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'Active Shooter' Reported on UNLV Campus
Robotaxis Allowed to
Expand Services in
Aug 11, 2023 4:46 AM CDT
Robotaxis Allowed to Expand Services in San Francisco
State commission gives 2 rival services the green light
- California regulators on Thursday approved an expansion that will allow two rival robotaxi services to operate throughout San Francisco at all hours, despite safety worries spurred by recurring problems with unexpected stops and other erratic behavior that resulted in unmanned vehicles blocking traffic, including emergency vehicles. The state's Public...
Oct 9, 2020 2:45 AM CDT
Waymo Launches Fully Driverless Ride Service
Phoenix vehicles will no longer have backup drivers
- Waymo is allowing the general public to hitch a ride in its driverless autonomous vehicles in Phoenix, expanding a service it had been quietly offering to a select group of riders for the past year. The vehicles, which will have no back-up drivers behind the wheel to take over in...
5 Days Into Trial, Uber
Reaches Surprise Settlement
Feb 9, 2018 10:56 AM CST
5 Days Into Trial, Uber Reaches Surprise Settlement
Waymo gets a $245M stake in Uber in settlement over driverless technology
- Uber is settling a lawsuit filed by Google's autonomous car unit alleging that the ride-hailing service ripped off self-driving car technology. Both sides in the case issued statements confirming the settlement Friday morning in the midst of a federal court trial in the case, per the AP . Google's...
'Safety' Feature in Self-Driving
Cars Was Actually 'Pretty Scary'
Oct 31, 2017 9:45 AM CDT
'Safety' Feature in Self-Driving Cars Was Actually 'Pretty Scary'
Waymo thought letting passengers take over controls would be safer—but it wasn't
- When Waymo, Alphabet's self-driving car division that started in 2009 as a Google initiative, decided to offer an autopilot "out" for passengers—meaning they could take over the vehicle's controls if a dangerous situation arose—it seemed like a practical and needed feature. But the company's...
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