Alphabet's Waymo roll out robotaxis without human

Alphabet's Waymo to launch robotaxis without human. The Mountain View technology giant will roll out ride-hailing service without driver and has tested fully self-driving car on public road in Arizona. Waymo CEO John Krafcik said Tuesday was the first in the world.

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Waymo LLC as a well-funded startup technology has developed fully autonomous cars. Krafcik said the public will start riding the Fiat Chrysler Pacifica minivan fleet without drivers in service trials the next few months in Phoenix, Arizona, which has no snow and heavy rain.

People taking part in service trials will be the first customers to use apps on smartphones. Passengers will travel on their own, though can press the button to stop the car if needed. The state of Arizona does not prohibit to self-driving car.

"We see so much potential in shared mobility, the first way people can feel that Waymo's fully self-driving technology will be a driverless service," Krafcik said.

Waymo has been preparing all for eight more years as a pioneer in autonomous vehicle technology and has tested the system in six states. Last week, AutoNation Inc. announced a multi-year partnership for vehicle maintenance and repairs for Waymo operations.