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Waymo Will Add Up To 20,000 Jaguar Electric SUVs To Its Driverless Taxi Fleet By 2022

Waymo says it plans to deploy up to 20,000 electric Jaguar SUVs in its planned self-driving taxi service starting in 2020, a confident step forward even as questions swirl about the future of autonomous cars in the wake of a fatal pedestrian accident involving a competitor’s vehicle.

The former self-driving car unit of Alphabet’s Google said it will work with Britain’s Jaguar Land Rover to design and engineer self-driving versions of Jaguar’s new battery-powered I-Pace, which was launched earlier this month. On-road testing will begin later this year, and the companies said up to 20,000 I-Paces will join Waymo’s driverless fleet within the first two years of production, potentially providing one million rides per day by 2022.

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