Waymo, an Alphabet company, has a mission to “make it safe and easy for people and things to move around,” Google says.
Google’s parent company, Alphabet, created a new company called Waymo that focuses on driverless car technology, Google announced Tuesday.
The company’s mission is to “make it safe and easy for people and things to move around.” John Krafcik, who led the Google Self-Driving Car Project, will be Waymo’s CEO.
Google has been developing self-driving car technology since 2009, and debuted its own prototype self-driving car in 2014. The car had no steering wheel, accelerator or brake pedal; the prototype relied on built-in sensors and a software system to safely maneuver.