San Francisco wants to put the brakes on rollout of robotaxis
The move comes after driverless taxis have caused mayhem on the city's streets.
San Francisco city officials have sent letters to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) asking to slow or halt the expansion of robotaxi services in the city. NBC News reports that San Francisco Transport... Read more
Activist investor calls on Alphabet to reduce headcount and costs
Activist investor TCI Fund Management has called on Alphabet to cut costs by lowering its headcount and reducing expenses in several areas.
"We are writing to express our view that the cost base of Alphabet is too high and that management needs to take aggressive action", the organization wrote... Read more
Waymo and Zeeker announce self-driving cars
The partnership has led to the creation of a self-driving taxi service that is set to be deployed all across the United States.
China’s premium electric vehicle brand, Zeeker, announced its partnership with Waymo to bring the world’s first autonomous taxi service. Waymo is a part of Alphabet... Read more
Alphabet’s Waymo raised $2.5 billion to develop autonomous vehicles
Waymo announced that it raised $2.5 billion from its parent company, Alphabet, and a dozen outside investors. It disclosed that the money is going to be used in its efforts to deploy autonomous vehicles for use on public roads.
The funding round brings the total amount of capital invested into W... Read more
‘Apple still working on self-driving electric car’
Apple is said to be working towards having its own car on the market by 2024. The car would feature self-driving technology and be equipped with new battery technology.
Reuters writes that Apple has been designing its own car to a greater or lesser extent since 2014. After Doug Field, who previo... Read more
Waymo investigates with Renault and Nissan launch autonomous car services
Waymo, a subsidiary of Alphabet and sister company of Google, has started a partnership with Renault and Nissan to explore the launch of autonomous mobility services in the international market. The three companies will focus specifically on France and Japan, where Renault and Nissan have their head... Read more
Self-propelled cars from Waymo attacked by residents of Arizona
A number of inhabitants of the American town of Phoenix in Arizona have attacked self-propelled cars from Waymo, reports Silicon Angle. They seem to be expressing their anger at the use of technology in their streets.
In the past two years, 21 incidents have been reported. The attacks range from cu... Read more
Waymo One is the first commercial robot taxi service
Waymo, a subsidiary of Alphabet, is offering a commercial robot taxi service in the area around the American city of Phoenix. Waymo One, as the service will be called, is a milestone for the company and also for the automotive industry working on self-propelled vehicles.
The Waymo One self-propelled... Read more