book fully autonomous ride-hailing services at the click of a button.

The service, called Waymo One, will be added in the "ride-sharing and transit" tabs of the Maps app, and will currently offer fully autonomous rides in the East Valley of Phoenix, Arizona, US.

A spokesperson for Waymo said via their official social media account: "Waymo One is now in Google Maps. Tap the ride-hailing option when you’re in the Metro Phoenix area, then hail a fully autonomous ride powered by the Waymo Driver!"

Waymo LLC is an American autonomous driving technology development company. It is a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc., the parent company of Google.


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