Waymo is teaming up with Jaguar Land Rover on autonomous vehicles, for a second partnership and a big boost for the nascent technology that has come under scrutiny recently.
Under the deal, Alphabet’s Waymo will integrate its self-driving system into Jaguar’s I-Pace electric SUVs, the first all-electric offering from the luxury unit of Tata Motors. Jaguar aims to start delivering I-Paces to Waymo for testing later this year.
From 2020, it says as many as 20,000 of the vehicles will join Waymo’s ride-hailing taxi service.
The companies didn’t disclose financial terms, but Waymo is planning to purchase the I-Pace vehicles, which sell for US$69,500. (A$90,405) That would place Waymo’s payment for the deal at more than $1.3 billion.