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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.

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.

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.

February 14, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

With Waymo Settlement, Uber CEO Clears the Way for Company’s Future

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It’s a paradox: How can paying a quarter of a billion dollars to a rival and issuing an apology be considered a win?

Carolyn Said | San Francisco Chronicle
February 13, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Uber Settles Waymo Driverless Car Suit, Said to Pay $245 Million

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Uber Technologies Inc. settled the high-stakes trade-secret theft lawsuit brought by Waymo, resolving a conflict that already cost the ride-hailing giant its top driverless car engineer and threatened to further embarrass the company.

Joel Rosenblatt | Bloomberg News
February 9, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Uber’s Kalanick Stays Calm on the Stand During Waymo Trade-Secrets Trial

Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick (left) and Anthony Levandowski (right) co-founder of Otto, pose for a photo in the lobby of Uber headquarters, Aug. 18, 2016, in San Francisco. (Tony Avelar/ AP Photo);

Subdued. Calm. Compliant. Agreeable. Those adjectives aren’t typically associated with Travis Kalanick, Uber’s combative co-founder. But during 50 minutes on the witness stand in the Waymo vs. Uber trial on Feb. 6, a suit-and-tie-clad Kalanick kept his cool, meekly agreeing with most questions posed to him by Charles Verhoeven, Waymo’s lead attorney.

Carolyn Said | San Francisco Chronicle
February 7, 2018

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