Waymo is beginning to open up its fully-driverless ride-hail service in the Phoenix area, where the Alphabet Company has been examining its business since 2018. The Corporation said that the members of its Waymo One service will be able to take family and friends along on their fully-driverless rides in the Phoenix area.
However, the company said that more people will be welcomed directly into the service through its app, which is available on the App Store and Google Play.
In a statement, the company said that 100% of our rides will be fully-driverless and we are thankful to our riders for their patience and we expect our new driverless service to be very popular.
At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Waymo stopped some aspects of its services but kept the fully-driverless service in the business. Now, the company has added new safety protocols due to the coronavirus epidemic, including requiring users to wear masks, having hand sanitizers in all vehicles an increase in air volume 4 to 5 time sent through the vehicle after every ride.
Moreover, the option of fully-driverless ride-hail service will apply to a 50-square-mile area at first, and early users will be customers who have been testing the service. The customers have said that the costs are “reasonable and competitive with other services” based on the time and trip’s distance, says Waymo spokespeople.
Furthermore, companies are investing billions to take drivers out of the equation and robotaxis could run 24/7, so in theory companies such as Waymo could offer riders low-cost trips and still post considerable profits.