Tag: Waymo

Logistics, Process

J.B. Hunt, Waymo Partner to Test Self-Driving Trucks in Texas

June 10, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

J.B. Hunt Transport Services has partnered with autonomous vehicle developer Waymo to move freight with self-driving trucks in Texas. Through this limited pilot program, Waymo’s autonomous trucking unit, Waymo Via, will transport loads along Interstate 45 between facilities in Houston […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Waymo Provides Look Inside Self-Driving Truck Testing

March 25, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Autonomous vehicle developer Waymo offered a look inside the day-to-day testing of its self-driving trucks on public roads through a virtual ride-along event for members of the press. During the March 24 live demonstration, a Class 8 tractor outfitted with […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Waymo tests Wi-Fi in driverless taxis hoping perks can route it past rivals

July 8, 2019

Via: Reuters

The Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) subsidiary is testing complimentary Wi-Fi in its robotaxis in greater Phoenix, where hundreds of the company’s identical, driverless minivans have been carrying paying riders since December. In late April, Waymo launched ad-free music streaming for passengers […]

Process, Production

Waymo picks Detroit factory for self-driving fleet, to be operational by mid-2019

April 23, 2019

Via: Reuters

The company’s chief executive, John Krafcik, said in a blog post that Waymo would partner with American Axle & Manufacturing to lease and repurpose an existing Detroit facility that will be operational by mid-2019. Waymo said in January it had […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Waymo gets $8 million grant to help expand operations in Michigan

January 22, 2019

Via: Reuters

(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Waymo unit said on Tuesday in a blog post that it received an $8 million grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation that would be used to expand its operations in Michigan and boost the production […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Waymo Isn’t Slowing Down: Pact with Honda Could Include Delivery

April 2, 2018

Via: Industry Week

Waymo,the self-driving car company started by Google, did nothing after an autonomous vehicle run by Uber killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Ariz. It didn’t pull back on tests in the nearby suburb of Chandler, where passengers are already taking rides […]

Design & Planning, Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process

Waymo Will Add Up To 20,000 Jaguar Electric SUVs To Its Driverless Taxi Fleet By 2022

March 27, 2018

Via: Forbes

Waymo says it plans to deploy up to 20,000 electric Jaguar SUVs in its planned self-driving taxi service starting in 2020, a confident step forward even as questions swirl about the future of autonomous cars in the wake of a […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Waymo’s self-driving trucks to haul cargo for Google in Atlanta

March 9, 2018

Via: Reuters

The announcement comes two days after rival Uber Technologies said its self-driving trucks will haul cargo on Arizona highways. Waymo had been road testing its self-driving trucks in California and Arizona over the last year, since making it public in […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Ford Introduces an All-New Expedition: It’s On for Big SUVs

November 13, 2017

Via: MFRTech

The Ford Expedition—a full-size SUV if there ever was one—has been on the scene since model year 1997. What is sort of unusual to think about is that its arrival marked the departure of the Ford Bronco, which certainly was […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

When It Comes to Autonomous Cars, Google is Waymo Advanced Than Competition

August 29, 2017

Via: Industry Week

For months now, Tesla Motors has grabbed headline after headline for its autonomous car technology. Guess that’s what happens when a company actually delivers early batches of a wildly anticipated model that will incorporate more autonomy than ever. Uber, too, […]

Design & Planning, Process

Waymo working on self-driving trucks

June 2, 2017

Via: Reuters

Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) self-driving car unit Waymo is working on developing self-driving trucks, the company said on Thursday. Waymo, which is looking to expand its self-driving car efforts, expects autonomous vehicles to be able to take over longer distance trucking […]