AutoNation to support Waymo’s autonomous vehicle fleet

Automotive retailer AutoNation has announced a multi-year service agreement with self-driving technology company Waymo, in which it will support Waymo’s autonomous vehicles across the US.

The company’s franchised stores, AutoNation USA stores and other AutoNation locations will provide long-term vehicle maintenance and repairs for Waymo’s fleet of self-driving Chrysler Pacifica vehicles, and will expand alongside Waymo.

“We are excited to partner with Waymo, who is a leader of self-driving technology,” said AutoNation’s Chairman, CEO and President, Mike Jackson.

“AutoNation remains uniquely positioned to lead our industry towards the future of mobility, due to our brand, exceptional service and maintenance capabilities, and commitment to innovation. AutoNation and Waymo are like minded in our joint mission to keep people safe whenever they are in a vehicle.”

Waymo CEO John Krafcik said: “AutoNation has built a reputation for providing excellent service and maintenance that makes cars safer and more reliable.

“Both companies have a shared vision of enhancing the in-car experience of our customers. With its compelling national footprint, modern facilities and trained technicians, AutoNation will help assure that Waymo vehicles are always in top condition as we bring fully self-driving cars to the public.”