Waymo’s Attempt To Sell Autonomous Sensors Dies On The Vine

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Wed, 08 Sep 2021 16:34:24 +0000

Waymo was formed on incorrect premises, used the wrong approaches, flailed, and is failing. Selling sensors that were too expensive so no one bought any was par for the course.

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Riding In A Waymo Robotaxi Is Super Boring (And Exciting!)

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Thu, 02 Sep 2021 03:50:11 +0000

Waymo just recently launched its robotaxi service in San Francisco. Before this launch, Waymo robotaxis have just been in commercial service in the Phoenix area. We highlighted one odd scenario several months back, but in doing so, we basically fell victim to a time-old media problem — covering something because it’s odd/unusual while ignoring or […]

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Waymo Enters San Francisco

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2021 04:20:30 +0000

There are other big players in the autonomous driving world, and we’ve covered several of them quite a bit, but there are really two names that stand out above the rest — and they’re taking very different approaches. I’m talking about Waymo and Tesla, of course. Whether it’s planned or organically ironic, just after Tesla […]

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Semi-Autonomous & Autonomous Driving Systems In Cars Today & Tomorrow — From Fiat 500e To Tesla

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 09 Jul 2021 11:32:27 +0000

In our most recent episode of CleanTech Talk, I talked with Chanan Bos, CleanTechnica‘s Director of Digital Media. Last week, I published our chat about automobile infotainment systems. This next portion of our discussion covered autonomous and semi-autonomous driving systems. Chanan started off by highlighting that there are multiple different types of semi-autonomous driving systems […]

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Tesla’s Andrej Karpathy Gives A Keynote At CVPO 2021 Workshop On Autonomous Driving

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2021 21:44:33 +0000

The Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) held its 2021 Workshop on Autonomous Driving (WAD) virtually and Tesla’s Senior Director of AI, Andrej Karpathy, was one of many keynote speakers. The video is a bit over 8 hours, but you can listen to Karpathy’s part starting right here. In the video, Karpathy talks […]

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Waymo & J.B. Hunt Team Up To Bring Autonomous Freight Trucks To Texas

Credit to Author: Jonny Tiernan| Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2021 19:05:57 +0000

Autonomous driving technology company Waymo has teamed up with Arkansas-based transportation logistics company J.B. Hunt for a pilot project designed to test the use of Waymo’s autonomous driving in moving freight. Texas has been selected as the state to trial the collaboration in. Waymo will use its Class 8 autonomous trucks to transport goods between […]

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Waymo Self-Driving Taxi Goes Rogue, Blocking Traffic & Evading Capture

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Fri, 14 May 2021 02:02:17 +0000

YouTuber JJRicks Studios has shared a video of a Waymo self-driving taxi that woke up and chose chaos. The vehicle blocked traffic and evaded capture, and JJ rode in the backseat throughout the whole ordeal. The ride started in the parking lot. As he sat in the back, JJ said, “There’s lots of interesting turns […]

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Public Fear of Autonomous Vehicles: A Problem We Can’t Just Ignore

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Thu, 06 May 2021 16:35:10 +0000

Autonomous Vehicles in Fiction When I was in high school, I was fortunate to have a few English teachers who were interested in dystopian science fiction. Automated vehicle systems weren’t a big topic of conversation in the 90s and 00s. In fact, they weren’t a thing people really talked about at all once Knight Rider […]

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Tesla’s Transformation From Automaker To A Leader In Artificial Intelligence

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2021 03:53:01 +0000

A few days before the Q1 2021 Tesla Earnings Call, CEO Elon Musk touched upon the idea of Tesla as a leader in artificial intelligence. He replied to a meme shared by @Billhuang688 that asked, “What if I told you that Tesla will become the largest AI company in the world?” Elon noted that Tesla […]

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Former Google Self-Driving Chief Trolls Tesla Hard: “We Were Doing Better In 2010”

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2021 08:04:30 +0000

Wowza — that’s a top-tier troll to start the weekend. This autonomous driving space is getting especially saucy in 2021. There have been hot comments and battles in logic (ahem, lidar) in the past in this field, but recent snipes from Waymo CEO (until just this month) John Krafcik, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, and now […]

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