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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
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Tesla’s Autopilot Won’t Achieve Full Autonomy, Waymo CEO Says

Tesla logo on steering wheel of Tesla Model 3 vehicle. (Angel Garcia/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc. has taken a misguided approach to developing fully autonomous cars and its “full self-driving” system will fail to live up to its billing, the head of Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo told a German business magazine.

William Wilkes | Bloomberg News
January 22, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Anthony Levandowski Receives Trump Pardon

Anthony Levandowski (left) and attorney Miles Ehrlich exit federal court in San Jose, Calif., in August 2019. Anthony Levandowski (left) and attorney Miles Ehrlich exit federal court in San Jose, Calif., in August 2019. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump pardoned Anthony Levandowski, saving the engineer from more than a year in prison for stealing trade secrets from his former employer, Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo.

Alistair Barr | Bloomberg News
January 20, 2021
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Waymo Looks to Calm Doubts About Driverless Cars With Data Release

A Waymo Chrysler Pacifica autonomous vehicle sits parked in Chandler, Ariz., in July 2018. A Waymo Chrysler Pacifica autonomous vehicle sits parked in Chandler, Ariz., in July 2018. (Caitlin O'Hara/Bloomberg News)

The voluntary disclosure comes less than a month after Waymo announced that it would begin offering fully driverless service to customers in Arizona and days before an election that could usher in a much tougher regulatory regime.

October 30, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, Breaking News

Daimler, Waymo Partner to Develop Autonomous Trucks

Daimler-Waymo autonomous truck illustration Daimler Trucks and Waymo are partnering to produce an autonomous Freightliner Cascadia equipped with the Waymo Driver. (Waymo)

Daimler Trucks and Waymo have announced an agreement to produce highly automated Level 4 commercial vehicles by combining Daimler’s trucks with Waymo’s technology.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 27, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Waymo Begins Fully Driverless Rides for All Arizona Customers

Waymo signage is displayed on the door of a Chrysler Pacifica autonomous vehicle in Arizona. Waymo signage is displayed on the door of a Chrysler Pacifica autonomous vehicle in Chandler, Ariz. (Caitlin O'Hara/Bloomberg News)

Waymo said Oct. 8 that it is opening its fully driverless ride-hailing service in suburban Phoenix to the public.

Ira Boudway | Bloomberg News
October 8, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Waymo Tests Autonomous Trucks in Texas

Waymo Via Waymo has begun testing Peterbilt trucks equipped with self-driving technology in Texas. (Waymo)

Waymo launched testing of autonomous trucks in Texas and announced plans to make Dallas the center of its heavy-duty vehicle technology efforts.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
August 27, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Anthony Levandowski Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison

Anthony Levandowski leaves courtroom In a file photo, Anthony Levandowski (left) and attorney Miles Ehrlich exit federal court in San Jose, Calif., Aug. 27, 2019. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Autonomous driving engineer Anthony Levandowski was ordered to spend 18 months in prison for stealing trade secrets from Google as he defected to Uber Technologies Inc., in one of the highest-profile criminal cases to hit Silicon Valley.

Joel Rosenblatt | Bloomberg News
August 4, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

FCA, Waymo Extend Autonomous Partnership

Waymo vehicle Four years ago, FCA began providing its Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans to Waymo to test self-driving technology. (Waymo)

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Google affiliate Waymo said July 22 they are extending their partnership in the development and testing of autonomous vehicles for commercial delivery and for future FCA products.

Breana Noble | The Detroit News
July 22, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Waymo Targets Southwest Freight Corridor for Autonomous Truck Tests

Waymo A Waymo autonomous Chrysler Pacifica and Peterbilt truck. (Waymo)

As it moves forward with autonomous truck development, Waymo plans to focus its 2020 testing efforts on the southwest shipping corridor that includes Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
June 30, 2020

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