It's the first facility — or major investment — of its kind for the automaker.
Quiet on the car front, cash-flush — and the market's ripe for disruption
Waymo also expands partnerships with AutoNation and Avis Budget.
Love the idea or not, self-driving commercial service begins this year.
Jamie Waydo will reportedly join Titan, but that's all we know.
Partnership might sell autonomous Chrysler Pacificas to the public.
A self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivan operated by Waymo, the autonomy subsidiary of Alphabet/Google, was involved in a two-car accident Friday afternoon in Chandler, Ariz. First reports indicate the autonomous vehicle was not at fault in the crash — not the "violator vehicle," according to ABC 15 News. This may be Waymo's first accident in its Arizona test program.
The U.S. military has a long history of pushing technological innovations that eventually become mainstream, like the GPS navigation systems in your phone or car, the Jeep and the Internet. We might eventually add self-driving cars to that list, only with a twist on the time-honored model.
Waymo's CEO John Krafcik made an announcement ahead of the New York Auto Show, unveiling what the company calls, "The Next Step in Self-Driving." That next step is a sixth autonomous vehicle from Waymo, an electric Jaguar I-Pace, that will go into service later this year.
The head of Alphabet Inc's autonomous driving unit, Waymo, said on Saturday that the company's technology would have safely handled the situation confronting an Uber self-driving vehicle last week when it struck a pedestrian, killing her.
It's easy to ignore the daily onslaught of stories about autonomous cars, which still seem a lot like vaporware to some of us. Plus, those things are for somebody else, right, not a righteous car enthusiast like you or me. But here's a brief video that shows the technology is not in some far-off future, it's rolling around on the streets of Phoenix and a few other cities right now. And this is not just an autonomous car. It's not just a self-driving car. It's a completely driverless car
The settlement now allows Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi to put another scandal behind the company.
... Waymo, and here's how badly it crushed the competition
Commercial service is scheduled to begin in Phoenix this year and expand from there.
Just 13 percent of survey respondents said they would feel safer sharing the road with autonomous vehicles.
Metro Atlanta marks Waymo's 25th test city in total.
Car stops for tacos and stays stopped, with reporter onboard.
"You're just making the impression that this is a total cover-up," the judge told Uber.