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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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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