Waymo: the new name for Google’s self-driving car project
The Google/Alphabet self-driving car project is now being driven forward through the formation of a new company called “Waymo”. In a blog posted yesterday (13 December), Waymo CEO John Krafcik, said: “Today, we’re taking our next big step by becoming Waymo, a new Alphabet business. Waymo stands for a new way forward in mobility. We’re a self-driving technology company with a mission to make it safe and easy for people and things to move around.
“We believe that this technology can begin to reshape some of the ten trillion miles that motor vehicles travel around the world every year, with safer, more efficient and more accessible forms of transport. We can see our technology being useful in personal vehicles, ridesharing, logistics, or solving last mile problems for public transport. In the long term, self-driving technology could be useful in ways the world has yet to imagine, creating many new types of products, jobs, and services.
“Waymo may be a new company, but we’re building on advanced self-driving technology developed over many years at Google.”