Waymo partners up with Jaguar Land Rover

The Jaguar I-Pace is set to join the Waymo autonomous vehicle fleet soon. Through a long term strategic partnership Jaguar Land Rover is partnering up with Google’s Waymo to roll out a fleet of self-driving all-electric Jaguar I-Pace crossovers. The plan is to add 20,000 units of the Jaguar to Waymo’s fleet of self-driving cars within the first two years of production. Waymo plans to roll out the self-driving I-Pace prototypes by the end of this year with market production to commence around 2020.

Ralf Steph, JLR’s CEO stated, “In joining forces with Waymo we are pioneering to push the boundaries of technology. Together we will deliver the self-driving Waymo Jaguar I-Pace with the grace, space and eco-pace that customers expect,” JLR also stated plans with Waymo to “make cars safer, free up people’s valuable time and improve mobility for everyone”.

The Jaguar I-Pace is on sale now with a starting price of $69,500 USD. 0-60mph is 4.5 seconds with a range of 240 miles on a full charge. The dual-motor electric drive system generates 394 HP and 512 Lb/Ft of torque.

Image Credit: Waymo

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