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Waymo starts to open driverless ride-hailing service to the public
Waymo, the Google self-driving-project-turned-Alphabet unit, is beginning to open up its driverless ride-hailing service to the public. The company said that starting today, members of its Waymo One s
Waymo expands first external investment round to $3 billion
Waymo has added an additional $750 million to the $2.25 billion funding round that it first announced in March, bringing the total size of the financing (its first from investors outside of Alphabet)
After 2019’s reality check, what’s ahead for driverless cars in 2020?
If 2018 was when the industry was shocked into sobriety, 2019 would be a year when pragmatism and the challenges of trying to develop and scale a technology got a lot more real. The upshot: the indus
Hailing a driverless ride in a Waymo
Ed Niedermeyer Contributor Share on Twitter Ed Niedermeyer is an author, columnist and co-host of The Autonocast. His book, Ludicrous: The Unvarnished Story of Tesla Motors, was released in August 201
Waymo expands self-driving services to include B2B car parts delivery trial
Self-driving vehicle technology company Waymo has expanded its business relationship with automotive retail company AutoNation, the companies announced today. The new extension builds on the existing
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Waymo takes its self-driving car ambitions global in partnership with Renault-Nissan
Waymo has locked in an exclusive partnership with Renault and Nissan to research how commercial autonomous vehicles might work for passengers and packages in France and Japan. The public announcement
Waymo and Lyft partner to scale self-driving robotaxi service in Phoenix
Waymo is partnering with Lyft to bring self-driving vehicles onto the ride-hailing network in Phoenix as the company ramps up its commercial robotaxi service. Waymo will add 10 of its self-driving veh
Report: Google’s Waymo seeks outside investment and a sky-high valuation
Waymo would raise capital at a valuation "at least several times that of Cruise."
Waymo to start selling standalone LiDAR sensors
Waymo, the Google self-driving project that spun out to become a business under Alphabet, will start selling its custom LiDAR sensors — the technology that was at the heart of a trade secrets lawsui
Waymo’s self-driving cars hit 10 million miles
Alphabet’s self-driving car company Waymo has spent years testing its autonomous vehicles on public roads. What started as a trickle of miles driven each day has exploded in the past few years.
Waymo racks up 4 million self-driven miles
Waymo continues to press its lead in terms of actual miles driven on roads, which is potentially the most important metric out there when it comes to building successful autonomous driving technology.
Waymo’s first product will be its own on-demand ride hailing service
Waymo is firming up some of its plans around its initial go-to-market strategy for its autonomous driving technology. The company has talked about a number of potential applications of self-driving th
Taking a truly driverless ride in Waymo’s Chrysler Pacifica
Today was a first for me: I drove in a fully autonomous vehicle on roads without anyone behind the wheel. They weren’t public roads, but they did have intersections, other vehicles, pedestrian t
Waymo focuses on user experience, considers next steps
Waymo is investing a lot of time and effort on building out the user experience of its self-driving vehicles, which includes both the external and internal user-facing features of its autonomous cars.
U.S. Department of Transportation announces a new committee focused on automation
The U.S. regulatory agency overseeing transportation at the federal level has announced a new official committee on automation, be it autonomous driving, drones or other self-guided modes of getting a
Google Names John Krafcik Its Self-Driving Car Project CEO
Easily one of the most exciting areas of Alphabet/Google's future is its self-driving car unit. Today, that group got a CEO with a massive amount of automotive experience. Right now, the company repor