Waymo and Jaguar Land Rover Announce Long Term Partnership

Jaguar Land Rover and Waymo recently announced a long-term strategic partnership to develop the world’s first premium self-driving electric vehicle for Waymo’s driverless transportation service.

The companies will be working together to design and engineer self-driving Jaguar I-PACE vehicles, with the overall aim to make cars safer, free up people’s time and generally improve mobility for everyone.

The Jaguar I-PACE was first launch in March 2018 and is the manufacturer’s first full-electric SUV. A model fitted with Waymo’s self-driving technology will begin its testing later this year and will capture real-world data so that they can refine and improve the technology to deliver optimum reliability. They are aiming to build up to 20,000 I-PACE models within the first two years of production.

Prof. Dr. Ralf Speth, Jaguar Land Rover Chief Executive Officer said: “With the Jaguar I‑PACE we have a world-beating car that’s captured the imagination of customers around the world. Our passion for further advancing smart mobility needs expert long-term partners. 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.”

John Krafcik, Waymo Chief Executive Officer said: “While we've been focused at Waymo on building the world's most experienced driver, the team at Jaguar Land Rover has developed an all-new battery-electric platform that looks to set a new standard in safety, design and capability. We're sure Waymo riders will enjoy the safe, premium and delightful experience that the self-driving I‑PACE will provide.”

More information about this exciting partnership will be available in due course.

For more information on the new Jaguar I-PACE, please click here.

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