Category Archives: Autonomous Vehicles

Rain Testing in the Sunshine State

Both human-driven and self-driving cars need to drive in many different weather conditions. Waymo is designing and testing our system to work safely and reliably in the toughest environments. Over the last few years our testing has taken us to snowy Novi, Michigan, rainy Kirkland, Washington, foggy San Francisco, and of course those dusty haboobs… Read More »

Why I Ride with Waymo: The Gillespie Family

Editor’s Note: In this “Why I Ride with Waymo” post, Waymo One riders Tres and Amani give us the low-down on what it’s like riding in our self-driving cars. Some of their favorite things include having more time to enjoy quality time together and being able to avoid the hassle of finding parking when they… Read More »

Ethics in the age of autonomous vehicles

Earlier this month, TechCrunch held its inaugural Mobility Sessions event, where leading mobility-focused auto companies, startups, executives and thought leaders joined us to discuss all things autonomous vehicle technology, micromobility and electric vehicles. Extra Crunch is offering members access to full transcripts of key panels and conversations from the event, such as Megan Rose Dickey‘s… Read More »

Cruise delays the launch of its Robo-taxis well into 2020

Self-driving start-up, Cruise, recently announced that they have delayed the roll-out of its autonomous ride-hailing service until 2020. The GM and Honda backed company is scaling up for large scale deployment in San Francisco by the next year. Cruise CEO, Dan Ammann, said in a blog, “Everything we do at Cruise is based on our belief that… Read More »

Waymo and DeepMind mimic evolution to develop a new, better way to train self-driving AI

Alphabet’s autonomous driving and robotaxi company Waymo does a lot of training in order to refine and improve the artificial intelligence that powers its self-driving software. Recently, it teamed up with fellow Alphabet company and AI specialist DeepMind to develop new training methods that would help make its training better and more efficient. The two… Read More »