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Ex-Google worker charged with stealing secrets sold to Uber

A former Google engineer was charged Tuesday with stealing closely guarded secrets that he later sold to Uber as the ride-hailing service scrambled to catch up in the high-stakes race …


Waymo teams up with Renault, Nissan on robotaxis outside U.S.

Google’s driverless car spinoff joins forces with Renault, Nissan to work on its first ride-hailing service outside the U.S.


Waymo bringing self-driving trucks to Phoenix area freeways

Waymo announced Wednesday that its self-driving tractor-trailers will start driving on freeways this week and will expand to more routes over time.


Google self-driving unit Waymo picks Detroit factory site

Google’s self-driving car spinoff Waymo says it will reopen an axle plant in Detroit to convert conventional vehicles so they can drive autonomously.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 7:31 p.m.

Google self-driving spinoff Waymo to put factory in Michigan to produce autonomous cars

Google’s self-driving car spinoff Waymo said Tuesday it will bring a factory to Michigan, creating up to 400 jobs at what it describes as the world’s first plant “100 percent” …


Waymo One, the first commercial robotaxi service, is now picking up passengers in Arizona

Robot cars are now officially a real business. Waymo on Wednesday launched a commercial robot ride-hailing service in Arizona called Waymo One.


Waymo’s self-driving car service to include 62,000 minivans

A self-driving car service that Google spinoff Waymo plans to launch later this year in Arizona will include up to 62,000 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans.


Waymo to buy 20,000 Jaguars for robotic ride-hailing service

Self-driving car pioneer Waymo will buy up to 20,000 electric vehicles from Jaguar Land Rover to help realize its vision for a robotic ride-hailing service.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 1:19 p.m.

Uber to pay $245 million to settle Waymo’s theft allegations

Uber has settled a lawsuit alleging that it ripped off self-driving car technology from Google’s autonomous vehicle division.


UPDATED: Mon., June 26, 2017, 10:54 a.m.

Avis teams up with Google parent on self-driving car program

Avis is teaming up with Waymo on a self-driving car program.


Waymo, Lyft to team up on self-driving vehicles

Waymo, the self-driving car company owned by Google’s parent Alphabet Inc., and Lyft Inc. are teaming up to road test autonomous cars in a potential challenge to Uber Technologies Inc.


Dispute heats up between Uber, Waymo over self-driving technology

Self-driving car company Waymo asked a judge to bar Uber from continuing to make or use self-driving technology that the company claims was stolen by former employees, according to court …