Alphabet Inc.’s Google has quietly opened its Waze ride-sharing service to San Francisco-area users, expanding a pilot program and confirming the company’s interest in the lucrative ride-hailing industry.
Google's ridesharing ambitions appear to be growing. Anyone in the San Francisco area can now hail a ride through the Waze app.
In May, Google reportedly ran a pilot program that allowed some Waze users to carpool with fellow Waze users. The service will be open to everyone in San Francisco soon.
In a challenge to Uber, Google is opening up its Waze carpooling program in San Francisco to more users
The program allows anyone using the Waze app to offer a ride to a limited pool of people trying to get to work or home. [...] only people working at six companies, including Google, Wal-Mart Stores and Adobe Systems, can request rid...