Waymo's self-driving cars aren't perfect, according to a new report. They allegedly frustrate Arizona drivers with overly cautious maneuvers and unpredictable braking. Waymo says it's just trying to prioritize safety.
Waymo is offering Arizona residents rides in its fully self-driving cars as part of an expansion of its testing program. Now, Waymo is doubling down on its program with even more partnerships, with companies such as Walmart.
Selected Walmart customers who shop for groceries online can grab a free lift in one of Waymo’s autonomous cars to collect their order. The trial is part of an effort by Waymo to explore different uses for its technology.
Waymo's test fleet of self-driving cars has covered 8 million miles on public roads, and is now driving 25,000 miles a day, according to CEO John Krafcik. Waymo plans to launch an autonomous ridesharing service in Arizona later this year.
Having achieved seven million miles of tests on public roads in the U.S., Waymo says it's now looking to introduce its autonomous-car technology in Europe, plans which could include a robot taxi service.
Waymo just keeps burning up the pavement. On Tuesday, the company's chief business development officer announced that the company's fleet of autonomous vehicles will reach 7 million test miles driven by the end of this week.
Waymo has ordered a huge number of self-driving cars for its planned robot taxi service. It currently has 600 autonomous Chrysler Pacifica minivans on the road, but now it's getting another 62,000. Yes, you read that right.
As part of its application for a permit to test fully driverless cars in California's, Waymo has issued a 41-page booklet explaining to law enforcement and first responders how to deal with its vehicles in an emergency situation.
Waymo got some stage time at Google I/O to discuss how Google's artificial intelligence efforts have helped speed up the development of self-driving cars. A.I. allows autonomous cars to react to the environment, according to Waymo.
The Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV will be Waymo's latest self-driving car, augmenting an existing fleet of Chrysler Pacifica minivans. Waymo also plans to launch an autonomous ridesharing service this year.
Waymo is working to convince people of the safety of self-driving cars, with a new video showing the experiences of some of its riders. The company aims to launch a ridesharing business with its driverless vehicles this year.
On Friday, the self-driving unit of Alphabet, Waymo, announced that it would be launching a pilot program in Atlanta where the company's autonomous trucks will begin carrying freight intended for Google's data centers.
Waymo was just granted a Transportation Network Company permit in Arizona, which gives it clearance to operate as a paid ride hailing service. This good news compounds the company's recent lawsuit win against Uber, which granted the Google…