As a first step, 10 Waymo vehicles will be available on Lyft over the next few months. Once Waymo vehicles are on the platform, Lyft users in the area will have the option to select a Waymo car directly from the Lyft app for eligible rides.
This first step in the partnership will allow Waymo to introduce the Waymo Driver to Lyft users, enabling them to take what for many will be their first ride in a self-driving vehicle.
Waymo’s John Krafcik announced in blog post that “We committed to continuously improving our customer experience, and our partnership with Lyft will also give our teams the opportunity to collect valuable feedback,”
“We’re excited to collaborate with the Lyft team as we build the World’s Most Experienced Driver™, bringing fully self-driving technology to the world to improve road safety and make it easier for people to get around,” wrote Krafcik.