Waymo now offering rides to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

Autonomous driving technology company Waymo is now allowing “Trusted Testers” to hail a ride between Downtown Phoenix and Phoenix Sky Harbor. The Alphabet company will offer the trips with an autonomous specialist in the driver’s seat and will remove the specialist “over weeks to come.”

Waymo says it is the first autonomous vehicle company in the country to initiate paid trips to and from an airport.

The news comes just a couple of weeks after Waymo announced plans to launch its service, with a human safety operator present, in Los Angeles.

In September, Waymo and Swiss Re announced a research collaboration aimed at developing new risk assessment methodologies around autonomous vehicles.