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Waymo Gets the OK for a Commercial Driverless Ride-Hailing Service

A Waymo, customized Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, used for Google's autonomous vehicle program near the company's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. (Getty Images)

Waymo, a unit of Alphabet Inc., got a permit in late January from the Arizona Department of Transportation to operate as a Transportation Network Company, according to Ryan Harding, a spokesman at the state agency.

Alistair Barr | Bloomberg News
February 16, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Analysis: Driverless Cars Could Save American Lives

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Rural roads are the most dangerous in the country. Making them safer is a matter of public health.

Nathaniel Bullard | Bloomberg News
February 16, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

How Cities in the San Francisco Bay Area are Paving the Way for Our Autonomous Car Future

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SAN FRANCISCO — Within two to three years, bicyclists in Emeryville and Los Gatos will be able to download an app to get more green lights at intersections. Patients at the Veterans Administration Palo Alto Medical Center will be hopping on an autonomous shuttle for appointments.

Erin Baldassari | East Bay Times
February 16, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Russian Self-Driving Car Takes on Snow and Sub-Zero Conditions

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Apple Inc.’s engineers are used to the balmy conditions of California. No such luck for those at Yandex NV, Russia’s largest internet company, who posted footage of its self-driving car on public roads in icy conditions after a recent snowstorm.

Ilya Khrennikov | Bloomberg News
February 16, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Maersk's CEO Can't Imagine Self-Sailing Box Ships in His Lifetime

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The CEO of the world’s biggest shipping company says it’s unlikely container vessels will operate without humans in his lifetime.

Christian Wienberg | Bloomberg News
February 16, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

'Cars Are to Us What Books Are to Amazon,’ Uber CEO Says

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Speaking at a conference in San Francisco, Uber Technologies Inc. CEO Dara Khosrowshahi rattled through the company’s ambitions: food delivery, freight, autonomous vehicles and even buses and bikes.

Eric Newcomer | Bloomberg News
February 15, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

In the Debate on Who Will Own Autonomous Cars, Hyundai Picks Uber

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As Google’s Waymo, General Motors Co. and others race to bring driverless automobiles to showrooms, the argument over who will buy cars in the technology era is getting louder.

Sohee Kim | Bloomberg News
February 14, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Autonomous Cars May Cut Workplace Deaths, Official Says

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Transportation-related workplace injuries might be slashed over time as autonomous vehicles become more common, state leaders said at a workshop in Springfield, Ohio, on Feb. 13.

Matt Sanctis | Dayton (Ohio) Daily News
February 14, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Google Lobbying Shifts to Transport

A Waymo, customized Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, used for Google's autonomous vehicle program near the company's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. (Getty Images)

Google’s gravest threat is probably a regulatory crackdown on its lucrative search engine, and there’s a resurgent drumbeat about its size and power in Washington. If the company’s worried, that’s not showing up in its lobbying activity.

Mark Bergen | Bloomberg News
February 14, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

With Waymo Settlement, Uber CEO Clears the Way for Company’s Future

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It’s a paradox: How can paying a quarter of a billion dollars to a rival and issuing an apology be considered a win?

Carolyn Said | San Francisco Chronicle
February 13, 2018

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