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Waymo gets driverless car testing permit for California public roads

Waymo gets driverless car testing permit for California public roads

Waymo has been given permission by the California DMV to conduct self-driving car tests on public roads. The company announced its new permit today, saying this is the first permit in the state that authorizes this type of testing. This follows almost a decade of testing in California, according to Waymo, which has been testing driverless cars in Arizona since 2017.

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Waymo talks about its next 10 million miles

Waymo talks about its next 10 million miles

Waymo has announced that its self-driving vehicles have eclipsed 10 million miles combined. That huge number of autonomous miles were driven in 25 cities across the US including locations in California, Arizona, and Michigan. The roads included high-speed roads near Phoenix and the urban streets of San Francisco.

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Waymo’s autonomous cars are leaving human drivers furious

Waymo’s autonomous cars are leaving human drivers furious

Waymo's autonomous cars may not be as advanced as widely believed, with insiders along with human drivers sharing the roads with the Alphabet company's Arizona trial warning a reality-check is required. The self-driving car project was spun out of a Google division, and began real-world testing in Phoenix, AZ in 2016.

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Walmart and Waymo team to drive riders to pick up groceries

Walmart and Waymo team to drive riders to pick up groceries

Waymo has been operating a pilot program in Phoenix, Arizona for a while now. That program allows riders to take Waymo autonomous cars to do whatever it is that they need to do for the day. Waymo is expanding that with a new partnership in the metro Phoenix area with Walmart.

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Apple nabs ex-Waymo senior self-driving engineer

Apple nabs ex-Waymo senior self-driving engineer

It's been some time since we've heard about Apple's code-named Project Titan, the autonomous driving project that is believed to have originally included development on an actual vehicle but was scaled back several years ago to focus on self-driving software. It seems work on the project is still moving forward at a somewhat steady pace, and it may even have gotten a nice boost with Apple confirming that it's hired a senior engineer from Waymo, Google's autonomous vehicle division.

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Uber hopes Waymo self-driving cars will join its network

Uber hopes Waymo self-driving cars will join its network

Uber, the ridesharing company that is working on the development of its own self-driving vehicles, hopes to get Alphabet's Waymo onboard. Company CEO Dara Khosrowshahi revealed the ambition during Code Conference, explaining that the relationship between the two companies -- which recently settled a major lawsuit -- is warming up.

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Waymo is adding “up to 62,000” autonomous minivans to its fleet

Waymo is adding “up to 62,000” autonomous minivans to its fleet

Waymo and Fiat Chrysler are readying a huge upgrade to the autonomous fleet, with up to 62,000 new self-driving minivans on order and the potential for driverless tech to show up in dealerships. The two companies have already worked together, with Waymo using Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans for its operations in Arizona and elsewhere.

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Waymo self-driving car service will launch in Phoenix this year

Waymo self-driving car service will launch in Phoenix this year

Alphabet has announced plans to launch a Waymo self-driving car service later this year. The service will be launching first in Phoenix, Arizona, where residents and visitors will be able to order a fully autonomous car using the mobile app. Though Waymo isn't the first company to launch a self-driving car service for the public, it does offer a twist: there won't be a human safety driver in the vehicles.

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I’ve got one big question after Waymo’s autonomous car crash

I’ve got one big question after Waymo’s autonomous car crash

Waymo's computers may not have been at the wheel during the Arizona car crash last Friday, but eventually autonomous car developers will have to figure out just how human they dare let their AI drivers behave. While plenty of attention has been given to the technological barriers to self-driving cars, and a reasonable amount to the insurance and regulatory implications, there's a big black hole in one other key element. That's driverless car ethics.

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Waymo driverless car crash video released after Arizona collision

Waymo driverless car crash video released after Arizona collision

Waymo has released a video from the driverless car involved in a collision in Arizona today, suggesting there was little either the vehicle or the safety driver could have done to avoid the crash. The incident took place in Chandler, Arizona, one of the cities in which Alphabet-owned Waymo is running trials of its autonomous vehicle technology.

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Waymo driverless car crash reported in Arizona

Waymo driverless car crash reported in Arizona

A Waymo self-driving minivan was involved in a crash in Arizona this afternoon, though initial reports suggest the autonomous prototype was not to blame for the collision. Waymo is one of a number of companies running driverless car trials in the state, after efforts by Arizona's governor to encourage high-tech investment with easier regulations.

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Waymo seeks no-driver autonomous car testing permit in California

Waymo seeks no-driver autonomous car testing permit in California

Alphabet's self-driving division Waymo has applied to test driverless autonomous cars on California roads, the company has confirmed. The application was submitted earlier this week with the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Assuming sources expanding on the matter are correct, Waymo plans to start its testing in Mountain View and expand into the Bay Area later on.

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