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Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

Elon Musk’s prediction that it will have a robo-taxi service ready by the end of 2020 is a ‘publicity stunt,’ an expert says

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on Monday that the company's cars will be ready to take part in an autonomous taxi service by the end of 2020.

Elon Musk slams rivals’ self-driving-car tech, says ‘anyone relying on lidar is doomed’

Lidar is a honeycomb-looking sensor that many companies, including Waymo, rely on to give their self-driving cars an understanding of the road.
Love the chaos!

The real reason Tesla is showing off its self-driving tech

Elon Musk wants to pitch Tesla autonomous tech to investors who've thus far created multibillion-dollar valuations for self-driving businesses.
Waymo CEO John Krafcik.

Waymo CEO John Krafcik explains why a parking lot is one of the most difficult environments for a self-driving car

Since John Krafcik became Waymo's CEO in 2015, the company has launched the first commercial, autonomous ride-hailing service in the United States.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

Tesla is proof that the next 20 years in the tech industry won’t be like the last 20

The first few decades of technology innovation have been characterized by rapid growth and quick profits.
Shilpa Gulati creates robot brains.

A Waymo engineer reveals how the self-driving car company develops its robot brains

Shilpa Gulati leads Waymo's Behavior Prediction team. Her inspiration was reading Isaac Asimov's legendary robot stories when she was 12 years old.
One of Waymo's self-driving vehicles.

Waymo is reportedly looking for outside investors

Waymo, Alphabet's autonomous driving division, is looking for outside investors, The Information reports.
Waymo will be the first company to test autonomous vehicles without backup drivers in California.

Waymo will make money outside of just self-driving cars by selling its laser technology to other markets

Waymo's lidar sensor — known as Laser Bear Honeycomb — uses lasers to understand nearby objects and can be used in applications outside of self-driving cars.

Here are 4 people who could take Elon Musk’s place if he were to step down

The SEC has asked that he be held in contempt of his 2018 settlement with the agency. He could be forced out as CEO.
Knox is creating the "voice" of Waymo for customers.

A Waymo employee reveals what it’s like to create the unique voice of self-driving cars

Priscilla Knox oversees a 24/7 operation that deals with the issues passengers might have as they begin to experience truly driverless vehicles.