Waymo, formerly the Google self-driving car project, is an autonomous driving technology development company. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alphabet Inc.
Waymo is the proven leader in self-driving technology, is the only autonomous vehicle company with a public ride-hailing service, and is successfully scaling its fully driverless experience.
Waymo, Google's development of self-driving technology began in January 17, 2009, at the company's secretive X lab run by co-founder Sergey Brin. The project was originally led by Sebastian Thrun. Waymo is headquartered in Mountain View, California.
Waymo’s mission is to make it safe and easy for people and things to get where they’re going.
Waymo One, the world’s first public self-driving ride-hailing service, serves thousands of customers in Arizona and has already provided thousands of fully driverless rides to our riders, in a high-speed mixed usage market area larger than San Francisco.
The Waymo Driver is now deployed across a variety of vehicle platforms and business applications, including Waymo Via, which is focused on all forms of goods delivery.
Waymo has raised a gigantic $2.25B in its first external investment on Mar 02, 2020. The investment was led by Silver Lake, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, and Mubadala Investment Company. Additional investors include Magna International, Andreessen Horowitz, and AutoNation, as well as Alphabet.