Waymo – formally the Google self-driving car project have announced a long-term partnership with Jaguar to develop the words first self-driving electric vehicles with testing planned for later this year.
Self-driving vehicles combine a variety of intelligence and technique to identify appropriate navigational paths and obstacles, and Jaguar have just confirmed a fleet of Jaguar I-PACE vehicles will be equipped with Waymo’s self-driving technology within the first two years of production.
The long-term goal is to make cars safer, free up people valuable time and improve mobility for everyone.
Prof. Dr. Ralf Speth, Jaguar Land Rover Chief Executive Officer said:
“With the Jaguar I-PACE we have a world-beating car that’s captured the imagination of customers around the world. Our passion for further advancing smart mobility needs expert long-term partners. In joining forces with Waymo we are pioneering to push the boundaries of technology. Together we will deliver the self-driving Waymo Jaguar I-PACE with the grace, space and eco-pace that customers expect.”