Uber partners with Waymo in Arizona to offer autonomous rides

Calling an Uber doesn’t necessarily mean calling an Uber driver any more in the Valley.

Uber, the ride-hailing company, and Waymo, one of the companies seeking to popularize driverless cars, announced in late October that Uber customers will have the option of getting “a fully autonomous, all-electric Waymo ride – with no human driver behind the wheel” in those parts of metro Phoenix where Waymo operates.

When riders request one of four different types of rides through the Uber app, they could be matched with a driverless Waymo vehicle. They will then have the option of confirming the Waymo ride or declining it and getting a ride with a human driver instead.

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