Waymo launching a new service to the world, providing driverless cars to the public. Waymo is actually a car project introduced by google; a new way forward to mobility. Waymo driverless taxi service was founded in 2009, which is an American autonomous driving technology development company.
Now Waymo is expanding its services; after the pandemic, providing a driverless taxi. The purpose of the vehicle is to provide safe tours when they are riding in a car and avoid traffic crashes.
Unlike the trial run in 2018, Waymo is now offering taxi rides around the Phoenix suburbs without a human in the driver's seat:https://t.co/kCCYkKxIld
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Self-driving Vehicle concept
Self-driving cars are actually based on a driving vehicle that can give you rides without having a driver. They are actually controlled by the software installed inside them just like a remote-control car; advanced in-car controlling, navigation and driving the vehicle. Waymo is the reality-based vehicle, providing the public with the experience of driverless transportation services.
Availability of Waymo in Arizona
Waymo One, the name of Waymo driverless taxi service, is currently available in the Phoenix Arizona. The Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa and Tempe are also included. Waymo will cover a 50 sq. mile of service in the mentioned areas of Arizona. The cost of a Lyft Plus Phoenix will be $1.25 as a pick-up fee and service charges of $2.50 including. It will be same for both App users and non-subscriber of Waymo.
Sometimes Waymo is even cheaper than Uber. Before the pandemic, Waymo has already provided services to almost 1000-2000 people in Arizona. This year they have reintroduced an advancement providing a safe distance between the passengers and front seat to avoid contact and to ensure they are Covid-safe. The additional vehicles will “add capacity and allow us to serve a large geographical area”, the company said.
Services Waymo provided to the public
As the advancement of technology day by day, proficient tools, mechanical instruments and also vehicles are introduced to the world that can provide human services for their convenience. Giving them a whole new experience to live their life in comfort.
Most people find it difficult to travel driving their cars just for shopping purpose; Waymo can be considered as a way to escape the stress to drive out of one’s way just to shop. It not only provides a riding service for families but also to provide a service for transporting things, grocery runs and routine tasks like picking-up children from schools.
To maintain the high standard of cleanliness, Waymo cleans its vehicle multiple times a day, a temperature-screening its maintenance workers and their climate control system flushes cars cabin through the air. It is essential for both the company and passengers to provide clean cars and travel in a dust-free vehicle respectively. The company assured that otherwise if the car is suspected, the vehicle will be returned to the facility for full cleaning and disinfection.
A new Era of Autonomous Vehicles
At first, Waymo was available for only the limited people that subscribed it. Now the company is advancing so that it can provide this service to the public more than the subscribed ones. The company has set up a full-fledged revolt in the software-based automotive industry. A new era of the vehicle just introduced in the 21st century. It is said to be a hail-riding technology in the autonomous vehicle segments.