Geely is a Chinese car maker that saved Volvo from oblivion, and now, their “premium electric brand”, Zeekr, will collaborate with Waymo for the “Waymo One” autonomous ride-hailing fleet in the United States.
The Program Explained
This is a brand new, purpose-built mobility vehicle, and is being developed at Zeekr’s R&D facility, China Europe Vehicle Technology Centre in Gothenburg, Sweden. This technology centre has been designing vehicles for the wider Geely Holding Group since its creation. This collaboration with Zeekr will see designing and developing the future vehicle on a new proprietary and open-source mobility architecture. Waymo will take delivery of the vehicles in the United States and will then integrate its fully autonomous Waymo Driver into the vehicle platform.