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Jaguar teams up with Waymo to put 20,000 self-driving SUVs on the road

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A new partnership sees Waymo (formerly known as Google's self-driving car project) team up with Jaguar Land Rover to fit out its new I-Pace SUV for complete driving autonomy
A new partnership sees Waymo (formerly known as Google's self-driving car project) team up with Jaguar Land Rover to fit out its new I-Pace SUV for complete driving autonomy
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Jaguar Land Rover has been a pretty active player in the self-driving space
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Jaguar Land Rover has been a pretty active player in the self-driving space
Announced today, the partnership sees Waymo (formerly known as Google's self-driving car project) team up with Jaguar Land Rover to fit out its new I-Pace SUV for complete autonomy
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Announced today, the partnership sees Waymo (formerly known as Google's self-driving car project) team up with Jaguar Land Rover to fit out its new I-Pace SUV for complete autonomy
Waymo has teamed up with Jaguar Land Rover to put 20,000 newly designed self-driving cars on the road over the next few years
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Waymo has teamed up with Jaguar Land Rover to put 20,000 newly designed self-driving cars on the road over the next few years
A new partnership sees Waymo (formerly known as Google's self-driving car project) team up with Jaguar Land Rover to fit out its new I-Pace SUV for complete driving autonomy
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A new partnership sees Waymo (formerly known as Google's self-driving car project) team up with Jaguar Land Rover to fit out its new I-Pace SUV for complete driving autonomy

While Uber's self driving ambitions have hit a bit of a roadblock, others are pressing ahead with efforts to get autonomous vehicles into action. Waymo has teamed up with Jaguar Land Rover to put 20,000 newly designed self-driving cars on the road over the next few years. They're being billed as the world's first premium, electric self-driving SUVs.

Announced today, the partnership sees Waymo (formerly Google's self-driving car project) team up with Jaguar Land Rover to fit out its new I-Pace SUV for complete driving autonomy. Officially revealed earlier this month, the all-electric I-Pace has a massive range of 240 miles (386 km) and can be charged to 80 percent in just 40 minutes using a 100-kW rapid charger.

This month, Waymo clocked up its five millionth mile of autonomous vehicle testing on public roads, but if everything goes to plan with this new venture, things are about to ramp up significantly. With plans to add 20,000 I-Paces to its fleet in the next few years, it says those alone will be able to complete a million trips in a typical day.

Jaguar Land Rover has also been a pretty active player in the self-driving space, building test vehicles of its own, working on adventurous versions that go off-road and partnering with ride-sharing company Lyft as part of another self-driving collaboration. Its first self-driving I-Pace will join Waymo's fleet later this year.

Source: Waymo, Jaguar Land Rover

3 comments
Papa Wealey
"While Uber's self driving ambitions have hit a bit of a roadblock," Seriously!? To quote Andy Dufresne in "The Shawshank Redemption," 'How can you be so obtuse?'
christopher
So rich people with expensive brand tastes can drive pedestrian-death-traps while everyone else has to suffer the mess that is our road system? SHAME!!! The entire concept of self-driving cars needs to be shelved. If people want to move around without paying attention, we should build US ALL a new and safe transport system that does that - not throw dangerous tech into an already dangerous situation and just abuse whatever gets in our way. "Machine Learning" is not intelligent, and is no substitute for it. No self-driving car tech has ever been trained on unusual situations, so it has no idea how to react when it's in one - if a cyclist believes the driver should give way, death at the hands of a robot should not be the consequence.
SteveO
While I think autonomous driving will get there, I would really like to know how they plan to charge these vehicles. I was quite interested in the I-Pace until I realized that I couldn't drive to my parents house 2 states away without many hours of charging. There are currently no fast DC charging stations between us so would be stuck using level 2. The sooner these automakers settle on a standard, the better. Could you imagine if every gas brand had a different nozzle size and you could only use 1 specific brand? What a nightmare that would be and is if you want to buy an EV currently, other than Tesla and they are not totally immune.