AutoNation to provide service to Waymo’s self-driving cars

AutoNation Inc. has partnered with Waymo, Google’s self-driving car affiliate, in a multi-year service agreement.

AutoNation’s franchise stores, AutoNation USA stores and other AutoNation locations will provide vehicle maintenance and repairs for Waymo’s fleet of self-driving Chrysler Pacifica hybrids.

AutoNation will provide “strategic capabilities to maximize the self-driving vehicle fleet’s life across the United States,” the nation’s largest new-vehicle retailer said in a statement Thursday.