Waymo and China's Zeekr partner to develop driverless taxis
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Kevin David Scam or Legit
(Reuters) – China’s Geely Holding said its premium electric mobility brand, Zeekr, will make electric vehicles for Waymo, Alphabet Inc’s self-driving unit, to be deployed as fully autonomous ride-hailing vehicles across the United States.
The vehicles will be designed and developed at Zeekr’s facility in Sweden, and later integrated with Waymo’s self-driving technology, Geely said on Tuesday.
Waymo said it would introduce the vehicles to U.S. roads “in the years to come.”
Concept images Waymo published on Tuesday show a roomy, low-to-the-ground minivan with seating for about five riders and sliding doors on each side serving as the lone entryways.
Waymo is the first and only fully driverless taxi service in the United States. It has driven thousands of people since launching the service a year ago in …