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Waymo to Outfit its Driverless Vehicles in a Former Detroit Axle Factory

Waymo to Outfit its Driverless Vehicles in a Former Detroit Axle Factory

Waymo LLC, the subsidiary that spun out of Google’s early self-driving car project, is bringing jobs and manufacturing back to the Motor City. The Alphabet subsidiary is leasing space at Detroit's American Axle & Manufacturing Inc. campus to outfit Chrysler Pacifica minivans and Jaguar i-Pace electric SUVs with hardware for autonomous driving.

FutureCar Staff 2019-04-23 14:39 PT

Waymo to Open a Self-Driving Car Assembly Plant Near Detroit

Waymo to Open a Self-Driving Car Assembly Plant Near Detroit

The self-driving car revolution may not come just from Silicon Valley and may be headed back to Detroit, the birthplace of America’s auto industry. Waymo, the self-driving division of Google’s spun out of the company’s first self-driving car program, announced it will open a factory near Detroit to outfit its fleet of vehicles for autonomous driving.

Eric Walz2019-01-22 11:28 PT

FCA US Investing $30 million in Autonomous Testing Facility

FCA US Investing $30 million in Autonomous Testing Facility

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US announced today that it has invested more than $30 million at its Chelsea Proving Grounds in southeast Michigan to further development and testing of autonomous driving, advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), and other advanced safety technologies.

Eric Walz2018-09-05 10:59 PT

Voyage Partners with Enterprise & Velodyne to Scale its Driverless Taxi Fleet

Voyage Partners with Enterprise & Velodyne to Scale its Driverless Taxi Fleet

Voyage, a Silicon Valley startup working on a driverless taxi service, has announced a partnership with car rental company Enterprise, to scale a new fleet of self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans for its robo taxi service it plans to roll out in communities across the U.S.

Eric Walz2018-06-14 14:55 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 Readies Autonomous Vehicles for Extreme Heat Testing

Waymo Readies Autonomous Vehicles for Extreme Heat Testing

To ensure that the autonomous tech on its Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans is capable of working in extreme conditions, Waymo has started to test its vehicles in Death Valley, Calif.

Vineeth Joel Patel2017-07-21 10:00 PT