Waymo’s excruciatingly gradual launch process, explained

Enlarge / Waymo CEO John Krafcik in 2017. (credit: Misha Friedman/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Last Thursday, Waymo dropped something of a bombshell: it has begun commercial operations of its self-driving taxi service. And it made the announcement in the most anticlimactic way possible. Ruth Porat, CFO of parent company Alphabet, announced the news in answer […]

Waymo’s self-driving vehicles have now logged 10 million miles

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Filed under: Green,Emerging Technologies,Autonomous,Future Here’s what’s planned for the next 10 million Continue reading Waymo’s self-driving vehicles have now logged 10 million miles Waymo’s self-driving vehicles have now logged 10 million miles originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 14 Oct 2018 11:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of […]

Exec accused of stealing Waymo’s trade secrets starts new self-driving company

Enlarge / Anthony Levandowski, then VP of engineering at Uber, speaking to reporters at the Uber Advanced Technologies Center on September 13, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (credit: ANGELO MERENDINO/AFP/Getty Images) Anthony Levandowski, one of the most controversial figures in the self-driving car business, is connected to a new driverless truck startup, TechCrunch has reported. Called […]

Waymo’s Self-Driving Trucks Will Hit the Road in Atlanta

– Self-driving trucks appear to be riding in the fast lane on the road toward an autonomous era of travel. – In a single week, Uber revealed that it has been testing automated trucks on Arizona highways since November, culminating in a 344-mile autonomous journey conducted under the supervision of a human safety driver. Not […]

Waymo’s 360-degree demo ride shows what self-driving cars ‘see’

One of the big steps necessary to roll out self-driving cars is getting the public to trust them, and Waymo’s latest attempt to achieve that is with a new 360-degree experience. Viewable on a computer, your phone or a VR headset, it feeds a simulation of mixed video and sensor data (LiDAR, radar and cameras) […]

Google Waymo’s autonomous cars have driven 4 million miles on public roads

Lest anyone think that Waymo hasn’t been preparing to launch its own autonomous ride-sharing service at some point, the Google spinoff just announced that its self-driving cars have driven a collective 4 million miles on public roads. But it’s not just the milestone the company is celebrating, it’s the pace: While it took the company […]