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  • Waymo Open Dataset Challenges

    Announcing the 2024 Waymo Open Dataset Challenges

    Drago Anguelov, Head of Research, Waymo

    Our progress on the road is in many ways enabled by the same type of data we make available for research to the scientific community via the Waymo Open Dataset, one of the largest and most diverse autonomous driving datasets ever released. Today we’re excited to announce the start of our 2024 Waymo Open Dataset Challenges, which will run through May 2024.

  • Animation showing Waymo One map in Los Angeles, CA

    Scaling Waymo One safely across four cities this year

    The Waymo Team

    Later this year, Waymo One will be offering rides to the public in four major cities. Starting tomorrow, March 14, our fully autonomous ride-hailing service will be available to select members of the public in Los Angeles. And after starting initial rider-only testing in Austin last week, we plan to offer Waymo One to Austinites later this year.

  • Waymo's blue and green "W" company logo

    Voluntary recall of our previous software

    Mauricio Peña, Chief Safety Officer

    Earlier today, we voluntarily filed a recall report with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for software that was previously on our fleet. We chose to do this after consultation with NHTSA and our own internal review of two incidents that occurred in a rare scenario in Phoenix on December 11, 2023, which resulted in no injuries and minor vehicle damage. Our entire fleet was updated with software to address this rare issue between December 20, 2023 and January 12, 2024. Our ride-hailing service is not and has not been interrupted by this update.

  • Waymo One I-PACE on Freeway

    From surface streets to freeways, safely expanding our rider-only testing

    The Waymo Team

    Waymo will begin testing its fully autonomous passenger cars without a human driver on freeways in Phoenix to soon help Waymo One riders get where they’re going safely and efficiently. Just as we’ve taken a phased approach to rolling out our technology and operations in the past, we will continue to deploy in a step-by-step manner, first providing rider-only trips to our employees on freeways across Phoenix.

  • Text: Thanks for coming along the journey, we can't wait to continue it together in 2024!

    Dear Waymo Community: Reflections from this year together

    Dmitri Dolgov and Tekedra Mawakana, co-CEOs

    This year provided clear reminders of the importance of learning from our riders, operating with humility, and demonstrating trustworthiness to the communities in which we operate. We partner with over 100 local and national nonprofits that work to improve road safety and make mobility more accessible because being a part of your daily lives is a responsibility we take incredibly seriously. We’re deeply grateful for their partnership and wisdom.

  • Over 7 Million Rider Only Miles, compared to human benchmarks, the Waymo Driver had 85% reduction in injury causing crash rates and 57% reduction in police-reported crash rates

    Waymo significantly outperforms comparable human benchmarks over 7+ million miles of rider-only driving

    The Waymo Team

    Safety leads everything we do at Waymo. This year alone, Waymo has served over 700,000 ride-hailing trips with public riders and no human driver. We couldn’t have hit that milestone without putting safety front and center, and we are working hard to improve the measurement, transparency, and performance of our fleet.