Waymo Unveils Robotaxi With No Steering Wheel, Pedals

From PC Mag: Electric vehicle brand Zeekr teamed up with Waymo to develop a truly autonomous ride-hailing fleet.

The robotaxi—designed and assembled in Gothenburg, Sweden, then shipped to the US for Waymo Driver integration—features a flat floor, no B-pillar (the column separating the front and rear doors), fully adjustable seats, and low step-in height for increased accessibility.

But the most striking feature is what the car lacks. "Riders will one day experience an interior without steering wheel and pedals," Waymo boasted, tipping "plenty of headroom, leg room and reclining seats, screens and chargers within arm's reach, and an easy-to-configure and comfortable vehicle cabin."

An Alphabet Inc. subsidiary, Waymo expects to start rolling out its all-electric, rider-first, fully autonomous vehicles on US roads "in the years to come."

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