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

John Krafcik

John Krafcik

Gerard Dwyer

Gerard Dwyer

Dmitri Dolgov

Dmitri Dolgov

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

Tesla Autopilot — Updates On Path To 100% Full Self-Driving, + The Waymo vs. Tesla Debate

I'm not the CEO of a self-driving tech company, and I don't (normally) pretend to be one on the internet. If I ever do, please feel free to shame me and ridicule me and toss me to the lions

Elon Musk Responds To Waymo CEO: “Tesla Has Better AI Hardware & Software Than Waymo”

In an interview with German business publication Manager Magazin, Waymo CEO John Krafcik said Tesla is not a competitor to Waymo.

Waymo CEO Says Tesla Is Not A Competitor, Gives Estimated Cost Of Autonomous Vehicles

In an interview with German business publication Manager Magazin, Waymo CEO John Krafcik gave an idea of how much each one of the company’s vehicles will cost.

Waymo Is No Longer Using The Phrase “Self-Driving.” Here’s Why.

Waymo is dropping the use of "self-driving" when describing the company's autonomous vehicles.

Meet 2021's rising stars of self-driving vehicles from companies like Waymo, Aurora, and Cruise

Summary List PlacementThe self-driving industry spent the 2010s inching toward a payoff for the years of effort and billions of dollars it has spent trying to master an enormously difficult but potentially transformative technology. In a few cases, companies started to move paying customers in sel…

Comma.ai Could Buy Automaker, Waymo Ditching “Self-Driving,” Xpeng Adds Lidar — Autonomous Driving Updates

Stories related to autonomous driving tech have been building up, so I'm going to run through a few of them right here. Comma.ai, Waymo, and Xpeng each have some news to bring to the table
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Waymo Blogs

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 …

Introducing: Black@Waymo

This month, we’re recognizing Black History Month, an annual celebration of the experiences and contributions of Black and African Americans who have shaped and strengthened our country. This year, more than ever, we uphold the responsibility to recognize and highlight the importance of amplifying B…

From Girl Scout to Waymonaut

Earlier this month, we teamed up with Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas (GSNETX) to transport cookies for the annual Girl Scout Cookie Program with our Waymo Via truck fleet. Girl Scouts has long encouraged girls at every age and from all different backgrounds to explore science, technology, engineerin…

Why I Ride with Waymo: Xavier

Editor’s Note: Last year, we opened up our fully autonomous ride-hailing service to all of our Waymo One riders, and Xavier is one of the people who relies on this service to get where he needs to go. He shared this video with us, and we gave him a call to learn more about how he likes the service a…

Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, Waymo team up to transport cookies

Editor’s note: This blog was originally published by Let's Talk Autonomous Driving on January 12, 2020.Girl Scouts and Girl Scout Cookie fans nationwide look forward to the time of year when bright boxes of Thin Mints® and Samoas® roll out for delivery across the country.  During this year’s “cook…
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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 John Krafcik, Gerard Dwyer and Dmitri Dolgov.

  • How many employees does Waymo have?

    Waymo has 2,187 employees.

  • Who are Waymo competitors?

    Competitors of Waymo include Volocopter, Bitsensing and NetraDyne.

  • 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.