23 juin 2020

Tesla could beat Waymo in the race to self-driving future

Tesla could beat Waymo in the race to self-driving future Autonomous driving technology is currently in its infancy, but evolving rapidly. More companies are testing autonomous vehicles than ever. Tesla and Waymo are two prominent names competing to capitalize on the opportunity of becoming the industry leader in the self-driving future, but employ different technologies to achieve those goals. One of the major difference between Tesla and Waymo is the sensors they use for self-driving. Tesla cars relies on computer vision and... [Lire la suite]
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09 juin 2020

Silicon Valley is winning the race to build the first driverless cars

Silicon Valley is winning the race to build the first driverless cars Henry Ford didn’t invent the motor car. The late 1800s saw a flurry of innovation by hundreds of companies battling to deliver on the promise of fast, efficient and reasonably-priced mechanical transportation. Ford later came to dominate the industry thanks to the development of the moving assembly line. Today the sector is poised for another breakthrough with the advent of cars that drive themselves. But unlike the original wave of automobile innovation, the... [Lire la suite]
09 mai 2020

Waymo raises $2.25B in first external funding round

Waymo raises $2.25B in first external funding round Waymo LLC yesterday announced in its blog that its first external funding round has raised $2.25 billion. The Mountain View, Calif.-based self-driving car company said it plans to use the money to hire staffers and continue developing its hardware and software. Silver Lake, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments), and Mubadala Investment Co. led the round. Other investors included Magna International, Andreessen Horowitz, Autonation, and parent company Alphabet... [Lire la suite]
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29 avril 2020

WAYMO’S DRIVERLESS CAR: GHOST-RIDING IN THE BACK SEAT OF A ROBOT TAXI

WAYMO’S DRIVERLESS CAR: GHOST-RIDING IN THE BACK SEAT OF A ROBOT TAXI Last October, Alphabet’s self-driving subsidiary Waymo emailed its customers in the suburbs of Phoenix to let them know that “completely driverless Waymo cars are on the way.” For several years, Waymo has offered its autonomous taxi service to a small group of people, but the rides typically included a safety driver behind the steering wheel. Now, Waymo is saying more of those rides will take place sans safety driver, a sign that the company is growing... [Lire la suite]
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19 mars 2020

Tesla and rivals like Waymo and GM are locked in a battle over the future of self-driving cars

Tesla and rivals like Waymo and GM are locked in a battle over the future of self-driving cars The widening gap between Tesla and the rest of the self-driving-vehicle industry has created two distinct visions for the future of the technology. In recent years, many of the companies developing self-driving cars have backed off from the aggressive timelines they had previously set to introduce fully driverless vehicles for personal or commercial use. And they are increasingly using investments and... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2020

It’s 2020. Where are our self-driving cars?

It’s 2020. Where are our self-driving cars? In the age of AI advances, self-driving cars turned out to be harder than people expected.   When it comes to self-driving cars, the future was supposed to be now. In 2020, you’ll be a “permanent backseat driver,” the Guardian predicted in 2015. “10 million self-driving cars will be on the road by 2020,” blared a Business Insider headline from 2016. Those declarations were accompanied by announcements from General Motors, Google’s Waymo, Toyota,... [Lire la suite]
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03 mars 2020

Silicon Valley is winning the race to build the first driverless cars

Silicon Valley is winning the race to build the first driverless cars Henry Ford didn’t invent the motor car. The late 1800s saw a flurry of innovation by hundreds of companies battling to deliver on the promise of fast, efficient and reasonably-priced mechanical transportation. Ford later came to dominate the industry thanks to the development of the moving assembly line. Today the sector is poised for another breakthrough with the advent of cars that drive themselves. But unlike the original wave of automobile innovation, the race... [Lire la suite]
21 février 2020

WAYMO’S DRIVERLESS CAR: GHOST-RIDING IN THE BACK SEAT OF A ROBOT TAXI

WAYMO’S DRIVERLESS CAR: GHOST-RIDING IN THE BACK SEAT OF A ROBOT TAXI Encountering construction, a wrong turn, and a flock of pigeons in the world’s only fully driverless car. I’m in the middle seat of a Chrysler Pacifica minivan, heading north on Dobson Road in Chandler, Arizona, when I notice we may have taken a wrong turn. Under normal circumstances, I would just lean forward and ask the driver for an explanation. But in this case, that’s not possible. There is, after all, no driver to ask. Last October, Alphabet’s... [Lire la suite]
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19 février 2020

It’s 2020. Where are our self-driving cars?

It’s 2020. Where are our self-driving cars? When it comes to self-driving cars, the future was supposed to be now. In 2020, you’ll be a “permanent backseat driver,” the Guardian predicted in 2015. “10 million self-driving cars will be on the road by 2020,” blared a Business Insider headline from 2016. Those declarations were accompanied by announcements from General Motors, Google’s Waymo, Toyota, and Honda that they’d be making self-driving cars by 2020. Elon Musk forecast... [Lire la suite]
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15 janvier 2020

Now iPhone Users Can Tap Waymo's Self-Driving Ride-Hail App

Now iPhone Users Can Tap Waymo's Self-Driving Ride-Hail App The Google sibling says it has 1,500 monthly riders, including some who are chauffeured without a human backup driver. A year after launching its self-driving ride-hail program, Waymo is offering an iOS version of its app in the App Store, making it easier for iPhone users to catch a robotic ride in the Phoenix suburbs. The announcement from the Alphabet company, born in 2009 as Google’s Project Chauffeur, represents one more small... [Lire la suite]
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