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Waymo, Uber set aside past rift over tech to team up on robotaxis in Phoenix

Five years after the two companies spent millions battling each other in court

Waymo robotaxis expand operations in Phoenix, San Francisco

Company is doubling the area in Phoenix where it picks up paying passengers

Waymo vehicles pull over in San Francisco due to fog

'We have software updates planned to improve our fog and parking performance'

Waymo opens Phoenix airport rides to the public, doubles downtown service area

'No wait time. No NDA. 24/7 from the airport to the downtown.'

Waymo opens its self-driving taxis to 'Trusted Testers' in San Francisco

A safety driver will be at the wheel to ensure nothing goes awry

Waymo Is 99% of the way to self-driving cars. The last 1% is the hardest

It lost its CEO and is still stymied by traffic cones. What’s taking so long?

CEO of Google's self-driving car spinoff Waymo steps down from job

John Krafcik led Waymo to the most success anyone seems to be having in autonomy

Waymo releases Phoenix area self-driving car incident score card

It recorded 18 minor incidents since 2019

Self-driving tech company Waymo, which this month opened its driverless taxi service in the Phoenix suburbs to the public, on Friday said its autonomous vehicles there had been involved in 18 minor incidents since 2019 during tests and actual rides. Waymo, a unit of Google parent Alphabet Inc , said it was releasing the data https://waymo.com/safety to improve transparency and open a public dialogue. Waymo also said it hopes its safety data will help companies and regulators devise in

Daimler Trucks partners with Waymo to build self-driving semis

This gives Daimler access to Waymo's industry-leading autonomy tech

Two automotive giants are teaming up to bring self-driving semi-trucks to market. Under this deal, Waymo and Daimler Trucks are partnering to build an autonomous version of the Freightliner Cascadia truck. This is Waymo's first deal in the freight business.

Waymo and TuSimple autonomous trucking leaders on the difficulty of building a highway-safe AI

TuSimple and Waymo are in the lead in the emerging sector of autonomous trucking; TuSimple founder Xiaodi Hou and Waymo trucking head Boris Sofman had an in-depth discussion of their industry and the tech they're building at TC Mobility 2020. Hou and Sofman started out by talking about why they were pursuing the trucking market in the first place.

Waymo will soon restart its operations in Phoenix

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

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

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,

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

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

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

Waymo to test autonomous vehicles in Florida rain

Hurricane season to put self-driving sensors to the test

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