We’re building the World’s Most Experienced DriverTM

Waymo began as the Google Self-Driving Car Project in 2009.

We’re making it safe and easy to get around - without the need for anyone in the driver’s seat.

Our Mission

Waymo’s mission is to make it safe and easy for people and things to get where they’re going. The Waymo Driver can improve the world's access to mobility while saving thousands of lives now lost to traffic crashes.

Why this matters

Driving today is not as safe or enjoyable as it should be.

1.35 million

deaths worldwide due to vehicle crashes in 2016

2.4 million

injuries in 2015 due
to vehicle crashes

2 out of 3

people will be involved in a drunk driving crash in their lifetime

6%

increase in traffic fatalities in 2016, reaching the highest point in nearly a decade

There’s a clear theme to the vast majority of these incidents: human error and inattention.

94% of crashes involve human choice or error in the US.

Mobility and quality of life

3 million

Americans age 40 and older are blind or have low vision

79%

of seniors age 65 and older living in car-dependent communities

42 hours

wasted in traffic each year per person

Say hello to Waymo

Fully self-driving vehicles hold the promise to improve road safety and offer new mobility options to millions of people. Whether they’re helping people run errands, commute to work, or drop off kids at school, fully self-driving vehicles hold enormous potential to transform people’s lives.

Waymo, a self-driving technology company

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What drives us

Let’s Talk Self-Driving

Waymo created the world’s first public education initiative around autonomous vehicles called Let’s Talk Self-Driving. It brings together a diverse set of communities and interests with a shared belief that fully self-driving technology has the potential to save lives, improve independence and create new mobility options.

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