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Waymo and Land Rover collaborate on autonomous vehicle

Jaguar Land Rover and Waymo announced a long-term strategic partnership. 

Together, the two companies aim to develop the world’s first premium self-driving electric vehicle for Waymo’s transportation service.

Jaguar Land Rover and Waymo (formerly Google self-driving car project) will work together to design and engineer self-driving Jaguar I-PACE vehicles. 

This long-term strategic collaboration will further Waymo and Jaguar Land Rover’s shared goals: to make cars safer, free up people’s valuable time and improve mobility for everyone.

Waymo Jaguar I-PACEs, equipped with Waymo's self-driving technology, will start testing later this year. 

On-road testing and capturing real-world data will allow Waymo and Jaguar Land Rover engineers to refine the technology and deliver optimum safety and reliability. 

Up to 20,000 I-PACEs will be built in the first two years of production and be available for riders of Waymo’s driverless service, serving a potential one million trips per day.

The Jaguar I-PACE was launched earlier this month and is the company’s first full-electric SUV. 

It is an all-new electric performance car.

To date, Waymo is the only company with a fleet of fully self-driving cars, with no one in the front seat, on public roads. 

Later this year Waymo will launch the world’s first self-driving transportation service allowing members of the public to use Waymo’s app to request a vehicle.

Overview: 

  • Jaguar I-PACE will be the first premium self-driving electric vehicle in Waymo’s fleet.
  • First Waymo self-driving I-PACE will start tests in 2018 and become part of Waymo’s driverless fleet from 2020.
  • Up to 20,000 vehicles to join Waymo’s fleet in the first two years of production.
  • Jaguar Land Rover and Waymo to explore other future collaborations.
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