Zeekr to design autonomous ride-hailing car for Waymo


A pod-like EV from Zeekr, a far cry from its sporty debut 001, will be used in Waymo’s self-driving fleet

The Google sibling company Waymo, which specialises in self-driving cars for ride-hailing, is turning to Geely-owned Zeekr for help with a new pure electric, autonomous vehicle. The model is being designed and developed at Zeekr’s R&D facility in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Three rendered images of the autonomous EV have already been released, showing a large pod-like car with a clean and simple exterior as well as a roomy and functional interior. Its general shape is not dissimilar to the Chrysler Pacifica – one the models Waymo currently retrofits with sensors like lidar and radar to enable self-driving capabilities. However, the new EV is infinitely more modern.

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