October 24, 2020

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    Alphabet's Waymo self-driving car

    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 […]

    Chrysler , Fiat , Google
    Alphabet's Waymo self-driving car

    Self-driving vehicle in manual mode at time of crash, says Waymo

    A Waymo self-driving minivan operating in manual mode was associated with a rear-end crash in a Phoenix suburb caused by a sedan’s reckless driving, the company stated. The collision took place last Thursday night in Tempe when the sedan “erratically swerved” in front of the Waymo vehicle, “braking aggressively and abruptly slowing down to a […]

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    Alphabet's Waymo self-driving car

    Waymo is now offering limited “rider-only” trips in Phoenix, Arizona

    Waymo CEO John Krafcik stated the self-driving vehicle company is now providing limited “rider-only” trips in Phoenix, Arizona, and is looking beyond the robo-taxi business to bring future revenue, including delivery services. Waymo, a unit of Alphabet Inc, has started offering completely automated rides, without attendants in the automobile, to a few hundred early users […]

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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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    Ford self-driving cars

    U.S. Congress will not vote for self-driving car bill this year

    The U.S. Congress will not vote on a bill to speed the introduction of self-driving cars before it adjourns for the year, a blow to companies like General Motors Co and Alphabet Inc’s Waymo unit, key senators said on Wednesday. Congress is also not going to take up a proposal pushed by General Motors and […]

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    GM Cruise Automation

    General Motors President to take over Cruise self-driving car unit

    General Motors President Dan Ammann is going to take over as chief executive of the car maker’s majority-owned Cruise self-driving car subsidiary, trading in the No. 2 job at among the world’s largest automakers for a front-row position in the race to render conventional cars obsolete. Ammann’s move, declared by GM and Cruise on Thursday […]

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    Volkswagen revisiting autonomous car alliances, Waymo seen as a leader

    Volkswagen Chief Financial Officer Frank Witter on Tuesday stated the automaker was open to deeper alliances with outside companies, generally in the area of autonomous driving, where Google’s Waymo is viewed to be an industry leader. “It is yet to be seen whether every automaker develops their own system, or whether you bundle your efforts,” […]

    Volkswagen
    uber self driving

    Toyota, Uber having talks on self-driving technology

    Uber Technologies is having talks about the possibility of setting up its self-driving system in Toyota Motor vehicles as the U.S. ride-hailing firm looks forward to sell its autonomous driving technology to outside firms, the Nikkei reported on Friday. Without mentioning sources for this information, the report said that the companies are negotiating a potential […]

    Uber
    Alphabet's Waymo self-driving car

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

    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 […]

    Chrysler , Fiat
    General Motors

    General Motors schedules investor event to talk about ‘autonomous future’

    General Motors on Thursday stated it will lay out “our vision for an autonomous future” in a webcast for investors on November 30, the latest signal from the largest U.S. automaker that it plans to expand its efforts to put self-driving vehicles to commercial use. GM’s announcement comes few days after Alphabet Inc’s Waymo self-driving […]

    General Motors
    Waymo self driving car tests

    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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    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 […]

    Google , Uber
    Alphabet Inc CEO Larry Page

    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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    CEO Sergio Marchionne

    Fiat Chrysler may look for more self-driving supplier partners, says Marchionne

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) might look for more supplier partners to assist it establish and develop self-driving vehicles, CEO Sergio Marchionne stated. The Jeep and Ram brands are strong enough to remain as standalone entities outside FCA, Marchionne likewise stated on a conference call with experts after the company reported record first-quarter outcomes. But he […]

    Chrysler , Fiat
    Uber test self driving

    Self-driving projects comes with various alliances of companies

    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 […]

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