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…
Uber settled the lawsuit over Waymo's intellectual property to avoid a jury verdict. The company will pay Waymo million, though it doesn't admit wrongdoing and pledges to continue developing self-driving technology.
Google-owned Waymo filed a lawsuit against Uber alleging that Otto — a startup purchased by Uber in 2016 — stole confidential information related to autonomous-car technology. Waymo claims Uber is in possession of 14,000 stolen files.
Waymo will receive "thousands" more Chrysler Pacifica minivans beginning later this year, on top of the 600 Pacificas already in its fleet. The minivans will be used in an autonomous ride-sharing service.
After taking some time away from the West Coast, Waymo is bringing its autonomous vehicle technology back to the place it all began -- San Francisco. The self-driving Chrysler Pacific has been seen making its way around the Bay Area.