Neowin News Feed for: Waymo Neowin News Feed for: Waymo en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Waymo CEO John Krafcik steps down making way for co-CEOs <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Waymo&#039;s CEO John Krafcik has announced that he&#039;s stepping down from the position to make way for two co-CEOs. Going forward, he will be an advisor to the new CEOs to help create a smooth transition. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Fri, 02 Apr 2021 22:46:01 +0000 Renault and Waymo to set up self-driving service in the Île-de-France region <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Groupe Renault announced today that it is exploring the possibility of setting up a driverless mobility service in the Île-de-France region in France. The project will be developed jointly with Waymo. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Namerah Saud Fatmi) Fri, 11 Oct 2019 18:58:01 +0000 Waymo to operate fully driverless vehicles without safety drivers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Waymo has announced via e-mail that it plans to begin operating fully self-driving vehicles, without safety drivers, in Phoenix, Arizona in the near future. It&#039;s unclear how many vehicles there&#039;ll be. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Thu, 10 Oct 2019 04:16:01 +0000 Waymo teams up with Nissan and Renault to develop driverless services <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Waymo has joined forces with automotive giants Renault and Nissan to explore the development of driverless mobility services in France and Japan. The goal is to transport people and goods. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jay Bonggolto) Thu, 20 Jun 2019 13:06:01 +0000 Waymo will set up shop in Michigan to build self-driving vehicles <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Waymo has secured a permit to establish its manufacturing presence in Michigan, where it will select a facility to house its self-driving vehicle production. Work will start over the next few years. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jay Bonggolto) Wed, 23 Jan 2019 07:02:01 +0000 Waymo to reportedly launch a paid self-driving car service in Phoenix next month <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Waymo is expected to kick off its self-driving car service in Phoenix next month, marking the first commercial autonomous fleet in the world to serve the public. It&#039;ll also likely have a new brand. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jay Bonggolto) Tue, 13 Nov 2018 16:16:01 +0000 Waymo reportedly expands program for testing fare rates for its self-driving cars <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Waymo could be inching closer to the launch of its commercial self-driving taxi service after expanding the early rider program and testing a set of pricing models for the vehicles in Phoenix. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jay Bonggolto) Sat, 27 Oct 2018 14:28:02 +0000 Waymo sets up subsidiary in Shanghai following news of Google's push in China <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Waymo, Alphabet&#039;s autonomous vehicle business, is now operating in Shanghai, China. The firm was registered back on May 22 and it confirmed employees are already working in the city. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Fri, 24 Aug 2018 14:14:01 +0000 Alphabet reports a strong second quarter for 2018 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Alphabet has reported its Q2 2018 earnings. Despite the massive fine that the EU levied on it earlier this month, things are still looking good for the firm with ad revenues increasing. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Tue, 24 Jul 2018 04:54:01 +0000 Waymo's cars have self-driven over 8 million miles on public roads <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The self-driving car technology company has today announced that its cars have driven a total of eight million miles on public roads, with an average of 25,000 miles driven per day. <a href="">Read more...</a> (João Carrasqueira) Fri, 20 Jul 2018 19:54:01 +0000 Uber on target for 2019 IPO according to its CEO <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Uber could go public sometime in 2019 according to its chief executive, Dara Khosrowshahi. Others with knowledge on the topic suggest that the firm could go public in the second half of 2019. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Thu, 31 May 2018 19:28:02 +0000 Fiat Chrysler to supply 62,000 more autonomous minivans to Waymo <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Fiat Chrysler will deliver up to 62,000 more Pacifica minivans to Waymo. The two companies are also discussing a potential deal to license Waymo&#039;s self-driving tech to FCA&#039;s future retail vehicles. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jay Bonggolto) Thu, 31 May 2018 17:58:01 +0000 Dara Khosrowshahi wants Waymo vehicles on Uber network <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Uber is in talks with Waymo to bring the driverless vehicles onto the ride hailing network, the Uber CEO confirmed. Uber wants to patch up its relationship with Waymo after a legal fight. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Thu, 31 May 2018 13:42:02 +0000 Tesla loses director in charge of dealing with safety regulators to Waymo <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Tesla has lost one of its head honchos who was responsible for dealing with federal safety regulators. The loss comes at a sensitive time for the company after March&#039;s Model X fatality. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Sun, 13 May 2018 05:52:01 +0000 True self-driving cars are coming to Phoenix courtesy of Waymo <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Waymo, Alphabet&#039;s subsidiary focused on autonomous vehicles, went on stage today at Google I/O to announce that driverless autonomous cars are on the way, starting in Phoenix, Arizona. <a href="">Read more...</a> (João Carrasqueira) Tue, 08 May 2018 22:54:02 +0000 Waymo launching self-driving truck pilot to Atlanta <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Alphabet&#039;s autonomous vehicle maker, Waymo, has announced a new pilot scheme that will see autonomous lorries, with a back up driver, shipping cargo to and from Google&#039;s data centres in Atlanta. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Fri, 09 Mar 2018 18:40:01 +0000 Waymo wants you to understand how its autonomous cars perceive the world <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Waymo has released a 360-degree video featuring the technology behind its self-driving cars and a virtual ride on the backseat, in a push to convince people of the technology&#039;s safety. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Gabriel Nunes) Wed, 28 Feb 2018 21:14:01 +0000 Waymo's commercial driverless ride-hailing service gains Arizona nod <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Waymo has been approved by the Arizona Department of Transportation to start picking up and dropping off paying riders around the state using its fleet of autonomous Fiat Chrysler Pacifica minivans. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jay Bonggolto) Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:22:01 +0000 Waymo to purchase more autonomous minivans from Fiat Chrysler <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Waymo has inked a deal to purchase thousands of additional Chrysler Pacifica minivans from Fiat Chrysler as part of its self-driving effort, with the units set for delivery by the end of 2018. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jay Bonggolto) Tue, 30 Jan 2018 08:44:01 +0000 Uber alleged to have used covert unit to steal secrets <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A new letter has come to light in the legal battle between Uber and Waymo. As a result of the revelations it contains, the judge presiding over the case trial has delayed its start again. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Sat, 16 Dec 2017 10:04:02 +0000 Uber accused of covering up evidence in trial against Waymo <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Earlier this year, Waymo took Uber to court over allegations that the ride-hailing company stole trade secrets, but a newly disclosed letter may lend some credence to a cover-up by the latter. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Dreyer Smit) Wed, 29 Nov 2017 09:42:01 +0000 Hordes of journalists rode around in Waymo's automated cars <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The journalists were invited to the secret test facility &quot;Castle,&quot; where they were driven around, with no driver, in Waymo&#039;s Chrysler Pacificas; dodging squirrels, boxes, and a convertible. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Richard Tyr Blewitt) Tue, 31 Oct 2017 17:52:01 +0000 The Uber versus Waymo court date has been moved to December 4th <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The court case was supposed to start in October but Waymo had applied for it to be delayed slightly and moved to December, apparently so that they could compile more evidence for their case. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Richard Tyr Blewitt) Wed, 04 Oct 2017 14:16:01 +0000 Anthony Levandowski is the Messiah of his new AI God <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The words of the AI God will come on tablets of silicon, up from the valley, at least according to the beliefs of a religious group founded by the man at the heart of the Uber Waymo legal dispute. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Richard Tyr Blewitt) Thu, 28 Sep 2017 12:52:01 +0000 Waymo wants $2.6 billion for stolen trade secrets <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>It has been revealed by a lawyer for Uber that the upper limit that Alphabet&#039;s Waymo is seeking from Uber over the stolen trade secrets is $2.6 billion. Waymo is currently seeking to delay the trial. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:10:01 +0000 Intel is working with Waymo to build Level 4 to 5 autonomous cars <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Waymo and Intel have been working together for some time, but their collaboration is now official and the goal of a car that can continue driving after a request for human intervention is quite clear. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Richard Tyr Blewitt) Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:52:01 +0000 The first alleged images of Google's self-driving truck have surfaced <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Google&#039;s self-driving vehicle division, Waymo, is currently testing its own autonomous trucks. The newly leaked images give us our first look at the alleged self-driving vehicle. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Faisal Ahmed) Thu, 29 Jun 2017 23:09:51 +0000 Uber sacks VP responsible for self-driving car project <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Uber has sacked the VP at the centre of a court case it&#039;s fighting with Alphabet which owns the self-driving car firm, Waymo. The firing shows that Uber does believe its employee stole trade secrets. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Wed, 31 May 2017 01:32:01 +0000 Lyft and Waymo reach deal to collaborate on self-driving cars <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The ride-hailing company, Lyft, and Waymo have come to a deal to bring about an autonomous ride-hailing service. The two companies hope that they can better compete against Uber with the deal. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 15 May 2017 13:32:01 +0000 Waymo offers Arizona residents free rides in self-driving cars <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Residents of Phoenix, Arizona now have the opportunity to apply for Waymo&#039;s early access program which offers free rides in its autonomous vehicles for individuals and the rest of their households. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Ben Esapa) Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:24:01 +0000 Alphabet brings lawsuit against Uber, accusing it of using stolen trade secrets <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Alphabet has accused Uber of using stolen technology to develop its own autonomous car project. Alphabet&#039;s Waymo claims former executive, Levandowski, stole trade secrets in excess of 14,000 files. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Hull) Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:16:01 +0000 Google's unique pay system for its self-driving team led some to leave and start anew <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>It has been revealed that members of Google&#039;s self-driving project had a special pay system that enabled them to secure huge payments over the years and leave the company. to pursue new ventures. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Timi Cantisano) Tue, 14 Feb 2017 07:46:01 +0000 Waymo's self-driving vans will show up on public roads this month <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Waymo unveiled its new driverless cars at the end of last year, saying they&#039;d hit roads sometime in 2017. The company is now launching the new vehicles on public roads before the end of the month. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Mon, 09 Jan 2017 15:44:01 +0000 Waymo reveals its driverless car, expected to be on roads in 2017 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A division of Google&#039;s Alphabet, known as Waymo, has unveiled its latest self-driving car. Having teamed up with Chrysler in May, the vehicle is expected to be ready for road use by early 2017. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Hull) Mon, 19 Dec 2016 19:22:01 +0000 Meet Waymo, Alphabet's newest business with a focus on autonomous vehicles <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Alphabet now has a new company, Waymo. It has been created to continue work on Alphabet&#039;s attempts to develop autonomous vehicles. For now, the company seems to just be focusing on software. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Wed, 14 Dec 2016 14:00:01 +0000