Waymo adds 20000 Jaguar electric SUVs to its self-driving auto service

29 March, 2018, 02:21 | Author: Salvatore Jensen
  • Waymo's buying up to 20,000 Jaguar I-PACE SUVs and outfitting them with its self-driving tech

Jaguar Land Rover and Waymo announced a long-term strategic partnership under which the two companies will develop premium self-driving electric vehicles for Waymo's driverless transportation service.

"That Waymo want to offer one million rides a day shows they're definitely going after Uber", commented Mr Stevens.

It also now employs Chrysler minivans in its self-driving tests in Phoenix. Last year, the British firm began testing a number of cars fitted with driverless technology in its home city of Coventry - a first in the UK.

When it doesn't have Waymo's sensor suite strapped to the roof, the Jaguar I-Pace is a sporty all-electric SUV that strongly rivals the Tesla Model X. It starts at $69,000, does 0-60 in 4.5 seconds, and has a range of 240 miles. This would also be the most powerful vehicle in Waymo's fleet by far with a combined 400hp and 512 lb-ft of torque from its dual electric motors. The self-driving products of the future will be designed around passengers, not drivers.

In a previous report, Ars Technica dubbed Waymo's self-driving software as the best in the world, with the publication taking particular note of the company's several layers of redundancies, including redundant controls for its cars' brakes, steering, and power supply. Arizona governor Doug Ducey ordered an indefinite suspension of Uber's public road testing of driverless cars in the state. One of Uber's self-driving cars was recently involved in a fatal collision with a pedestrian, which may slow public adoption of the technology.

It underscores the diversity of vehicles Waymo apparently plans to operate as it expands its self-driving auto service.




"Jaguar-Land Rover is the flawless partner for Waymo".

Waymo's planned ride-hailing service poses a potential threat to Uber and Lyft, the early leaders in that still-developing field.

A Jaguar I-PACE self-driving auto.

"We all have to build some trust into the technology and obviously this would be a little bit of a setback", Fay said.

Experts believe that by eliminating the driver, ride-sharing services will be able to reduce their costs to the point that it will be cheaper to hail a ride than own than operate a private vehicle.

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