Following partnerships with Jaguar Land Rover and Fiat Chrysler for developing self-driving automobiles, Waymo has struck a deal with Honda to deliver autonomous driving vehicles as well, but this time for delivering products.
Bloomberg reports that the Alphabet subsidiary is finally closing in on a third partnership with another automaker since talks have been announced in 2016. Waymo is definitely no stranger to delivery and logistics by way of autonomous vehicles as they have recently launched a delivery service with self-driving trucks.
The announcement comes two weeks after an Uber vehicle struck and killed a female pedestrian in Arizona. Some companies—including Uber themselves, halted their testing on autonomous vehicles following the accident, but Waymo was not one of them. Waymo’s CEO John Krafcik, seems to be doubling down on their claims of human test drivers getting in the way of autonomous vehicles doing their job properly. He spoke to Bloomberg in a recent profile, saying the car would have evaded the pedestrian “without human help”.