Google to bring self-driving rides to the public this December
The Hustle reported that after 9 years of secretive R&D and more than 10 million miles (16 million km) of testing, Google’s self-driving car subsidiary Waymo will finally sell self-driving rides to the public in December. Starting in Phoenix, Arizona. Analysts estimate that, as the first player in the market, Google’s unnamed autonomous ride-hailing company will be worth more than US$80 billion before it even launches (Uber is valued between US$70 billion and US$120 billion). Since Waymo is literally millions of miles ahead of the self-driving competition, its new commercial self-driving company won’t compete against auto-automakers, but against rideshare giants. It's pretty much just like Uber, but without the disgruntled drivers.