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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

The PoleStar 2 EV to Be the First Volvo Model Embedded With Google’s Android OS

The PoleStar 2 EV to Be the First Volvo Model Embedded With Google’s Android OS

Volvo’s new electric brand Polestar will offer one of the first models with Google’s Android operating system embedded in the vehicle. Volvo’s Senior Vice President Research & Development Henrik Green made the announcement this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

FutureCar Staff 2018-11-30 18:22 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

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Announce Deal with Google to Embed Android OS in Vehicles

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Announce Deal with Google to Embed Android OS in Vehicles

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance and Google have announced a tech partnership to embed the Android Operating System (OS) in vehicles sold by the three automakers starting in 2021. The Android OS allows a driver to use Android and Google apps in their vehicle without having to connect a smartphone.

Xiaoli Tian2018-09-19 16:12 PT

Volvo Cars to Embed Google Assistant, Google Play & Google Maps in its Next-Gen Infotainment System

Volvo Cars to Embed Google Assistant, Google Play & Google Maps in its Next-Gen Infotainment System

Coinciding with Google’s annual I/O Developers Conference which started today in Silicon Valley, Volvo Cars announced it is working with Google to embed the voice-controlled Google Assistant, Google Play Store, Google Maps and other Google services into its next-generation Sensus infotainment system, which is based on Google’s Android operating system.

Jacky Ho2018-05-08 17:40 PT

Alphabet May Invest $1 Billion in Ride-Hailing Co Lyft

Alphabet May Invest $1 Billion in Ride-Hailing Co Lyft

Alphabet Inc is in discussions with Lyft Inc about a substantial investment in the ride-hailing company, potentially strengthening an existing partnership between the two companies.

Eric Walz2017-09-15 10:56 PT

Udacity-Didi Chuxing Self-Driving Car Challenge Winners Announced

Udacity-Didi Chuxing Self-Driving Car Challenge Winners Announced

Didi Chuxing and Udacity​ have announced the winners of the 2017 Udacity-Didi Self-Driving Car Challenge in Mountain View, California. Team “abccba” from China won the final prize of $100,000.

Eric Walz2017-09-03 12:16 PT

Waymo’s self-driving technology can make it a $70 billion company

Waymo’s self-driving technology can make it a $70 billion company

Waymo's self-driving technology can make it a $70 billion company

Eric Walz2017-05-23 15:43 PT

Audi and Volvo will use Android powered telematics in their new models

Audi and Volvo will use Android powered telematics in their new models

Google has just announced that that it will partner with Volvo and Audi on Android based, vehicle telematics systems. The embedded system will be based on Android 7.0 Nougat, and will work without requiring an Android phone present.

Eric Walz2017-05-15 12:12 PT

The Head of Uber ATG Steps Down Amid Waymo Lawsuit

The Head of Uber ATG Steps Down Amid Waymo Lawsuit

As the legal battle escalates between Waymo and Uber over the alleged theft of intellectual property, one of the individuals accused of stealing it has stepped down from his current role at Uber.

Eric Walz2017-04-28 12:13 PT

Velodyne announces a solid state LiDAR sensor for self-driving cars

Velodyne announces a solid state LiDAR sensor for self-driving cars

California based Velodyne LiDAR Inc., a leading manufacturer of LiDAR (light detection and ranging) sensors used on self-driving vehicles, has just announced a new solid state LiDAR sensor. Velodyne calls its new design the “Velarray”.

Eric Walz2017-04-20 13:49 PT

Baidu to Release Open Source OS for Self-Driving Cars

Baidu to Release Open Source OS for Self-Driving Cars

Baidu, one of the world’s largest internet technology companies, has just announced that it will open source its autonomous driving technology, which includes the software designed for its self-driving cars. The move is hoped to speed up the development of self-driving cars, and entice other car manufacturers to work with Baidu's technology.

Eric Walz2017-04-19 13:41 PT