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 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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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 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’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
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
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 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 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
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
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 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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