Tag: Waymo

Waymo CEO John Krafcik Steps Down From Alphabet’s Self-Driving Division

John Krafcik has stepped down as chief executive officer of Waymo, Alphabet’s self-driving vehicle division. Krafcik has led Waymo for five and a half years and was instrumental in securing agreements with the likes of Jaguar Land Rover, Stellantis, Volvo, and Daimler. Last year, he also helped secure more than $2.25 billion for the company […]

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Elon Musk Hits Back At Waymo CEO, Claiming Tesla Has “Better AI Hardware And Software”

It was only a matter of time before Elon Musk to responded to the recent comments made by Waymo’s CEO John Krafcik on Tesla’s Autopilot. Musk went on Twitter saying: “To my surprise, Tesla has better AI hardware & software than Waymo (money)”, highlighting the budget of the Google-owned technology company. Krafcik previously said in […]

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Tesla Will Never Achieve Full Autonomy With Autopilot, Says Waymo Boss

Waymo CEO John Krafcik said that Tesla’s “full self-driving” system is not the right approach towards a fully autonomous vehicle. “It is a misconception that you can simply develop a driver-assistance system further until one day you can magically jump to a fully autonomous driving system,” Krafcik said during an interview with Manager Magazin. Tesla’s […]

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Waymo To Stop Calling Their Technology “Self-Driving,” Criticizes Automakers Who Do

As autonomous driving technology becomes more prevalent, the distinctions between various systems are increasingly important. SAE International has been a driving force behind this as their definitions for automation were first released in 2014. They’ve been updated since then, and now range from relatively ‘dumb’ cars at Level 0 to fully autonomous Level 5 vehicles that […]

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Daimler Trucks Teams Up With Waymo To Develop Level 4 Autonomous Trucks

Daimler Trucks has signed a global strategic partnership with Waymo to deploy autonomous SAE L4 technology. Initially, the collaboration between the two companies will materialize in a self-driving Freightliner Cascadia truck from Daimler Trucks North America featuring Waymo’s automated driver technology. The autonomous Freightliner Cascadia truck, equipped with the Waymo Driver, will be available to […]

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Volvo Car Group And Waymo Team Up To Develop Self-Driving Vehicles

Volvo Car Group and Waymo have established a strategic partnership that will see the Google-owned self-driving tech company become the car manufacturer’s exclusive L4 (Level 4) partner. The deal includes Volvo Car Group’s strategic affiliates Polestar and Lynk & Co International, which will benefit from Waymo’s technology as well. Obviously, Volvo Car Group is not […]

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Waymo Starts Building Autonomous Vehicles In Its Detroit Plant

Waymo recently started outfitting its self-driving prototypes at its new plant in Detroit. Speaking at the Forbes Under 30 Summitt, Waymo’s chief executive, John Krafcik, dubbed the site, which has already outfitted 30 Jaguar I-Pace SUVs with its autonomous driving technologies, “the world’s first dedicated autonomous plant.” These prototypes are now in California for development […]

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