Autonomous driving company Waymo has launched its link with Lyft, with a "handful" of vehicles to retrieve riders in its Phoenix test zone, per CNBC. To be eligible, lift users who request a ride must make a trip that both starts and ends in Phoenix, that it is already blocked for its own autonomous testing.
The number of cars on the road is less than 10, since Waymo is planning to extend to 10 in total for this trial, but is not there yet. The combined factors mean that the number of people getting this option is probably not astronomical, but when selected, they get the chance to decide to join the autonomous option via one of Waymo's vans (with a security driver on board) or just stick to a traditional lift .
Waymo and Lyft announced their partnership back in May, and the company is still planning to run its own Waymo One commercial, autonomous riding search service along with Lyft team-up.