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Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Waymo, Uber Driverless Projects Make Scanning Sensors Cheaper

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Google’s Waymo, Uber and carmakers GM and Mercedes-Benz are among the companies working to put driverless vehicles in showrooms. That competition also should help lower prices that can reach $75,000 apiece for the sensors that scan a car’s surrounding environment so it knows how to drive itself.

Jie Ma | Bloomberg News
September 5, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Waymo Program in Arizona Focuses on Commuters Using Public Transit

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Self-driving vehicles typically are described as a disruptive technology that will make traditional modes of public transportation obsolete, but a recent announcement by Chandler-based Waymo is challenging that narrative.

Wayne Schutsky | East Valley Tribune (Mesa, Ariz.)
August 6, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Why GM and Waymo Rely on Allies in Self-Driving Race

Waymo The hubcap of a Jaguar I-Pace with Waymo autonomous electric vehicle technology. (Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg News)

An automaker like General Motors Co. brings two advantages to the development of self-driving vehicles: knowledge of how to build a car and the factories to do it. Silicon Valley’s biggest entrants into autonomous vehicles, particularly Alphabet Inc., have legions of coders and piles of cash.

David Welch and Mark Bergen | Bloomberg News
June 1, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Google Backs Startup Working on Remote-Controlled Driverless Cars

The hubcap of a Jaguar I-Pace with Waymo autonomous electric vehicle is seen during an event in New York, March 27. (Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg News)

Gradient Ventures, an early-stage venture fund within Google, is leading a $6 million investment in a new company that’s building software to let humans control cars remotely.

Mark Bergen | Bloomberg News
March 28, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Waymo, Jaguar Team Up With 20,000-Car Self-Driving Fleet

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Waymo is teaming up with Jaguar Land Rover on autonomous vehicles, its second major automaker partnership and a big boost for the nascent technology that has come under scrutiny recently.

Gabriella Coppola and Mark Bergen | Bloomberg News
March 27, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Waymo CEO Krafcik Has ‘A Lot of Confidence’ His Tech Would Have Avoided Deadly Uber Accident

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In a pioneering self-driving car company’s first public comments on the Uber autonomous car accident March 18 that killed an Arizona woman, Waymo CEO John Krafcik said his tech could “handle” that very scenario.

Marco della Cava | USA Today
March 26, 2018
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Waymo Autonomous Trucks Haul Freight in Atlanta

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It’s getting to be a traffic jam. Alphabet Inc.’s autonomous vehicle division Waymo began this month operating an autonomous freight truck in the Atlanta area, carrying server equipment, racks and related material to Google data centers.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
March 14, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Alphabet’s Waymo Takes on Freight in Atlanta With Driverless Semis

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Waymo will start testing a fleet of autonomous freight trucks in Georgia’s capital that will take deliveries to Google’s data centers.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
March 9, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Waymo Gets the OK for a Commercial Driverless Ride-Hailing Service

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

Waymo, a unit of Alphabet Inc., got a permit in late January from the Arizona Department of Transportation to operate as a Transportation Network Company, according to Ryan Harding, a spokesman at the state agency.

Alistair Barr | Bloomberg News
February 16, 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

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