Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Autonomous

Uber Freight, Waymo Via Partner to Advance Autonomous Trucking

Uber Freight-Waymo Via collaboration The collaboration's objective is to enable an ecosystem in which human drivers and autonomous trucks co-exist in a hybrid network to move freight. (Waymo Via)

Uber Freight and Waymo Via have entered into a strategic partnership that aims to marry Uber’s freight marketplace with Waymo’s automated truck technology, the companies announced June 7.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
June 7, 2022
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Waymo to Expand Autonomous Vehicle Rides in San Francisco

A Waymo minivan A Waymo minivan. Waymo didn’t elaborate on when it might offer autonomous rides to the public in San Francisco. (Ross D. Franklin/Associated Press)

Waymo’s self-driving ride-hailing service is branching out to San Francisco, carrying employees in electric Jaguar I-Pace SUVs without human backup drivers.

March 30, 2022
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Waymo, Cruise Set Pace in Electrifying Autonomous Vehicles

Waymo A Waymo Jaguar I-Pace, a battery-electric vehicle. (Waymo)

Autonomous vehicles are mostly electric so far. That’s one of the main conclusions of BloombergNEF’s just-published annual report analyzing the state of AV testing programs in the U.S. and China.

Colin McKerracher | Bloomberg News
March 1, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 50

Waymo to Haul Freight for C.H. Robinson in Texas Tests

A Waymo Via autonomous truck Waymo Via will use its test fleet of self-driving Class 8 tractors to haul freight between Dallas and Houston for C.H. Robinson customers. (Waymo)

Logistics giant C.H. Robinson is collaborating with Waymo to introduce autonomous trucks into its freight network, starting with multiple pilots in Texas.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
February 16, 2022
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Waymo Pulls Out of CES Over Virus Concerns

Waymo vehicle Caitlin O'Hara/Bloomberg News

Waymo, the autonomous vehicle unit of Alphabet Inc., is withdrawing from in-person events at CES, joining a growing list of companies avoiding the major technology conference scheduled for next month.

Mark Bergen | Bloomberg News
December 23, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Daimler, Waymo Outfitting Custom Chassis for Autonomous Driving

Daimler SAE Level 4 technology diagram Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler reported a custom Class 8 chassis specifically intended to support SAE Level 4 driving is being outfitted through its partnership with the autonomous technology company Waymo.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 7, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

UPS Expands Waymo Partnership to Include Autonomous Class 8 Trucks

Waymo vehicle Waymo

Self-driving truck technology developer Waymo announced it expanded its partnership with UPS Inc. to include autonomous freight movement with Class 8 vehicles.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
November 17, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Waymo Brings Self-Driving Taxis to San Francisco — With a Catch

A Waymo LLC Chrysler Pacifica autonomous vehicle Waymo via Facebook Video

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo will offer rides in its autonomous vehicles to select passengers in San Francisco, marking its second launch of a taxi service and a hint of the company’s commercial ambitions.

Mark Bergen | Bloomberg News
August 24, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Waymo to Build Facility in Dallas, Partner With Ryder on Maintenance

Rendering of a proposed Waymo-Ryder maintenance facility Rendering of a planned Dallas maintenance facility. (Waymo)

Autonomous truck developer Waymo Via announced plans to build a nine-acre facility near Dallas that will serve as a regional hub for advancing operations and service for automated Class 8 trucks.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 18, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Tech Giants Make Push Into Autonomous Driving

Zoox vehicle A Zoox self-driving car at the company's headquarters in California. (Michael Short/Bloomberg)

For tech giants that are diving into self-driving tech or have grand plans for their own cars, that push isn’t just about breaking into a new market — it’s about defending valuable turf.

June 25, 2021