75 Articles
ETC
Waymo will soon restart its operations in Phoenix

It will resume its activities in other cities in the coming weeks, as well

Official
Ex-Uber self-driving head Anthony Levandowski to take plea deal over Google secrets

He filed bankruptcy after court rules he owes Google $179 million

Engineer Anthony Levandowski, known for advancing self-driving car technology in the last decade, agreed to plead guilty on Thursday to taking sensitive documents from his former employer Google before joining rival Uber Technologies Inc . The U.S. attorney's office in San Francisco declined to comment. Last month, it dropped what remained of a trade secrets theft case involving wearable device company Fitbit Inc and now-defunct rival Jawbone after a San Francisco jury acquit

Official
Waymo's ex-Google self-driving car project lands $2.25 billion

It's widely regarded as far in the lead in the autonomy race

Google's former autonomous vehicle project is becoming a more autonomous business by bringing it in its first investors besides its corporate parent. Waymo has secured $2.25 billion from a group of investors led by Silver Lake and the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board to help the company continue to develop its self-driving technology for its ride-hailing service and a recently launched trucking division. Other investors in the deal announced Monday include Mubadala Investment Company,

Official
Ex-Waymo driver accused ramming a Waymo van, maybe way more

Police investigating whether he has a pattern with other self-driving vehicles

A man described as a disgruntled former Waymo driver has been arrested on suspicion of deliberately crashing a passenger car into one of the company’s vans with self-driving capabilities near Phoenix, authorities said Thursday. Tempe police said Raymond Tang, 31, was booked into jail Wednesday night and is facing felony charges of aggravated assault and criminal damage, and misdemeanor counts of endangerment and reckless driving. Chandler police didn't immediately return a call Thursday seekin

Report
Waymo begins 'rider only' service without attendants in the vehicle

The company is also testing its automated driver tech in Peterbilt trucks

Waymo Chief Executive John Krafcik said the self-driving vehicle company is now offering limited "rider-only" trips in Phoenix, Arizona, as it looks beyond the robo-taxis business to generate future revenue. Waymo, a unit of Alphabet Inc, has begun offering fully automated rides, without attendants in the vehicle, to a few hundred early users of its robo-taxi service in Phoenix, Krafcik confirmed on Sunday at a dinner with journalists ahead of a conference in Detroit. Riders signed up for the

Official
Waymo urges NHTSA to 'promptly' remove requirement for steering wheel, pedals

Ford and GM filings with feds hint at what self-driving cars can and can't do

Report
Waymo to test autonomous vehicles in Florida rain

Hurricane season to put self-driving sensors to the test

Report
Report
Waymo will test its self-driving taxis on employees in California

With restrictions, of course

Self-driving venture Waymo has been given permission by California authoritiesto transport people in its robotaxis

Report
Waymo partners with Nissan, Renault on robotaxis outside U.S.

Fleets of driverless cars will launch in Japan and France

Fleets of driverless cars will launch in Japan and France.

Official
Waymo picks Detroit factory to build self-driving fleet by mid-2019

Move will bring 400 jobs next door to at-risk GM facility

Move will bring 400 jobs next door to at-risk GM facility.

Report
Waymo will build self-driving cars in Michigan

The company says the state has 'excellent snowy conditions' for testing

The company says the state has "excellent snowy conditions" for testing.

CES
Toyota, VW and GM partner on autonomous vehicle education

The partnership is called PAVE. Waymo, Intel and AAA are in it, too.

The partnership is called PAVE. Waymo, Intel and AAA are in it, too.

Read This
Waymo self-driving vehicles face attacks in Arizona

Slashing tires, throwing rocks, brake-checking, and a game of chicken

People have been sabotaging Waymo test vehicles and endangering their safety drivers' safety.

Featured
How Waymo, rivals compare in the race for robotaxis

Services, test areas, fleet sizes at a glance

Services, test areas, fleet sizes at a glance

Waymo self-driving taxis in Arizona are now carrying paying passengers

Recouping its $1 billion investment, one $7 ride at a time

Recouping its $1 billion investment, one $7 ride at a time.

Report
Report: Waymo to start driverless ride-hailing program in December

It'll launch in suburban Phoenix using Early Rider members

It'll launch in suburban Phoenix using Early Rider members.

Official
Waymo gets California OK to test self-driving cars with no backup driver

It's an expansion of driverless tests company has been doing in Arizona

It's an expansion of driverless tests company has been doing in Arizona.

Official
VW earnings beat expectations; considers partnerships with Waymo, Ford

Cost-cutting makes up for struggles with WLTP, lower car sales

Possible partnerships with Waymo and Ford.

Official
Waymo details how emergency services should deal with self-driving incidents

Part of its responsibility is educating first responders

Part of its responsibility is educating first responders.

/ 4