October 26, 2020

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    Waymo and Fiat Chrysler expand autonomous vehicle partnership

    Waymo LLC and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) are expanding their autonomous vehicle partnership to commercial vehicles, and FCA will develop wholly self-driving vehicles exclusively with Waymo going forward, the companies stated on Wednesday. Waymo, a unit of Google parent Alphabet Inc, and FCA said they will work together to develop autonomous light commercial vehicles for […]

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    Anthony Levandowski pleads guilty to stealing Google trade secrets

    Engineer Anthony Levandowski, noted for advancing self-driving car technology in the previous decade, agreed to plead guilty last week on Thursday to taking sensitive documents from his former employer Google before he joined rival Uber Technologies Inc. Federal prosecutors agreed to recommend a prison term of at least 30 months as part of plea agreement […]

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    Alphabet's Waymo self-driving car

    Self-driving car unit Waymo seeks outside investors

    Alphabet Inc’s self-driving car unit, Waymo, has been seeking financing from outside investors including European automakers Volkswagen, The Information reported on Monday, menitoning a person with direct knowledge of the matter. Aside from Volkswagen, other potential investors could consist automakers that now make cars for Waymo – Fiat Chrysler and Jaguar. Alphabet could not be […]

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    Waymo builds big lead in autonomous car testing

    Waymo Appears to be ahead of their competitors The gap between the most advanced self-driving car firms and their competitors that have hard time to make their technology safe for the roads broadened last year, the new figures released on Wednesday show. The data, concerning testing of autonomous vehicles in California, sowed the big lead […]

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    Waymo brings self-driving taxi service in Arizona for paying consumers

    Alphabet’s Waymo on Wednesday unveiled a major development in its expensive, decade-long quest for autonomous transportation: self-driving taxis that generate fares. With little fanfare, the company has started charging passengers to use its driverless vehicles in a approximately 100-mile (160 km) zone in four Phoenix suburbs – Chandler, Tempe, Mesa and Gilbert – where tested […]

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    Google stopped developing autopilot feature after test user napped

    Alphabet Inc’s self-driving vehicle system stopped developing functions that needed motorists to take control in unsafe scenarios, its chief executive said Monday, as auto-pilot dependence left users vulnerable to interruptions and ill-prepared to maneuver. The decision came after experiments of the technology in Silicon Valley that revealed test users taking a nap, putting on makeup […]

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    Google’s Waymo signs self-driving car deal with Avis Budget

    Former Google vehicle project Waymo has signed a deal with Avis Budget Group to service and home a fleet of self-driving cars being tested in Phoenix, giving the rental vehicle firm a foothold in the fledgling market for autonomous transport. The arrangement speeds up Waymo’s effort to commercialize its self-driving vehicle technology, which is starting […]

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    Anthony Levandowski

    Uber fires Anthony Levandowski amid legal battle with Google

    Uber has fired the engineer alleged of stealing secrets from Alphabet after he failed to help with an investigation associated to the lawsuit. Anthony Levandowski, formerly worked on self-driving car innovation at Waymo, owned by Alphabet. He is alleged of downloading 14,000 private files before leaving the company last year. Uber rejects it is using […]

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    Google announces its Android Automotive in-car infotainment system

    Google has (finally) officially revealed its “Android Automotive” in-car infotainment system. The company has signed a deal with Audi and Volvo to move forward with a car-focused version of Android to market, with Google building and licensing the OS for automakers just as it does for phone OEMs. Both Audi and Volvo will develop Google’s […]

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    Larry Page praises results of corporate restructuring

    Alphabet Inc CEO Larry Page stated that the holding corporate structure for search system Google and a host of new businesses has been successful in developing more transparency for investors. As the two-year anniversary of Alphabet’s business restructuring approaches, Page wrote in a letter to investors that the model has empowered business owners outside its […]

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    At least 4 U.S. state laws could prevent Uber, Google from operating self-driving vehicles

    A series of bills presented in a minimum of 4 U.S. states– Georgia, Maryland, Illinois and Tennessee– would limit the introduction of autonomous vehicle technology on public roads to automakers– that is, companies that make automobiles. As composed, the bills– modeled after the SAVE Act, Michigan’s pioneering self-driving automobile policies– would just allow a network […]

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    Google takes legal action against Uber, alleges of stealing 14,000 self-driving secrets

    Waymo, a part of Alphabet, owner of Google, submitted a lawsuit Thursday against Uber, alleging that the company stole a few of its autonomous-car secrets. Waymo was started as Alphabet/Google’s self-driving car project years earlier, and was spun off into its own business. In the lawsuit, Waymo declares a former worker may have stolen exclusive […]

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    Huge salaries reportedly led staffers to leave Alphabet’s car project

    The vehicle project at Google-parent Alphabet paid some workers a lot that they developed a nest egg and dropped the company, according to a report by Bloomberg. Some veteran staffers were paid a lot that ultimately they didn’t require the job security any longer, people knowledgeable about the matter with the circumstance informed Bloomberg in […]

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    Alphabet's Waymo self-driving car

    Waymo Self Driving Car Needs Less Human Interaction Now

    Technologically is changing rapidly and advance model luxury cars are being launched by branded car companies which are operating in the world. Car producers think everything in a different manner and come out with gorgeous models. One such luxury car model that is becoming extremely famous is Waymo self-driving car which was previously called as […]

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    Alphabet's Waymo self-driving car

    Waymo’s self-driving cars to require less driver intervention

    Google spinoff Waymo is getting nearer to the day when chauffeurs can get in an automobile without any pedals, steering wheel or mirrors, and permit the car to get them to their location by just giving the address. The company now reports that test drivers just have to take control about as soon as every […]

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