So waymo just announced that it has plans to open another technical service center in the Phoenix area, the new technical center is aimed to increase the startup’s capacity in the area. The center which is gonna be located at mesa and is set to be open in the second half of the year.
Recall the company rolled out it waymo–one in december, although it not widely available right now and Waymo-trained test drivers are still behind the wheel. (Waymo does have driverless vehicles on public roads in Phoenix.) The company already has operations going on in Chandler, Tempe, Gilbert and Mesa. So if you live around any of this areas you should be seeing lots of waymo’s self-driving vehicles on the road.
The company as of right now have a total of 600 cars worldwide with the most of it in the phoenix area. The new technical center will act as a second dispatch center as well as a place to maintain, clean and manage the fleet, according to the company. So we should be expecting some employment in the area in the coming months. The facility is gonna be housing support teams, fleet technicians, fleet dispatch, fleet response and rider support.