Waymo

11th December 2018

Weekly Brief: There’s Reason Behind Waymo’s Damp Squib Robo-Taxi Launch

Talk about a letdown. Waymo’s launch of its commercialized robo-taxi service last week was supposed to be a revolutionary moment in the history of the automotive industry. Here was...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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6th December 2018

Waymo’s Commercial Ride-Sharing Service: Why It Matters

After much hype, Waymo One, the company's commercial ride-sharing, is here. Here's why it matters.

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5th December 2018

Waymo Launching US’ First Commercial AV Service

Waymo is officially launching the US’ first ever commercial autonomous vehicle ride-sharing service. The initial rollout, termed ‘Waymo One’, will be restricted to the cities of Tempe, Mesa, and...

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3rd December 2018

Weekly Brief: GM Cuts Head of Old Business to Run New One

General Motors capped off its stunning week of announcements by revealing that its President, Dan Ammann, will leave his current role to become the new chief executive officer of...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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29th November 2018

Waymo’s Latest Moves Show How Critical Safety Is for AVs

With its self-driving taxi service preparing to launch, Waymo is taking no chances and is now boosting its safety approach to AVs.

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26th November 2018

Weekly Brief: Turkey Day Traffic Trauma Ahead of LA Auto Show

Thanksgiving is a time of appreciation, turkey legs, hot gravy, family reunions and, of course, the great American tradition of sitting in traffic. Lots and lots of traffic. This...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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20th November 2018

A Leader in Autonomous Tech Has Yet to Emerge

Whether it’s a concept car, a pilot, or a press release, almost every US automaker has planted a flag in autonomy. Meanwhile, driver assistance systems get more and more...

By Susan Kuchinskas

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16th November 2018

Release Waymo’s Insurance Documentation, Pressure Group Tells DMV

A pressure group has called for details of Waymo’s insurance for the 39 autonomous vehicles it is testing in California to be publicized. Anti-corporate consumer rights group Consumer Watchdog...

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15th November 2018

Ford to Test AV Grocery Deliveries

Ford is partnering with Walmart to explore grocery delivery via autonomous vehicles. The move follows the retail giant’s experimental operation of AVs for the purpose of ferrying its customers to...

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14th November 2018

Waymo’s CEO Sees Limits to Self-Driving on Eve of Launch

As Waymo prepares its self-driving taxi service for a December launch, CEO John Krafcik told an audience that autonomy has its limits.

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5th November 2018

Ups and Downs of Gamers in Driverless Tech

Not long ago, some assumed graphics card maker Nvidia was set to be the dominant provider of autonomous vehicle platforms. Recent developments have thrown shade on that optimism, although...

By Eric Volkman

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5th November 2018

Weekly Brief: Baidu Sets Off Robo-Taxi Race in China

The race to roll out robo-taxis in the US makes for great theater. Waymo is on the doorstep. General Motors’ Cruise is nipping at its heels. Uber just announced...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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