Waymo Teams Up with Renault and Nissan for Robotaxis in France and Japan

Self-driving car pioneer Waymo is teaming up with automakers Renault and Nissan to make its first journey outside the U.S. with a ride-hailing service that will dispatch a fleet of robotaxis in France and Japan. The partnership announced late Wednesday underscores Waymo’s ambition to deploy its driverless technology throughout the world in an attempt to […]

Waymo, Alphabet’s Self-Driving Taxi Service, Takes the Slow Lane to Customer Acquisition

The first major self-driving taxi service needed six months to reach 1,000 customers, another sign that growth may be slow as companies try to build businesses around autonomous vehicles. Waymo, the self-driving project owned by Alphabet, announced on Tuesday that it has enrolled 1,000 customers for its ride-hailing service in suburban Phoenix. Chief Executive Officer […]

Waymo Set to Bring a Motor City Plant Back to Life to Manufacture Driverless Cars

The birthplace of America’s auto industry and driving culture will soon have one of the world’s first plants making driverless cars. Alphabet’s Waymo has picked an idled American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings facility in Detroit as the site where it will equip vehicles made by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Jaguar Land Rover Automotive with self-driving […]

How Self-Driving Cars Can Help Make Cities Better

Driverless cars promise to reshape cities beyond just easing traffic congestion. These futuristic vehicles generate vast amounts of data that officials hope to use to fill potholes more quickly, replace parking lots with parks, and create traffic lanes for buses and first responders. Data generated from self-driving cars will provide cities with “a more granular […]