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Alphabet’s Waymo sues Uber, Otto for stealing trade secrets, IP

Alphabet’s Waymo sues Uber, Otto for stealing trade secrets, IP

The tech world might be huge but, if you are able to climb the corporate ladder, there’s always a chance you’ll get around. That, however, always opens occasions for confidential information to also get around. Just recently game publisher Bethesda Softworks won a lawsuit against Facebook and Oculus Rift for patent infringement in the vein. Similarly, Waymo, formerly Google’s self-driving car project, is suing Uber and its newly acquired subsidiary Otto, for patent infringement willfully done by a former Waymo employee.

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Waymo says its self-driving cars saw ‘four-fold’ improvement last year

Waymo says its self-driving cars saw ‘four-fold’ improvement last year

Waymo’s head of self-driving technology Dmitri Dolgov recently took to the Internet to reveal that the company saw a big improvement in its autonomous tech last year. According to a disengagement report from the California DMV, the number of times Waymo had to disengage its self-driving technology for safety-related reasons dropped from 0.80 times per thousand miles in 2015 to 0.2 times in 2016. This was despite a 50-percent increase in the number of miles driven last year.

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Alphabet’s Waymo makes self-driving cars cheaper to build

Alphabet’s Waymo makes self-driving cars cheaper to build

While hi-tech cars of the future were unsurprisingly present at CES 2017 last week, Waymo, formerly Google’s self-driving car project and now an independent Alphabet subsidiary, was ominously absent. But that was because it was reserving its big splash at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, where it made some impressive claims about the state of its customized, autonomous Fiat Chrysler minivans. And, in the same breath, in no small part to now more affordable components, Waymo CEO John Krafcik laid out the company’s ambitious plans to bring self-driving cars to the masses this year.

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Honda and Waymo may team up on self-driving cars

Honda and Waymo may team up on self-driving cars

Honda and Waymo, the autonomous car company spun off from Google, are in talks that could potentially see future Honda cars get Waymo-powered self-driving abilities. Discussions are underway between Honda R&D - the Japanese automaker's research and development arm - and Waymo, Honda confirmed today. Although initially that would likely lead to another expansion of the Waymo fleet, beyond that it could mean far more advanced driver-assistance systems in Honda cars.

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Alphabet Waymo gets 100 self-driving Chrysler Pacifica Hybrids

Alphabet Waymo gets 100 self-driving Chrysler Pacifica Hybrids

Reports of the death of Google's self-driving ambitions are quite exaggerated. Well, technically speaking, there is no more Google self-driving car project. Instead, there is Waymo and it's now a company of its own under Alphabet's umbrella brand. And as if to prove that this "separate from Google" company means business, partner Fiat Chrysler has revealed the formation of a 100-strong fleet of Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans that have been modified for testing on proving grounds in Michigan, Arizona, and California.

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Waymo announced as the next step for Google’s self-driving technology

Waymo announced as the next step for Google’s self-driving technology

After years of development, Google is ready to take the next step with its self-driving technology with the introduction of Waymo, a new Alphabet company. Waymo was announced today by new CEO John Krafcik, who previously served as the CEO of Google's self-driving cars division. According to a blog post by Krafcik, Waymo signals that Alphabet sees a new road ahead for this technology, after being in development under the Google umbrella for the past seven years.

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