Waymo expands app to iPhone devices in Phoenix


Alphabet-owned ride-hailing company Waymo has now stated that its iOS app will now be available to iPhone users in the metro Phoenix area of Arizona. The move by the company, which was founded back in 2009 as Google’s Project Chauffeur represents another step forward on the journey to bringing autonomous driving to the world.

The Alphabet Inc business unit began offering fully automated rides, without attendants in the vehicles, to a few hundred trialists of its robo-taxi service in Phoenix back in October, with photos being published on social media.

The cars operate 24/7, and can go anywhere within parts of the valley that include Chandler, Tempe, Mesa, and Gilbert. All riders pay for their seats. Waymo spokesperson Julianne McGoldrick stated that fares are comparable to those charged by ride-hail outfits such as Uber and Lyft.

Waymo, which launched the first commercial automated ride-hailing service in December of last year, now has over 1,500 monthly active riders, defined by users who took at least one ride in the past 28 days.

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