Google's Waymo wants you to test its self-driving cars
[SOUND] Need a ride?
Now it's Waymo likely that you'll be able to order a self-driving car to pick you up.
Because the self-driving car company Waymo, which is run by Google's parent company Alphabet.
Is opening up its self-driving car pickup service to average folks living around Phoenix, Arizona.
The service is still in a testing phase.
But the company is confident to let hundreds of ordinary people its self driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans for free.
Apply, get accepted into the test program, and you can call up a [UNKNOWN] any time you need it.
Use it to take the kids to soccer practice.
Or have one drive you to work.
There's still a driver behind the will, that can take over if something goes wrong.
So, you're not gonna be alone in the car, at least initially.
WAYMO may not be familiar name to you, but before it was called WAYMO, the folks at Google has been testing this technology for the past eight years.
There's a hundred of these cars in the fleet, with another 500 bin added.
The company is the head of UBER, who also is in the early phases Of offering the public the chance to get picked up in a self-driving car with limited tests.
I'm Bridget Carry and you can get way more details about Waymo at CNET.com.
Tech IndustryGoogleSelf-driving carsAlphabet Inc.
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