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A Ford self-driving test vehicle.

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.
Google Waymo's driverless car.

Alphabet’s self-driving car company Waymo has broken ground in Europe by buying an Oxford startup

As well as buying up Latent Logic's tech and talent, Waymo announced that it is establishing its first European engineering hub.

Renderings reveal how failed flying car designs from the past may have looked if they were made today

A company commissioned artistic renderings of flying car patents from the past 100 years, and they show how people's ideas about design have changed.

Here are all the companies and divisions under Google’s parent company, Alphabet, which just had a major shake-up at the top

Google became Alphabet in 2015, but for many people, it can be confusing as to how it's organized. Here's what's under the corporate umbrella.
Rikard Grunnan at work.

Meet Rikard Grunnan, the Waymo employee who has actually built self-driving cars

Rikard Grunnan is Waymo's Head of Technical Fleet Operations. He joined what was then known as the Google Car project in 2011.
Waymo's chief external officer Tekedra Mawakana speaks at Business Insider's "Ignition: Transportation" event in San Francisco on Tuesday, October 22, 2019.

A Waymo executive explains why the self-driving startup wants its rides to be ‘amazingly boring’

"We see people take their first ride and they go from a skeptic, naturally, to a fan because the ride is not very exciting," she said.
A Chrysler Pacifica minivan with Waymo's autonomous-driving technology.

Waymo is telling customers it will start offering rides in its autonomous cars without safety drivers

The removal of safety drivers will represent a major step for Waymo and the autonomous-vehicle industry.
School Safety Patrolers checking out a Waymo vehicle.

Waymo and AAA are trying to ease anxiety about self-driving vehicles

A goal is to help young people understand the benefits and limits of autonomous technology. So Waymo and AAA have developed a school curriculum.
Waymo CEO John Krafcik.

Google’s self-driving car project stopped working on a system similar to Tesla’s Autopilot and Cadillac’s Super Cruise in 2013 becau...

In 2013, Google's self-driving car division was developing a semi-autonomous system that would allow for hands-free driving on highways.
Former Google and Uber engineer Anthony Levandowski leaves the federal court after his arraignment hearing in San Jose, California, U.S. August 27, 2019.

A former Uber and Google executive has been indicted on accusations of stealing self-driving-car tech

Anthony Levandowski, who allegedly stole 14,000 confidential documents from Waymo, was released on a $2 million bail after pleading not guilty.