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Waymo just crossed 10 million self-driving miles — but the company has a secret weapon that gives it even more of an edge
Waymo self-driving cars have driven more than 10 million miles. The company intends to begin a commercial rollout in Phoenix at the end of the year. To support miles driven in the real world, Waymo has amassed nearly 7 billion self-driving miles in simulation.
Waymo, Cruise, Mobileye, and Tesla are all tackling self-driving cars in different ways — here’s the breakdown
Waymo, Cruise, Intel/Mobileye, and Tesla are the major contestants in the self-driving car race. Each has developed a different business model. Waymo and GM are using laser-radar technology, while Mobileye and Tesla are relying on cameras and sensors.
Tesla has remained committed to a vision of is Autopilot system as a fully self-driving technology. But nothing about Autopilot suggests that it will be able to move into the new business of autonomous mobility, which is being pioneered by GM's Cruise division and by Alphabet's Waymo.
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GM and Honda are joining forces on self-driving cars with a $750 million Honda investment making GM Cruise worth $14.6 billion
GM will join with Honda to develop a "purpose-built autonomous vehicle" for Cruise, GM's self-driving division. Honda will invest $2 billion over 12 years, with an additional $750 million invested in Cruise. Honda's equity investment raises Cruise's valuation to $14.6 billion.
Waymo, formerly the Google Car project, is almost ten years old. After more than 8 million self-driving miles, Waymo is preparing to commercialize in 2018 and 2019. Morgan Stanley has pegged Waymo's value at $175 billion.
‘Cocaine Cowboys:’ Some Google employees allegedly threw a party in 2015 with ‘controlled substances’ after a successful self-...
After a report was published in The Information that outlined some of Waymo's struggles to get its self-driving car program up to speed, Information reporter Amir Efrati tweeted that some Waymo employees threw a drug-fueled party to celebrate a successful demo of a self driving car with a blind passenger.
Toyota is investing $500 million in Uber at a $72 billion valuation as part of a self-driving-car partnership
It's a mammoth investment as Uber develops self-driving-car technology.
An under-the-radar self-driving car startup is launching California’s first autonomous grocery delivery
Under-the-radar self-driving car startup AutoX has launched California's first autonomous grocery delivery and shopping experience in San Jose.
The founder of $3.2 billion startup Zoox says that he was ousted as CEO ‘without a warning’ because ‘the board chose a path of fear&...
The board of the idiosyncratic autonomous vehicle company Zoox reportedly voted out Tim Kentley-Klay, who cofounded the $3.2 billion.