Waymo is a self-driving technology company with a mission to make it safe and easy for people and things to move around. The Company's goal is to improve transportation for people around the world, building on software and sensor technology. Waymo has achieved a fully self-driving trip on public roads, in a car without a steering wheel or pedals and continues to refine its technology through simulation testing. 

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Parent CompanyAlphabet
HQMountain View, CA, US
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Waymo was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA, US

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Key People/Management at Waymo

Tekedra Mawakana

Tekedra Mawakana

Dmitri Dolgov

Dmitri Dolgov

Gerard Dwyer

Gerard Dwyer

Dan Chu

Dan Chu

Chief Product Officer
Becky Bucich

Becky Bucich

Chief People Officer
Adam Frost

Adam Frost

Chief Automotive & Corporate Development Officer
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Waymo Office Locations

Waymo has offices in Mountain View, Austin, Kirkland and Phoenix
Mountain View, CA, US (HQ)
1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy
Austin, TX, US
Austin, TX, USA
Kirkland, WA, US
Kirkland, WA, USA
Mountain View, CA, US
100 Mayfield Ave
Phoenix, AZ, US
Phoenix, AZ, USA
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Waymo Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date


Total Funding

$3 b


In total, Waymo had raised $3 b. Waymo is a subsidiary of Alphabet

Waymo Operating Metrics

Apr, 2014Jun, 2015Oct, 2016Jun, 2017Nov, 2017Feb, 2018Apr, 2018Jun, 2018Jul, 2018Jul, 2019

Miles Driven

700 k1 m2 m3 m4 m5 m6 m7 m8 m10 m

Miles per Disengagement

4.85 k7.53 k

Self-Driving Cars On Roads


Miles Driven in Simulation

10 b
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Waymo Online and Social Media Presence

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Waymo News and Updates

Lucid Motors taps Waymo, Intel veterans ahead of public listing

Lucid Motors is beefing up its executive and technical leadership team, hiring people from Waymo, Intel and Xperi as it prepares to become a publicly listed company. The automaker said Wednesday that Sherry House, who formerly worked at Waymo, will be its new chief financial officer. House was at Wa…

Electric-Car Startup Lucid Hires Waymo Veteran as Finance Chief

Electric-Car Startup Lucid Hires Waymo Veteran as Finance Chief

Meet the Waymo power players who will replace John Krafcik as the co-CEOs of Google's $30 billion self-driving unit

Summary List PlacementAfter longtime Waymo CEO John Krafcik decided to step down from the company, Alphabet's autonomous-vehicle unit took an unconventional approach in replacing him. Waymo will now have two CEOs: former COO Tekedra Mawakana and former CTO Dmitri Dolgov.  Between 2015 and 2021, Kr…

How outgoing Waymo CEO John Krafcik made Google's autonomous-car spin-off into a $30 billion industry giant

Summary List PlacementWhen John Krafcik became the CEO of Google's self-driving-car division in 2015, it was an expensive science project. Now the unit, renamed Waymo in 2016, is a fledgling business with paying customers, an estimated valuation of $30 billion, and a clear lead over its competitor…

The Station: Argo AI plots its fundraising course and Waymo changes leadership

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hi there, new and returning readers. This is The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages move (today and in…

Waymo CEO Krafcik Steps Down — Does It Mean Anything?

The longtime CEO of Waymo, John Krafcik, has been leading what many consider to be the leading autonomous driving company since 2015 — 6 years. Though, the news is that Krafcik and/or higher-ups at Alphabet decided it was time for him to find a new passion. He is stepping down as CEO and Waymo will …
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Waymo Blogs

Why I Ride with Waymo: Barb

Editor’s Note: In 2017, Waymo joined forces with a diverse group of organizations to create Let's Talk Autonomous Driving -- the world's first public education campaign to increase education and understanding around autonomous driving technology. In this Why I Ride with Waymo, we’ll hear from Barb H…

Capstone of my career: Email from John Krafcik to Waymonauts

Dear Waymonauts,After five and a half exhilarating years leading this team, I’ve decided to depart from my CEO role with Waymo and kick-off new adventures. To start, I’m looking forward to a refresh period, reconnecting with old friends and family, and discovering new parts of the world. And I’ll co…

Expanding the Waymo Open Dataset with Interactive Scenario Data and New Challenges

One of the most important things an intelligent driver needs to do is to understand what the road users around it are going to do next. Is that pedestrian trying to cross the street? Is that car parallel parked, or about to pull into my lane? Will that speeding vehicle stop at the stop sign? Accurat…

Replaying real life: how the Waymo Driver avoids fatal human crashes

Road safety is a major, global public health crisis. More than 1.3 million people die on the world’s roads every year, according to WHO. That’s more people than die from HIV/AIDS, and is equivalent to a passenger plane’s worth of people crashing every single hour—or one death every 30 seconds.I’ve s…

Why I Ride with Waymo: Jesse

Editor’s note: We love seeing our Waymo One riders share their experience with the world. After catching this video of one of Jesse’s recent rides, we reached out to him to get more info on how it went. In the Phoenix area and want to experience a fully autonomous ride for yourself? Just download th…

Expanding our testing in San Francisco

Waymo’s story starts in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since early 2009, when we completed our first 1,000 autonomous miles across California, we’ve driven the length and breadth of the region, becoming intimately familiar with the many unique challenges of driving in San Francisco and the surrounding …
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Waymo Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Waymo founded?

    Waymo was founded in 2009.

  • Who are Waymo key executives?

    Waymo's key executives are Tekedra Mawakana, Dmitri Dolgov and Gerard Dwyer.

  • How many employees does Waymo have?

    Waymo has 2,277 employees.

  • Who are Waymo competitors?

    Competitors of Waymo include TuSimple, Volocopter and Bitsensing.

  • Where is Waymo headquarters?

    Waymo headquarters is located at 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View.

  • Where are Waymo offices?

    Waymo has offices in Mountain View, Austin, Kirkland and Phoenix.

  • How many offices does Waymo have?

    Waymo has 5 offices.