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Waymo and Zeekr to collaborate on autonomous ride hailing EV

Waymo, formerly the Google self-driving car project, has partnered with Geely’s Zeekr electric vehicle (EV) brand to develop an autonomous ride hailing vehicle.

The new vehicle is hoped to be first deployed in the US as part of Waymo’s One autonomous ride-hailing fleet.

The purpose-built mobility vehicle is being designed and developed at Zeekr’s R&D facility, CEVT (China Europe Vehicle Technology Centre) in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Under this collaboration, Zeekr will be designing and developing the future vehicle on a new proprietary and open-source mobility architecture.

Waymo will take delivery of the vehicles in the US and will then integrate the fully autonomous “Waymo Driver” into the vehicle platform.

The new Zeekr vehicle has been designed for autonomous use-cases and will come with a configurable cabin, both with and without driver controls.

Zeekr was founded in early 2021 as a global technology-mobility brand with design and engineering resources in Sweden.

The first model from Zeekr, the 001, was introduced in April 2021 with deliveries starting in October of the same year.

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