Waymo is taking the next step in their multi-geo operations and launching the Waymo One Trusted Tester program in Downtown Phoenix. This marks the third area, in addition to the Phoenix East Valley and San Francisco, where we’ll be providing rides to members of the public with our autonomous ride-hailing service.
A few refreshers on the Trusted Tester program and how it will work in Downtown Phoenix:
- The Waymo One Trusted Tester program is a research-focused initiative that will allow some members of the public in Downtown Phoenix to help us shape the future of autonomous ride-hailing as early customers. This will be a highly interactive program where Trusted Testers use the Waymo One app to hail autonomous rides for their everyday mobility needs and provide customer feedback to us during and after their rides.
- We will be offering rides in our latest, fully electric Jaguar I-PACE vehicles equipped with the fifth-generation Waymo Driver. Trusted Testers will use the Waymo One app to hail rides wherever they want to go in our initial Downtown service area, and trips will be of charge. All rides in the program will begin with an autonomous specialist on board for now.
- We’re building on the learnings we’ve had from our employee testing here in Downtown Phoenix for the last several weeks, as well as our experience serving riders for the past four years with our Waymo One service in the East Valley and more recently with our operations in San Francisco.
- Local residents can express interest today! If you live or work in Downtown Phoenix and want to join, just download the Waymo One app. You’ll then be able to create an account and express interest in joining our Trusted Tester program.
Here is a short video on the announcement: Video