Waymo is launching. A fresh $2.25 billion external investment round validates its plan and progress and will help to expand its offerings, the most exciting of which is a self-driving Jaguar electric I-Pace, which it just announced will be available this year. Waymo's technology uses three forms of vision to "see" the road - LIDAR, cameras, and RADAR. Redundant technologies - expensive, but safe. Waymo currently has 115 issued patents for LIDAR and 49 issued patents in automobile image recognition.