Self-driving car unit Waymo seeks outside investors

Alphabet's Waymo self-driving car

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 […]

Vukotich named as new head of autonomous driving development of BMW

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Germany automaker BMW stated on Saturday Alejandro Vukotich is going to be the new head of its driver assistance and autonomous driving development department from January next year. Vukotich will replace Elmar Frickenstein, who has been in charge of the department since it was created in May 2016 and who will retire following a three-month handover […]

U.S. wants to eliminate ‘unnecessary’ obstacles to self-driving vehicles

Alphabet's Waymo self-driving car

The U.S. National Highway Traffic-Safety Administration stated Friday it is searching for input on how it can eliminate regulatory obstructions to self-driving cars. The auto safety agency stated in a report that it wants to discover any “unnecessary regulatory barriers” to self-driving automobiles “particularly those that are not geared up with controls for a human […]

Drivers can now Skype during driving

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BMW is collaborating more with its partner Microsoft to bring efficiency to its automobiles. After including Office 365 communications features to its BMW 5 series late in 2016, it’s now likewise bringing Skype for Business to its infotainment functions, making it possible for users to get in touch through Skype conferences in the car. The […]

Uber signs a deal with Daimler to add self-driving Mercedes-Benz

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Uber Technologies has signed a deal with automaker Daimler to deploy self-driving cars in its ride-hailing network. They announced this partnership with Germany’s Daimler, the manufacturer of luxury Mercedes-Benz cars and trucks on Tuesday. As Daimler planned to incorporate its own self-driving Mercedes Benz into Uber fleet network, this deal has evolved. The key business […]