Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has welcomed the launch of Waymo’s fully autonomous vehicle service. It is the first airport in the world to offer travellers the ability to take a Waymo autonomous vehicle to and from the airport.
“Phoenix is leading the future of mobility and modernising how the world will experience travel,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “The exciting technology offers our customers an additional option for traveling to the airport in a clean, sustainable, and technologically advanced mode of transportation. The future has arrived in Phoenix!”
The Waymo One service area in downtown Phoenix has also more than doubled in size. The expansion connects the airport service to a large swath of the downtown area.
In early November 2022, 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 and anyone can hail a Waymo to ride between the airport and downtown Phoenix.
Rides are available 24/7 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.