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Self-driving taxis for paying customers goes live.

6 Dec 2018

 

Waymo have finally gone live with accepting fare-paying passengers using their self-driving taxis.

 

Waymo, who have been testing their self-driving vehicles in the Phoenix suburbs of Chandler, Tempe, Mesa and Gilbert started cjarging passengers to use the service on December 5th.

 

This development has now put the technology company in pole position, ahead of companies such as Uber and General Motors.

 

To be able to use the service, potential riders have to download an app and then submit their credit or debit card details.

 

The New York Post reported that a driver will be behind the wheel as a safety fall-back in case of an emergency situation. 

 

Reuters recently tested one of Waymos self-deiving taxis and reported it to be slow and somewhat jerky.

 

The cost for a 3 mile is believed to cost around $7.50 and is believed to have a fleet pf approximately 600 vehicles. 

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