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Waymo, the autonomous vehicle unit of Alphabet Inc., is pulling from in-person events at CES, joining a growing list of companies avoiding the major technology conference scheduled for next month.
In a blog post Dec. 23, Waymo cited “quickly rising COVID-19 infection rates” but said its executives would participate in virtual events.
Started as a trade show for gadgets, CES has featured more automakers and self-driving demonstrations in recent years.
The safety and wellbeing of our team is our top priority, so based on quickly evolving COVID infection rates, Waymo has made the tough decision not to participate in person at CES’22. We are aiming to still virtually participate in some CES-related events https://t.co/2BBmwYeQWk— Waymo (@Waymo) December 23, 2021
Several companies also have canceled attendance this week, including Lenovo Group Ltd., one of the largest exhibitors. On Dec. 22, the organization behind CES said it was proceeding with the event.
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