The self-driving division of Alphabet, Waymo has announced to riders that completely driverless vehicles are on the way.
The company reportedly emailed its customers in the suburbs of Phoenix, Arizona to inform them.
The Verge reports that the email was published on Reddit and confirmed as authentic by a Waymo spokesperson. It was sent to its early rider programme members, which consists of a 400-plus cadre of suburban Arizonans who signed nondisclosure agreements with Waymo to test its self-driving cars.
According to The Verge in the email, Waymo said that riders who get “matched” with a driverless car will receive a notification in their Waymo app that confirms the car will be without a trained driver. “You can enjoy having the car to yourself,” the company said. If they need assistance during the ride, customers can reach out to support staff through the app or via an in-car help button.