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Jaguar and Waymo announce self driving auto deal and driverless I-Pace

Jaguar and Waymo announce self driving auto deal and driverless I-Pace

Under the agreement, Alphabet Inc.'s Waymo will integrate its self-driving system into Jaguar's I-Pace electric SUVs, the first all-electric offering from the luxury unit of China's Tata Motors Ltd. Companies planning to launch driverless car services generally supplement existing hardware on vehicles supplied by auto makers with their own self-driving technology.

Krafcik said the 20,000 I-PACE SUVs will be capable of servicing up to 1 million trips in a single day.

The collaboration is the first time an all-electric vehicle has been integrated into a commercial ride-hailing service. Today, that future got a bit more luxurious, with the announcement of a partnership between Waymo and Jaguar, specifically Jag's electric I-Pace SUV. Tests will expand to other as yet unspecified U.S. cities over the next two years. The company has outfitted a fleet of Chrysler Pacifica minivans with laser-radars and other self-driving sensors. But, as with most Jaguars, the I-Pace is a lot more than its numbers, and indeed stands poised to be one of the best-looking EVs on the market.

Waymo is teaming up with Jaguar Land Rover on autonomous vehicles, its second major automaker partnership and a big boost for the nascent technology that has come under scrutiny recently.

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Waymo CEO John Krafcik announced the plans at a live press event and was joined on stage by Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralf Speth.

This morning at Chelsea Piers in NYC, Waymo CEO John Krafcik announced a new model of vehicle powered by Waymo's self-driving technology. The long-term goal for Waymo remains safety, says Krafcik. Waymo has been testing self-driving trucks in California and Arizona and just started testing in Atlanta, hauling cargo to Google's data centers. He said the company plans a "gradual" safe approach to self-driving vehicles.

Following that incident, Uber suspended all of its autonomous vehicle testing operations. "That's the world we're building", the company said.

Later this year, Waymo said it would launch an app for self-driving taxis that can be hailed by the public, but it's unclear where those cars would be or how many of those cars would be on the road.

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