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Waymo releases its first-ever safety report

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Waymo has released its first-ever Safety Report, the document cites the procedures and technology adopted by the company to make sure its self-driving cars remain safe and secure. The report underscores the important lessons learned through the 3.5 million miles Waymo’s vehicles have self-driven on public roads and through our …

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Waymo to launch self-driving taxis in Phoenix, says report

Waymo to launch self-driving taxis in Phoenix

Waymo is going to launch self-driving taxis in Phoenix if a report by TheInformation.com is to be believed. However, a driver will be sitting in the car to take over the control if anything goes wrong. If this happens to be true this would be the first commercial application of …

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Intel technology inside Waymo cars

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Intel has revealed that it has been working with Waymo since 2009 when it had started as Google’s self-driving project. “With 3 million miles of real-world driving, Waymo cars with Intel technology inside have already processed more self-driving car miles than any other autonomous fleet on U.S. roads ” Intel …

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Waymo’s autonomous software may cause disruption across the automotive value chain: Frost&Sullivan

Waymo to launch self-driving taxis in Phoenix

Frost& Sullivan has released a paper “Strategic Analysis of Waymo’s Future Autonomous Disruptive Capabilities for the Automotive Industry”. According to it Waymo’s autonomous software may cause disruption across the automotive value chain from OEMs to dealerships. Some points raised by it are: Waymo could potentially help commercialize its autonomous technology …

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Waymo uses a software named Carcraft to test its cars in virtual environment

Waymo to launch self-driving taxis in Phoenix

According to a report by Atlantic, Waymo is testing its self-driving cars using virtual worlds in software it designed called “Carcraft”. The company has a secluded base in rural California where it tests complicated real-world like scenarios like roundabouts and driveways in a virtual world. A software named Carcraft is …

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Waymo receives a patent for technology that can reduce the force of impact experienced during a collision

Collisions involving at least one vehicle occur frequently and often cause serious harm. The force of the vehicle’s impact is a primary factor in the amount of damage that is caused by the vehicle. Waymo is working to design a vehicle that can reduce the force of impact experienced during …

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Waymo testing its self-driving cars in extreme conditions at Death Valley

Waymo is testing its vehicles in Death Valley, California. The reason behind these tests is that the company wants to make sure that its self-driving cars can cool itself and continue to operate under the hottest temperatures, with an engine running at full power and systems running at full capacity. …

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Waymo training its cars to recognize the sights and sounds of emergency vehicles

It’s crucial for every driver to recognize the characteristic signs of an emergency vehicle, therefore, Waymo is training its self-driving cars for this. The company has teamed up with Chandler Police and Fire in Arizona to set up an “emergency vehicle testing day.” The self-driving cars of the company equipped …

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Waymo drops three of four patent-infringement claims in its lawsuit against Uber

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Waymo has dropped three of four patent-infringement claims in its lawsuit against Uber. The reason behind this is given that three of those patent infringement claims were related to a specific “Spider” lidar design that is no longer used by Uber while the fourth patent claim is related to another lidar …

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Avis to offer fleet support and maintenance services for Waymo’s self-driving car program

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Avis has signed an agreement with Waymo to offer fleet support and maintenance services for Waymo’s self-driving car program at Avis Car Rental and Budget Car Rental locations. The collaboration is designed to support Waymo’s growing autonomous vehicle (AV) fleet and Waymo’s early rider program, a public trial of its …

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