The companies also revealed that they are hopeful that the 20,000 vehicles will be able to execute up to one million trips per day by 2022.
Waymo's current fleet consists primarily of Lexus RX 450h Hybrid crossovers (which are being phased out) and Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans.
The company plans to release an app sometime this year that will allow members of the public to hail self-driving taxis in test locations.
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For video, the Huawei P20 Pro earned a score of 98, again making it the top smartphone camera in that category as well. Finally, there's quick wireless charging - another first for a Huawei device - and a pair of colors: black and red.
Professor Ralf Speth, Jaguar Land Rover's chief executive officer, said: "With the Jaguar I-PACE we have a world-beating auto that's captured the imagination of customers around the world". The SUV is the first battery-powered vehicle for the brand, underscoring the convergence of electrification and automation.
In a previous report, Ars Technica dubbed Waymo's self-driving software as the best in the world, with the publication taking particular note of the company's several layers of redundancies, including redundant controls for its cars' brakes, steering, and power supply. The self-driving products of the future will be designed around passengers, not drivers. On Monday, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey suspended Uber's self-driving vehicle testing privileges, stating in a letter to CEO Dara Khosrowshahi that video footage of the crash raised concerns about the San Francisco-based company's ability to safely test its technology in Arizona. It has been working on self-driving cars since 2009 and has driven over 5 million miles on public roads.
Krafcik was extremely vague at the event when asked how many cities he'd like to see Waymo in in the next two years. "We're sure Waymo riders will enjoy the safe, premium and delightful experience that the self-driving I-Pace will provide". "That's the world we're building".
It remains unclear when exactly that service will launch, or whether participants will be hand-chosen by Waymo rather than simply joining the service at random.