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Waymo has launched its commercial service in Phoenix.

Waymo is partnering with the Renault Nissan Alliance in Japan and France

"This is an ideal opportunity for Waymo to bring autonomous technology to a global stage, with an innovative partner," Waymo CEO John Krafcik said.

Inside the Alphabet empire: Here are the most important people and teams in Google’s vast power structure

With more than 103,000 employees, Alphabet is a sprawling collection of teams that range from online ads to streaming video to self-driving cars.
Close-up of self driving minivan, with LIDAR and other sensor units and logo visible, part of Google parent company Alphabet Inc, driving past historic railroad station with sign reading Mountain View, in the Silicon Valley town of Mountain View, California, with safety driver visible, October 28, 2018

Lyft is partnering with Waymo to launch robo-taxis in Arizona

Over the next months, Lyft customers in Phoenix will have the option to request a Waymo self-driving car.

GM’s self-driving business Cruise is now worth $19 billion after a new $1.15-billion funding round

The new round is $1.15 billion, and it comes from a group of institutional investors, GM, Japan's SoftBank Vision Fund, and Honda.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

Elon Musk’s prediction that it will have a robo-taxi service ready by the end of 2020 is a ‘publicity stunt,’ an expert says

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on Monday that the company's cars will be ready to take part in an autonomous taxi service by the end of 2020.

Elon Musk slams rivals’ self-driving-car tech, says ‘anyone relying on lidar is doomed’

Lidar is a honeycomb-looking sensor that many companies, including Waymo, rely on to give their self-driving cars an understanding of the road.
Love the chaos!

The real reason Tesla is showing off its self-driving tech

Elon Musk wants to pitch Tesla autonomous tech to investors who've thus far created multibillion-dollar valuations for self-driving businesses.
Waymo CEO John Krafcik.

Waymo CEO John Krafcik explains why a parking lot is one of the most difficult environments for a self-driving car

Since John Krafcik became Waymo's CEO in 2015, the company has launched the first commercial, autonomous ride-hailing service in the United States.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

Tesla is proof that the next 20 years in the tech industry won’t be like the last 20

The first few decades of technology innovation have been characterized by rapid growth and quick profits.
Shilpa Gulati creates robot brains.

A Waymo engineer reveals how the self-driving car company develops its robot brains

Shilpa Gulati leads Waymo's Behavior Prediction team. Her inspiration was reading Isaac Asimov's legendary robot stories when she was 12 years old.