Geely Holding explained its premium electric powered mobility manufacturer, Zeekr, will make electric powered automobiles for Waymo, Alphabet Inc.’s self-driving unit, to be deployed as fully autonomous ride-hailing automobiles throughout the United States.
The automobiles will be built and designed at Zeekr’s facility in Sweden, and later integrated with Waymo’s self-driving technological innovation, Geely explained on Tuesday.
Waymo explained it would introduce the automobiles to U.S. roadways “in the years to arrive.”
Notion visuals Waymo published on Tuesday show a roomy, lower-to-the-ground minivan with seating for about five riders and sliding doorways on every aspect serving as the lone entryways.
Waymo is the to start with and only fully driverless taxi provider in the United States. It has driven countless numbers of individuals due to the fact launching the provider a 12 months in the past in Phoenix.
The partnership with Zeekr will assist Waymo expand a driverless ride-hailing provider in the experience of greater competition, and also develop inroads for Chinese manufacturer Geely in the U.S.