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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
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Alphabet’s Waymo Raises $2.5 Billion After Key Departures

Waymo signage on the door of a Chrysler Pacifica autonomous vehicle Waymo signage on the door of a Chrysler Pacifica autonomous vehicle. (Caitlin O'Hara/Bloomberg News)

Waymo, Alphabet Inc.’s self-driving car unit, said it raised $2.5 billion in a recent funding round to help advance its technology and replace a management team rocked by departures.

June 16, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Rivian Hires Former Waymo CFO Gerard Dwyer

Rivian vehicle The Rivian R1T. (Rivian)

Rivian Automotive Inc., the electric-vehicle startup backed by Amazon .com Inc., has hired a former finance chief from Alphabet Inc.’s self-driving arm Waymo.

Ed Ludlow | Bloomberg News
May 27, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous

When Will Trucks Drive Themselves?

Aurora Peterbilt Autonomous truck developers such as Aurora are testing and validating their technology on public highways, particularly in the U.S. Southwest. (Aurora Innovation)

The road to autonomous trucking is long and littered with obstacles, but developers of self-driving systems for commercial vehicles are making clear and tangible progress in their mission to bring this technology to market.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
May 21, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Waymo Eyes Raising Up to $4 Billion as Leaders’ Exits Sow Doubts

A Waymo LLC Chrysler Pacifica autonomous vehicle A Waymo LLC Chrysler Pacifica autonomous vehicle. (Caitlin O'Hara/Bloomberg News)

Waymo is talking to outside investors about raising as much as $4 billion in additional capital to fuel its self-driving efforts. And the company has discussed plans to eventually list publicly, spinning out from its parent Alphabet Inc., according to people familiar with the plans.

May 19, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Electric Car Startup Lucid Hires Waymo Veteran as Finance Chief

Lucid A Lucid Air Grand Touring electric luxury car. (Patrick T. Fallon/AFP/Getty Images)

Lucid Motors Inc., the Saudi Arabia-backed electric vehicle maker going public via a reverse merger, has hired a former executive of Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo as chief financial officer.

Ed Ludlow | Bloomberg News
May 5, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Waymo CEO John Krafcik to Step Down, Become Adviser

Former Waymo CEO John Krafcik speaks during a conference in California in 2018. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News) Former Waymo CEO John Krafcik speaks during a conference in California in 2018. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

John Krafcik stepped down as chief executive officer of Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo self-driving vehicle division, and will stay on as an adviser to the business, the company said in a memo.

Mark Gurman and David Welch | Bloomberg News
April 2, 2021
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Waymo Provides Look Inside Self-Driving Truck Testing

Waymo test drive A Waymo self-driving truck autonomously navigates highway traffic near Phoenix during a March 24 virtual ride-along. (Waymo)

Autonomous vehicle developer Waymo offered a look inside the day-to-day testing of its self-driving trucks on public roads through a virtual ride-along event for members of the press.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 25, 2021

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