Waymo is building an autonomous, all-electric SUV with Jaguar

Daniel Fowler
March 28, 2018

Announced at an event in New York City on Tuesday Waymo added to its fleet with what it called the first premium fully self-driving vehicle.

The company also confirmed that its full autonomous ride hailing service - where there is no safety driver sat behind the wheel - will be available for members of the public to use later in 2018. Lexus SUVs were the initial testbeds for Waymo's technology, which will be retired soon.

Waymo now tests its self-driving system on Chrysler Pacifica minivans built by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

Jaguar's I-PACE launched earlier this month. The company is Google's autonomous spin-out that's been developing autonomous vehicle technology for the last four years. The company is now trialing the service in Arizona, including with cars that don't have a physical driver present to take the wheel. The company has racked up the most autonomous test miles on roads, and millions more in simulation.

The first self-styled "premium" autonomous vehicle has been unveiled in NY - and it's a Jaguar.

Reaching that goal starts with partnerships with innovative automakers and OEMs, like Jaguar Land Rover. The two companies will build at least 20,000 self-driving versions of the I-Pace electric vehicle.

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The fully autonomous auto just took a giant step closer to reality as Jaguar announced a major new partnership with Waymo, formerly Google's self-driving vehicle skunkworks.

Autonomous vehicle company Waymo is about to gain another 20,000 electric cars to its fleet thanks to a new partnership with Jaguar.

Jaguar and Waymo will develop of fleet of self-driving, luxury all-electric vehicles.

Jaguar's all-electric I-Pace has been billed as a rival to Tesla's Model X. But it has one big thing missing from its arsenal: the ability to drive autonomously. Jaguar Land Rover is committed to investing heavily, becoming automotive leaders in autonomous, connected and future electrified technologies.

Waymo, an autonomous-car company, announced today that they would be greatly expanding efforts to increase their driverless ride service over the next few years. The first I-Pace equipped with Waymo technology is set to go through public testing at the end of this year. The vote of confidence comes a day after Arizona's governor suspended Uber from testing in the state following the first pedestrian death involving a self-driving vehicle.

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