Ira Boudway

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