WAYMO EXPANDING AUTONOMOUS RIDE SERVICE TO SAN FRANCISCO
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Waymo, the Google self-driving vehicle spinoff, is expanding its autonomous ride-hailing service to San Francisco.

Selected “trusted tester” customers in the city by the bay will be able to hail a ride in self-driving Jaguar I-Pace electric vehicles, the company said.

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