View from rear of white Waymo autonomous taxi van in Mountain View, California

Advice for Autonomous Cars

Drivers for Uber and Lyft in San Francisco express their concerns and advice for self-driving taxi services.

August 16, 2023 - Wired

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California Approves Autonomous Cars Over Local Concerns

Despite repeated calls from San Francisco officials to slow the deployment of self-driving cars, a state commission approved expanded access to San Francisco streets.

August 13, 2023 - CALmatters

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San Francisco Officials Want to Put the Brakes on Self-Driving Taxis

Local officials say autonomous cars are not yet safe enough to be permanently deployed across the entire city.

June 15, 2023 - Governing

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Waymo Expansion Makes Phoenix ‘World’s Largest Self-Driving Car Zone’

The company’s autonomous taxis will soon be available in most parts of the metro area including Tempe, Mesa, and a new airport pick-up location.

May 8, 2023 - Arizona Republic

Self-driving white Waymo Jaguar SUV on street in Chandler, Arizona

How Self-Driving Cars Are Integrating—or Not—Into the Urban Fabric

As they become more common on some U.S. streets, autonomous vehicles are impeding emergency response operations and blocking traffic, idling in neighborhoods, and defying law enforcement.

May 2, 2023 - Arizona Republic

White Waymo self-driving car on San Francisco street

Driverless Cars Blocking Buses, Traffic in San Francisco

Footage from buses and trains show self-driving cars from Waymo and Cruise frequently make unscheduled stops, blocking transit vehicles and causing traffic snarls.

April 13, 2023 - Wired

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Waymo Wants to Bring ‘Robot Taxis’ To L.A.

After launching pilot programs in San Francisco and Phoenix, the company says it is ready to begin deploying its autonomous vehicles on Los Angeles streets.

October 25, 2022 - Los Angeles Times

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Waymo One Now Offering Fully Autonomous Rides to the General Public

Is this the "Kitty Hawk moment" driverless car companies have been seeking?

October 9, 2020 - Waymo

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Ups and Downs for Self-Driving Cars During the Pandemic

While some driverless car companies have expanded operations in the past month, some industry observers caution that the business of autonomous vehicles remains stuck in neutral.

April 13, 2020 - Axios

Jaguar Self-Driving Car

Year One of Waymo

Waymo, like Google a company of Alphabet Inc., has been offering self-driving ride-hailing service to the public for a year, providing 100,000 rides in the Phoenix area in the process.

December 10, 2019 - Smart Cities Dive

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World's First Level 4 Autonomous Vehicle Factory Planned for Michigan

Waymo, not General Motors, is brining automobile manufacturing back to Michigan.

January 24, 2019 - Smart Cities Dive

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Self-Driving Car Companies Could Print Money If They Play User Experience Right

Providing user experience in self-driving cars offers an under-appreciated business opportunity.

May 19, 2018 - Quartz

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Scrutiny Turns Toward Uber After First Pedestrian Death by Autonomous Vehicle

It's not just the autonomous vehicle technology, but also the company that operated the self-driving SUV receiving scrutiny after the death of Elaine Herzberg in Tempe, Az. on March 18.

March 31, 2018 - San Francisco Chronicle

Jaguar Self-Driving Car

Waymo Wants to Provide a 'Self-Driving Vehicle Tailored to Every Trip' (So Why Not Buses?)

Automated vehicle tech frontrunner Waymo is teaming up with Jaguar to offer a luxury self-driving vehicle for "car lovers." Why not partner with bus manufacturers to offer self-driving buses for city lovers?

March 29, 2018 - Antonio Loro

Autonomous Vehicles

Next Stop for Self-Driving Trucks: Atlanta

Arriving this week. Like, practically right now.

March 11, 2018 - The Washington Post

Breaking: Uber and Waymo Settle Self-Driving Tech Lawsuit

A highly anticipated lawsuit only spent a few closely scrutinized days in court before competing self-driving car companies Uber and Waymo settled.

February 9, 2018 - The Mercury News

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Waymo Announces Self-Driving Car Breakthrough

The conversation about the future of self-driving cars took an unexpected leap forward today, as Waymo announced its use of fully automated rides—with no human driver present.

November 7, 2017 - Forbes

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Google's Self-Driving Car Service Could Be Operational This Year

Waymo, Google's self-driving car company, is close to a major product launch in Phoenix, Arizona. We could be months away from a new era of transportation history.

October 9, 2017 - Ars Technica

New Fleet of Self-Driving Cars Offer Rides for Families in Phoenix

Alphabet, Inc's self-driving car wing, Waymo, announced a new program offering free rides in self-driving cars to families in Phoenix.

April 26, 2017 - The Washington Post

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