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Tesla CEO Elon Musk is under fire from some of his fans for donations he made to a Republican political committee.

A Tesla whistleblower says the electric car maker’s security team is staffed with former members of a notorious group from Uber that allegedly s...

"Several" members of a security team at Uber that allegedly was filled with ex-CIA case officers and spied on rivals are now working for Tesla, a new Tesla whistleblower alleges. At Tesla, the team has spied on employees and helped hush up a drug trafficking investigation, the whistelblower says.
Neuroscience led James Stout to computer science, which led to Google and Waymo.

A Waymo engineer told us why a virtual-world simulation is crucial to the future of self-driving cars

James Stout was convinced that he'd become a neuroscientist, but a shift to computer science led him to Google and later Waymo, where he works on the company's virtual-realty testing simulation, Carcraft.
Stephanie Villegas at Castle.

A Waymo employee reveals how the company is putting their self-driving cars to the test

Stephanie Villegas is a googler who studied art before going to work for the Google Car project, now Waymo. She helped located unused real estate at a former US Air Force base in California to transform into a massive proving ground for self-driving vehicles.

Waymo could be worth $175 billion — here’s the history of the Google Car project

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.
Waymo could be worth up to $175 billion.

Waymo is worth $100 billion more than previous estimates, Morgan Stanley says

Elsewhere on the Street Waymo is valued anywhere from $119 billion by Mark Mahaney of RBC Capital Markets to $135 billion by Eric Sheridan of UBS. Morgan Stanley's is the highest to date.
The I-PACE isn't yet outfitted with Waymo's self-driving tech.

Walmart is using self-driving cars to transport shoppers to their groceries

Walmart is using Waymo's self-driving cars to transport shoppers to pick up their online grocery orders. The service is being tested at a Walmart store in Chandler, Arizona.
John Krafcik, CEO of Waymo.

Google faced lots of challenges in 2nd quarter but Wall Street is confident earnings are unaffected

Google is expected to release a 2nd quarter earnings report on Monday. Some analysts say autonomous cars and artificial intelligence represent big future markets and that Google's efforts in both has positioned the company to profit from them first.
A Jaguar I-PACE being tested by Waymo.

The first all-electric Jaguar I-PACE SUVs in the US are now part of Waymo’s test fleet

The Jaguar I-PACEs will be used for testing, prior to the all-electric vehicle being outfitted with Waymo's self-driving technology and launched in a ride-hailing service in 2020. Waymo expects 20,000 I-PACEs to join its fleet.
One of Waymo's self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans navigates autonomously around its testing facility on Monday.

Alphabet says Loon and Wing are ready to become real businesses, but it’s impossible to know if any of its ‘other bets’ are paying o...

BI PRIME: Alphabet's "other bets" have cost Google's parent company $13 billion. But investors can't tell which, if any, of those companies look promising and which are dogs.
Anthony Levandowski

Anthony Levandowski, the engineer at the center of the Uber/Waymo legal battle, has been tied to another upcoming autonomous vehicle project

Levandowski, the former head of Uber's self-driving car research who was accused of stealing trade secrets from his previous employer, Waymo, was at the center of a scandal involving the two companies. He was fired from Uber — but TechCrunch has found that he's tied to a new autonomous car project.