Waymo’s Trusted Tester is a research-focused program that, for the first time, will allows the public in San Francisco, California to hail a self-driving vehicle. This follows a trial with employees in the city earlier in the year.
The trial uses the electric Jaguar I-Pace equipped with the fifth-generation Waymo Driver. Waymo is working with the Custom SOC Business Team in the System LSI division of Samsung, and also has a deall with Intel for processors.
The two companies signed a strategic deal in 2018 for on‑road testing and capturing real-world data to allow Waymo and Jaguar Land Rover engineers to refine technology and deliver optimum safety and reliability. The initial plan was for up to 20,000 I‑Pace vehicles will be built in the first two years of production and be available for riders of Waymo’s driverless service, serving a potential one million trips per day.