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Waymo Take Big Lead In Self-Driving Car Patents; GM, Ford Follow

While Uber and Volvo made noise with their joint deal on self-driving cars this week, neither is tearing up the track when it comes to patents for …

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Uber and Volvo strike deal for 24,000 self-drive cars

<b>Uber has struck a deal to buy up to 24,000 self-driving cars from Volvo.</b><p>The agreement envisages that the pick-up service will purchase the vehicles over the course of three years beginning in 2019.<p>Uber began testing prototypes made by the carmaker last year in the US.<p>One expert said the …

Uber

Waymo sketches out its long-range business plan

For Waymo, the driverless age isn't imminent — it's here.<p>During a keynote speech this month at the Web Summit technology conference in Lisbon, …

Business Planning

Motor Mouth: Waymo testing both self

Well, that didn’t take nearly as long as we thought it would, now did it?<p>Waymo has just announced it will be rolling out a yet another fleet of …

Autos (Canada)

Human drivers, not driverless cars, are the real safety concern

Julia Wang, Waymo via APA Chrysler Pacifica minivan equipped with Waymo’s self-driving car technology is tested at Waymo’s facility in Atwater, …

Denver

Waymo, Uber Squabble Over Ground Rules as Autonomous Vehicle Trade-Secrets Theft Trial Looms

What is a trade secret? That seemingly simple question dominated discussions Nov. 14 during a federal court hearing on Waymo vs. Uber, one of the …

Anthony Levandowski

Here's How Alphabet Plans to Beat Tesla and GM

The autonomous vehicle era may be one of the largest long-term opportunities for tech investors. But while Alphabet Inc (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL), Tesla …

Stocks

Nvidia And Google's Waymo: Why Own These 2 Self-Driving Car Leaders?

By 2019 or 2020, if not before, the self driving car market could generate $10 million in revenues for both Nvidia and the Waymo unit of Acrobat.<p>This …

Business

Waymo Tests Its Self-Driving Cars In My Town. Here Are The Odd Things I've Seen.

Two years ago on my daily commute to work in Chandler, Arizona, I noticed something new sharing the roads with me: a fleet of white cars with a funny contraption on top of it, and prominent decals on the side labeled “Google” and “Self-Driving Car.” I snapped the photo above the first time I got to …

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Driverless cars are inevitable, but they come with serious concerns

Julia Wang, Waymo via APA Chrysler Pacifica minivan equipped with Waymo’s self-driving car technology is tested at Waymo’s facility in Atwater, …

Denver

Two Giant Steps Move Vehicles Closer to an Autonomous Future

Waymo removes drivers from its Phoenix fleet, while a driverless shuttle hit the road in Vegas.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

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Waymo Drops the Driver, Congress Attacks Electric Vehicles, and More This Week in the Future of Cars

“Dude, where's my flying car?” you ask. “In Los Angeles,” Uber replies. The ridehailing service announced it will launch at least a few of these new, …

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Google’s Waymo passes milestone in driverless car race

and in San Francisco<p>An air of unreality hung in the air two weeks ago as Waymo — the company that began life as Google’s driverless car project — …

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Waymo Now Testing Autonomous Vehicles Without Human Safety Drivers - ExtremeTech

By on November 9, 2017 at 11:16 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Shortly after self-driving car …

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Self-driving shuttle bus in crash on first day

<b>A self-driving shuttle bus in Las Vegas was involved in a crash on its first day of service.</b><p>The vehicle - carrying “several” passengers - collided with a lorry driving at slow speed.<p>Nobody was injured in the incident which city officials say was the fault of the human driver of the lorry. The man …

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Waymo's Human Problem

Waymo has spent the better part of a decade figuring out how to get humans out of the driver’s seat. Now, with the news that it is about to launch a fully driverless ride-hailing service, comes the harder part: how to deal with the humans in the passengers’ seats.<p>Take me, for example. A few weeks …

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Uber and Nasa working to pilot flying taxis by 2020

Having already asserted its dominance on the road, Uber is looking to the skies — with the government’s help.<p>The ride-hailing giant announced it had …

Uber

Waymo self-driving taxi program, Twitter expands to 280 characters

Today's biggest tech headlines include Waymo's self-driving taxi fleet, Google pushing a big update for its flagship Pixel 2 XL phone and Twitter officially rolling out a 280 character limit to all of its users.

Waymo's Self-Driving Car Demo

Eight years in development and Google's Waymo is ready to introduce its self-driving cars to the world. While they aren't quite ready for the public, …

Google

Waymo removes the driver from self-driving car tests in Arizona

Alphabet’s autonomous tech company Waymo is taking the next big step in its self-driving car tests: removing the driver. Over the next few months, the company’s fleet of autonomous cars in Phoenix will start driving without a person at the wheel in a confined geographic area. Those who participated …

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Waymo to announce driverless taxi service today

Alphabet's autonomous car company, Waymo, plans to announce later today that "its first commercial product will be a driverless taxi service" in …

Business

Waymo's self-driving taxi service months away from starting

In a matter of months, Waymo, Alphabet Inc.'s self-driving car subsidiary, will invite the public to ride in its autonomous taxis. Unlike prior …

Taxicabs

Historic Milestone: Waymo to Become First Company to Deploy Autonomous Car Fleet Without Driver on Board

After eight years of developing self-driving cars, Waymo became today the first company to operate a fleet of fully autonomous cars without a driver …

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5 things you need to know in Australian tech today

Waymo’s driverless car. (Source: Alphabet/Google/Waymo)<p>Here’s your top tech news for Wednesday:<p><b>1. Telstra will offer compensation to 42,000 customers</b> …

Telstra

Waymo now offers free taxi rides in fully driverless cars in Phoenix, plans for paid service

Ronan Farrow

AutoComplete: Waymo's self-driving Pacificas remove their human backups

Plus: VW and Google team up on quantum computing, and Infiniti recalls its QX30.

Tech Trends

Waymo Is Launching A Fleet Of Actual Driverless Cars In Arizona

Waymo, the self-driving car project launched by Google, spent last week showing off the company’s autonomous vehicles to reporters. Now, Waymo said …

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Google's Waymo is launching a driverless Uber competitor in Arizona

• <b>Waymo, the self-driving-car company spun out of Google, is allowing residents in Arizona to hail its driverless Chrysler Pacifica minivans.</b>• <b><br>The cars will operate entirely on their own; there won't be a driver sitting behind the wheel.</b>• <b><br>Uber has similar pilots in Pittsburgh and Tempe, Arizona, but</b> …

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Alphabet's Waymo tests fully driverless cars in Phoenix - MarketWatch

Alphabet Inc.'s GOOG, +0.45% GOOGL, +0.44% Waymo LLC said Tuesday it is testing fully driverless cars on public roads around the Phoenix, Ariz., …

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Look, ma, No driver! Waymo robot cars in Arizona go fully autonomous

In a major milestone for autonomous vehicles, Waymo has ditched the backup drivers for its robot cars in and around Chandler, Ariz., and soon will …

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