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  1. cageymaru

    Waymo Expands Its Self-Driving Vehicle Operations in Michigan

    Waymo has chosen to expand its vehicle integration operations in Southeast Michigan. The Alphabet subsidiary seeks to work with OEM partners to integrate its self-driving systems into their vehicle platforms. Private investments into the project are expected to generate $13.6 million and create...
  2. cageymaru

    The Waymo One Commercial Self-Driving Vehicle Service Has Officially Launched

    Waymo has officially launched its commercial self-driving vehicle service called "Waymo One" in the Metro Phoenix area which includes Chandler, Tempe, Mesa, and Gilbert. Initially the service will be available to former testers called "early riders" who will use an app to call the self-driving...
  3. cageymaru

    Waymo to Launch the World's First Autonomous Car Service in December

    According to Bloomberg, anonymous sources say that Waymo is going to launch the world's first commercial driverless car service in early December 2018. The name of the service is a closely guarded secret at this time and will serve the Phoenix, Arizona area where Waymo has been testing...
  4. cageymaru

    Waymo Gives a Sneak Peek into Operations Teams That Service the Autonomous Cars

    Waymo has peeled back the curtain on their operations teams that service the autonomous cars and their riders. Fleet technicians, fleet dispatch, fleet response and rider support are all coordinated to make sure that the car is checked for faults before it leaves on a ride, enough cars are on...
  5. cageymaru

    Waymo Expands Self-Driving Car Partnerships With Businesses in Metro Phoenix

    Waymo has expanded its early rider program services through key self-driving car partnerships in the metro Phoenix, AZ area. As detailed in a new blog post, Walmart will give early riders a discount on groceries for orders placed online and a Waymo vehicle will transport them to and from the...
  6. DooKey

    Ex-Uber Employee Admits Uber was Stealing Competitors Secrets

    Richard Jacobs, a former manager at Uber, admitted to prosecutors about a secret messaging system that was used to destroy potentially sensitive information as soon as it was read. Additionally, he stated that Uber had a special unit that was involved in the business of stealing trade secrets...
  7. M

    Judge Delays Waymo Uber Case Due to Lawyers' Incompetence

    A judge overseeing the Waymo v. Uber case rebuked lawyers of both companies for being unscrupulous delaying the trial until early December. Waymo claims that Uber stole trade secrets and patent ideas due to hiring a former employee of theirs who had downloaded 14,000 files containing its...
  8. FrgMstr

    We Know Uber Stole Google Waymo...but that's Cool

    I am not sure what to think about this. Earlier this year, Google/Alphabet/Waymo sued Uber for ripping off patented and trade secret tech regarding self driving car research back in early 2016. According to the suit, Levandowski, who runs Uber’s automated vehicle research team, downloaded data...
  9. cageymaru

    Google Paid Top Talent So Much That They Quit

    When Google starts a new business venture, they tend to give huge bonuses for employees to stay and invent. These bonuses are based on the perceived value of the new venture. Needless to say, autonomous cars is a hot commodity today, and the Google employees working in the new Waymo division...
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