Uber, Waymo and others to check the 'human influence' of self-driving vehicles

“Concern for the safety of workers and the public is paramount to PTIO,” Executive Director Maureen Westphal informed The Verge, “and safe deployment of [autonomous vehicle] technology is fundamental to securing better job opportunities for workers, so we plan to engage with a variety of concerned stakeholders already having conversations and planning for this transition […]

Apple hires ex-Waymo engineer for self-driving venture

Apple’s venture, at present code-named Titan, may seemingly profit from the thrill over such a high-profile government. It may imply that the corporate is nearer to a prototype, or that it is prepared to begin displaying off its progress. Either manner, Apple must ramp issues up if its to stay related within the highly-competitive (and […]

Waymo has ordered a huge number of self-driving cars for robot taxi services

Driverless vehicles: Waymo eyes Europe for launch of robotic taxi companies

With almost seven million take a look at miles on the clock and greater than 60,000 new hybrid minivans coming to affix its present fleet, Waymo is now seeking to take its self-driving vehicles past the U.S. John Krafcik, chief government of the Alphabet-owned firm, stated this week that Waymo is eager to discover the […]

Alphabet’s Waymo hopes to bring self-driving car service to Europe

Alphabet’s Waymo hopes to convey self-driving automotive service to Europe

Reuters) — Alphabet’s self-driving unit Waymo needs to convey its robo-taxi service to Europe after it launches within the United States later this yr. Waymo’s Chief Executive John Krafcik mentioned the corporate may enter European markets in collaboration with a associate, however didn’t give any timeframe. “There is an opportunity for us at Waymo to […]

California will permit autonomous automobiles to choose up passengers

In April, state officers started accepting purposes from firms trying to take a look at their autonomous autos on state roads without a driver behind the wheel. At least two firms, together with Waymo, utilized for such a allow. Arizona has additionally allowed driverless automobiles to operate on its roads and Waymo is gearing as […]

Waymo has ordered a huge number of self-driving cars for robot taxi services

Waymo has ordered an enormous variety of self-driving vehicles for robotic taxi providers

Waymo’s autonomous-vehicle journey actually is going locations. The Alphabet-owned firm announced on Thursday that it’s inked a cope with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) so as to add 62,000 hybrid minivans to its present fleet. That’s on prime of the “thousands” of minivans it ordered in January. Yes, that’s a lot of recent driverless automobiles, although […]

CEO says Uber in partnership talks with Waymo for self-driving technology

CEO says Uber in partnership talks with Waymo for self-driving know-how

It wasn’t all that way back that Google’s Waymo self-driving automotive division and Uber had been in a legal dispute over mental rights. Now, nonetheless, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi claims Uber and Waymo are discussing a partnership, Reuters reports. Speaking at Recode’s Code Conference of know-how leaders this week in California, Khosrowshahi mentioned the connection between the […]

Waymo orders 62,000 Fiat Chrysler minivans for its upcoming autonomous taxi service

Waymo orders 62,000 Fiat Chrysler minivans for its upcoming autonomous taxi service

(Reuters) — Fiat Chrysler will add as much as 62,000 extra vehicles to Alphabet’s autonomous driving unit Waymo, the businesses stated on Thursday, as a part of Waymo’s plan to roll out a robotaxi service in the U.S. later this year. The announcement comes on the day when Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp stated it will make […]

Waymo to Buy Up to 62,000 Chrysler Minivans for Ride-Hailing Service

Waymo to Buy Up to 62,000 Chrysler Minivans for Ride-Hailing Service

Waymo, the driverless-technology firm spun out of Google, has agreed to buy as many as 62,000 minivans from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to be used in a ride-hailing service set to start industrial operations later this yr. The announcement on Thursday is the most recent signal that Waymo is relying on a speedy liftoff for the […]