• Waymo just shared a video showing its driverless cars in action - and it should make the competition nervous

    5 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Waymo showed a video at SXSW that chronicled recent adventures in its fully driverless vehicle.
    The Google / Alphabet spinoff has been using Chrysler Pacifica minivans to ferry riders around Phoenix.
    The company plans to start a ride-hailing service using the tech.
    At SXSW in Austin, Texas on Tuesday, Waymo showed a short video of its fully driverless car pilot program, currently underway in Phoenix, Arizona.
    The video was part of a talk given by Waymo CEO John Krafcik , an auto industry veteran who joined the company several years ago, back when it was still known as the Google Car...
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  • This map shows the largest individual political donor in each state

    This map shows the largest individual political donor in each state

    5 monthes ago - By Fast Company

    Linda McMahon likes to dabble in politics the way WWE's the Undertaker likes to pile-drive into competitors. Over the past decade, the professional wrestling magnate turned head of Trump's Small Business Administration has made over $68 million in political donations. McMahon is the largest individual political donor in New York (besting Trump himself who donated over $18 million)...
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  • Waymo Early Riders Can Hail Actual Driverless Minivans Now

    5 monthes ago - By Fortune

    Self-driving taxis are here.
    Chandler, Tempe, Ahwatukee, and Mesa-Phoenix suburbs with near-perfect grids dotted with homes and big-box stores, the occasional golf course, and the state's largest university-are now the proving grounds for a major development in autonomous transportation.
    Self-driving vehicle company Waymo, a Google spinoff owned by parent company Alphabet, is embarking on new territory: shuttling a group of early riders in self-driving vehicles without a human test driver behind the wheel. Waymo CEO John Krafick released a video and talked about the move during a session...
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  • Waymo shows off what it's like to ride in a truly driverless self-driving car

    Waymo shows off what it's like to ride in a truly driverless self-driving car

    5 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    Just a few weeks back, Waymo got the thumbs up to start testing its self driving cars in Arizona without the need for a human “safety net” behind the wheel.
    Wonder what it's like to ride in one? This morning at SXSW, the company released a video showing off the experience had by the first few riders.
    The folks in the video up above are part of Waymo's “Early...
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