Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Waymo Offers Autonomous Car Guide for First Responders

Waymo vehicle and first responders Waymo via YouTube

PHOENIX — Google spinoff Waymo is trying to educate emergency responders on how to deal with its autonomous vehicles.

November 22, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

VW Considers Sharing Autonomous-Car Tech to Defray Development Costs

Workers at a Volkswagen plant Workers on the production line at Volkswagen's plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. (Mark Elias/Bloomberg News)

Volkswagen AG is open to sharing future autonomous-vehicle systems with other manufacturers as it races to catch up with the likes of Waymo LLC in cost-intensive technologies that could transform the way people and goods move, according to an executive at the German automaker.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
November 6, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Waymo CEO Sees Driverless Trucking Catching on Faster Than Taxis

Waymo Eric Risberg/Associated Press

True driverless cars have arrived from Waymo, the self-driving unit of Alphabet Inc., but the company’s chief executive officer says robot ride hailing may not be the first form of automotive autonomy to take off commercially.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
October 29, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Waymo to Test Autonomous Vehicles in Rainy Florida

Waymo Autonomous Mark Lennihan/Associated Press

Google autonomous vehicle spinoff Waymo says it will start testing on public roads in Florida to better experience heavy rain.

August 20, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

California Greenlights Waymo Taxi Test Program

Waymo vehicle Caitlin O'Hara/Bloomberg News

California has granted Waymo permission to carry passengers in the autonomous vehicles it is testing on the state’s roads, paving the way for the self-driving car company to roll out a taxi service in San Jose.

Levi Sumagaysay | The Mercury News (San Jose, Calif.)
July 5, 2019
Business, Equipment, Autonomous

Waymo to Study Driverless Services With Renault-Nissan Alliance

Waymo Caitlin O'Hara/Bloomberg News

Waymo agreed to explore driverless services with Renault SA, Nissan Motor Co. and Mitsubishi Motors Corp., pairing a leader in self-driving technology with the world’s largest automotive alliance.

Ania Nussbaum | Bloomberg News
June 20, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Fiat Teams With Silicon Valley’s Aurora on Self-Driving Tech

Fiat Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg News

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is partnering with Silicon Valley startup Aurora Innovation Inc. to develop and deploy a fleet of self-driving commercial vehicles in a bid to catch up with other automakers that have invested heavily in the technology.

June 10, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Waymo Brings Self-Driving Trucks to Phoenix-Area Freeways

Waymo Eric Risberg/Associated Press

Google’s self-driving vehicle division is bringing autonomous trucks to the Phoenix area. Waymo announced May 29 that its self-driving tractor-trailers will start driving on freeways this week and will expand to more routes over time.

May 30, 2019
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
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Alphabet’s Waymo to Revive Detroit Plant With Self-Driving Cars

Idled American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc. facility in Detroit (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo has picked an idled American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc. facility in Detroit as the site where it will equip vehicles made by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and Jaguar Land Rover Automotive with self-driving technology.

April 23, 2019