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Waymo’s Self-Driving Taxi Was Defeated By Traffic Cones
If there ever was a good example of how much work self-driving technology still needs before it becomes mainstream, it would be a recent story of how one of Waymo’s self-driving taxis got confused by traffic cones. Thankfully in this case, there were no injuries and it was actually kind of funny.

Waymo And UPS Team Up For Self-Driving Delivery Vans
As a delivery and logistics company, UPS has been rather aggressive in finding new high-tech ways of staying ahead of the competition. The company has explored the possibility of using drones to help make deliveries, and now it seems that they are looking at the possibility of self-driving delivery vans.

Waymo Is Putting Its Self-Driving Cars To The Test In Rainy Conditions
Due to the fact that self-driving cars rely on things like cameras and sensors to navigate, obviously driving about on a clear sunny day would provide the most ideal conditions. However, that isn’t always reality as the weather can shift, where it can get cloudy, it can snow, and it can rain, all of which presents challenges to the abilities of self-driving cars.

Waymo's Autonomous System Has Driven Over 10 Billion Miles In Simulation
Waymo’s self-driving vehicles have driven some 10 million miles on actual roads and that’s an incredible milestone but it only represents a fraction of what the company’s autonomous driving system has driven in simulation. The company has revealed that the self-driving system has driven over 10 billion miles in simulation.

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Waymo's Robot Taxis Offer Free Wi-Fi And Music
There’s no shortage of companies looking to get you where you need to be and that is if you just don’t want to walk out into the street and flag down a conventional taxi. There are ride-hailing and ride-sharing apps and companies like Waymo with robot or self-driving taxi services. In a bid to set itself apart from the competition early on, Waymo is focusing on providing additional amenities to […]

California Allows Waymo To Pick Up Passengers In Self-Driving Cars
The California Public Utilities Commission has awarded Waymo a permit to take part in the state’s self-driving vehicle passenger service pilot program. This means that Waymo will be able to pick up passengers with its self-driving cars. However, Waymo may not charge drivers during this pilot program and there must always be a human safety driver behind the wheel.

Waymo Making Self-Driving Pickups Available To Lyft Riders
Waymo has its own commercial self-driving ride-hailing service called Waymo One but the company did ink an agreement with Lyft back in May to bring its self-driving vehicles to the latter’s ride-hailing platform. It has now made some of its autonomous minivans available to Lyft riders.

Waymo To Bring Self-Driving Cars To France And Japan With Nissan-Renault
Waymo, Nissan, and Renault have teamed up to bring self-driving cars to France and Japan, the companies announced today. They have inked an exclusive agreement to explore all aspects of driverless mobility services for both passengers and deliveries in these countries. The announcement is a little light on details about any concrete plans to launch self-driving taxi services, for example.

Waymo Releases App On Play Store As It Looks To Expand Service
Waymo is part of the same parent company now as Google even though it started out as a self-driving car project at Google’s moonshot division. It was spun off as a separate company as it geared up to launch its self-driving taxi service. The service isn’t available to everyone as yet but it’s in semi-open trials in the Pheonix area. The testers in that area can now get the Waymo […]

Waymo May Work On Self-Driving Cars With Renault-Nissan
Waymo has already worked with the likes of Fiat Chrysler and Jaguar Land Rover on self-driving cars and is now said to be in talks about a potential partnership with the powerful Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance. According to reports Waymo, a division of Google’s parent company Alphabet, is in the “final phase” of talks with this alliance for a partnership on self-driving cars.

Waymo To Open Self-Driving Car Factory In Michigan
Waymo, the self-driving division of Google’s parent company Alphabet, has today announced that it’s planning to build self-driving cars in Michigan. The company and Magna are going to set up a factory in southeast Michigan where self-driving cars will be built. The models will include autonomous versions of the Jaguar I-PACE and the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan.

Waymo One Self-Driving Taxi Service Launched
The self-driving concern of Google’s parent company today announced the launch of its self-driving taxi service. It was reported that Waymo was looking to launch the service before the end of this year. That’s precisely what the company has done today with the launch of Waymo One. The commercial service will initially be available in the Phoenix area.

Waymo Brings Back Safety Drivers For Its Autonomous Cars
Waymo, the self-driving concern of Google’s parent company Alphabet, was recently granted permission to test fully driverless cars on public roads in California. It first did this in Arizona late last year. What that meant was that Waymo self-driving cars could be tested on public roads even without a safety driver behind the wheel. According to a report, Waymo has now brought back safety drivers for its autonomous cars after […]

Waymo's Driverless Taxi Service May Launch Commercially Next Month
Waymo, the self-driving division of Google’s parent company Alphabet, has long been working on self-driving cars with the aim of launching a taxi service that relies entirely on cars that can drive themselves. According to a new report, Waymo could be launching its driverless taxi service as soon as next month.

Fully Driverless Waymo Cars Approved For Testing In California
California is already the testing ground for many companies that are working on driverless technology. Waymo is one of those companies. It’s the self-driving division of Alphabet, Google’s parent company. It has now been granted permission to test fully driverless cars on public roads in California.

Waymo Testing Trip Fares For Self-Driving Taxi Service
Google’s parent company Alphabet has a division called Waymo that’s working on self-driving cars. It has an entire fleet of autonomous cars that are being tested on public roads. The company eventually wants to launch a ride-hailing service that uses these self-driving cars. Waymo hasn’t said what the fares for its self-driving taxi service will be but it has reportedly started testing trip fares with early riders.

Waymo Partners With Walmart In Phoenix For Grocery Pickups
Need to buy groceries but don’t have a car and you don’t want to deal with lugging bags of groceries on the bus, train, or a taxi?  The good news is that if you live in Phoenix, Arizona, Waymo and Walmart might have a solution for you thanks to a new partnership by both companies.

Waymo's Self-Driving Cars Have Driven 8 Million Miles On Public Roads
Google’s parent company Alphabet has its own self-driving division called Waymo. It has been testing its self-driving cars on public roads for quite some time and the division has now passed a major milestone. It has been confirmed that Waymo’s self-driving cars have driven more than 8 million miles on public roads. This equals to almost 25,000 miles being driven every single day which is considerably more than what its […]

Apple Furthers Their Self-Driving Car Initiative With New Hires
For a while we’ve known about Apple’s interest in self-driving cars and the technology behind it. We’re not sure what the company plans to do about it, but whatever the company is planning for the technology is certainly progressing thanks to a recent hire in the form of Jaime Waydo, a senior engineer who previously worked with Waymo and was also at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Uber May Add Waymo's Self-Driving Cars To Its Network
Uber and Waymo had long been involved in a costly legal battle covering self-driving technology. Waymo, a startup owned by Google’s parent company Alphabet, claimed that Uber stole its trade secrets and demanded $1.8 billion. The matter was eventually settled by the two companies with Waymo getting around $245 million worth of Uber equity and a guarantee that the company won’t use Waymo’s confidential research in its autonomous cars. With […]