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.
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.
Driving today is not as safe or enjoyable as it should be.
deaths worldwide due to vehicle crashes in 2016
injuries in 2015 due
to vehicle crashes
people will be involved in a drunk driving crash in their lifetime
increase in traffic fatalities in 2016, reaching the highest point in nearly a decade
94% of crashes involve human choice or error in the US.
Americans age 40 and older are blind or have low vision
of seniors age 65 and older living in car-dependent communities
wasted in traffic each year per person
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.
Pat died in an eminently preventable road traffic crash in January 2005. His kids are grown up now and a credit to him but I often think of how he and his family and friends were needlessly robbed of so much. We can help save other families from these tragedies.
He’s a brilliant, energetic young boy who is also high-functioning on the autism spectrum. He’ll likely never drive. My hope is that our work will empower him with independence later in his life.
I am a mom with a one year old daughter. Every day it takes us two hours to commute. With self-driving cars, I could sit next to her and comfort her. I am here to help moms like me live happier, safer lives.
Self-driving is a hard problem that, up until a few years ago, was considered unsolvable. I am here to be part of the team that pushes the status quo to a new level.
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.Learn More