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 is backed by Silver Lake, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Alphabet, Mubadala Investment Company, Magna International, Andreessen Horowitz, AutoNation and others. The company has raised another $750M in a new funding on May 13, 2020, which comes after its $2.25B fundraising on Mar 02, 2020, brining the total capital raised by Waymo to $3B to date.