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Waymo’s Commerical Driverless Taxi Service Launches in Arizona

Waymo’s Commerical Driverless Taxi Service Launches in Arizona

Waymo made some history today by launching the first ever commercial driverless shuttle service in Arizona.The service is called Waymo One and riders can use the company’s smartphone app to summon a ride in one of Waymo’s driverless Chrysler Pacifica minivans.

Eric Walz2018-12-05 11:56 PT

Waymo to Launch its Driverless Car Service Next Month to Challenge Uber & Lyft

Waymo to Launch its Driverless Car Service Next Month to Challenge Uber & Lyft

Waymo is preparing to launch a commercial ride-hailing service in Arizona next month to rival Uber. For its new service, Waymo has plans to acquire up to 62,000 plug-in hybrid Pacifica minivans and 20,000 fully-electric Jaguar I-Pace SUVs to build out its commercial fleet over the next few years.

Eric Walz2018-11-13 16:55 PT

Ford, Uber & Lyft Sign Agreement to Share Data to Help Reduce Traffic in Cities

Ford, Uber & Lyft Sign Agreement to Share Data to Help Reduce Traffic in Cities

The Ford Motor Company and ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft announced an unprecedented commitment to SharedStreets, a new data platform designed to make it easier for the private sector to work with cities by agreeing to share data that might help everyone get around cities more easily.

Eric Walz2018-09-26 12:20 PT

Lyft Hits Major Milestone, Completes 1 Billion Trips

Lyft Hits Major Milestone, Completes 1 Billion Trips

While that’s a good marker for Lyft, the ride-hailing company still lags behind Uber, its main rival, which surpassed 10 billion trips earlier this July.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-09-24 08:00 PT

Uber Plans to Shift Focus to Electric Scooters & E-Bikes for Short City Trips

Uber Plans to Shift Focus to Electric Scooters & E-Bikes for Short City Trips

With Uber vehicles clogging city streets and the company itself being blamed for increasing traffic in some cities, the company is taking action. Uber is planning an emphasis on electric scooter and e-bikes instead of cars in cities, according to Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi.

Eric Walz2018-08-27 12:26 PT

Aptiv Reaches Milestone of 5,000 Public Trips in its Self-Driving Cars

Aptiv Reaches Milestone of 5,000 Public Trips in its Self-Driving Cars

Since January, thousands of local residents and tourists in Las Vegas have taken a ride in one of Aptiv’s self-driving BMW’s operating on Lyft’s platform and the company just announced the completion of its 5,000th trip on the Las Vegas strip.

Eric Walz2018-08-22 16:11 PT

New York City Votes to Limit the Number of Uber & Lyft Vehicles

New York City Votes to Limit the Number of Uber & Lyft Vehicles

On Wednesday, New York became the first major American city to limit the number of for-hire drivers. The city council voted to halt new vehicle licenses for ride-hailing services and establish minimum pay rules for drivers. New York will cap the growth of the services for one year, while the city studies the booming ride-hailing industry.

Paul Young2018-08-09 17:32 PT

New York City Looking to Cap the Number of Uber & Lyft Vehicles

New York City Looking to Cap the Number of Uber & Lyft Vehicles

New York City officials are moving to limit the number of vehicles driving for Uber and other ride-hailing services as part of an aggressive move to address the worsening congestion. If the legislation is passed, New York will become the first major U.S. city to set a limits on the number of ride-hailing vehicles allowed to operate.

Eric Walz2018-07-27 12:40 PT

Experts Believe Autonomous Vehicles & Ride-Sharing Services Will End Traditional Car Ownership

Experts Believe Autonomous Vehicles & Ride-Sharing Services Will End Traditional Car Ownership

Energy and transportation disruption expert, Antonio Seba, claims that traditional automobile ownership will fall by the waist side as consumers move toward using ride-sharing services and autonomous cars.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-07-23 09:00 PT

GM Quietly Working On Launching its Robo Taxi Service in San Francisco

GM Quietly Working On Launching its Robo Taxi Service in San Francisco

Since General Motors acquired San Francisco-based autonomous driving startup Cruise Automation in 2016 for $1 billion, the two companies have been laying the groundwork and testing autonomous technology for a commercial launch of a robo taxi service using an autonomous fleet of Chevy Bolt EVs. Now, more details of the project have been revealed.

Eric Walz2018-07-03 18:28 PT

Boston to Allow City-Wide Testing of Self-Driving Cars

Boston to Allow City-Wide Testing of Self-Driving Cars

​For the past year, city officials in Boston restricted companies testing autonomous technology to less populated, industrial areas of the city. Now that is about to change, as the city is now allowing self-driving cars to roam the streets citywide, including during the morning rush hour.

Jeremy Carlton2018-06-20 15:37 PT

Toyota to Invest $1 Billion in Singapore-Based Ride-Hailing Company Grab

Toyota to Invest $1 Billion in Singapore-Based Ride-Hailing Company Grab

Toyota is investing $1 billion in Singapore’s Grab Holdings Inc., valuing the Southeast Asia’s largest ride-hailing service at just over $10 billion.

Paul Young2018-06-13 13:59 PT

California Proposes New Rules to Allow Self-Driving Cars to Pick Up Passengers

California Proposes New Rules to Allow Self-Driving Cars to Pick Up Passengers

California’s public utility regulator signaled on Friday it would allow self-driving car companies to transport passengers without a backup driver in the vehicle, a big step forward for autonomous car developers as the industry faces heightened scrutiny over safety concerns.

Derrick Smith2018-04-09 16:33 PT

Waymo Launching Ride-Hailing Service in 2018 That May Rival Uber

Waymo Launching Ride-Hailing Service in 2018 That May Rival Uber

Just a week after Waymo and Uber settled their lawsuit over stolen IP related to autonomous driving, Waymo has announced its own ride-hailing service will launch later this year in Arizona. This commercial service might put Waymo in direct competition with rival Uber.

Eric Walz2018-02-16 17:14 PT

Waymo is Testing its Self-Driving Minivans in San Francisco

Waymo is Testing its Self-Driving Minivans in San Francisco

After its Chysler Pacifica minivans outfitted with self-driving hardware were spotted on the streets of San Francisco, Waymo has confirmed that its fleet of self-driving vehicles are conducting testing in the city.

Eric Walz2018-01-12 16:26 PT

Ford Moving its Self-Driving & EV Teams Back to Detroit

Ford Moving its Self-Driving & EV Teams Back to Detroit

Ford Motor Company today announced plans to move its key autonomous vehicle and electric vehicle business and strategy teams to the city where the company got its start —Detroit, Michigan.

Eric Walz2017-12-14 17:19 PT

Waymo Makes History: A Self-Driving Ride Service With No One Behind the Wheel

Waymo Makes History: A Self-Driving Ride Service With No One Behind the Wheel

Waymo has been working on self-driving cars since at least 2009 and leads its competitors in the crowded field of self-driving cars development. Now, the company will become the first ever to launch a ride hailing service on public roads without anyone behind the wheel.

Eric Walz2017-11-07 10:48 PT

Automakers Finding it Hard to Keep Up With Tech Firms on Automotive Technology

Automakers Finding it Hard to Keep Up With Tech Firms on Automotive Technology

A new report from CNBC say that automakers are struggling to keep up automotive technology advancements from Silicon Valley tech companies. It is a "magical time" for autos, but maybe not so much for traditional automakers, says one analyst.

Eric Walz2017-10-05 10:00 PT

EXCLUSIVE: Drive.ai Co-Founder Tao Wang Talks to Futurecar at SVIEF 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Drive.ai Co-Founder Tao Wang Talks to Futurecar at SVIEF 2017

Futurecar reporters attended the 7th Silicon Valley Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum where we met with Drive.ai co-founder Tao Wang to discuss some of the company’s plans and technology.

Eric Walz2017-09-29 18:52 PT

Waymo is Poised to Become Largest Autonomous Technology Company in the Automotive Industry by 2030

Waymo is Poised to Become Largest Autonomous Technology Company in the Automotive Industry by 2030

Waymo is at the forefront of developing autonomous driving software for cars and is poised to become industry leader, according to a new report by business consulting firm Frost & Sullivan.

Eric Walz2017-09-06 16:53 PT

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