1. RabbleRouser

    ? Does Waymo Really Have Self-Driving Cars Ready to Go?⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    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 an...
  2. RabbleRouser

    ? Self-Driving Cars Have a Problem: Safer Human-Driven Ones ?

    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...
  3. beebob

    Waymo Set to Bring a Motor City Plant Back to Life to Manufacture Driverless Cars

    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...
  4. Ricardo Resolute

    A Waymo employee reveals what it's like to create the unique voice of SDC

    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...
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    Renault-Nissan alliance, Google to partner on SDC - Nikkei

    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...
  6. Gulfstream Echo Niner

    Michigan Approves New Waymo Factory

    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...
  7. UberLyftFlexWhatever

    The Deadly Recklessness of the SDC Industry

    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...
  8. Single Malt

    Which One Of You Is Roy?

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    At Waymo, It’s Launch Time For Google’s Biggest Moonshot

    “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.”...
  11. Football Hooligan

    Waymo Collision Illustrates Why Society Might Eventually Ban Human Driving

    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...
  12. Queenslander

    The very human challenge of safe driving

    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...
  13. BurgerTiime

    Waymo has been granted the first permit to start fully autonomous rides

    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...
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    Waymo Pickup Zones Popping Up Around Chandler

    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...
  15. Aardvark

    Why Alphabet Will Win the Driverless-Car Race

  16. Aardvark

    Another Valley business group partners with Waymo on self-driving rides

    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...
  17. Luxor

    Waymo Plans For Autonomous Car Launch Leaked

    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...
  18. London Tube

    Why I Ride with Waymo: Lilla

    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...
  19. London Tube

    Waymo expanding Chandler operations ahead of launch of Arizona public ride service

    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...
  20. Poppin' Jalapeño

    Waymo could charge 70 cents a mile now and 35 cents by 2020

    Via Bloomberg: Tasha Keeney, an analyst at ARK Invest, says that Waymo could choose to offer an autonomous ride-hailing service today at around 70 cents a mile—a quarter of the cost for Uber passengers in San Francisco. Over time, she says, robotaxis should get even cheaper—down to 35 cents a...