Waymo partners with Volvo Car Group to scale the Waymo Driver

Mountain View-based self-driving car company Waymo has partnered with Volvo Cars Group to become the exclusive global L4 partner for Volvo Car Group, including its strategic affiliates Polestar and Lynk & Co. The two will first work together to integrate the Waymo Driver into an all-new mobility-focused electric vehicle platform for ride-hailing services.

Level 4 is considered to be fully autonomous driving, although a human driver can still request control, and the car still has a cockpit.

“This key partnership with Volvo Car Group helps pave the path to the deployment of the Waymo Driver globally in years to come, and represents an important milestone in the highly competitive autonomous vehicle industry. Volvo Car Group shares our vision of creating an autonomous future where roads are safer, and transportation is more accessible and greener. We’re thrilled to welcome Volvo Car Group as our latest automotive partner.” – Adam Frost, Chief Automotive Officer, Waymo.

“Fully autonomous vehicles have the potential to improve road safety to previously unseen levels and to revolutionize the way people live, work and travel. Our global partnership with Waymo opens up new and exciting business opportunities for Volvo Cars, Polestar, and Lynk & Co.” – Henrik Green, Chief Technology Officer, Volvo Car Group.

Waymo also has partnerships with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), and Renault Nissan Mitsubishi (The Alliance), allowing it to advance the deployment of its Waymo Driver across a variety of vehicle platforms.