Tata Motors owned Jaguar Land Rover(JLR) has struck a long-term strategic partnership with US-based Waymo to develop the world’s first premium self-driving electric vehicle.
JLR and Waymo, formerly known as the Google self-driving car project, will work together to design and engineer self-driving Jagaur I-PACE vehicles.
The long-term strategic collaboration is aimed at furthering the shared goals of both companies to make cars safer, free up peoples valuable time and improve mobility for everyone, a JLR statement said.
“Our passion for further advancing smart mobility needs expert long-term partners. In joining forces with Waymo, we are pioneering to push the boundaries of technology. Together we will deliver the self-driving Waymo Jaguar I-PACE with the grace, space and eco-pace that customers expect,” said JLR CEO Dr Ralf Speth.
Waymo Jaguar I-PACE’s, equipped with Waymo’s self-driving technology, will start testing later this year. On-road testing and capturing real-world data will allow Waymo and Jaguar Land Rover engineers to refine technology and deliver optimum safety and reliability, the statement said.