12 décembre 2018

Waymo, Cruise, Mobileye, and Tesla are all tackling self-driving cars in different ways — here's the breakdown

Waymo, Cruise, Mobileye, and Tesla are all tackling self-driving cars in different ways — here's the breakdown Waymo, Cruise, Intel/ Mobileye, and Tesla are the major contestants in the self-driving car race. Each has developed a different business model. Waymo and GM are using laser-radar technology, while Mobileye and Tesla are relying on cameras and sensors. We're quite close to witnessing the arrival of widespread self-driving technologies that consumers can actually experience. Alphabet's Waymo... [Lire la suite]
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10 décembre 2018

RIDING IN WAYMO ONE, THE GOOGLE SPINOFF’S FIRST SELF-DRIVING TAXI SERVICE

RIDING IN WAYMO ONE, THE GOOGLE SPINOFF’S FIRST SELF-DRIVING TAXI SERVICE It is late afternoon in Chandler, a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona, and I’m getting jittery waiting for my self-driving car to make a left turn before arriving at the coffee shop. Seconds tick by, and the vehicle — an autonomous Chrysler Pacifica minivan owned by Waymo — is letting too many opportunities pass by without turning. But before I can get truly annoyed, the Waymo vehicle makes the left, and my mid-afternoon caffeine fix is soon satiated. Waymo, the... [Lire la suite]
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07 novembre 2018

Google sibling Waymo launches fully autonomous ride-hailing service

Google sibling Waymo launches fully autonomous ride-hailing service Alphabet’s self-driving car firm beats Uber to be first to offer robot taxis without humans behind the wheel to take over in an emergency   Waymo’s self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans will start picking up passengers without a human behind the wheel, even for emergencies, in the next few months, as the Google-sibling steps up war with Uber.  Waymo, formerly known as Google’s self-driving car, is launching a fully autonomous Uber-like ride-hailing... [Lire la suite]
03 octobre 2018

More autonomous Waymo vehicles coming to Phoenix area

More autonomous Waymo vehicles coming to Phoenix area SAN FRANCISCO — A self-driving car service that Google spinoff Waymo plans to launch later this year will include up to 62,000 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans. The deal announced Thursday is the latest sign of Waymo’s confidence in its self-driving car technology, which sprung from a secret Google project started nine years ago. The technology will initially be deployed in a ride-hailing service in the Phoenix area before the end of this year and then expand into other U.S.... [Lire la suite]
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10 septembre 2018

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A WAYMO SELF-DRIVING TAXI

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A WAYMO SELF-DRIVING TAXI Waymo is ready to start charging for its self-driving trips, but first, it needs to master the dreaded art of fleet management In a nondescript depot in suburban Arizona, the future of transportation is getting a tune-up. This is where Waymo, the self-driving unit of Google parent Alphabet, houses its growing fleet of self-driving cars: hundreds of Chrysler Pacifica minivans fitted with highly advanced hardware and software that enables them to safely ride on public roads without a... [Lire la suite]
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05 juillet 2018

HOW TESLA AND WAYMO ARE TACKLING A MAJOR PROBLEM FOR SELF-DRIVING CARS: DATA

HOW TESLA AND WAYMO ARE TACKLING A MAJOR PROBLEM FOR SELF-DRIVING CARS: DATA Autonomous cars won’t happen without tons of data, but Tesla and Waymo have a big head start  There’s a race happening right now that stretches from Silicon Valley to Detroit and back: who can make a self-driving car that behaves better than a human driver? It’s a far harder task than it sounded even a few years ago because human drivers know a lot — not just about their cars but about how people behave on the road when they’re behind the... [Lire la suite]
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17 juin 2018

Who’s Winning the Self-Driving Car Race? A scorecard breaking down everyone from Alphabet’s Waymo to Zoox

Who’s Winning the Self-Driving Car Race? A scorecard breaking down everyone from Alphabet’s Waymo to Zoox. In the race to start the world’s first driving business without human drivers, everyone is chasing Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo.  The Google sibling has cleared the way to beat its nearest rivals, General Motors Co. and a couple of other players, by at least a year to introduce driverless cars to the public. A deal reached in January to buy thousands of additional Chrysler Pacifica minivans,... [Lire la suite]
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09 mai 2018

Waymo Vs. Tesla: Who Is Winning The AV Tech War?

AV tech, which is the computer software and hardware that will allow vehicles to actually drive themselves, requires the acquisition and accurate processing of massive amounts of data. Tesla is using information collected from every car produced since October 2016 — the date when cars equipped with the first generation Autopilot suite of sensors went into production. Waymo is relying more on computer simulations. It has racked up nearly 6 billion simulated miles so far, according to The Verge. The Autopilot system collects data... [Lire la suite]
11 avril 2018

General Motors to roll out fleet of self-driving taxis by 2019, ahead of Ford, Uber, and Waymo

General Motors to roll out fleet of self-driving taxis by 2019, ahead of Ford, Uber, and Waymo On Thursday, General Motors (GM) executives said the company plans to deploy a large-scale fleet of driverless taxis in large cities by 2019—making it among the first autonomous car developers to provide a timeline to their efforts, The Wall Street Journal reported. While Ford, Waymo, Uber, and other auto and tech companies have been testing autonomous cars, taxis, and trucks, most have avoided naming a date for official... [Lire la suite]
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08 avril 2018

Waymo CEO: Self-Driving Tech Not to Blame for Tesla Death

As controversy swirls around the death of a Model X driver last month, the head of Alphabet Inc.’s self-driving car unit is drawing distinctions between his company’s technology and Tesla Inc.’s Autopilot. Wei Huang, 38, died March 23 when his sport utility vehicle using the driver-assistance system Autopilot collided with a highway barrier in Mountain View, California, and caught fire. Computer logs recovered from the vehicle showed he didn’t have his hands on the steering wheel for six seconds before the crash, according to a Tesla... [Lire la suite]
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