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A Chrysler Pacifica minivan with Waymo's autonomous-driving technology.

Waymo is telling customers it will start offering rides in its autonomous cars without safety drivers

The removal of safety drivers will represent a major step for Waymo and the autonomous-vehicle industry.
School Safety Patrolers checking out a Waymo vehicle.

Waymo and AAA are trying to ease anxiety about self-driving vehicles

A goal is to help young people understand the benefits and limits of autonomous technology. So Waymo and AAA have developed a school curriculum.
Waymo CEO John Krafcik.

Google’s self-driving car project stopped working on a system similar to Tesla’s Autopilot and Cadillac’s Super Cruise in 2013 becau...

In 2013, Google's self-driving car division was developing a semi-autonomous system that would allow for hands-free driving on highways.
Former Google and Uber engineer Anthony Levandowski leaves the federal court after his arraignment hearing in San Jose, California, U.S. August 27, 2019.

A former Uber and Google executive has been indicted on accusations of stealing self-driving-car tech

Anthony Levandowski, who allegedly stole 14,000 confidential documents from Waymo, was released on a $2 million bail after pleading not guilty.
Anthony Levandowski (rear)

Anthony Levandowski pleads not guilty to charges of Google trade theft and is released, with an ankle monitor, after posting $2 million bond

The former Google engineer and self-driving car pioneer is barred from going near any airports and must wear an ankle bracelet while he awaits trial.
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.