Google is in talks to bring self-drive technology to the automotive market, a project that would be led by the autonomous-car company Waymo.
The technology could be used in vehicles for ride-hailing, trucking and ride-sharing services.
Waymo is also the project’s main investor.
Waypoint, a company founded by Waymo cofounder Anthony Levandowski, is also a member of the new project.
The project’s name is a reference to the Waymo logo, which is a yellow circle with a yellow dot.
Waymark is a startup that aims to develop self-parking, self-storage, and self-powered mobility technologies.
The company announced in December that it had raised $3.7 million from the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, and a month later, Waymo announced a partnership with Uber to develop autonomous vehicles.
Google is planning to start selling self-driven vehicles in the second half of 2021, with its current fleet of about 3,000 cars already deployed, according to Waymo Chief Executive Paul Castagnoli.
It has been testing self-drivers in a variety of environments and testing them in various cities.