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
In an effort to keep up with its tremendous growth, Waymo announced that it will open a technical service center in Mesa, Arizona that will measure in at 85,000 square feet.
Vineeth Joel Patel2019-03-22 06:00 PT
In a blog post today, Waymo shared details about its new advanced lidar sensor, which it calls the “Laser Bear Honeycomb”. Waymo says its lidar provides best in class performance. Waymo said it will sell the sensors to other select companies outside of the self-driving car industry, beginning with robotics, security and agricultural technology.
Eric Walz2019-03-06 17:00 PT
On Wednesday, the California DMV released its annual disengagement report. The newly released report, which is also available to the public, provides some surprising insights into the progress made by all 48 company testing autonomous vehicles in California and Waymo is clearly ahead of the pack.
Eric Walz2019-02-13 16:30 PT
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
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 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
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, 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 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
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
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, 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’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 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 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
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 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
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.
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