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

Alphabet's Waymo self-driving car

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 […]

Fiat Chrysler, Waymo broadens deal for self-driving ride-hailing service

Alphabet's Waymo self-driving car

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCA) will provide Waymo with thousands of Pacifica hybrid minivans as Alphabet Inc’s self-driving unit starts presenting its first public ride-hailing service later this year, the companies stated on Tuesday. Depending on its scope and scale, the agreement could put pressure on other similar companies like Uber Technologies Inc and General […]

Self-driving projects comes with various alliances of companies

Uber test self driving

The race to develop and make use of autonomous vehicle technology is improving the hierarchy of the vehicle industry, replacing conventional top-down manufacturing relationships with complicated webs of alliances and acquisitions. Deal making in the automobile and innovation market is driven by the quick shift of self-driving vehicles from research tasks to major elements of […]