Autonomous vehicle service comes to Phoenix Sky Harbor
Phoenix Sky Harbor has become the first airport in the world to offer travellers a new autonomous transport service to and from the airport.
Waymo has launched a fully autonomous vehicle service to the general public at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
Phoenix becomes the first airport in the world to offer travellers this new autonomous service as a means of transport to and from the airport.
Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego arrived on 16 December at the 44th Street and Washington PHX Sky Train® Station via a Waymo vehicle to launch the new service.
“Phoenix is leading the future of mobility and modernising how the world will experience travel,” commented Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “The exciting technology offers our customers an additional option for travelling to the airport in a clean, sustainable, and technologically advanced mode of transportation.”
In early November, Waymo began offering its Trusted Tester participants the opportunity to take autonomous rides to and from downtown Phoenix and the airport with an autonomous specialist in the vehicle. Now, Waymo has removed the autonomous specialist from the vehicle.
Rides are available 24 hours, seven days a week in Waymo’s fully electric Jaguar I-PACE equipped with the fifth generation Waymo Driver. Pickups and drop-offs occur at the 44th Street PHX Sky Train® Station where travellers can hop on the free PHX Sky Train® direct to the terminals. Trains arrive and depart every few minutes.
Waymo has also announced it is more than doubling the Waymo One service area in Downtown Phoenix. The expansion connects the airport service to a large swath of the downtown area, offering safe and convenient mobility options to Phoenicians and travellers.