Waymo has partnered with the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee to take fans around downtown Phoenix in driverless taxis.
- Autonomous car company Waymo will have its driverless taxis available for fans visiting Phoenix, Arizona, for the Super Bowl LVII.
- Visitors can download the Waymo app and call the autonomous Waymo Jaguar I-PACE to take them from the airport to downtown and other areas.
- The Super Bowl will be a good test run to see how Waymo works in high-stress situations and will be an excellent way to keep intoxicated drivers off the road during the Super Bowl.
- The area hosting the Super Bowl is out of Waymo’s range, making the cars unavailable to take fans directly to the game but can bring fans to the airport and other downtown locations.
Why it’s news
Despite the downturn in the push for autonomous vehicles, driverless car company Waymo has pushed forward and will be able to showcase the full abilities of its driverless taxi during this year’s Super Bowl.
Phoenix is the only city where Waymo’s driverless taxis are available for anyone to ride, with plans to send the taxis to San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Phoenix is expected to receive one million fans for the Super Bowl, giving Waymo a perfect chance to reach a broad audience with its driverless vehicles and test them in high-stress situations.
Waymo has partnered with the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee to take fans to and from venues during the game and the week before the big game.
“There’s no bigger stage for our 24/7 ride-hailing service than transporting people from all over the globe to and from the airport and downtown for the many exciting activities surrounding the Big Game,” says Waymo Chief Product Officer Saswat Panigrahi.