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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

Waymo Granted California Permit to Test Self-Driving Cars Without Human Backup

Waymo Granted California Permit to Test Self-Driving Cars Without Human Backup

The California DMV has granted Waymo the first ever permit to test its driverless minivans without a human backup, meaning there will be no test driver sitting in the driver’s seat.

FutureCar Staff 2018-10-30 16:01 PT

Arizona Locals Have Expressed Frustration with Waymo’s Autonomous Cars

Arizona Locals Have Expressed Frustration with Waymo’s Autonomous Cars

Waymo has been testing autonomous vehicles in Arizona for quite some time, but locals in the state haven’t been thrilled with sharing the road with the brand’s self-driving machines.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-09-08 17:15 PT

Waymo Opens Subsidiary in Shanghai to Test Self-Driving Technology

Waymo Opens Subsidiary in Shanghai to Test Self-Driving Technology

Waymo, the self-driving unit of Google parent company Alphabet, has opened an office in Shanghai as it looks to push into China. The new subsidiary will design and test autonomous vehicle products, parts, supply chain management, logistics and other related services, according to the the filing.

Eric Walz2018-08-24 12:38 PT

Waymo’s Autonomous Vehicles Have Covered 8 Million Miles on Public Roads

Waymo’s Autonomous Vehicles Have Covered 8 Million Miles on Public Roads

Waymo continues to mark its place as the technology company to beat, as its self-driving vehicles are driving approximately 25,000 miles per day.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-07-27 09:00 PT

Need a Ride to Walmart? Waymo Will Take You There in a Driverless Minivan

Need a Ride to Walmart? Waymo Will Take You There in a Driverless Minivan

Waymo is emerging as the leader in the self-driving car race and part of the company’s mission is to provide on demand mobility for all. The self-driving arm of Alphabet has just announced a partnership with Walmart and is offering free trips to and from a Walmart store in one of Waymo’s autonomous driving minivans in a newly launched pilot program.

Eric Walz2018-07-25 13:09 PT

Former Google Engineer at the Center of the Waymo v. Uber Lawsuit Goes to Trial

Former Google Engineer at the Center of the Waymo v. Uber Lawsuit Goes to Trial

Anthony Levandowski, the former Google self-driving car engineer accused of stealing trade secrets related to lidar technology is getting his day in court. Levandowski was a former technical lead at Google, where he oversaw the development of Google first self-driving car before leaving to start autonomous trucking company Otto.

Jeremy Carlton2018-04-30 17:22 PT

Waymo Applies for California’s New Driverless Testing Permit

Waymo Applies for California’s New Driverless Testing Permit

Waymo, the self-driving arm of Alphabet, has applied to the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to test its driverless minivans without anyone in the vehicle. Waymo is the first company to request the new permit.

Eric Walz2018-04-13 18:00 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 Teaming up With Honda on Autonomous Vehicle

Waymo Teaming up With Honda on Autonomous Vehicle

Just days after announcing a partnership with Jaguar to deploy 20,000 of its new electric i-Pace SUVs for its self-driving taxi service, Waymo CEO John Krafcik announced that Waymo is working with Honda on some type of autonomous vehicle, Bloomberg has reported.

Eric Walz2018-04-02 17:34 PT

Waymo Releases Video From Inside its Driverless Minivans Showing Passenger Acceptance

Waymo Releases Video From Inside its Driverless Minivans Showing Passenger Acceptance

Waymo has been working hard to make its autonomous software behave just like a human drivers—only better— and now the company has shared video taken from inside one its driverless minivans to show the reactions from real passengers.

Eric Walz2018-03-13 16:21 PT

Waymo’s Autonomous Vehicles Have Traveled 5 Million Miles

Waymo’s Autonomous Vehicles Have Traveled 5 Million Miles

That’s incredibly impressive, especially after considering that Uber reached just 2 millions miles in December.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-03-11 10:00 PT

Waymo Launching Self-Driving Trucks in Atlanta

Waymo Launching Self-Driving Trucks in Atlanta

Waymo announced that its own self-driving trucks will be put to work in the Atlanta metro area, in a pilot program hauling cargo bound for Google’s data centers.

Eric Walz2018-03-09 11:01 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 Names Atlanta as the Next Test City for its Self-Driving Minivans

Waymo Names Atlanta as the Next Test City for its Self-Driving Minivans

Waymo continues to expand its autonomous driving testing beyond California. Waymo is bringing its self-driving minivans to Atlanta, the ninth largest metro area in the U.S. with over five million residents.

Eric Walz2018-01-22 13:07 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

Waymo CEO John Krafcik Talks Autonomous Cars at Automobility LA

Waymo CEO John Krafcik Talks Autonomous Cars at Automobility LA

When will driverless cars will be ready for the road? Waymo CEO John Krafcik was asked that question at this year’s Automobility LA press event where he was a guest speaker. His answer to that question, Waymo is ready now.

Eric Walz2017-11-28 14:59 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

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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