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Volkswagen AG CEO Dr. Herbert Diess speaks at a news conference in New York

Volkswagen’s CEO has reportedly voiced interest in a Tesla investment — but getting his shareholders on board would be tricky

Herbert Diess, chief executive of the German automaker, has privately voiced interest in the stake, but his major shareholders might be a harder sell.
A Waymo self-driving car.

DeepMind is teaching Google’s self-driving cars to get smarter and spot pedestrians better

DeepMind offered Waymo a technique for training AI, inspired by Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.

Cruise delays its launch of robotaxis

In a Medium post published Wednesday, Cruise CEO Dan Ammann laid out the self-driving company's plans for 2019 and beyond.
Ford President and CEO Jim Hackett (R) and Volkswagen AG CEO Dr. Herbert Diess attend a news conference in New York City, New York, U.S., July 12, 2019.

Here are the executives running the biggest and most important self-driving-car companies

Over the past few years, Alphabet's Waymo, GM's Cruise, Argo AI, Intel's Mobileye, and Tesla have pushed forward in the autonomous-mobility business.
Alphabet CEO Larry Page.

Sebastian Thrun, the godfather of the self-driving car industry, explains how Larry Page taught him to be a visionary, not just an ‘expert’...

Thrun learned a powerful life lesson from Google founder Larry Page when Page gently pushed him into developing a street-ready self-driving car.
A Waymo test vehicle.

Waymo is now allowed to carry passengers in its self-driving cars in California

Waymo is the fourth company to receive California's autonomous-vehicle pilot permit, after Zoox, AutoX Technologies, and Pony.ai.
A truck (sans trucker) and Stefan Seltz-Axmacher, CEO and cofounder of Starksy Robotics

A little-known trucking startup just beat Tesla and Waymo to run driverless semi-trucks on the open road

Starsky Robotics trucks are on the freeway in Florida. But, for the first time ever, there's no trucker inside.
Waymo has launched its commercial service in Phoenix.

Waymo is partnering with the Renault Nissan Alliance in Japan and France

"This is an ideal opportunity for Waymo to bring autonomous technology to a global stage, with an innovative partner," Waymo CEO John Krafcik said.

Inside the Alphabet empire: Here are the most important people and teams in Google’s vast power structure

With more than 103,000 employees, Alphabet is a sprawling collection of teams that range from online ads to streaming video to self-driving cars.
Close-up of self driving minivan, with LIDAR and other sensor units and logo visible, part of Google parent company Alphabet Inc, driving past historic railroad station with sign reading Mountain View, in the Silicon Valley town of Mountain View, California, with safety driver visible, October 28, 2018

Lyft is partnering with Waymo to launch robo-taxis in Arizona

Over the next months, Lyft customers in Phoenix will have the option to request a Waymo self-driving car.