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.
- 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.