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  1. News
    October 8, 2020 Waymo, the Google self-driving-project-turned-Alphabet unit, is beginning to open up its driverless ride-hailing service to the public. The company said that starting today, members of its Waymo One service will be able to take family and friends along on their fully...
  2. Autonomous
    https://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2019/07/does-waymo-really-have-self-driving-cars-ready-to-go/ Waymo operates a fleet of 600 test vehicles - the same number it had on the road a year ago…."We are able to do the driving task," Tekedra Mawakana, Waymo's chief external officer, said in...
  3. Autonomous
    If you buy one of many new makes and models of car today, you might be surprised to find that, as a standard feature, it can do something your previous car couldn't: It will take over when it thinks you're making a mistake. In the coming years, many cars will do more than that, even driving...
  4. Autonomous
    The birthplace of America's auto industry and driving culture will soon have one of the world's first plants making driverless cars. Alphabet's Waymo has picked an idled American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings facility in Detroit as the site where it will equip vehicles made by Fiat Chrysler...
  5. Autonomous
    https://www.businessinsider.com/waymo-employee-explains-how-self-driving-cars-get-voice-2019-2 "When there's no driver, we're the voice of the car," said Priscilla Knox, who heads Waymo's Rider Support team. She supervises a staff of 30 - nine directly - that keeps an eye on what's happening in...
  6. Autonomous
    Feb 5 (Reuters) - The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance will tie up with Alphabet Inc'sGoogle to develop autonomous taxis and other services using self-driving vehicles, the Nikkei reported on Tuesday...
  7. Autonomous
    Waymo will locate its vehicle integration operations in southeast Michigan and received a grant of up to $8 million from the Michigan Economic Development Corp...
  8. Autonomous
    The Deadly Recklessness of the Self-Driving Car Industry https://gizmodo.com/the-deadly-recklessness-of-the-self-driving-car-industr-1831027948 Tesla's team knows that some drivers are going to use Autopilot as an actual self-driving mode or otherwise end up relying fully on the system. And...
  9. Phoenix
    https://www.azcentral.com/story/money/business/tech/2018/12/11/waymo-self-driving-vehicles-face-harassment-road-rage-phoenix-area/2198220002/
  10. Autonomous
    https://www.wired.com/story/waymo-self-driving-taxi-service-launch-chandler-arizona/?CNDID=7724005&CNDID=7724005&bxid=MjM5NjgxOTE4ODc3S0&hasha=6af3a47dba38d8933053b25bd89b796e&hashb=09b1e4cd2eb21feac34e16ed50d508ea7e934576&mbid=nl_120518_daily_list3_p3&utm_brand=wired&utm_mailing=WIRED%20NL%20120...
  11. Autonomous
    "It's always been: We'll launch when we're comfortable that we've got a product that consumers are going to love and that's safe," Krafcik says. So does he think that's where Waymo is? "Yeah. I do, I do."...
  12. Autonomous
    Forbes, Nov 7, 2018 By David Silver On October 19, a Waymo Pacifica struck and injured a motorcyclist in California. As is often the case, the collision was caused by a human - in this instance, the safety driver in the Waymo vehicle. In an unusual twist, however, Waymo CEO John Krafcik...
  13. Autonomous
    The very human challenge of safe driving By John Krafcik, CEO Medium - Nov 5 At Waymo, our safety culture is core to everything we do. We have carefully developed our testing program in the past decade and over 10 million miles. Every day, our vehicles are testing in our private test facility...
  14. News
    Full story: https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2018/10/30/waymo-can-now-test-driverless-cars-on-public-roads-in-california.html Waymo, which is preparing to launch the first driverless ride-hailing program in the U.S., has become the first company approved to test autonomous vehicles without safety...
  15. Autonomous
    Oct 2, 2018: The Last Driver License Holder The signs that Waymo may be soon launching its robotaxi service are increasing. A picture posted on Instagram by user ittymcshutter shows a new sign, dedicating a pickup zone exclusively for Waymo in front of a supermarket in Chandler, a suburb of...
  16. Autonomous
    https://www.fool.com/investing/2018/09/23/why-alphabet-will-win-the-driverless-car-race.aspx
  17. Autonomous
    By Tim Gallen – Digital Editor, Phoenix Business Journal Need to get to downtown Chandler? Now you can take a self-driving Waymo ride. The San Francisco-based self-driving startup has partnered with the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership to offer subsidized rides to the East Valley...
  18. Autonomous
    When they do their 2018 public release in Arizona (which will be about 100 square miles centered around the Phoenix area), the cars will be driverless without operators. They made it pretty clear that the only humans in the car will be the riders who hail the Waymo. As of this point, the focus...
  19. Autonomous
    https://medium.com/waymo/why-i-ride-with-waymo-lilla-6136f1bb279c In my household, when we go out, there's no more rock, paper, scissors to see who is the designated driver. No more ridesharing in a car that may feel cramped. We know exactly what to expect with a Waymo, and we all get to be...
  20. Autonomous
    https://eu.azcentral.com/story/money/business/tech/2018/08/21/waymo-expands-arizona-footprint-chandler-before-ride-service-start/1046805002/ Waymo is expanding its self-driving car operations in Chandler in preparation for its first public ride-service, which will launch in Arizona later this...
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