Waymo Could Launch Its First Driverless Ride Service in December

Waymo, the self-driving technology subsidiary of Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc., is reportedly preparing to launch the first driverless car service next month, which could present more competition for the ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft.

A person familiar with the company’s plans said the driverless car service could roll out its service in early December, but is keeping the name a secret until the company’s formal announcement, according to Bloomberg. The service is expected to launch in Phoenix, Arizona, where the company currently has a depot of self-driving cars, including hundreds of modified Chrysler Pacifica minivans.