Articles tagged “waymo”

Google’s Waymo Enters Self-Driving Car Luxury Sector With Jaguar Purchases

Google’s Waymo Enters Self-Driving Car Luxury Sector With Jaguar Purchases

Associated Press

Waymo isn't wasting any time as Uber's self-driving efforts have come under fire; it wants to establish itself as the leader in the automated vehicle space long before the technology eventually goes mainstream.

10 months ago

Google May Beat Competitors in Mapping Again, This Time for Driverless Cars

Google May Beat Competitors in Mapping Again, This Time for Driverless Cars

Mark Bergen, Bloomberg

Competitors are right to worry about Google's mapping advantage. For years now, Google Maps has been an unmatched trip-planning tool; some destinations that Google hasn't mapped really suffer.

11 months ago

Waymo Is the First Company With Approval for Driverless Ride-Hailing Service in U.S.

Waymo Is the First Company With Approval for Driverless Ride-Hailing Service in U.S.

Alistair Barr, Bloomberg

On one hand this is a step towards a fascinating future. On the other its a reminder that some states protect massive transportation corporations from liability when something goes wrong.

11 months ago

Uber Settles Waymo Driverless Car Lawsuit for $245 Million

Uber Settles Waymo Driverless Car Lawsuit for $245 Million

Joel Rosenblatt, Bloomberg

Uber likely averted an even bigger toll on the company with this settlement. CEO Dara Khosrowshahi had to untangle this mess, and he will probably be embroiled in undoing other Uber past transgressions over the next couple of years.

11 months ago

Waymo Lawsuit Against Uber Enters Spotlight as Trial Begins

Waymo Lawsuit Against Uber Enters Spotlight as Trial Begins

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press

Waymo has provided evidence that allegedly shows that one of its employees stole trade secrets and brought them along with him to Uber. The trial could represent another black mark on Uber's reputation.

12 months ago

Self-Driving Cars Are Set for Mainstream Use in 2018

Self-Driving Cars Are Set for Mainstream Use in 2018

Keith Naughton and Gabrielle Coppola, Bloomberg

Self-driving cars will likely roll into action this year, albeit at slow speeds with a confusing learning curve for passengers.

1 year ago

Uber Secretly Recorded Rivals’ Meetings, Ex-Employee Letter Alleges

Uber Secretly Recorded Rivals’ Meetings, Ex-Employee Letter Alleges

Olivia Zaleski, Bloomberg

It's still going to get a lot worse at Uber before it gets better in terms of headline-grabbing revelations if the Waymo lawsuit doesn't get settled. If business is war, then Uber seemingly used all the weapons it could muster.

1 year ago

Waymo Will Deploy Driverless Minivans for Consumers in Phoenix

Waymo Will Deploy Driverless Minivans for Consumers in Phoenix

Mark Bergen, Bloomberg

Travelers will soon be able to catch a driverless ride from a Waymo minivan in select areas of Phoenix, beating its competitors to the punch with its first commercial test. We'll find out soon if Lyft, a Waymo partner, will be selling the rides.

1 year ago

Waymo Is Converting Standby Drivers In Driverless Cars Into Mere Passengers

Waymo Is Converting Standby Drivers In Driverless Cars Into Mere Passengers

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press

Like a Lyft car on a map approaching from around the bend, Waymo's truly driverless cars — and trucks — are approaching and getting closer to reality. The plan is to license them to automakers, and to enable Lyft, which is a Google partner, to put them on the road.

1 year ago

Hertz and Avis Prep for Future With Self-Driving Car Partnerships

Hertz and Avis Prep for Future With Self-Driving Car Partnerships

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Car rental giants are looking to the future, with the goal of handling logistics for whatever company ends up winning the automated car arms race. If you can't beat them, join them.

1 year ago

Google’s Waymo Opens Self-Driving Cars to Public for Road Tests

Google’s Waymo Opens Self-Driving Cars to Public for Road Tests

Associated Press

Waymo and Fiat Chrysler are getting to the fun part of the whole self-driving car enterprise -- letting regular people take the cars out for a spin. Oh wait, it's the other way around. And why aren't they trying this in snowy Vermont instead of Arizona?

2 years ago

Apple to Test Self-Driving Car Software on Public Streets

Apple to Test Self-Driving Car Software on Public Streets

Mark Gurman, Bloomberg

Apple's taking tentative steps to join the self-driving car melee. It's gridlock already: On the Left Coast in California 29 other companies already have permits to hit the streets to test self-driving cars. This will be the mother of all shakeouts when things get serious

2 years ago