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Watch Skateboarders Vandalize Waymo Self-Driving Car in San Francisco
Watch Skateboarders Vandalize Waymo Self-Driving Car in San Francisco

13 Jul 2022, 10:04 UTC / The annual Dolores Hill Bomb event in San Francisco again ended with a vandalized car, this time a Waymo self-driving vehicle that was operating in manual mode

 
Waymo Joins GM's Cruise Offering Driverless Services in San Francisco to Limited Employees
Waymo Joins GM's Cruise Offering Driverless Services in San Francisco to Limited Employees

31 Mar 2022, 05:31 UTC / Waymo on Wednesday announced it has started offering free autonomous driving services to limited employees in San Francisco

 
Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets Drops "Self-Driving" Term Because of Tesla Taint
Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets Drops "Self-Driving" Term Because of Tesla Taint

26 Jan 2022, 15:08 UTC / In a move that couldn't be more obvious without explicitly blaming Tesla, the coalition that includes Ford, Uber, and Waymo decided to change its name

 
Waymo and Zeekr Join Forces to Create Purpose-Built Robotaxi
Waymo and Zeekr Join Forces to Create Purpose-Built Robotaxi

28 Dec 2021, 23:36 UTC / While autonomous driving tech is still in development, the car that may make it popular in the American market may come from China

 
Waymo Answers Some Questions About Hitting a Pedestrian in San Francisco
Waymo Answers Some Questions About Hitting a Pedestrian in San Francisco

21 Dec 2021, 15:17 UTC / The company is investigating why AEB did not seem to work in that situation. However, Waymo has some hunches about why that was the case

 
Waymo Hits Pedestrian in San Francisco, Explains Car Was in Manual Mode
Waymo Hits Pedestrian in San Francisco, Explains Car Was in Manual Mode

17 Dec 2021, 13:35 UTC / That means that a human was driving the vehicle. It also shows how trust is the most essential part of autonomous driving research

 
Waymo Starts Mapping Streets of New York City, Attempting to Be the City's First AV
Waymo Starts Mapping Streets of New York City, Attempting to Be the City's First AV

5 Nov 2021, 16:48 UTC / The operating territory that Waymo hopes to master before any other is a stretch of Manhattan spanning from Carnegie Hall in the upper limits of Midtown

 
Waymo Pokes Tesla on Twitter, Makes Fun of Common Autopilot Mistake
Waymo Pokes Tesla on Twitter, Makes Fun of Common Autopilot Mistake

28 Oct 2021, 23:55 UTC / The company said it is leveraging its custom-built sensors so that WaymoDriver doesn’t accidentally take the moon for a traffic light…

 
Amazon’s Zoox Will Test Its Autonomous Vehicles on Seattle’s Rain-Soaked Streets
Amazon’s Zoox Will Test Its Autonomous Vehicles on Seattle’s Rain-Soaked Streets

19 Oct 2021, 11:17 UTC / Zoox has quite the uphill battle in store for itself as their team attempts to differentiate themselves from domestic competition backed by wealthy companies

 
Ouster Lidar Starts Automotive Division, Challenges Argo.AI and Waymo
Ouster Lidar Starts Automotive Division, Challenges Argo.AI and Waymo

13 Oct 2021, 20:00 UTC / The goal, according to reports, is to unite Sense’s 200-meter range solid-state LiDAR with existing technology from Ouster’s research prior to the merger

 
Robotaxis Are Finally Available in California Thanks to Waymo and Cruise
Robotaxis Are Finally Available in California Thanks to Waymo and Cruise

1 Oct 2021, 09:04 UTC / The California DMV granted the two companies authorization for them to charge a fee to offer autonomous services to the public

 
Google’s Waymo Proves Autonomous Driving Isn’t Yet Profitable, or Here
Google’s Waymo Proves Autonomous Driving Isn’t Yet Profitable, or Here

28 Aug 2021, 13:16 UTC / Alphabet’s Waymo, in the business of self-driving technologies, has announced that it will no longer sell light detection and lidar sensors to others

 
San Francisco Residents Can Now Hail an Autonomous Ride With Waymo Robotaxi
San Francisco Residents Can Now Hail an Autonomous Ride With Waymo Robotaxi

25 Aug 2021, 03:58 UTC / Waymo, Alphabet's self-driving vehicle subsidiary, has announced that it's offering robotaxi services to San Francisco rezidents.

 
Waymo Autonomous Trucking Operations Go Big, With Dallas New Dedicated Testing Hub
Waymo Autonomous Trucking Operations Go Big, With Dallas New Dedicated Testing Hub

20 Aug 2021, 10:18 UTC / Waymo announced the opening of a new facility in Texas that will be dedicated to autonomous truck testing, plus a partnership with Ryder, for fleet management.

 
Apple Expands Self-driving Car Fleet in California, Apple Car Not in Sight
Apple Expands Self-driving Car Fleet in California, Apple Car Not in Sight

4 Aug 2021, 09:14 UTC / Apple has included another car on its self-driving car fleet in California. With it, the Cupertino giant also added 16 drivers to its roster.

 
New Google Maps Feature on Android Brings Self-Driving Cars at One-Tap Distance
New Google Maps Feature on Android Brings Self-Driving Cars at One-Tap Distance

4 Jun 2021, 09:57 UTC / Waymo integration in Google Maps is now live for users in the Metro Phoenix area, therefore making it possible to book a driverless car

 
Study Shows U.S. Drivers Feel Less Safe With Autonomous Cars on the Road
Study Shows U.S. Drivers Feel Less Safe With Autonomous Cars on the Road

28 May 2021, 13:54 UTC / An annual study conducted by the American Automobile Association shows that 53% of drivers do not feel safe with the presence of self-driving vehicle on roads

 
Here’s a Waymo Autonomous Car Getting Repeatedly Confused by Cones, Fleeing
Here’s a Waymo Autonomous Car Getting Repeatedly Confused by Cones, Fleeing

16 May 2021, 06:22 UTC / Waymo AVs have Level 4 autonomy and operate in a geo-fenced area in East Valley, Phoenix. This viral video shows current limitations of AVs

 
Tesla Has No Chance at Full Autonomy With Autopilot, Says Waymo CEO
Tesla Has No Chance at Full Autonomy With Autopilot, Says Waymo CEO

24 Jan 2021, 06:33 UTC / You can’t develop a driver-assistance system and expect it to “magically jump” for a fully autonomous one, John Krafcik says in new interview

 
Waymo Ditches “Self-Driving” Terminology in Another Dig at Tesla
Waymo Ditches “Self-Driving” Terminology in Another Dig at Tesla

7 Jan 2021, 08:18 UTC / “Precision in language matters and could save lives,” Waymo says in a new blog post, explaining switch to the “fully autonomous driving” term