Ira Boudway

Business, Technology, Autonomous

Waymo Begins Fully Driverless Rides for All Arizona Customers

Waymo signage is displayed on the door of a Chrysler Pacifica autonomous vehicle in Arizona. Waymo signage is displayed on the door of a Chrysler Pacifica autonomous vehicle in Chandler, Ariz. (Caitlin O'Hara/Bloomberg News)

Waymo said Oct. 8 that it is opening its fully driverless ride-hailing service in suburban Phoenix to the public.

Ira Boudway | Bloomberg News
October 8, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Zipline Medical Drones Begin Flying in the US

A drone launches from Zipline's California test facility. A drone launches from Zipline's California test facility. (Roksenhorn/Creative Commons)

On May 22, before Memorial Day, a six-foot long, red-and-white drone took off from a field in Kannapolis, N.C., flew 15 miles west over suburban Charlotte to Novant Health’s Huntersville Medical Center, and dropped a box of protective masks in a designated spot next to the parking lot.

Ira Boudway | Bloomberg News
May 27, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Delivery Robot Operators Adjust to Home Environment

Postmates robot operators are performing their duties from home. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Peter Daniels is one of the millions of Americans working from home because of the coronavirus, and he watches delivery robots as they roll along sidewalks 350 miles away.

Ira Boudway | Bloomberg News
May 20, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Americans Still Skeptical of Self-Driving Cars, Poll Shows

A driver demonstrates a semi-autonomous vehicle in Michigan in 2017. A driver demonstrates a semi-autonomous vehicle in Michigan in 2017. (Graham Walzer/Bloomberg News)

Nearly half of Americans say they would not get in a self-driving taxi, according to a poll commissioned by the advocacy group Partners for Automated Vehicle Education.

Ira Boudway | Bloomberg News
May 19, 2020
Business, Autonomous

Waymo Pauses Most Operations in Response to COVID-19

A Waymo vehicle in Mountain View, Calif., in May 2019. A Waymo vehicle in Mountain View, Calif., in May 2019. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Waymo is pausing most operations in Arizona and California in response to the coronavirus outbreak, the company announced March 17.

Ira Boudway | Bloomberg News
March 17, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Waymo Inches Forward as Self-Driving Frontrunner With 1,000 Riders

Waymo driverless vehicle (Caitlin O'Hara/Bloomberg News)

The first major self-driving taxi service needed six months to reach 1,000 customers, another sign that growth may be slow as companies try to build businesses around autonomous vehicles.

Ira Boudway | Bloomberg News
May 9, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

First Responders Work With Developers to ‘Teach’ Self-Driving Cars to Pull Over

Tesla Autopilot screen An instrument panel indicates Autopilot is active inside a Tesla Model S. (Christopher Goodney/Bloomberg)

What happens when police need to stop a driverless car?

Ira Boudway | Bloomberg News
March 8, 2019