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SAN FRANCISCO Uber said it will have to strike a licensing deal with Waymo or opt for costly changes to its autonomous driving software after an expert found the ridehailing giant still used technology from the Alphabet Inc unit NegativeSAN FRANCISCO Uber said it will have to strike a licensing deal with Waymo or opt for costly changes to its autonomous driving software after an expert found the ridehailing giant still used technology from the Alphabet Inc unit http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-alphabet-uber/uber-faces-costly-choices-after-expert-finds-it-uses-waymo-self-driving-tech-idUSKBN1XH1HH2019-11-08
Uber has been racing to catch up to Waymo in the development of software and hardware to install in cars and trucks to allow for driverless taxi and delivery services PositiveSAN FRANCISCO Uber said it will have to strike a licensing deal with Waymo or opt for costly changes to its autonomous driving software after an expert found the ridehailing giant still used technology from the Alphabet Inc unit http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-alphabet-uber/uber-faces-costly-choices-after-expert-finds-it-uses-waymo-self-driving-tech-idUSKBN1XH1HH2019-11-08
Last year Uber Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi had expressed confidence that the company had not used Waymos proprietary information in its hardware or software PositiveSAN FRANCISCO Uber said it will have to strike a licensing deal with Waymo or opt for costly changes to its autonomous driving software after an expert found the ridehailing giant still used technology from the Alphabet Inc unit http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-alphabet-uber/uber-faces-costly-choices-after-expert-finds-it-uses-waymo-self-driving-tech-idUSKBN1XH1HH2019-11-08
It is unclear if Waymo still holds those shares NegativeSAN FRANCISCO Uber said it will have to strike a licensing deal with Waymo or opt for costly changes to its autonomous driving software after an expert found the ridehailing giant still used technology from the Alphabet Inc unit http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-alphabet-uber/uber-faces-costly-choices-after-expert-finds-it-uses-waymo-self-driving-tech-idUSKBN1XH1HH2019-11-08
DETROIT Waymo Chief Executive John Krafcik said the selfdriving vehicle company is now offering limited trips in Phoenix Arizona and is looking beyond the robotaxi business to generate future revenue including delivery services NeutralDETROIT Waymo Chief Executive John Krafcik said the selfdriving vehicle company is now offering limited trips in Phoenix Arizona and is looking beyond the robotaxi business to generate future revenue including delivery services http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-autos-selfdriving-waymo/waymo-tests-rider-only-service-and-looks-beyond-robo-taxis-idUSKBN1X71U72019-10-29
He did not say when or how quickly Waymo would expand services PositiveDETROIT Waymo Chief Executive John Krafcik said the selfdriving vehicle company is now offering limited trips in Phoenix Arizona and is looking beyond the robotaxi business to generate future revenue including delivery services http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-autos-selfdriving-waymo/waymo-tests-rider-only-service-and-looks-beyond-robo-taxis-idUSKBN1X71U72019-10-29
Waymo hasnt disclosed how many fully automated rides it has given but has indicated it is still a small number NeutralDETROIT Waymo Chief Executive John Krafcik said the selfdriving vehicle company is now offering limited trips in Phoenix Arizona and is looking beyond the robotaxi business to generate future revenue including delivery services http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-autos-selfdriving-waymo/waymo-tests-rider-only-service-and-looks-beyond-robo-taxis-idUSKBN1X71U72019-10-29
Krafcik said Waymo continues to look for new ways to sell its technology beyond robotaxi services PositiveDETROIT Waymo Chief Executive John Krafcik said the selfdriving vehicle company is now offering limited trips in Phoenix Arizona and is looking beyond the robotaxi business to generate future revenue including delivery services http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-autos-selfdriving-waymo/waymo-tests-rider-only-service-and-looks-beyond-robo-taxis-idUSKBN1X71U72019-10-29
We think trucking is a really interesting application of the Waymo Krafcik said PositiveDETROIT Waymo Chief Executive John Krafcik said the selfdriving vehicle company is now offering limited trips in Phoenix Arizona and is looking beyond the robotaxi business to generate future revenue including delivery services http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-autos-selfdriving-waymo/waymo-tests-rider-only-service-and-looks-beyond-robo-taxis-idUSKBN1X71U72019-10-29
One idea Waymo could consider is supplying its automated driver to a new vehicle then having the vehicle move later in its life to a ride sharing fleet he said NeutralDETROIT Waymo Chief Executive John Krafcik said the selfdriving vehicle company is now offering limited trips in Phoenix Arizona and is looking beyond the robotaxi business to generate future revenue including delivery services http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-autos-selfdriving-waymo/waymo-tests-rider-only-service-and-looks-beyond-robo-taxis-idUSKBN1X71U72019-10-29
Backed by Googles capital and computing power Waymo has continued to grow PositiveDETROIT Waymo Chief Executive John Krafcik said the selfdriving vehicle company is now offering limited trips in Phoenix Arizona and is looking beyond the robotaxi business to generate future revenue including delivery services http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-autos-selfdriving-waymo/waymo-tests-rider-only-service-and-looks-beyond-robo-taxis-idUSKBN1X71U72019-10-29
FRANKFURT Waymo is exploring deploying its selfdriving technology in the trucking industry CEO John Krafcik said on Thursday as it works with industry partners to seize a commercial opportunity from a looming shortage of human drivers PositiveFRANKFURT Waymo is exploring deploying its selfdriving technology in the trucking industry CEO John Krafcik said on Thursday as it works with industry partners to seize a commercial opportunity from a looming shortage of human drivers http://www.reuters.com/innovation/article/us-autoshow-frankfurt-alphabet/waymo-eyes-deploying-self-driving-technology-in-trucking-ceo-krafcik-idUSKCN1VX0TK2019-09-13
Tech giants such as Chinas Baidu Inc and Alphabet Incs Waymo as well as traditional carmakers have been racing to put full commercial selfdriving vehicles on the road PositiveSHANGHAI Ridehailing giant Didi Chuxing plans to start using selfdriving vehicles to pick up passengers in a district of Shanghai city and hopes to expand the scheme outside China by 2021 http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-tech-didi-chuxing/didi-chuxing-to-launch-self-driving-pick-up-service-in-china-plans-to-expand-abroad-idUSKCN1VK0FN2019-08-31
In December Waymo began charging passengers to use its driverless vehicles in a roughly 160 km NegativeSHANGHAI Ridehailing giant Didi Chuxing plans to start using selfdriving vehicles to pick up passengers in a district of Shanghai city and hopes to expand the scheme outside China by 2021 http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-tech-didi-chuxing/didi-chuxing-to-launch-self-driving-pick-up-service-in-china-plans-to-expand-abroad-idUSKCN1VK0FN2019-08-31
WASHINGTON Waymo the selfdriving car unit of Google parent Alphabet Inc on Thursday urged the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to remove regulatory barriers for cars without steering wheels and brake pedals NegativeWASHINGTON Waymo the selfdriving car unit of Google parent Alphabet Inc on Thursday urged the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to remove regulatory barriers for cars without steering wheels and brake pedals http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-autos-selfdriving-regulation/waymo-urges-u-s-to-promptly-remove-barriers-to-self-driving-cars-idUSKCN1VJ2RF2019-08-30
NHTSA should first work on addressing those safety standards that assume a human is behind the wheel before revising rules to address alternative seating configurations Waymo said PositiveWASHINGTON Waymo the selfdriving car unit of Google parent Alphabet Inc on Thursday urged the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to remove regulatory barriers for cars without steering wheels and brake pedals http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-autos-selfdriving-regulation/waymo-urges-u-s-to-promptly-remove-barriers-to-self-driving-cars-idUSKCN1VJ2RF2019-08-30
That will enable the timely of vehicles without manual controls Waymo added PositiveWASHINGTON Waymo the selfdriving car unit of Google parent Alphabet Inc on Thursday urged the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to remove regulatory barriers for cars without steering wheels and brake pedals http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-autos-selfdriving-regulation/waymo-urges-u-s-to-promptly-remove-barriers-to-self-driving-cars-idUSKCN1VJ2RF2019-08-30
In December Waymo began charging passengers to use its driverless vehicles in a roughly 160 km zone in four U.S. suburbs putting it ahead of U.S. rivals NegativeSHANGHAI Chinese ridehailing giant Didi Chuxing plans to start using selfdriving vehicles to pick up passengers in a district of Shanghai city in a pilot scheme a senior executive said taking a further step toward commercializing selfdriving technology http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-china-tech-didi-chuxing/chinas-didi-chuxing-to-launch-self-driving-pickup-service-in-shanghai-idUSKCN1VK0FN2019-08-30
Levandowski left Waymo in early 2016 and eventually took over Ubers selfdriving car project before being fired NegativeHis lawyers said Levandowski stole nothing and that they looked forward to proving his innocence at trial http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-autonomous-uber-levandowski/ex-google-engineer-indicted-for-stealing-self-driving-car-secrets-pleads-not-guilty-idUSKCN1VH2282019-08-28
Lawyers for Levandowski said the downloads in question occurred while their client was still working at Waymo and that he was authorized to use the information PositiveHis lawyers said Levandowski stole nothing and that they looked forward to proving his innocence at trial http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-autonomous-uber-levandowski/ex-google-engineer-indicted-for-stealing-self-driving-car-secrets-pleads-not-guilty-idUSKCN1VH2282019-08-28
Levandowski did not testify at the trial between Waymo and Uber before they settled and has not spoken publicly about it NeutralHis lawyers said Levandowski stole nothing and that they looked forward to proving his innocence at trial http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-autonomous-uber-levandowski/ex-google-engineer-indicted-for-stealing-self-driving-car-secrets-pleads-not-guilty-idUSKCN1VH2282019-08-28
Waymo said it appreciated prosecutors work on the case PositiveHis lawyers said Levandowski stole nothing and that they looked forward to proving his innocence at trial http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-autonomous-uber-levandowski/ex-google-engineer-indicted-for-stealing-self-driving-car-secrets-pleads-not-guilty-idUSKCN1VH2282019-08-28
Levandowskis alleged conduct was at the center of a lawsuit Waymo brought against Uber in 2017 which ended with Uber paying a settlement of about million NegativeIn 2016 Levandowski a pioneer in the industry founded a selfdriving truck company that was acquired by Uber http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-autonomous-uber-levandowski-law-expla/explainer-ex-google-engineer-faces-severe-penalties-in-self-driving-trade-secrets-case-idUSKCN1VH2AU2019-08-28
Lawyers for Levandowski said their client was innocent and did not steal anything from Waymo PositiveIn 2016 Levandowski a pioneer in the industry founded a selfdriving truck company that was acquired by Uber http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-autonomous-uber-levandowski-law-expla/explainer-ex-google-engineer-faces-severe-penalties-in-self-driving-trade-secrets-case-idUSKCN1VH2AU2019-08-28
Levandowski could argue that the Waymos designs did not qualify as trade secrets because the company did not take reasonable steps to safeguard them or because they were widely known NegativeIn 2016 Levandowski a pioneer in the industry founded a selfdriving truck company that was acquired by Uber http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-autonomous-uber-levandowski-law-expla/explainer-ex-google-engineer-faces-severe-penalties-in-self-driving-trade-secrets-case-idUSKCN1VH2AU2019-08-28
In December Congress abandoned efforts to pass legislation on selfdriving cars before it adjourned in a blow to companies like General Motors Co and Alphabet Incs Waymo unit NegativeWASHINGTON Two key committees in the U.S. Congress on Tuesday said they will revive efforts to pass longstalled legislation to speed the adoption of selfdriving cars http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-autos-selfdriving-congress/u-s-congress-seeks-to-jump-start-stalled-self-driving-car-bill-idUSKCN1UP2HV2019-07-31
Alphabet Incs Waymo robotaxi unit has begun offering rides for hire in Arizona but continues to operate its vehicles with human attendants ready to take the wheel PositiveGeneral Motors Cos selfdriving unit Cruise said on Wednesday it was delaying the commercial deployment of cars past its target of 2019 as more testing of the vehicles was required http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-gm-cruise/gm-cruise-to-delay-commercial-launch-of-self-driving-cars-to-beyond-2019-idUSKCN1UJ1NA2019-07-25
7 billion investment last year in Waymo for a stake that would have valued Waymo at billion NeutralDETROIT Volkswagen AGs http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-volkswagen-ford-argo-self-driving/volkswagen-investment-vaults-argo-into-top-ranks-of-self-driving-firms-idUSKCN1U71IB2019-07-15
OXFORD England Far from the sunny wide streets of Phoenix where Waymos selfdriving taxis ply their trade a handful of European startups are developing driverless cars to navigate the clogged chaotic rainswept roads of European cities PositiveOXFORD England Far from the sunny wide streets of Phoenix where Waymos selfdriving taxis ply their trade a handful of European startups are developing driverless cars to navigate the clogged chaotic rainswept roads of European cities http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-autos-autonomous-investment-insight/european-startups-navigate-long-winding-road-to-self-driving-future-idUSKCN1U606K2019-07-15
Oxboticas public road trials are laborintensive and costly and demonstrate the extent of the challenge facing companies aspiring to take on Waymo and Uber on a shoestring NegativeOXFORD England Far from the sunny wide streets of Phoenix where Waymos selfdriving taxis ply their trade a handful of European startups are developing driverless cars to navigate the clogged chaotic rainswept roads of European cities http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-autos-autonomous-investment-insight/european-startups-navigate-long-winding-road-to-self-driving-future-idUSKCN1U606K2019-07-15
SAN FRANCISCO Waymo is rolling out amenities to entice riders to use its selfdriving taxis creating a potential route to profitability in a moneylosing industry PositiveSAN FRANCISCO Waymo is rolling out amenities to entice riders to use its selfdriving taxis creating a potential route to profitability in a moneylosing industry http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-autos-selfdriving-waymo/waymo-tests-wi-fi-in-driverless-taxis-hoping-perks-can-route-it-past-rivals-idUSKCN1U31192019-07-09
When I push the Waymo button I know exactly the product Im said Jordan Ranous 26 a Phoenix bank analyst who said he takes four Waymo round trips each week NeutralSAN FRANCISCO Waymo is rolling out amenities to entice riders to use its selfdriving taxis creating a potential route to profitability in a moneylosing industry http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-autos-selfdriving-waymo/waymo-tests-wi-fi-in-driverless-taxis-hoping-perks-can-route-it-past-rivals-idUSKCN1U31192019-07-09
Waymo said its core business is charging for rides not advertising during them NegativeSAN FRANCISCO Waymo is rolling out amenities to entice riders to use its selfdriving taxis creating a potential route to profitability in a moneylosing industry http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-autos-selfdriving-waymo/waymo-tests-wi-fi-in-driverless-taxis-hoping-perks-can-route-it-past-rivals-idUSKCN1U31192019-07-09
Still Waymo users say WiFi would allow them work on their laptops or stream video once the company allows longerdistance rides PositiveSAN FRANCISCO Waymo is rolling out amenities to entice riders to use its selfdriving taxis creating a potential route to profitability in a moneylosing industry http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-autos-selfdriving-waymo/waymo-tests-wi-fi-in-driverless-taxis-hoping-perks-can-route-it-past-rivals-idUSKCN1U31192019-07-09
Workers must document their activities during each Waymo ride NeutralSAN FRANCISCO Waymo is rolling out amenities to entice riders to use its selfdriving taxis creating a potential route to profitability in a moneylosing industry http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-autos-selfdriving-waymo/waymo-tests-wi-fi-in-driverless-taxis-hoping-perks-can-route-it-past-rivals-idUSKCN1U31192019-07-09
Passengers can link their Waymo and Google Play Music accounts to listen to playlists they create NeutralSAN FRANCISCO Waymo is rolling out amenities to entice riders to use its selfdriving taxis creating a potential route to profitability in a moneylosing industry http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-autos-selfdriving-waymo/waymo-tests-wi-fi-in-driverless-taxis-hoping-perks-can-route-it-past-rivals-idUSKCN1U31192019-07-09
My favorite thing is its calm and said Arizona passenger Allison Lewis who goes on date nights using Waymo twice a month PositiveSAN FRANCISCO Waymo is rolling out amenities to entice riders to use its selfdriving taxis creating a potential route to profitability in a moneylosing industry http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-autos-selfdriving-waymo/waymo-tests-wi-fi-in-driverless-taxis-hoping-perks-can-route-it-past-rivals-idUSKCN1U31192019-07-09
GM Cruise and Alphabet Incs Waymo are often described as leading the pack of technology and auto companies competing to create selfdriving cars and integrate them into ride services fleets PositiveCruise a U.S. selfdriving vehicle company majorityowned by General Motors Co told Reuters on Friday that a U.S. national security panel approved a http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-cfius-softbank-gm-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-clears-softbanks-2-25-billion-investment-in-gm-backed-cruise-idUSKCN1U100J2019-07-06
Last month the company partnered with Googles Waymo to deploy vehicles on Lyft app PositiveHyundai dealers in the United States will offer Lyft Inc rides to customers getting their vehicles serviced at dealerships the companies said on Tuesday the latest in a string of partnerships by the ride services company http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-lyft-hyundai/hyundai-dealers-to-offer-customers-lyft-rides-through-cdk-app-idUSKCN1TQ2KR2019-06-26
French automaker Renault SA its Japanese partner Nissan Motor Co and tech giant Alphabet Incs Waymo are exploring a partnership to develop and use selfdriving vehicles to transport people and goods in France and Japan the companies said on Thursday PositiveFrench automaker Renault SA its Japanese partner Nissan Motor Co and tech giant Alphabet Incs Waymo are exploring a partnership to develop and use selfdriving vehicles to transport people and goods in France and Japan the companies said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-autos-selfdriving/renault-nissan-join-waymo-in-exploring-driverless-services-in-france-japan-idUSKCN1TL0GG2019-06-21
With Waymo they will also research commercial legal and regulatory issues related to building automated transportationasaservice businesses in the two countries NegativeFrench automaker Renault SA its Japanese partner Nissan Motor Co and tech giant Alphabet Incs Waymo are exploring a partnership to develop and use selfdriving vehicles to transport people and goods in France and Japan the companies said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-autos-selfdriving/renault-nissan-join-waymo-in-exploring-driverless-services-in-france-japan-idUSKCN1TL0GG2019-06-21
Other global car makers large technology companies and startups which are pouring capital into developing selfdriving vehicles include Tesla Inc Alphabet Incs Waymo and Uber Technologies PositiveSHANGHAI Audi Nissan and other car makers are banking on talking cartoon characters and other virtual reality experiences to keep drivers and other occupants of future autonomous vehicles entertained auto industry executives said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-autos-autonomous-china/awake-at-the-wheel-automakers-tap-vr-to-banish-boredom-in-autonomous-cars-idUSKCN1TF0ZQ2019-06-15
Aurora which just announced a partnership with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles competes with Alphabets Waymo and General Motors majorityowned Cruise among others PositiveHyundai Motor Co said on Thursday it would invest in selfdriving car software startup Aurora along with Kia Motors Corp to speed up development of autonomous vehicle technologies http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-aurora-investment/hyundai-and-kia-to-invest-in-self-driving-startup-aurora-idUSKCN1TE00D2019-06-13
Alphabet Incs Waymo unit is operating a robotaxi service in Arizona and said last month it is partnering with Lyft Inc to serve more riders PositiveWASHINGTON Uber Technologies Inc unveiled its newest Volvo selfdriving car in Washington on Wednesday as it works to eventually deploy vehicles without drivers under some limited conditions http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-uber-selfdriving/uber-unveils-next-generation-volvo-self-driving-car-idUSKCN1TD1GO2019-06-13
Fiat Chrysler has an existing partnership with Waymo Alphabets selfdriving unit in which it supplies Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivans for Waymos driverless fleet which is currently in operation in Arizona PositiveSAN FRANCISCO Selfdriving car software startup Aurora said on Sunday it would partner with Fiat Chrysler to build autonomous platforms for commercial vehicles the latest collaboration with an automaker for the fastgrowing Silicon Valley company http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-aurora-fiat-chrysler-autonomous/aurora-partners-with-fiat-chrysler-over-self-driving-tech-idUSKCN1TB0CF2019-06-10
Lidar is currently used by companies including General Motors Co Ford Motor Co and Alphabet Incs Waymo as automakers and tech firms race to develop selfdriving cars PositiveYOKOHAMA Nissan Motor Co Ltd said on Thursday it would for now stick to selfdriving technology which uses radar sensors and cameras avoiding lidar or lightbased sensors because of their high cost and limited capabilities http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-nissan-lidar-autonomous/on-the-radar-nissan-stays-cool-on-lidar-tech-siding-with-tesla-idUSKCN1SM0W22019-05-17
SAN FRANCISCO Alphabet Incs Waymo said on Tuesday it had chosen a factory in Detroit to mass produce selfdriving cars looking to the historical heart of the auto industry to build the vehicles of the future PositiveSAN FRANCISCO Alphabet Incs Waymo said on Tuesday it had chosen a factory in Detroit to mass produce selfdriving cars looking to the historical heart of the auto industry to build the vehicles of the future http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-waymo-selfdriving/waymo-picks-detroit-factory-for-self-driving-fleet-to-be-operational-by-mid-2019-idUSKCN1RZ1IZ2019-04-24
Waymo which has been working on selfdriving technology for a decade provided few new details PositiveSAN FRANCISCO Alphabet Incs Waymo said on Tuesday it had chosen a factory in Detroit to mass produce selfdriving cars looking to the historical heart of the auto industry to build the vehicles of the future http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-waymo-selfdriving/waymo-picks-detroit-factory-for-self-driving-fleet-to-be-operational-by-mid-2019-idUSKCN1RZ1IZ2019-04-24
In March 2018 Waymo said it would diversify the fleet partnering with Jaguar to produce up to 20000 vehicles by 2022 able to conduct about 1 million trips per day PositiveSAN FRANCISCO Alphabet Incs Waymo said on Tuesday it had chosen a factory in Detroit to mass produce selfdriving cars looking to the historical heart of the auto industry to build the vehicles of the future http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-waymo-selfdriving/waymo-picks-detroit-factory-for-self-driving-fleet-to-be-operational-by-mid-2019-idUSKCN1RZ1IZ2019-04-24
American Axle with which Waymo is partnering for its Detroit facility was formed in 1994 when an investment team purchased five plants that General Motors had put up for sale PositiveSAN FRANCISCO Alphabet Incs Waymo said on Tuesday it had chosen a factory in Detroit to mass produce selfdriving cars looking to the historical heart of the auto industry to build the vehicles of the future http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-waymo-selfdriving/waymo-picks-detroit-factory-for-self-driving-fleet-to-be-operational-by-mid-2019-idUSKCN1RZ1IZ2019-04-24
In January Waymo said it planned to hire engineers operations experts fleet coordinators and others to retrofit vehicles with its selfdriving technology PositiveSAN FRANCISCO Alphabet Incs Waymo said on Tuesday it had chosen a factory in Detroit to mass produce selfdriving cars looking to the historical heart of the auto industry to build the vehicles of the future http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-waymo-selfdriving/waymo-picks-detroit-factory-for-self-driving-fleet-to-be-operational-by-mid-2019-idUSKCN1RZ1IZ2019-04-24
Alphabetowned Waymo has taken a similar path assembling a sensor and computer system while inking deals to buy vehicles from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles PositiveSAN FRANCISCO Apple Inc has held talks with at least four companies as possible suppliers for nextgeneration lidar sensors in selfdriving cars evaluating the companies technology while also still working on its own lidar unit three people familiar with the discussions said http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-apple-autonomous-exclusive/exclusive-apple-in-talks-with-potential-suppliers-of-sensors-for-self-driving-cars-sources-idUSKCN1RT16V2019-04-18
Waymo in its lawsuit had said one of its former engineers who became chief of Ubers selfdriving car project took with him thousands of confidential documents NegativeNEW YORK Uber Technologies Inc has 91 million users but growth is slowing and it may never make a profit the ridehailing company said on Thursday in its IPO filing http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-uber-ipo/uber-unveils-ipo-with-warning-it-may-never-make-a-profit-idUSKCN1RN2SK2019-04-13
A Waymo spokesperson This review is ongoing and we will continue to take the necessary steps to ensure our confidential information is not being used by Uber PositiveNEW YORK Uber Technologies Inc has 91 million users but growth is slowing and it may never make a profit the ridehailing company said on Thursday in its IPO filing http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-uber-ipo/uber-unveils-ipo-with-warning-it-may-never-make-a-profit-idUSKCN1RN2SK2019-04-13
Japans largest automaker Toyota injected million into Uber last year to work on selfdriving cars where both companies are seen as lagging rivals like Alphabet Incs selfdriving unit Waymo PositiveNEW YORK A group of investors led by SoftBank Group Corp and Toyota Motor Corp is in talks to invest billion or more into Uber Technologies Incs selfdriving vehicle unit which would value the unit at billion to billion said two people familiar with the talks http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-autonomous-uber-softbank-group/softbank-toyota-in-talks-to-invest-1-billion-in-ubers-self-driving-unit-sources-idUSKCN1QU32Z2019-03-15
WOLFSBURG Germany Volkswagen has not considered taking a minority investment in Googles autonomous cars project Waymo Chief Executive Herbert Diess said on Tuesday adding that talks about developing selfdriving cars with Ford continue PositiveWOLFSBURG Germany Volkswagen has not considered taking a minority investment in Googles autonomous cars project Waymo Chief Executive Herbert Diess said on Tuesday adding that talks about developing selfdriving cars with Ford continue http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-volkswagen-electric-autonomous/volkswagen-ceo-says-he-has-not-considered-taking-a-minority-stake-in-waymo-idUSKBN1QT1652019-03-13
We are in good talks with Diess said adding that Volkswagen had been in talks with numerous potential partners including Waymo PositiveWOLFSBURG Germany Volkswagen has not considered taking a minority investment in Googles autonomous cars project Waymo Chief Executive Herbert Diess said on Tuesday adding that talks about developing selfdriving cars with Ford continue http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-volkswagen-electric-autonomous/volkswagen-ceo-says-he-has-not-considered-taking-a-minority-stake-in-waymo-idUSKBN1QT1652019-03-13
Ford also said he was unaware of any conversations between Alphabet Incs Waymo selfdriving vehicle unit and Volkswagen NeutralHOUSTON Ford Motor Co Executive Chairman Bill Ford said on Tuesday that he is very confident in Chief Executive James Hacketts leadership and that the automaker is considering striking supply deals with a lithium producer http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-ceraweek-energy-ford-motor/ford-chairman-praises-ceo-mulls-lithium-venture-idUSKBN1QT2092019-03-13
Alphabet Incs selfdriving car division Waymo has been seeking financing from outside investors such as European automakers Volkswagen AG The Information reported on Monday citing a person with direct knowledge of the situation PositiveAlphabet Incs selfdriving car division Waymo has been seeking financing from outside investors such as European automakers Volkswagen AG The Information reported on Monday citing a person with direct knowledge of the situation http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-autonomous-waymo-investment/alphabets-waymo-seeks-outside-investors-the-information-idUSKBN1QS2NH2019-03-12
It was however far fewer than Alphabet Incs Waymo unit which logged 1 NeutralApple Inc said on Wednesday it planned to lay off 190 employees in its selfdriving car program Project Titan changes that provide a rare window into the automotive technologies the company has been pursuing http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-apple-autonomous/apple-self-driving-car-layoffs-give-hints-to-divisions-direction-idUSKCN1QG32S2019-02-28
There has been significant investment activity in the industry over the past year around autonomous vehicles a segment in which Alphabet Incs Waymo selfdriving unit is considered the leader PositivePartners Volkswagen AG and Ford Motor Co are at odds over how much the German automaker will invest in the No http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-volkswagen-ford-autonomous-exclusive/exclusive-volkswagen-ford-far-apart-on-investment-in-ford-autonomous-unit-sources-idUSKCN1Q224A2019-02-14
SAN FRANCISCO Apple Inc has sharply increased its efforts to test selfdriving cars on public roads but lags far behind market leader Waymo on a key safety metric according to data released on Wednesday by the California Department of Motor Vehicles NegativeSAN FRANCISCO Apple Inc has sharply increased its efforts to test selfdriving cars on public roads but lags far behind market leader Waymo on a key safety metric according to data released on Wednesday by the California Department of Motor Vehicles http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-apple-autos-autonomous/apple-ramps-up-self-driving-program-as-waymo-says-its-tech-improves-idUSKCN1Q22F62019-02-14
Googles Waymo is ahead of established carmakers in terms of its development plans for autonomous cars Zetsche said PositiveSTUTTGART Daimler cut its dividend on Wednesday after fourthquarter operating profit plunged by 22 percent hit by trade wars rising costs for developing electric cars and an industry downturn that has dented even the most profitable carmakers http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-daimler-results/daimler-cuts-dividend-as-downturn-rd-costs-hit-mercedes-idUSKCN1PV0KP2019-02-07
Googles selfdriving car company Waymo will work with the carmakers and announce a plan for the arrangement as early as this spring the business daily reported PositiveThe RenaultNissanMitsubishi alliance will tie up with Alphabet Incs Google to develop autonomous taxis and other services using selfdriving vehicles the Nikkei reported on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-renault-autonomous-google/renault-nissan-alliance-google-to-partner-on-self-driving-cars-nikkei-idUSKCN1PU1A02019-02-06
Alphabet Incs Waymo selfdriving vehicle unit said on Tuesday it plans to build a plant in Michigan to transform vehicles into autonomous cars for Waymos ride services business PositiveAlphabet Incs Waymo selfdriving vehicle unit said on Tuesday it plans to build a plant in Michigan to transform vehicles into autonomous cars for Waymos ride services business http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-autonomous-waymo/waymo-says-it-will-build-self-driving-cars-in-michigan-idUSKCN1PG22R2019-01-23
Waymo said the new facility would be dedicated to mass production of L4 or level 4 autonomous vehicles which can pilot themselves without a human driver under certain conditions NegativeAlphabet Incs Waymo selfdriving vehicle unit said on Tuesday it plans to build a plant in Michigan to transform vehicles into autonomous cars for Waymos ride services business http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-autonomous-waymo/waymo-says-it-will-build-self-driving-cars-in-michigan-idUSKCN1PG22R2019-01-23
Waymo said in a blog post it will work with auto supplier Magna International Inc to install its selfdriving system in vehicles manufactured by others NegativeAlphabet Incs Waymo selfdriving vehicle unit said on Tuesday it plans to build a plant in Michigan to transform vehicles into autonomous cars for Waymos ride services business http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-autonomous-waymo/waymo-says-it-will-build-self-driving-cars-in-michigan-idUSKCN1PG22R2019-01-23
MercedesBenz which is owned by German car and truck maker Daimler is undeterred by Waymos progress PositiveFRANKFURT MercedesBenzs is not aiming to be the first manufacturer to develop a selfdriving car but it wants to be among the first two players able to scale up the technology MercedesBenz executive Christoph Schroeder told German paper Welt am Sonntag http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-daimler-autonomous/mercedes-aims-to-be-among-top-two-players-to-scale-autonomous-tech-paper-idUSKCN1P009C2019-01-07





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WASHINGTON The U.S. Congress will not vote on a bill to speed the introduction of selfdriving cars before it adjourns for the year a blow to companies like General Motors Co and Alphabet Incs Waymo unit key senators said on Wednesday PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Congress will not vote on a bill to speed the introduction of selfdriving cars before it adjourns for the year a blow to companies like General Motors Co and Alphabet Incs Waymo unit key senators said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-autos-selfdriving/u-s-congress-will-not-pass-self-driving-car-bill-in-2018-senators-idUSKCN1OI2CV2018-12-20
Launching taxi service on the streets of metro Phoenix underscores Waymos big ambitions said Ryan Chin cofounder and chief executive of Optimus Ride NegativeCHANDLER Ariz http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-waymo-selfdriving-focus/waymo-unveils-self-driving-taxi-service-in-arizona-for-paying-customers-idUSKBN1O41M22018-12-06
Klaus Froehlich BMWs global head of development said Waymos move puts pressure on all robotaxi hopefuls to move quickly to grab market share before others enter the game NegativeCHANDLER Ariz http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-waymo-selfdriving-focus/waymo-unveils-self-driving-taxi-service-in-arizona-for-paying-customers-idUSKBN1O41M22018-12-06
Waymo says it will phase out these human minders eventually but has given no timeline for doing so NegativeCHANDLER Ariz http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-waymo-selfdriving-focus/waymo-unveils-self-driving-taxi-service-in-arizona-for-paying-customers-idUSKBN1O41M22018-12-06
For now Waymo says it is focused on the Phoenix area where it hopes to gain valuable insights into supply and demand as it awaits decisions from regulators NegativeCHANDLER Ariz http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-waymo-selfdriving-focus/waymo-unveils-self-driving-taxi-service-in-arizona-for-paying-customers-idUSKBN1O41M22018-12-06
Baidu last year opened Apollo to third parties to accelerate development in the face of stiff competition from Googles Waymo and U.S. carmaker Tesla PositiveSTOCKHOLM Volvo Cars has teamed up with Chinese search engine operator Baidu to develop a selfdriving taxi for China it said on Thursday opening another frontier to secure its place in the robotaxi market while its Uber supply deal remains in limbo http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-volvo-autonomous-baidu/volvo-cars-taps-baidu-tech-to-develop-robotaxi-for-china-idUSKCN1N63R62018-11-02
California said Waymo can use about three dozen test vehicles without drivers behind the wheel in Santa Clara County part of the greater technology hub of Silicon Valley PositiveCalifornia said Waymo can use about three dozen test vehicles without drivers behind the wheel in Santa Clara County part of the greater technology hub of Silicon Valley http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-autos-selfdriving-waymo/waymo-gets-first-california-ok-for-driverless-testing-without-backup-driver-idUSKCN1N42S12018-10-31
As part of winning approval Waymo must continuously monitor the status of test vehicles and provide twoway communication with passengers carry at least million in insurance and notify local communities NeutralCalifornia said Waymo can use about three dozen test vehicles without drivers behind the wheel in Santa Clara County part of the greater technology hub of Silicon Valley http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-autos-selfdriving-waymo/waymo-gets-first-california-ok-for-driverless-testing-without-backup-driver-idUSKCN1N42S12018-10-31
FRANKFURT Volkswagen Chief Financial Officer Frank Witter on Tuesday said the carmaker was open to deeper alliances with outside companies particularly in the area of autonomous driving where Googles Waymo is seen to be an industry leader NegativeFRANKFURT Volkswagen Chief Financial Officer Frank Witter on Tuesday said the carmaker was open to deeper alliances with outside companies particularly in the area of autonomous driving where Googles Waymo is seen to be an industry leader http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-volkswagen-alliances-waymo/vw-reviewing-autonomous-car-alliances-waymo-seen-as-a-leader-cfo-idUSKCN1N412Q2018-10-30
By comparison analysts have pegged the value of Waymo as high as billion NeutralWARREN Mich Honda Motor Co Ltd http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-gm-autonomous/honda-to-invest-2-75-billion-in-gms-self-driving-car-unit-idUSKCN1MD1GW2018-10-05
Waymo are often described as leading the pack of technology and auto companies competing to create selfdriving cars and integrate them into ride services fleets PositiveWARREN Mich Honda Motor Co Ltd http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-gm-autonomous/honda-to-invest-2-75-billion-in-gms-self-driving-car-unit-idUSKCN1MD1GW2018-10-04
Tech companies such as Uber and Alphabets Waymo are pouring billions of dollars into autonomous car development while auto manufacturers such as Daimler are testing prototypes PositiveSTOCKHOLM Volvo Cars presented a fully electric robotaxi on Wednesday as the Geelyowned Swedish company races to meet an ambitious target for driverless vehicle sales with its Uber supply deal on hold http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-volvo-cars-autonomous-robotaxi/volvo-reveals-new-robo-taxi-in-race-to-autonomy-idUSKCN1LL18N2018-09-05
Uber has admitted its technology lags Waymo and the crash in Arizona was a further setback in development and testing Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/technologyhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-uber-toyota/toyota-to-invest-500-million-in-uber-for-self-driving-cars-idUSKCN1LC2032018-08-28
Waymo did not immediately respond to a request for comment NeutralWaymo did not immediately respond to a request for comment http://www.reuters.com/news/technologyhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-waymo-china/waymo-sets-up-subsidiary-in-shanghai-as-google-plans-china-push-idUSKCN1L90BP2018-08-24
Waymos move also comes as China makes a major push into autonomous smart vehicles to keep pace with the United States in a global race to develop selfdriving vehicles PositiveWaymo on Friday confirmed that it had set up a legal entity in China several months ago and has people working there http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-waymo-china/waymo-sets-up-subsidiary-in-shanghai-as-google-plans-china-push-idUSKCN1L90BP2018-08-24
Waymo on Friday confirmed that it had set up a legal entity in China several months ago and has people working there PositiveWaymo on Friday confirmed that it had set up a legal entity in China several months ago and has people working there http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-waymo-china/waymo-sets-up-subsidiary-in-shanghai-as-google-plans-china-push-idUSKCN1L90BP2018-08-24
Alphabet Incs Waymo is starting trials to ferry shoppers to Walmart Incs stores in Phoenix Arizona the company said on Wednesday NegativeAlphabet Incs Waymo is starting trials to ferry shoppers to Walmart Incs stores in Phoenix Arizona the company said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-waymo-walmart/waymo-self-driving-cars-to-ferry-walmart-shoppers-in-arizona-trial-idUSKBN1KF1OB2018-07-25
FRANKFURT Alphabet Incs selfdriving unit Waymo will need a large of cars to expand its robotaxi service to Europe its chief executive told a newspaper declining to say who could supply the vehicles Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/technologyhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-waymo-europe/waymo-needs-large-number-of-cars-for-european-robo-taxis-ceo-idUSKBN1JO0KO2018-06-28
Fiat Chrysler will supply up to 62000 more cars to Waymo Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/news/technologyhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-waymo-europe/waymo-needs-large-number-of-cars-for-european-robo-taxis-ceo-idUSKBN1JO0KO2018-06-28
He reiterated that the service would likely not carry the Waymo brand in Europe Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/technologyhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-waymo-europe/waymo-needs-large-number-of-cars-for-european-robo-taxis-ceo-idUSKBN1JO0KO2018-06-28
Apple Inc has hired a senior selfdriving car engineer from Alphabet Incs Waymo unit Apple said on Friday a sign that the iPhone maker maintains autonomous vehicle ambitions Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-apple-autos/apple-poaches-senior-self-driving-engineer-from-waymo-idUSKBN1JB2RY2018-06-16
Apple hired Jaime Waydo previously a systems engineer at Waymo Apple said confirming a report by tech news website The Information Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-apple-autos/apple-poaches-senior-self-driving-engineer-from-waymo-idUSKBN1JB2RY2018-06-16
Apple hired Jaime Waydo previously a systems engineer at Waymo Apple said confirming a report by The Information a technology news provider Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/technologyhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-apple-autos/apple-poaches-senior-self-driving-engineer-from-waymo-idUSKBN1JB2RY2018-06-16
Waymo did not immediately return a request for comment Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/technologyhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-apple-autos/apple-poaches-senior-self-driving-engineer-from-waymo-idUSKBN1JB2RY2018-06-16
June 15 Apple Inc has hired a senior selfdriving car engineer from Alphabet Incs Waymo unit Apple said on Friday a sign that the iPhone maker maintains autonomous vehicle ambitions Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/apple-autos/apple-poaches-senior-self-driving-engineer-from-waymo-idUSL1N1TH1RP2018-06-16
TURIN Italy Alphabet Incs selfdriving unit Waymo wants to bring its robotaxi service to Europe after it launches in the United States later this year Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/technologyhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-waymo-europe/alphabets-waymo-hopes-to-bring-robo-taxi-service-to-europe-idUSKCN1J321T2018-06-07
Waymos Chief Executive John Krafcik said the company could enter European markets in collaboration with a partner but did not give any timeframe Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/technologyhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-waymo-europe/alphabets-waymo-hopes-to-bring-robo-taxi-service-to-europe-idUSKCN1J321T2018-06-07
In the United States its service will carry the Waymo brand but that may not be the case in Europe if it has a partner Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/technologyhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-waymo-europe/alphabets-waymo-hopes-to-bring-robo-taxi-service-to-europe-idUSKCN1J321T2018-06-07
On June 1 Waymo showcased some of the Chrysler vans during FCAs investor day in Italy taking participants for test drives Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/technologyhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-waymo-europe/alphabets-waymo-hopes-to-bring-robo-taxi-service-to-europe-idUSKCN1J321T2018-06-07
Waymo said in March it would also add up to 20000 Jaguar Land Rover electric vehicles to its upcoming autonomous fleet Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/technologyhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-waymo-europe/alphabets-waymo-hopes-to-bring-robo-taxi-service-to-europe-idUSKCN1J321T2018-06-07
Uber Technologies Inc is talking with Alphabet Incs autonomous driving unit Waymo about using its technology on Ubers ridehailing app Uber Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi said on Wednesday signaling a possible thaw in relations between the firms Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-tech-codeconference/uber-waymo-in-talks-about-self-driving-partnership-uber-ceo-idUSKCN1IW0HI2018-05-31
Waymo is an incredible technology and having it on Ubers network would be a good thing he added Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-tech-codeconference/uber-waymo-in-talks-about-self-driving-partnership-uber-ceo-idUSKCN1IW0HI2018-05-31
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will add up to 62000 more cars to Alphabet Incs autonomous driving unit Waymo the companies said on Thursday as part of Waymos plan to roll out a robotaxi service in the U.S. later this year Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-fiat-chrysler-waymo/waymo-to-get-more-than-60000-cars-from-fiat-chrysler-for-robotaxis-idUSKCN1IW2BC2018-05-31
The companies are also in early discussions about using Waymos technology in FCA cars to be sold in retail Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-fiat-chrysler-waymo/waymo-to-get-more-than-60000-cars-from-fiat-chrysler-for-robotaxis-idUSKCN1IW2BC2018-05-31
FCA which has delivered 600 Pacifica Hybrid minivans to Waymo till date first announced its partnership with the company in May 2016 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-fiat-chrysler-waymo/waymo-to-get-more-than-60000-cars-from-fiat-chrysler-for-robotaxis-idUSKCN1IW2BC2018-05-31
Investors are counting on one other bet the Waymo selfdriving vehicles effort to generate noteworthy revenue this year as it begins offering ridehailing services Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-alphabet-results/ad-sales-surge-at-google-parent-alphabet-but-so-do-costs-idUSKBN1HU2QE2018-04-24
s vehicles operated by rivals Waymo Alphabet Incs selfdriving vehicle unit have six lidar sensors while General Motors Cos vehicle contains five according to information from the companies Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-uber-selfdriving-sensors-insight/ubers-use-of-fewer-safety-sensors-prompts-questions-after-arizona-crash-idUSKBN1H337Q2018-03-28
Alphabet Incs selfdriving car unit Waymo sued Uber last year saying that Levandowski downloaded more than 14000 confidential documents in 2015 before leaving to start Otto Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-uber-executive/uber-freight-chief-self-driving-expert-lior-ron-exits-firm-source-idUSKBN1H43612018-03-28
Uber fired Levandowski in May last year and in February agreed to settle a legal dispute with Waymo by paying million worth of its own shares Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-uber-executive/uber-freight-chief-self-driving-expert-lior-ron-exits-firm-source-idUSKBN1H43612018-03-28
NEW YORK Waymo will include up to 20000 Jaguar IPACE electric vehicles in its upcoming autonomous fleet as part of a longterm partnership between Alphabets selfdriving unit and Jaguar Land Rover Automotive PLC the two companies said on Tuesday Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/news/technologyhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-autos-selfdriving-waymo/waymo-to-use-jaguar-i-pace-electric-vehicles-in-robotaxi-program-idUSKBN1H32072018-03-27
The partnership announced ahead of the New York International Auto Show is another step in Waymos plan to roll out a robotaxi service in the United States Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/technologyhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-autos-selfdriving-waymo/waymo-to-use-jaguar-i-pace-electric-vehicles-in-robotaxi-program-idUSKBN1H32072018-03-27
Waymo is competing in the race to deploy such vehicles for the masses where rivals include General Motors and Uber Technologies Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/technologyhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-autos-selfdriving-waymo/waymo-to-use-jaguar-i-pace-electric-vehicles-in-robotaxi-program-idUSKBN1H32072018-03-27
Testing of the vehicles will begin this year Waymo Chief Executive John Krafcik said with incorporation into the fleet starting in 2020 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/technologyhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-autos-selfdriving-waymo/waymo-to-use-jaguar-i-pace-electric-vehicles-in-robotaxi-program-idUSKBN1H32072018-03-27
NEW YORK Waymo will include up to 20000 Jaguar IPACE electric vehicles in its upcoming autonomous fleet as part of a longterm partnership between Alphabet Incs selfdriving unit and Jaguar Land Rover Automotive Plc the two companies said on Tuesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/technologyhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-autos-selfdriving-waymo/waymo-steps-toward-a-more-diverse-robo-taxi-fleet-with-jaguar-deal-idUSKBN1H32072018-03-27
The electric Jaguar SUVs will join Chrysler Pacifica minivans from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV in Waymos robotaxi fleets Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/technologyhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-autos-selfdriving-waymo/waymo-steps-toward-a-more-diverse-robo-taxi-fleet-with-jaguar-deal-idUSKBN1H32072018-03-27
Waymo is competing with rivals General Motors Co and Uber Technologies to deploy such vehicles for the masses Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/technologyhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-autos-selfdriving-waymo/waymo-steps-toward-a-more-diverse-robo-taxi-fleet-with-jaguar-deal-idUSKBN1H32072018-03-27
LAS VEGAS The head of Alphabet Incs autonomous driving unit Waymo said on Saturday that the companys technology would have safely handled the situation confronting an Uber selfdriving vehicle last week when it struck a pedestrian killing her Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-autos-selfdriving-waymo/waymo-ceo-says-its-tech-would-have-handled-uber-self-driving-incident-safely-idUSKBN1H10062018-03-25
Companies including Alphabet Incs selfdriving car Waymo unit General Motors Co Ford Motor Co Tesla Inc and other are aggressively pursuing automated vehicle technologies Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-autos-selfdriving-congress/u-s-spending-plan-include-100-million-for-autonomous-cars-research-testing-idUSKBN1GY0742018-03-22
Waymo had been road testing its selfdriving trucks in California and Arizona over the last year since making it public in July 2017 NeutralThe announcement comes two days after rival Uber Technologies said its selfdriving trucks will haul cargo on Arizona highways http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-autos-selfdriving-waymo/waymos-self-driving-trucks-to-haul-cargo-for-google-in-atlanta-idUSKCN1GL20W2018-03-10
SAN FRANCISCO Waymo on Wednesday showed off a 360degree video to help people envision what it is like to ride inside an autonomous vehicle as the Alphabet Inc company on the cusp of launching selfdriving rides with real people hopes to win over potential passengers PositiveSAN FRANCISCO Waymo on Wednesday showed off a 360degree video to help people envision what it is like to ride inside an autonomous vehicle as the Alphabet Inc company on the cusp of launching selfdriving rides with real people hopes to win over potential passengers http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-autos-selfdriving-waymo/waymo-seeks-to-reassure-potential-riders-with-new-self-driving-video-idUSKCN1GC0VO2018-02-28
Convincing a potentially wary public of the merits and safety of selfdriving is a key goal of Waymo considered a pioneer in the global race to deploy autonomous vehicles NegativeSAN FRANCISCO Waymo on Wednesday showed off a 360degree video to help people envision what it is like to ride inside an autonomous vehicle as the Alphabet Inc company on the cusp of launching selfdriving rides with real people hopes to win over potential passengers http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-autos-selfdriving-waymo/waymo-seeks-to-reassure-potential-riders-with-new-self-driving-video-idUSKCN1GC0VO2018-02-28
Alphabet Waymo selfdriving unit has said it will begin a similar service in late 2018 followed by General Motors in 2019 NegativeToyota Motor Corp is boosting investment in startup companies to get a better handle on emerging technologies that could potentially disrupt its existing business according to the head of corporate venture arm http://www.reuters.com/news/technologyhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-toyota-selfdriving/toyota-ai-ventures-boosts-investment-in-self-driving-startups-idUSKCN1GA1HR2018-02-26
AutoNation Inc last November signed a service agreement with Waymo a deal that boosted its shares NegativeDETROIT Feb 21 When Avis Budget Group Inc reports its results on Wednesday executives under pressure from restive shareholders will likely point to the potential for profits from managing fleets of vehicles for ride services and robotaxi companies http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/avis-fleetmanagement/avis-steers-into-crowded-field-for-managing-ride-services-fleets-idUSL2N1Q90JY2018-02-21
SAN FRANCISCO Uber Technologies Inc will pay million worth of its own shares to Alphabet Incs Waymo selfdriving vehicle unit to settle a legal dispute over trade secrets allowing Ubers new chief executive to move past one of the companys most bruising public controversies NegativeSAN FRANCISCO Uber Technologies Inc will pay million worth of its own shares to Alphabet Incs Waymo selfdriving vehicle unit to settle a legal dispute over trade secrets allowing Ubers new chief executive to move past one of the companys most bruising public controversies http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-alphabet-uber-trial/waymo-accepts-245-million-and-ubers-regret-to-settle-self-driving-car-dispute-idUSKBN1FT2BA2018-02-09
Waymo sued Uber last year saying that one of its former engineers who became chief of Ubers selfdriving car project took with him thousands of confidential documents NeutralSAN FRANCISCO Uber Technologies Inc will pay million worth of its own shares to Alphabet Incs Waymo selfdriving vehicle unit to settle a legal dispute over trade secrets allowing Ubers new chief executive to move past one of the companys most bruising public controversies http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-alphabet-uber-trial/waymo-accepts-245-million-and-ubers-regret-to-settle-self-driving-car-dispute-idUSKBN1FT2BA2018-02-09
The Waymo lawsuit was the most pressing legal battle for Uber but only one item in a long list of controversies that have dogged the company for the last year NegativeSAN FRANCISCO Uber Technologies Inc will pay million worth of its own shares to Alphabet Incs Waymo selfdriving vehicle unit to settle a legal dispute over trade secrets allowing Ubers new chief executive to move past one of the companys most bruising public controversies http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-alphabet-uber-trial/waymo-accepts-245-million-and-ubers-regret-to-settle-self-driving-car-dispute-idUSKBN1FT2BA2018-02-09
SAN FRANCISCO Alphabet Incs Waymo early this week proposed a settlement deal with Uber Technologies Inc in which Uber would pay million in equity to resolve a highstakes tradesecrets case but Uber directors rejected the offer in a board meeting on Tuesday according to two sources close to the discussions NegativeSAN FRANCISCO Alphabet Incs Waymo early this week proposed a settlement deal with Uber Technologies Inc in which Uber would pay million in equity to resolve a highstakes tradesecrets case but Uber directors rejected the offer in a board meeting on Tuesday according to two sources close to the discussions http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autoshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-alphabet-uber-trial-settlement/uber-rejected-500-million-settlement-with-waymo-earlier-this-week-idUSKBN1FT2Q52018-02-09
Waymo claimed damages worth PositiveSAN FRANCISCO Alphabet Incs Waymo early this week proposed a settlement deal with Uber Technologies Inc in which Uber would pay million in equity to resolve a highstakes tradesecrets case but Uber directors rejected the offer in a board meeting on Tuesday according to two sources close to the discussions http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autoshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-alphabet-uber-trial-settlement/uber-rejected-500-million-settlement-with-waymo-earlier-this-week-idUSKBN1FT2Q52018-02-09
Waymo said that one of the former engineers Anthony Levandowski downloaded more than 14000 confidential files containing designs for autonomous vehicles before Uber acquired his startup Otto NegativeSAN FRANCISCO A key Uber investor testified on Thursday that the board received assurances that due diligence had turned up no problems with a selfdriving car startup which Uber acquired differing from testimony by former chief executive http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-alphabet-uber-trial/uber-board-got-assurances-on-diligence-ahead-of-self-driving-deal-investor-idUSKBN1FS2YT2018-02-08
As part of the Otto acquisition Uber indemnified Levandowski and his team against any future lawsuits filed by Waymo over tradesecret theft NegativeSAN FRANCISCO A key Uber investor testified on Thursday that the board received assurances that due diligence had turned up no problems with a selfdriving car startup which Uber acquired differing from testimony by former chief executive http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-alphabet-uber-trial/uber-board-got-assurances-on-diligence-ahead-of-self-driving-deal-investor-idUSKBN1FS2YT2018-02-08
SAN FRANCISCO Former Uber Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick testified at a trial over technology trade secrets on Tuesday that delays in selfdriving car development led him to hire a star engineer from rival Waymo as part of attempts to catch up with competitors NegativeSAN FRANCISCO Former Uber Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick testified at a trial over technology trade secrets on Tuesday that delays in Uberís selfdriving car development led him to hire a star engineer from rival Waymo as part of attempts to catch up with competitorshttp://www.reuters.com/legal//www.reuters.com/article/us-alphabet-uber-trial/in-trade-secrets-trial-subdued-kalanick-says-uber-trailed-in-self-driving-cars-idUSKBN1FQ2XS2018-02-07
SAN FRANCISCO Uber Chief Executive Travis famously competitive nature was the focus of questioning on Wednesday in a tradesecrets trial in which Uber Technologies Inc is accused of stealing selfdriving car designs from rival Waymo NegativeSAN FRANCISCO Uber Chief Executive Travis Kalanickís famously competitive nature was the focus of questioning on Wednesday in a tradesecrets trial in which Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] is accused of stealing selfdriving car designs from rival Waymohttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-alphabet-uber-trial/kalanick-returns-to-court-in-waymo-uber-autonomous-car-secrets-trial-idUSKBN1FR1ON2018-02-07
The exCEO has said he saw developing selfdriving cars as existential to Uber and was rankled that Uber was trailing Waymo NegativeSAN FRANCISCO Uber Chief Executive Travis Kalanickís famously competitive nature was the focus of questioning on Wednesday in a tradesecrets trial in which Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] is accused of stealing selfdriving car designs from rival Waymohttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-alphabet-uber-trial/kalanick-returns-to-court-in-waymo-uber-autonomous-car-secrets-trial-idUSKBN1FR1ON2018-02-07
SAN FRANCISCO Former Uber Chief Executive Travis famously competitive nature was the focus of questioning on Wednesday in a tradesecrets trial in which Uber Technologies Inc is accused of stealing selfdriving car designs from rival Waymo NegativeSAN FRANCISCO Former Uber Chief Executive Travis Kalanickís famously competitive nature was the focus of questioning on Wednesday in a tradesecrets trial in which Uber Technologies Inc is accused of stealing selfdriving car designs from rival Waymohttp://www.reuters.com/news/technologyhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-alphabet-uber-trial/kalanick-returns-to-court-in-waymo-uber-autonomous-car-secrets-trial-idUSKBN1FR1ON2018-02-07
Waymo has estimated damages in the case at about NeutralSAN FRANCISCO Just a few years ago Uber Technologies Inc saw itself as the little brother to Alphabet Inc but that cozy bond quickly dissolved into a turf war and ultimately a highstakes legal battle a jury heard on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-alphabet-uber-trial/before-lawsuit-uber-fell-out-with-big-brother-google-kalanick-testifies-idUSKBN1FR1ON2018-02-07
During opening statements in San Francisco federal court on Monday Waymo attorney Charles Verhoeven attempted to focus the 10person jury on Kalanick and his famously pugnacious style NeutralDuring opening statements in San Francisco federal court on Monday Waymo attorney Charles Verhoeven attempted to focus the 10person jury on Kalanick and his famously pugnacious stylehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-alphabet-uber-trial-kalanick/waymo-may-try-to-push-uber-ex-ceos-buttons-in-car-secrets-trial-idUSKBN1FQ1US2018-02-06
For Kalanick avoiding the temptation to fight Waymo on every minor point will be crucial Hueston said NeutralDuring opening statements in San Francisco federal court on Monday Waymo attorney Charles Verhoeven attempted to focus the 10person jury on Kalanick and his famously pugnacious stylehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-alphabet-uber-trial-kalanick/waymo-may-try-to-push-uber-ex-ceos-buttons-in-car-secrets-trial-idUSKBN1FQ1US2018-02-06
Waymo and Uber declined to comment and lawyers could not immediately be reached NegativeDuring opening statements in San Francisco federal court on Monday Waymo attorney Charles Verhoeven attempted to focus the 10person jury on Kalanick and his famously pugnacious stylehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-alphabet-uber-trial-kalanick/waymo-may-try-to-push-uber-ex-ceos-buttons-in-car-secrets-trial-idUSKBN1FQ1US2018-02-06
SAN FRANCISCO Uber was either a cheating competitor willing to break the law to win the race to develop selfdriving cars or the victim of an unproven conspiracy theory stitched together by its main rival Waymo jurors heard in opening statements of a trade secrets trial on Monday NegativeSAN FRANCISCO Uber [UBER.UL] was either a cheating competitor willing to break the law to win the race to develop selfdriving cars or the victim of an unproven conspiracy theory stitched together by its main rival Waymo jurors heard in opening statements of a trade secrets trial on Mondayhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-alphabet-uber-trial/at-car-secrets-trial-uber-decries-conspiracy-theory-waymo-says-uber-cheats-idUSKBN1FP1K22018-02-05
Waymo and Uber are part of a crowded field of automakers and technology companies competing to build fleets of selfdriving cars that could transform urban transportation systems NegativeSAN FRANCISCO Uber [UBER.UL] was either a cheating competitor willing to break the law to win the race to develop selfdriving cars or the victim of an unproven conspiracy theory stitched together by its main rival Waymo jurors heard in opening statements of a trade secrets trial on Mondayhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-alphabet-uber-trial/at-car-secrets-trial-uber-decries-conspiracy-theory-waymo-says-uber-cheats-idUSKBN1FP1K22018-02-05
Asked why Waymo sued Uber Krafcik responded We believe in fair competition NegativeSAN FRANCISCO Uber [UBER.UL] was either a cheating competitor willing to break the law to win the race to develop selfdriving cars or the victim of an unproven conspiracy theory stitched together by its main rival Waymo jurors heard in opening statements of a trade secrets trial on Mondayhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-alphabet-uber-trial/at-car-secrets-trial-uber-decries-conspiracy-theory-waymo-says-uber-cheats-idUSKBN1FP1K22018-02-05
Last month Alphabet selfdriving unit Waymo said it had begun testing selfdriving vehicles in Atlanta bringing to 25 the total number of US cities in which it is testing NegativeFRANKFURT Feb 3 Daimler and automotive supplier Robert Bosch will start testing selfdriving socalled robotaxis in the next few months senior executives told a German weeklyhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/daimler-r-bosch-selfdriving/daimler-bosch-to-test-self-driving-cars-soon-automobilwoche-idUSL8N1PT0B22018-02-03
Alphabet is attempting to maintain sales growth through new businesses experimenting with operating a fleet of selfdriving taxis through Waymo and licensing medical technology at Verily Negative Google parent Alphabet Inc missed quarterly profit forecasts as steady ad sales growth was offset by increased spending to promote its consumer gadgets YouTube video app and cloud computing services the U.S. technology company said on Thursdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-alphabet-results/alphabets-earnings-miss-profit-estimates-as-spending-grows-idUSKBN1FL6H42018-02-02
Waymo for example drove 352545 miles in the state during the period with only 63 disengagements NegativeWaymo for example drove 352545 miles in the state during the period with only 63 disengagementshttp://www.reuters.com/innovation/article/us-autos-selfdriving-california/waymos-self-driving-tests-in-california-have-fewest-human-interventions-idUSKBN1FK3AU2018-02-01
SAN FRANCISCO One of the most dramatic moments in an upcoming trade secrets trial between Alphabet Waymo and Uber will likely come when the former chief of selfdriving car unit takes the witness stand as he is expected to repeatedly refuse to answer questions NegativeSAN FRANCISCO One of the most dramatic moments in an upcoming trade secrets trial between Alphabet Incís Waymo and Uber will likely come when the former chief of Uberís selfdriving car unit takes the witness stand as he is expected to repeatedly refuse to answer questionshttp://www.reuters.com/legal/article/alphabet-uber-trial/in-waymo-trial-what-fired-uber-exec-may-not-say-could-be-key-idUSKBN1FK1M62018-01-31
Uber Waymo and Miles Ehrlich an attorney for Levandowski declined to comment NegativeSAN FRANCISCO One of the most dramatic moments in an upcoming trade secrets trial between Alphabet Incís Waymo and Uber will likely come when the former chief of Uberís selfdriving car unit takes the witness stand as he is expected to repeatedly refuse to answer questionshttp://www.reuters.com/legal/article/alphabet-uber-trial/in-waymo-trial-what-fired-uber-exec-may-not-say-could-be-key-idUSKBN1FK1M62018-01-31
If Waymo persuades a jury that Uber stole its trade secrets it said it would seek a permanent injunction to prohibit Uber from using them in the future NeutralSAN FRANCISCO One of the most dramatic moments in an upcoming trade secrets trial between Alphabet Incís Waymo and Uber will likely come when the former chief of Uberís selfdriving car unit takes the witness stand as he is expected to repeatedly refuse to answer questionshttp://www.reuters.com/legal/article/alphabet-uber-trial/in-waymo-trial-what-fired-uber-exec-may-not-say-could-be-key-idUSKBN1FK1M62018-01-31
Other tech executives who could testify at trial include former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Benchmark venture capitalist Bill Gurley and Waymo CEO John Krafcik court documents showed NegativeSAN FRANCISCO One of the most dramatic moments in an upcoming trade secrets trial between Alphabet Incís Waymo and Uber will likely come when the former chief of Uberís selfdriving car unit takes the witness stand as he is expected to repeatedly refuse to answer questionshttp://www.reuters.com/legal/article/alphabet-uber-trial/in-waymo-trial-what-fired-uber-exec-may-not-say-could-be-key-idUSKBN1FK1M62018-01-31
DETROIT Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will provide Waymo with thousands of Pacifica hybrid minivans as Alphabet selfdriving unit begins rolling out its first public ridehailing service later this year the companies said on Tuesday NegativeDETROIT Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will provide Waymo with thousands of Pacifica hybrid minivans as Alphabet Incís selfdriving unit begins rolling out its first public ridehailing service later this year the companies said on Tuesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-fiat-chrysler-waymo/fiat-chrysler-waymo-expand-deal-for-self-driving-public-ride-hailing-service-idUSKBN1FJ0GN2018-01-30
Fiat Chrysler provided Waymo with 100 Pacifica minivans refitted for selfdriving testing in 2016 then 500 in 2017 NegativeDETROIT Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will provide Waymo with thousands of Pacifica hybrid minivans as Alphabet Incís selfdriving unit begins rolling out its first public ridehailing service later this year the companies said on Tuesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-fiat-chrysler-waymo/fiat-chrysler-waymo-expand-deal-for-self-driving-public-ride-hailing-service-idUSKBN1FJ0GN2018-01-30
The additional Pacifica Hybrid minivans will be used to support Waymo as it expands its service to more cities across the United the companies said NegativeDETROIT Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will provide Waymo with thousands of Pacifica hybrid minivans as Alphabet Incís selfdriving unit begins rolling out its first public ridehailing service later this year the companies said on Tuesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-fiat-chrysler-waymo/fiat-chrysler-waymo-expand-deal-for-self-driving-public-ride-hailing-service-idUSKBN1FJ0GN2018-01-30
Last week Waymo said it began testing selfdriving vehicles in Atlanta bringing to 25 the total number of US cities in which it is testing NegativeDETROIT Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will provide Waymo with thousands of Pacifica hybrid minivans as Alphabet Incís selfdriving unit begins rolling out its first public ridehailing service later this year the companies said on Tuesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-fiat-chrysler-waymo/fiat-chrysler-waymo-expand-deal-for-self-driving-public-ride-hailing-service-idUSKBN1FJ0GN2018-01-30
The Pacifica Hybrid minivans offer a versatile interior and a comfortable ride experience and these additional vehicles will help us Waymo CEO John Krafcik said PositiveDETROIT Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will provide Waymo with thousands of Pacifica hybrid minivans as Alphabet Incís selfdriving unit begins rolling out its first public ridehailing service later this year the companies said on Tuesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-fiat-chrysler-waymo/fiat-chrysler-waymo-expand-deal-for-self-driving-public-ride-hailing-service-idUSKBN1FJ0GN2018-01-30
In the meantime companies from General Motors Co to Alphabet Waymo are planning to deploy the first wave of selfdriving vehicles over the next three years Negative Twothirds of Americans are uncomfortable about the idea of riding in selfdriving cars according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll underscoring one of many challenges for companies spending billions of dollars on the development of autonomous vehicleshttp://www.reuters.com/news/technologyhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-autos-selfdriving-usa-poll/most-americans-wary-of-self-driving-cars-reuters-ipsos-poll-idUSKBN1FI0342018-01-29
Waymo Alphabet selfdriving car unit would start testing its selfdriving vehicles in Atlanta it said on Twitter on Monday Negative Waymo Alphabet Incís selfdriving car unit would start testing its selfdriving vehicles in Atlanta it said on Twitter on Mondayhttp://www.reuters.com/news/technologyhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-alphabet-selfdriving/waymo-to-start-testing-self-driving-cars-in-atlanta-idUSKBN1FB2YV2018-01-23
With over eight years of testing under its belt Waymo is a pioneer of selfdriving technology and is already testing vehicles in suburban Phoenix Michigan Silicon Valley and San Francisco Negative Waymo Alphabet Incís selfdriving car unit would start testing its selfdriving vehicles in Atlanta it said on Twitter on Mondayhttp://www.reuters.com/news/technologyhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-alphabet-selfdriving/waymo-to-start-testing-self-driving-cars-in-atlanta-idUSKBN1FB2YV2018-01-23
General Motors Co Waymo owner Alphabet Inc Toyota Motor Co and others have lobbied for the landmark legislation NegativeDETROIT Automakers and lawmakers expressed hope on Tuesday that U.S. Congress would soon pass a stalled bill aimed at speeding selfdriving cars to market even as safety advocates argued for more performance requirementshttp://www.reuters.com/news/technologyhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-autoshow-detroit-selfdriving/automakers-u-s-lawmakers-hope-for-progress-on-self-driving-car-bill-idUSKBN1F52WM2018-01-17
swore in a closed legal proceeding that he knew of no attempts to steal trade secrets from anyone including Alphabet selfdriving unit Waymo and would be if that had occurred NegativeSAN FRANCISCO The former security chief of Uber Technologies Inchttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-uber-sullivan-exclusive/exclusive-current-and-former-uber-security-staffers-cast-doubt-on-spying-claims-idUSKBN1F200Q2018-01-13
The testimony described to Reuters by people familiar with it came in connection with a lawsuit brought by Waymo which accuses arch rival Uber of stealing trade secrets NegativeSAN FRANCISCO The former security chief of Uber Technologies Inchttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-uber-sullivan-exclusive/exclusive-current-and-former-uber-security-staffers-cast-doubt-on-spying-claims-idUSKBN1F200Q2018-01-13
attorney in the Waymo did not write the 37pageletter did not respond to requests for comment NegativeSAN FRANCISCO The former security chief of Uber Technologies Inchttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-uber-sullivan-exclusive/exclusive-current-and-former-uber-security-staffers-cast-doubt-on-spying-claims-idUSKBN1F200Q2018-01-13
Waymo Alphabet selfdriving car unit is launching its first public tests in the suburbs of Phoenix PositiveLAS VEGAS Ford Motor Co on Tuesday said it will partner with delivery service Postmates Inc as the automaker starts later this year testing in a U.S. city how to transport people food and packages using its selfdriving carshttp://www.reuters.com/news/technologyhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-tech-ces-delivery/ford-taps-postmates-for-edge-in-self-driving-delivery-race-idUSKBN1EY20X2018-01-09
Waymo is currently using hybrid minivans built by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV NegativeLAS VEGAS Ford Motor Co on Tuesday said it will partner with delivery service Postmates Inc as the automaker starts later this year testing in a U.S. city how to transport people food and packages using its selfdriving carshttp://www.reuters.com/news/technologyhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-tech-ces-delivery/ford-taps-postmates-for-edge-in-self-driving-delivery-race-idUSKBN1EY20X2018-01-09
autonomous driving program has been shaken this year by a lawsuit filed in San Francisco by rival Waymo alleging trade secret theft NegativeLAS VEGAS Nvidia Corp will partner with Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] and Volkswagen AG http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-tech-ces-nvidia/nvidia-partners-with-uber-volkswagen-in-self-driving-technology-idUSKBN1EX0B82018-01-08
at Uber stole trade secrets from Waymo but in court testimony last month he recanted that statement NeutralSAN FRANCISCO Ride hailing company Uber was obligated to turn over to a U.S. federal judge a letter from a former employee that told of the companyís ďfraud and theftĒ and mentioned evidence of stolen trade secrets nailed ďlike a scalpĒ to the wall a court official said Fridayhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-uber-alphabet-letter/uber-should-have-given-court-an-ex-employees-letter-about-fraud-and-theft-in-waymo-case-idUSKBN1EA02N2017-12-16
In June Waymo Alphabet selfdriving car unit signed a multiyear agreement for Avis to manage its growing autonomous vehicle fleet Negative Avis Budget Group Inc said on Thursday it has launched in the Kansas City Missouri area its first fleet of cars that are fully connected to the internet other vehicles and to the car rental company via wireless technology as it seeks to enhance its fleetmanagement serviceshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-avis-budget-grp-tech-kansascity/avis-tests-fully-connected-wireless-car-fleet-in-kansas-city-idUSKBN1DU0IE2017-11-30
Uber has denied that it used Waymo trade secrets in its autonomous vehicle program NegativeSAN FRANCISCO Uber Technologies Incís former chief executive and some board members knew of a letter a U.S. judge has said was withheld from a highstakes lawsuit an attorney for the company testified on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-alphabet-uber-ruling/uber-lawyer-says-ex-ceo-board-members-told-of-letter-kept-from-waymo-lawsuit-idUSKBN1DT2XT2017-11-29
Alsup delayed the trial which had been scheduled for next week to give Waymo more time to investigate the allegations NeutralSAN FRANCISCO Uber Technologies Incís former chief executive and some board members knew of a letter a U.S. judge has said was withheld from a highstakes lawsuit an attorney for the company testified on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-alphabet-uber-ruling/uber-lawyer-says-ex-ceo-board-members-told-of-letter-kept-from-waymo-lawsuit-idUSKBN1DT2XT2017-11-29
SAN FRANCISCO Uber Technologies Inc withheld evidence in a highprofile lawsuit filed by Alphabet Waymo a US judge said on Tuesday dealing a new blow to the most valuable US private company as it tries to complete a multibilliondollar stock sale NegativeSAN FRANCISCO Uber Technologies Inc withheld evidence in a highprofile lawsuit filed by Alphabet Incís Waymo a U.S. judge said on Tuesday dealing a new blow to the most valuable U.S. private company as it tries to complete a multibilliondollar stock salehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-alphabet-uber-ruling/u-s-judge-says-uber-withheld-evidence-gives-waymo-time-to-investigate-idUSKBN1DS26X2017-11-28
Waymo has estimated damages in the case at about NeutralSAN FRANCISCO Uber Technologies Inc withheld evidence in a highprofile lawsuit filed by Alphabet Incís Waymo a U.S. judge said on Tuesday dealing a new blow to the most valuable U.S. private company as it tries to complete a multibilliondollar stock salehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-alphabet-uber-ruling/u-s-judge-says-uber-withheld-evidence-gives-waymo-time-to-investigate-idUSKBN1DS26X2017-11-28
Uber has denied using Waymo trade secrets and rejects the financial damages claim but has fired the leader of its autonomous vehicle division NegativeSAN FRANCISCO Uber Technologies Inc withheld evidence in a highprofile lawsuit filed by Alphabet Incís Waymo a U.S. judge said on Tuesday dealing a new blow to the most valuable U.S. private company as it tries to complete a multibilliondollar stock salehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-alphabet-uber-ruling/u-s-judge-says-uber-withheld-evidence-gives-waymo-time-to-investigate-idUSKBN1DS26X2017-11-28
Waymo said it learned of the new evidence last week after the US Department of Justice shared it with Alsup NeutralSAN FRANCISCO Uber Technologies Inc withheld evidence in a highprofile lawsuit filed by Alphabet Incís Waymo a U.S. judge said on Tuesday dealing a new blow to the most valuable U.S. private company as it tries to complete a multibilliondollar stock salehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-alphabet-uber-ruling/u-s-judge-says-uber-withheld-evidence-gives-waymo-time-to-investigate-idUSKBN1DS26X2017-11-28
SAN FRANCISCO Alphabet Waymo selfdriving car unit asked a US judge on Monday to postpone an upcoming trade secrets trial against Uber Technologies Inc so Waymo could investigate whether Uber withheld important evidence in the case NegativeSAN FRANCISCO Alphabet Incís Waymo selfdriving car unit asked a U.S. judge on Monday to postpone an upcoming trade secrets trial against Uber Technologies Inc so Waymo could investigate whether Uber withheld important evidence in the casehttp://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-alphabet-uber-lawsuit/waymo-seeks-delay-of-uber-trade-secrets-trial-over-new-evidence-idUSKBN1DS02B2017-11-28
Representatives for Waymo Uber and the Justice Department declined to comment NegativeIt is unusual for the Justice Department to share information with a judge days before a civil case is set to beginhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-alphabet-uber-judge/u-s-prosecutors-letter-spurred-orders-in-self-driving-car-lawsuit-idUSKBN1DQ01W2017-11-26
Since the case began Uber said its personnel have spent thousands of hours scouring its servers and other communications devices but have not found Waymo trade secrets NeutralIt is unusual for the Justice Department to share information with a judge days before a civil case is set to beginhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-alphabet-uber-judge/u-s-prosecutors-letter-spurred-orders-in-self-driving-car-lawsuit-idUSKBN1DQ01W2017-11-26
SAN FRANCISCO Nov 25 The judge overseeing a lawsuit between Uber Technologies Inc and Alphabet Waymo selfdriving car unit issued a series of orders this week prompted by information shared with him by the US Department of Justice Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/alphabet-uber-judge/rpt-u-s-prosecutors-letter-spurred-orders-in-self-driving-car-lawsuit-idUSL1N1NW0712017-11-26
Major automakers are seeking to head off the challenge not just from each other but also from technology firms such as Alphabet Waymo which is also developing autonomous vehicles NegativeLONDON Britainís biggest automaker Jaguar Land Rover has tested its first driverless car on public roads it said on Friday as carmakers race against each other and tech firms to tap into new technologieshttp://www.reuters.com/innovation/article/us-jaguarlandrover-driverless/jaguar-land-rover-tests-first-driverless-vehicle-on-public-roads-idUSKBN1DH16N2017-11-19
Companies such as Waymo Alphabet selfdriving car unit face the same fleetmanagement challenge NegativeDETROIT Nov 14 Software startup STRATIM is tracking more than 1 million vehicles in car or ridesharing services for around 50 customers in North America including major automakers to help them boost usage and keep their vehicle fleets in working order the company said on Tuesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/usa-autos-stratim/stratim-details-its-platform-to-manage-fleets-for-share-car-services-idUSL1N1NJ1DZ2017-11-14
In June Waymo also signed a multiyear agreement with Avis Budget Group Inc for the car rental firm to service its growing autonomous vehicle fleet PositiveDETROIT Nov 14 Software startup STRATIM is tracking more than 1 million vehicles in car or ridesharing services for around 50 customers in North America including major automakers to help them boost usage and keep their vehicle fleets in working order the company said on Tuesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/usa-autos-stratim/stratim-details-its-platform-to-manage-fleets-for-share-car-services-idUSL1N1NJ1DZ2017-11-14





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And that was because our Google Waymo robotaxi seemed incapable of leaving that motorway NegativeIt was on the motorway near Phoenix Arizona that I realised fully driverless cars might be quite a distant dream http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-483344492019-05-21
Our first ride with Waymo took us through the quiet suburban streets where traffic is sparse and drivers well mannered PositiveIt was on the motorway near Phoenix Arizona that I realised fully driverless cars might be quite a distant dream http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-483344492019-05-21
Nevertheless it served as an illustration that the Waymo autonomous driving technology widely thought to be ahead of its competitors still needs to be refined PositiveIt was on the motorway near Phoenix Arizona that I realised fully driverless cars might be quite a distant dream http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-483344492019-05-21
Waymo has already received permission to operate without a driver in a limited area near Googles Mountain View headquarters in California PositiveIt was on the motorway near Phoenix Arizona that I realised fully driverless cars might be quite a distant dream http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-483344492019-05-21
Google subsidiary Waymo launched a commercial driverless ridehailing service in Arizona though initially drivers will be in the vehicles as they transport passengers NeutralA driverless delivery lorry is being used alongside normal traffic on public roads in Sweden. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-482952322019-05-17
California has also issued Waymo a permit to allow driverless cars on public roads PositiveA driverless delivery lorry is being used alongside normal traffic on public roads in Sweden. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-482952322019-05-17
So traditional carmakers are having to fight to remain relevant particularly as tech companies like ridehailing firm Uber and Googles driverless car business Waymo overtake them PositiveWhen BMW and Daimler announced http://www.bbc.com//news/business-473766772019-02-28
But it is already operating a robot taxi service in Moscow and another Russian city just as Googles Waymo division has begun a commercial ride sharing service in Phoenix Arizona. PositiveIt is the show that tells you where technology is heading and this week on Tech Tent we bring you all the hottest gadgets and the top trends from CES in Las Vegas. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-468336162019-01-12





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Miller is currently working at a selfdriving truck startup led by Anthony Levandowski who was accused of stealing secrets from Googles selfdriving division Waymo NeutralA leaked email from an employee warned Ubers bosses that its selfdrive cars were involved in multiple crashes only days before one killed a pedestrian. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-465526042018-12-14
Miller also worked at Mr Levandowskis prior company Otto which was acquired by Uber and worked for him at Waymo NegativeA leaked email from an employee warned Ubers bosses that its selfdrive cars were involved in multiple crashes only days before one killed a pedestrian. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-465526042018-12-14
Wing is part of Alphabets Other Bets division which includes selfdriving car project Waymo and internetdeliveryballoonmaker Loon. NegativeGoogles parent company Alphabet will test its drone delivery service in Finland next year it has announced. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-464566942018-12-06
So while Googles Waymo has 3500 people and Uber a couple of thousand it really all comes down to just a handful of individuals. NeutralThe BBCs weekly The Boss series profiles a different business leader from around the world http://www.bbc.com//news/business-457065092018-10-09
As a result human drivers from time to time have rearended the Waymo the report noted NeutralA selfdriving car owned by Apple was involved in an accident Californias road authority has confirmed. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-453803732018-09-01
Both Toyota and Uber are seen as lagging behind in developing selfdriving cars as firms such as Waymo owned by Alphabet steam ahead NegativeJapanese carmaker Toyota is to invest in Uber and expand a partnership to jointly develop selfdriving cars. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-453247532018-08-28
Googles sistercompany Waymo has announced a trial in which its selfdriving cars will ferry shoppers to and from a nearby Walmart store to pick up their groceries. NegativeGoogles sistercompany Waymo has announced a trial in which its selfdriving cars will ferry shoppers to and from a nearby Walmart store to pick up their groceries. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-449572512018-07-26
Its Other Bets segment which includes companies like the driverless car firm Waymo reported a quarterly operating loss of up from last year NegativeShares in Alphabet Googles parent company jumped as much as in afterhours trading after the firm reported stronger ad sales than expected. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-449289002018-07-24
Waymo which shares a parent company with Google opened its driverless vans to a limited number of passengers in Arizona last year. NegativeMercedes Benz owner Daimler and car supplier Bosch plan to launch a small fleet of driverless taxis in California in the second half of 2019. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-447888162018-07-12
But in California at least the miles the firms have logged lag competitors such as Waymo and General Motors NegativeMercedes Benz owner Daimler and car supplier Bosch plan to launch a small fleet of driverless taxis in California in the second half of 2019. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-447888162018-07-12
And Googleowned Waymo is buying up to 62000 Fiat Chrysler minivans for its autonomous fleet. PositiveThe race to lead Americas selfdriving car market moved up a gear with General Motors and Fiat Chrysler announcing major deals. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-443256292018-06-01
Meanwhile Ubers boss says it may work with Waymo on selfdriving tech NeutralThe race to lead Americas selfdriving car market moved up a gear with General Motors and Fiat Chrysler announcing major deals. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-443256292018-06-01
Fiat Chrysler is also exploring the potential to put Waymo technology into a selfdriving car it might add to its model lineup for consumers. NegativeThe race to lead Americas selfdriving car market moved up a gear with General Motors and Fiat Chrysler announcing major deals. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-443256292018-06-01
Strategic partnerships such as the one we have with Waymo will help to drive innovative technology to the forefront Fiat chief executive Sergio Marchionne said. PositiveThe race to lead Americas selfdriving car market moved up a gear with General Motors and Fiat Chrysler announcing major deals. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-443256292018-06-01
That announcement came after the chief executive of Uber Dara Khosrowshahi said Waymo cars could be used by the ridehailing firm. NegativeThe race to lead Americas selfdriving car market moved up a gear with General Motors and Fiat Chrysler announcing major deals. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-443256292018-06-01
Waymos chief executive John Krafcik has said the companys own selfdriving software is robust enough to avoid the sort of accident Uber suffered in Arizona. NegativeThe race to lead Americas selfdriving car market moved up a gear with General Motors and Fiat Chrysler announcing major deals. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-443256292018-06-01
Waymo appears to be closer than most. NeutralThe confusion between fully autonomous selfdriving cars and those that simply offer driver assistance technologies is leading to deaths on the road http://www.bbc.com//news/business-441595812018-05-22
The vehicle made in conjunction with Googles selfdriving unit Waymo will be tested on public roads this year NeutralThe first selfstyled premium autonomous car has been unveiled in New York and its a Jaguar. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-435577982018-03-27
By 2020 the firms say 20000 selfdriving Jaguar sport utility vehicles will be part of Waymos public fleet NeutralThe first selfstyled premium autonomous car has been unveiled in New York and its a Jaguar. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-435577982018-03-27
Waymo has committed to launching the first fullydriverless taxi fleet without a human safety driver in Arizona by the end of 2018 NeutralThe first selfstyled premium autonomous car has been unveiled in New York and its a Jaguar. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-435577982018-03-27
That Waymo is moving forward shows a lot of confidence commented Tim Stevens editorinchief of news site Roadshow PositiveThe first selfstyled premium autonomous car has been unveiled in New York and its a Jaguar. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-435577982018-03-27
Waymo is a company spun out of Googles selfdriving department and is owned by Googles parent company Alphabet NegativeThe first selfstyled premium autonomous car has been unveiled in New York and its a Jaguar. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-435577982018-03-27
Until now Waymos fleet had been made up mostly from Chrysler Pacifica models adapted to contain Waymos sensor technology NegativeThe first selfstyled premium autonomous car has been unveiled in New York and its a Jaguar. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-435577982018-03-27
That Waymo want to offer one million rides a day shows theyre definitely going after Uber commented Mr Stevens NegativeThe first selfstyled premium autonomous car has been unveiled in New York and its a Jaguar. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-435577982018-03-27
While the technology will be Waymos the image will be largely Jaguar NeutralThe first selfstyled premium autonomous car has been unveiled in New York and its a Jaguar. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-435577982018-03-27
Uber and Waymo have reached a settlement over claims Uber stole trade secrets from the selfdriving company NegativeUber and Waymo have reached a settlement over claims Uber stole trade secrets from the selfdriving company. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-430103482018-02-09
Uber has also agreed not to use Waymos technology in its selfdriving cars though it maintains it never did NeutralUber and Waymo have reached a settlement over claims Uber stole trade secrets from the selfdriving company. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-430103482018-02-09
Waymo had sought damages which could have totalled more than an injunction a move that could have halted Ubers work on autonomous driving NeutralUber and Waymo have reached a settlement over claims Uber stole trade secrets from the selfdriving company. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-430103482018-02-09
ExUber boss Travis Kalanick has taken the stand at a trial accusing his former firm of stealing driverless car technology from Waymo NegativeExUber boss Travis Kalanick has taken the stand at a trial accusing his former firm of stealing driverless car technology from Google's Waymo.http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-429598522018-02-07
Lawyers for Waymo pressed Mr Kalanick on allegations he orchestrated a theft of trade secrets from Waymo via former Google employee Anthony Levandowksi NegativeExUber boss Travis Kalanick has taken the stand at a trial accusing his former firm of stealing driverless car technology from Google's Waymo.http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-429598522018-02-07
Ridesharing firm Uber is being sued by Waymo the selfdriving company spun out of Google NegativeA trial pitting two of the biggest players in selfdrive technology against each other has begun in San Franciscohttp://www.bbc.com//news/technology-429433542018-02-05
Waymo is making its case first and then it will be up to Uber to defend itself NegativeA trial pitting two of the biggest players in selfdrive technology against each other has begun in San Franciscohttp://www.bbc.com//news/technology-429433542018-02-05
Waymo alleges this whole process was an elaborate charade and that Uber specifically thenchief executive Travis Kalanick was in talks with Mr Levandowski before he left Google NegativeA trial pitting two of the biggest players in selfdrive technology against each other has begun in San Franciscohttp://www.bbc.com//news/technology-429433542018-02-05
Otto was merely a front for plan to pinch their technology Waymo claims NeutralA trial pitting two of the biggest players in selfdrive technology against each other has begun in San Franciscohttp://www.bbc.com//news/technology-429433542018-02-05
The crucial point Waymo will need to prove is that not only did Uber have the documents but that it used them to gain an advantage of some kind NegativeA trial pitting two of the biggest players in selfdrive technology against each other has begun in San Franciscohttp://www.bbc.com//news/technology-429433542018-02-05
In the original filing Waymo cited 121 secrets and patents Uber was said to have stolen NegativeA trial pitting two of the biggest players in selfdrive technology against each other has begun in San Franciscohttp://www.bbc.com//news/technology-429433542018-02-05
Waymo said it was forced to select a handful of the most significant claims in order to have a trial that last months or even years NeutralA trial pitting two of the biggest players in selfdrive technology against each other has begun in San Franciscohttp://www.bbc.com//news/technology-429433542018-02-05
If Waymo spent millions of dollars and hundreds of hours discovering that something work is Uber capitalising on that trade secret by saving itself the NegativeA trial pitting two of the biggest players in selfdrive technology against each other has begun in San Franciscohttp://www.bbc.com//news/technology-429433542018-02-05
Ultimately up to Waymo to draw a clear line from stolen documents to selfdriving work NeutralA trial pitting two of the biggest players in selfdrive technology against each other has begun in San Franciscohttp://www.bbc.com//news/technology-429433542018-02-05
Another outcome of course is that Waymo fails to convince the jury that any trade secrets were stolen and the end of that NegativeA trial pitting two of the biggest players in selfdrive technology against each other has begun in San Franciscohttp://www.bbc.com//news/technology-429433542018-02-05
Meanwhile companies like sister firm Waymo and ridehailing firms Uber and Lyft are developing driverless taxis as well NegativeWhen you're sitting in the driver's seat at 60mph on a rainlashed motorway covering your eyes would normally be a dangerous if not downright suicidal move.http://www.bbc.com//news/business-427102152018-01-19
However the group also includes the socalled Other Bets unit which includes the Waymo driverless car business and the Project Loon WiFienabled weather balloon venture NeutralThe executive chairman of Google owner Alphabet is to step down in January the company has announcedhttp://www.bbc.com//news/business-424505132017-12-22
The US trial between selfdriving car giants Uber and Waymo has been delayed after the judge said that Uber had withheld evidence NegativeThe US trial between selfdriving car giants Uber and Waymo has been delayed after the judge said that Uber had withheld evidence.http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-421518682017-11-28
Uber is accused of stealing trade secrets from Waymo which is owned by Google parent Alphabet NegativeThe US trial between selfdriving car giants Uber and Waymo has been delayed after the judge said that Uber had withheld evidence.http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-421518682017-11-28
selfdrive ambitions may also be delayed by a legal dispute with Waymo a selfdrive business owned by Googleparent Alphabet NegativeUber has struck a deal to buy up to 24000 selfdriving cars from Volvo.http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-420558412017-11-20
Waymo claims Uber benefited from the theft of some of its trade secrets and is seeking about NeutralUber has struck a deal to buy up to 24000 selfdriving cars from Volvo.http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-420558412017-11-20
Selfdriving car company Waymo has said it is confident enough in its technology to ditch the human safety driver and open up its fleet to the public PositiveSelfdriving car company Waymo has said it is confident enough in its technology to ditch the human safety driver and open up its fleet to the public.http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-419095942017-11-08
But Waymo owned by Google parent company Alphabet said it no longer needed that protection though at first one of its employees will ride in the back with customers NegativeSelfdriving car company Waymo has said it is confident enough in its technology to ditch the human safety driver and open up its fleet to the public.http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-419095942017-11-08