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"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.
Over the next months, Lyft customers in Phoenix will have the option to request a Waymo self-driving car.
The new round is $1.15 billion, and it comes from a group of institutional investors, GM, Japan's SoftBank Vision Fund, and Honda.
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.
Lidar is a honeycomb-looking sensor that many companies, including Waymo, rely on to give their self-driving cars an understanding of the road.
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 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.
The first few decades of technology innovation have been characterized by rapid growth and quick profits.
Shilpa Gulati leads Waymo's Behavior Prediction team. Her inspiration was reading Isaac Asimov's legendary robot stories when she was 12 years old.