Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Waymo Begins Marketing Self-Driving Sensors

Waymo Caitlin O'Hara/Bloomberg News

Waymo on March 6 began selling the laser-mapping sensors used on its driverless vehicles to other companies — as long as the customers don’t compete with its core robotaxi business. The sensors, known as lidar, shoot lasers off objects to determine what is nearby.

Tom Randall | Bloomberg News
March 6, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Google’s Bid to Battle Amazon Suffers Blow As Walmart Withdraws

Walmart Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

Walmart Inc. has quietly withdrawn from one of Google’s marquee efforts to challenge in e-commerce.

Matthew Boyle and Mark Bergen | Bloomberg News
January 25, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Shippers Opt for Collaboration to Strengthen Supply Chains, TMSA Panelists Say

TMSA Shipper Panel Troy Turner (left), Scott Grady, Vivek Syania and Dick Metzler. (Deb Schroeder Photography)

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Shippers are looking for collaborative transportation partners willing to understand their specific business challenges and work toward solving their current and future needs, a panel of experts said at a sales and marketing conference June 12.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
June 18, 2018
Business, Technology, Safety

Website Not Encrypted? Google Soon Will Add Warnings That Could Turn Visitors Away

Come July, Google Chrome will add stark security warnings that could turn business away from your website if it’s unencrypted. Specifically, Google will brand your site as “not secure” in the address bar of its popular web browser if it senses you’re operating without encryption. “Users presented with this warning will be less likely to interact with these sites or trust their content,” so it’s “imperative” that site operators get their websites encrypted, said Patrick Donahue, security engineering product lead at Cloudflare, a web services provider.

Joe Dysart | Webology 101
June 8, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Google Lobbying Shifts to Transport

A Waymo, customized Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, used for Google's autonomous vehicle program near the company's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. (Getty Images)

Google’s gravest threat is probably a regulatory crackdown on its lucrative search engine, and there’s a resurgent drumbeat about its size and power in Washington. If the company’s worried, that’s not showing up in its lobbying activity.

Mark Bergen | Bloomberg News
February 14, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Google Emails Show Internal Concern Over Losing Driverless Lead

Getty Images

Three years ago, the head of Google’s self-driving car project emailed co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin to sound an alarm.

Mark Bergen | Bloomberg News
February 8, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Waymo to Begin Testing Driverless Cars in Atlanta

Paul Sancya/AP

Waymo, the driverless car division owned by Google’s parent company, announced Jan. 22 that it will bring its test program to metro Atlanta.

Becca J. G. Godwin | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 23, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, TCA

Faster Page Loads Deliver Truckloads of New Drivers for U.S. Xpress

Nikola Motor Co.

Traffic jams and speed limits may prevent truckers from driving any faster, but America’s largest independent truckload carrier has found a way to speed its internet connections with drivers across the country to help address its truck driver shortage.

Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times/Free Press
January 5, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Waymo 'Really Close' to Putting Customers in Self-Driving Cars

Paul Sancya/AP

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo unit demonstrated a self-driving minivan with no one behind the wheel, declaring the vehicle as ready for public use.

Ryan Beene Keith Naughton and Mark Bergen | Bloomberg News
October 31, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Alphabet Unit Leads $1 Billion Investment in Lyft

Stephen Kelly/Flickr

Alphabet Inc.’s investment arm, CapitalG, led a $1 billion investment in Lyft Inc. that values the ride-sharing startup at $11 billion, the ride-sharing startup said.

Eric Newcomer | Bloomberg News
October 19, 2017