Zoox in your community
A warm hello from Zoox
Collaboration, transparency, and transformation
We want to change the way people get around for the better. That means making transportation safer, cleaner, and more enjoyable than it’s ever been before. Our fully autonomous, all-electric, and purpose-built vehicles are designed from the ground up with this in mind.
But creating a new type of transportation takes time—and a lot of testing. And while we get there, we want to be the best neighbors we can be.
When we come to a new city, our philosophy is “no surprises.” We’re transparent and open about what we’re doing from day one, working with local businesses, authorities, and community members to make sure we’re making a positive impact. You know your city better than we do, and the more we can learn from you, the better. Understanding the nuances means we can build a service that genuinely fills gaps and creates solutions for your city.
Our testing fleet consists of hybrid Toyota Highlanders retrofitted with the full Zoox sensor architecture. They autonomously navigate the streets with a safety driver, kicking off our live testing in each city.
Where to find Zoox
San Francisco Bay Area
Like most people, we love our hometown. SF and communities along the 101 are ideal places to test our vehicles in all kinds of conditions, which we’ve been doing since 2017. With hills, streetcars, rolling fog, and highway traffic, there’s something to learn around every corner—and some incredible views along the way.
A neon-lit jewel in the desert with high-speed multi-lane traffic. Add a steady stream of journeys to and from the airport, and we have the perfect test for our vehicles. Transport up and down the Strip will soon be a breeze.
Surrounded by mountains, water, and lush forests, the Emerald City offers conditions very different from our other testing cities. Whether it be inclement weather, one-way systems, or narrow tunnels, new challenges help prepare our vehicles for safe driving in a wide range of situations. Bring on the rain.
What we’ll bring to your community
Our goal is to set a new bar for road safety by analyzing potential safety risks to prevent crashes from happening, and protect riders and other road users with over 100 safety innovations in our purpose-built vehicle.
We also actively support Vision Zero—a strategy rolling out across the US to eliminate traffic fatalities and severe injuries while increasing safe, healthy, and equitable mobility for all.
A sustainable model
Our purpose-built robotaxi is fully-electric and made for sharing, meaning fewer individual, gas-powered cars on the road, less congestion, and – most importantly for our environment – less pollution.
A more enjoyable transportation experience
We all deserve to get from point A to point B safely and comfortably. Zoox is built for riders—so sit back and enjoy your journey. Forget about the stress of finding your way, traffic jams, and the need for parking.
The roadmap to fully autonomous vehicles
We are working together with local authorities, businesses, and community members at every step. Our approach to a new city is more than just getting from point A to B.
Zoox first explores how we might serve a new community and what is best for our potential customers. This includes studying geography, engaging with local stakeholders, speaking with the community, and understanding market dynamics.
We analyze the information collected to establish potential test routes and create detailed maps that include speed limits, traffic control devices, and local rules.
3. Test and validate routes with Toyota Highlanders
The data we gather testing and validating with our test fleet will be directly applicable to our entire robotaxi fleet.
4. Test and validate routes and operations with our novel vehicle
When our robotaxi vehicles are eventually deployed within a city, they’ll have a full working knowledge of their environment from day one.
5. Explore partnerships
We’ll continue to work in collaboration with cities and transit providers on potential partnerships before and after the launch of our service.
6. Start small and Scale
Zoox commercial service will typically start in just a portion of the city within a small area or during limited times. We anticipate expanding our operational areas and times to include more parts of the city and region.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Zoox vehicle I saw driving down my street and what is it doing?
We operate a fleet of hybrid Toyota Highlanders to map, test, and validate our autonomous driving technology. To learn more about these vehicles and how they will help us bring our robotaxi to city streets, watch our video on our testing fleet.
Is the test vehicle driving itself?
Our hybrid Toyota Highlander test vehicles are able to operate autonomously, and we always have a safety driver in the vehicle while testing. We also use our test vehicles for non-autonomous missions, such as mapping new driving routes.
How does Zoox think about safety?
Safety is foundational to everything we do at Zoox. For a detailed overview of safety at Zoox, please visit our Safety page.
How does Zoox see and interact with other vehicles, people on bikes, and pedestrians?
Our vehicles are outfitted with a variety of sensors and cameras that allow the vehicle to see and interpret what is happening around it. The position of the sensors and other on-vehicle technology create an overlapping, 360 degree view and even allow the vehicle to see around certain objects. Our systems work to predict where other road users, including people on bikes or scooters and pedestrians, might move next. Our test fleet also has a safety driver in each vehicle monitoring the system and able to take over if needed.
Where can I learn more about Zoox’s technology?
We have several resources where you can find additional information about our technology and how we are building our autonomous vehicles, including our Code to Road and Testing video series. Additionally, you can find detailed overviews of our technology on our Autonomy page and the Zoox Journal.
Who should I contact if I’m interested in having Zoox speak/exhibit at my school/community event?
Thank you for your interest in including Zoox in your event! Please reach out to email@example.com with details, and a member of our crew will be in touch.
When will I be able to ride in a Zoox?
We are excited for riders to experience our fully-electric, purpose-built robotaxi. We’ve announced that two of our first service markets will be Las Vegas and San Francisco. Stay tuned for future updates by subscribing to our newsletter.
How can I get in touch or stay up to date with information moving forward?
If you are interested in connecting with someone on our team, please fill out our contact form or reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, sign up for our monthly newsletter, where we share the most up to date company news and milestones.
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