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Google self-driving spinoff Waymo to put factory in Michigan

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — 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" dedicated to the mass production... [Author: [email protected]]
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Waymo will build self-driving cars in Michigan

The company says the state has "excellent snowy conditions" for testing.
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Waymo says it will build self-driving cars in Michigan

Waymo has proposed private investments of $13.6 million to build a facility in southeast Michigan and create more than 100 jobs, potentially up to 400 jobs, the Michigan Economic Development Corp said separately on Tuesday. Waymo said the new facility would be dedicated to mass production of L4 or level 4 autonomous vehicles which can pilot themselves without a human driver under certain conditions.
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Waymo Promises New Auto Jobs in Michigan

Alphabet’s self-driving arm, Waymo, announced plans for a Michigan expansion on Tuesday. The company is currently seeking a location in the southeast section of the state and intends to hire up to 400 employees over the next five years. According to a corporate blog post, the new new hires will be tasked with installing autonomous […] The post Waymo Promises New Auto Jobs in Michigan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Waymo plans to open a self-driving car factory in Michigan

Waymo and Magna plan to build thousands of self-driving cars at a factory in southeast Michigan, including autonomous versions of the all-electric Jaguar I-PACE and Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan. Waymo, the former Google self-driving project that spun out to become a business under Alphabet, announced Tuesday that the Michigan Economic Development Corporation voted to approve the company’s plan to set up a manufacturing facility in the state to build its self-driving vehicles. The MEDC ...
Tags: Google, Tech, Companies, X, Austria, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Fca, Transport, Chrysler, Jaguar, Jaguar Land Rover, Michigan, Self-driving Cars, Emerging-technologies, John Krafcik


Waymo is opening a $13.6 million self-driving car facility in the Detroit area

Waymo, Google's self-driving car spinoff, will invest $13.6 million in the Detroit area to revamp a facility that will outfit cars with self-driving features. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation granted Waymo, based in Mountain View, California, $8 million for the facility.  Waymo said the company picked Southeastern Michigan because of its "excellent snowy conditions" and local talent.   Michigan boasts more  connected and automated vehicle projects than any other state, accordin...
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Google’s self-driving unit Waymo to put factory in Michigan

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Google’s autonomous vehicle unit Waymo says it plans to bring a factory to Michigan. Waymo made the announcement Tuesday after the state’s economic development board approved an $8 million incentive grant. The state says the $13.6 million project will create 100 new jobs and potentially 300 more later. Waymo says it […]
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2 dealmakers named David: Uber and Lyft's expected IPOs will trigger competition at Google's in-house VC firms (GOOGL, GOOG)

Uber and Lyft have both confidentially filed for IPOs with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and are expected to go public in 2019. While the ride-hailing competitors have dueling IPOs, Google's parent company Alphabet stands to gain no matter who fares better. Alphabet has substantial investments in both Uber and Lyft through its two venture capital arms, GV and CapitalG. The 2019 tech IPO line up has promised plenty of side-choosing as ride hailing rivals Lyft and Uber prep for duelin...
Tags: Apple, Google, Lyft, Uber, Ipo, Singapore, Softbank, Trends, David, Google Ventures, Wall Street Journal, Securities And Exchange Commission, Alphabet, Axel Springer, Comcast Ventures, Lee


In dueling Uber and Lyft IPOs, two Google dealmakers named David share competing interests (GOOGL, GOOG)

Uber and Lyft have both confidentially filed for IPOs with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and are expected to go public in 2019. While the ride-hailing competitors have dueling IPOs, Google's parent company Alphabet stands to gain no matter who fares better. Alphabet has substantial investments in both Uber and Lyft through its two venture capital arms, GV and CapitalG. The 2019 tech IPO line up has promised plenty of side-choosing as ride hailing rivals Lyft and Uber prep for duelin...
Tags: Google, Lyft, Uber, Ipo, Singapore, Softbank, Trends, David, Jeff Bezos, Google Ventures, Wall Street Journal, Securities And Exchange Commission, Alphabet, Axel Springer, Comcast Ventures, Lee


Ford and VW just announced a global alliance — the first collaborations will be commercial vans and pickup trucks (F)

Ford and VW provided details on a new alliance. Initially, the Ford and VW alliance will develop commercial vans and pickup trucks. Future collaborations could entail electric and autonomous vehicles. DETROIT — On Tuesday, Ford and Volkswagen revealed details of a global alliance.  In a joint statement, the automakers said that "Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess and Ford CEO Jim Hackett confirmed that the companies intend to develop commercial vans and medium-sized pickups for global markets begin...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Japan, Africa, US, Trends, Tesla, Vw, Ford, Volkswagen, Nissan, Detroit, Carlos Ghosn, Farley, Herbert Diess, Jim Hackett


This Could Be the World’s Single Largest Industry By 2050. Are You Ready For It?

Every so often an innovation comes along that becomes a watershed for the next 100 years. For the 21st Century, this is it. Few things are getting as much attention as driverless cars. Google’s Waymo spinoff recently announced that its driverless cars have driven over 3 million miles, rumors are floating about Apple patents for ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Future, Innovation, Autonomous Vehicles, Waymo


Man Says CES Lidar's Laser Was So Powerful It Wrecked His Camera (slashdot)

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: A man attending this week's CES show in Las Vegas says that a lidar sensor from startup AEye has permanently damaged the sensor on his $1,998 Sony camera. Earlier this week, roboticist and entrepreneur Jit Ray Chowdhury snapped photos of a car at CES with AEye's lidar units on top. He discovered that every subsequent picture he took was marred by two bright purple spots, with horizontal and vertical lines emanating from them. "I noticed that...
Tags: News, Ars Technica, Gm, Sony, Las Vegas, Alphabet, Ars, Chowdhury, BeauHD, Waymo, Luis Dussan, Jit Ray Chowdhury, Ars Technica AEye, Dussan, Ars Lidar


As more self-driving technology launches, people are growing more anxious about the supposed benefits

Self-driving cars are supposed to be safer than our current deadly streets — but reporting on the small number of autonomous crashes has consumers worried. A new report from the consulting firm Deloitte shows worries ticked up in 2019 compared to the previous years.  The authors say regulation will be key to assuaging fears and catalyzing mass adoption.  More self-driving cars than ever before are hitting the roads. But while their rollout has plenty of people excited about the autonomous fut...
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Man Says CES Lidar's Laser Was So Powerful It Wrecked His Camera

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: A man attending this week's CES show in Las Vegas says that a lidar sensor from startup AEye has permanently damaged the sensor on his $1,998 Sony camera. Earlier this week, roboticist and entrepreneur Jit Ray Chowdhury snapped photos of a car at CES with AEye's lidar units on top. He discovered that every subsequent picture he took was marred by two bright purple spots, with horizontal and vertical lines emanating from them. "I noticed that...
Tags: Tech, Ars Technica, Gm, Sony, Las Vegas, Alphabet, Ars, Chowdhury, Waymo, Luis Dussan, Jit Ray Chowdhury, Ars Technica AEye, Dussan, Ars Lidar


Mercedes-Benz showed off a bizarre-looking, self-driving concept car at CES that hints at how the company may be planning to cash in on autonomous tech

Mercedes-Benz showed off the electric, self-driving Vision Urbanetic concept at this year's International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The Vision Urbanetic concept is a self-driving platform that can be outfitted with one of two bodies depending on the occasion. One module would hold up to 12 people and the other would hold up to 10 cubic meters of cargo. Ride-hailing and product delivery could become two of the most lucrative uses of autonomous driving technology, and the Vision Urbaneti...
Tags: Google, London, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Ces, Ford, Arizona, Mercedes Benz, EQC, Waymo, Vision Urbanetic


Aurora to raise $500 mln round led by Sequoia: Recode

Sequoia Capital is leading a funding round of at least $500 million for Aurora, a self-driving car start-up, Recode reported. Aurora, founded in 2016 by Chris Urmson, one of the creators of Google’s self-driving car project that later became Waymo, is expected to be valued at more than $2 billion, the story said.
Tags: Google, Trends, Sequoia Capital, Chris Urmson, Aurora, VC Deals, Waymo


Toyota, VW and GM partner on autonomous vehicle education

Filed under: CES,Audi,GM,Toyota,Volkswagen,Autonomous The partnership is called PAVE. Waymo, Intel and AAA are in it, too.Continue reading Toyota, VW and GM partner on autonomous vehicle education Toyota, VW and GM partner on autonomous vehicle education originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 09 Jan 2019 13:13:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Tags: Autonomous, Gm, Autos, AAA, Pave, Toyota VW, Waymo, Waymo Intel, CES Audi GM Toyota Volkswagen


A newly unveiled autonomous car can read your facial expression to tell if you need help driving

Veoneer, a leading supplier of AV technologies including radar and driver-monitoring systems, is researching human-machine trust and what's needed to codify it. At CES in Las Vegas, a coalition of carmakers, tech companies and safety advocates announced a plan to address public fear of AVs with a new education campaign touting the benefits of automated vehicle technology. For automated vehicles to succeed, drivers will need to be able to trust them. But it'll be just as important for cars to...
Tags: Trends, Ces, Las Vegas, LIV, Larsson, Waymo, Veoneer, Annika Larsson Veoneer


Smooth-Driving Startup ClearMotion Gets $115M for Production Push

Auto technology startup ClearMotion says its active suspension system promising buttery-smooth rides on bumpy terrain is ready for prime time.The Boston-area business says it raised a $115 million Series D funding round led by Franklin Templeton Investments and it is working with a handful of automotive manufacturers to commercialize the product.ClearMotion developed a car suspension system it likens to noise-cancelling for potholes and the like that was based on research audio technology compa...
Tags: Deals, Microsoft, Boston, Trends, Tech, Mit, Vc, Automotive, Data Science, Venture Capital, Machine Learning, Mobility, Birmingham, Bose, Qualcomm, BRIDGESTONE


Report: Self-driving car startup Aurora is raising capital at a $2B valuation

Early last year, LinkedIn co-founder and prolific venture capital investor Reid Hoffman called Chris Urmson “ the Henry Ford of autonomous vehicles (AV).” The vote of confidence and big check from Hoffman, coupled with a team of deeply knowledgable AV entrepreneurs, has catapulted his company, Aurora Innovation, squarely into “unicorn” territory. Aurora, the developer of a full-stack self-driving software system for automobile manufacturers, is raising at least $500 million in equity f...
Tags: Google, Startups, Transportation, Uber, Linkedin, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Sydney, Venture Capital, Reid Hoffman, Sequoia Capital, Greylock Partners, Kleiner Perkins, Greylock, Intel Capital


Intel's Mobileye is taking its ready-to-go self-driving technology to China to solve public-transit problems (ITC)

Intel's Mobileye will partner with the Beijing Public Transport Corporation to bring autonomous mobility to that city's residents. "The new solution is expected to be initially deployed in 2022," Mobileye said at the Consumer Electronics Show, or CES, in Las Vegas. Mobileye is pursuing a unique role as an autonomy consultant in the self-driving race, providing solutions based on hardware, software, and safety. Unlike Tesla and General Motors' Cruise division, Intel's Mobileye self-driving uni...
Tags: Facebook, Elon Musk, China, Israel, US, Trends, Tesla, Intel, Beijing, Cruise, Ford, Gm, Ibm, Las Vegas, Itc, Chevy Colorado


Trump officials cancelled public appearances at the biggest tech show of the year over the 'optics' of attending during government shutdown, Fox Business News reports

High-powered officials in Trump's administration have pulled out of public appearances at major events thanks to the government shutdown. Business Insider has confirmed that Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao has cancelled her CES appearances, including her attendance at a big, invitational Leaders in Technology Dinner. These cancellations are reportedly due to "optics," meaning Trump officials are concerned that traveling with their staffs for speaking gigs is not a good look while the g...
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Trump officials cancelled public appearances at the biggest tech show of the year over the 'optics' of attending during government shutdown, Fox Business reports

High-powered officials in Trump's administration have pulled out of public appearances at major events thanks to the government shutdown. Business Insider has confirmed that Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao has cancelled her CES appearances, including her attendance at a big, invitational Leaders in Technology Dinner. These cancellations are reportedly due to "optics," meaning Trump officials are concerned that traveling with their staffs for speaking gigs is not a good look while the g...
Tags: Google, Fcc, Senate, Politico, San Francisco, Trends, Ces, Mitch McConnell, Fda, Las Vegas, Jeff Bezos, Fox Business Network, John Krafcik, Fox Business, Pai, Trump


Walmart taps startup Udelv to test autonomous grocery deliveries in Arizona

More autonomous vehicles are poised to descend on Arizona. This time, Walmart has signed a deal with startup Udelv to test the use of autonomous vans to deliver online grocery orders to customers. Under the agreement, Udelv will provide its second-generation autonomous delivery van, called the Newton, to Walmart to deliver groceries in Surprise, Arizona. The trial is set to begin in February, Udelv announced Tuesday at CES 2019. The Newton, which is being shown at CES, is based on  Baidu’s la...
Tags: Transportation, Texas, Technology, Cars, San Francisco, Tech, Walmart, Automotive, Arizona, Las Vegas, Self-driving Cars, Baidu, Robotics, Newton, Emerging-technologies, Chandler


An Amazon auto exec explains why Silicon Valley isn't going to destroy traditional automakers (AMZN)

Ned Curic, Amazon's vice president of Alexa automotive, previously worked at Toyota, and said Amazon and Toyota have similar cultures of innovation. Curic said he believes many automakers will thrive as electrification and autonomy become more common. Automakers are quickening the rate at which they develop software for their vehicles, Curic said, and he cited investments they have made in electric vehicles, autonomous driving technology, and mobility services as evidence that they can respond...
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An Amazon auto exec explains why Silicon Valley won't destroy traditional automakers (AMZN)

Ned Curic, Amazon's vice president of Alexa automotive, previously worked at Toyota, and he told Business Insider that Amazon and Toyota had similar cultures of innovation. Curic said he thought many automakers would thrive as electrification and autonomy became more common. Automakers are quickening the rate at which they develop software for their vehicles, Curic said, and he cited investments they had made in electric vehicles, autonomous driving technology, and mobility services as evidenc...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Trends, Tesla, Hawaii, Ford, Silicon Valley, Toyota, Volkswagen, Alexa, AMZN, Waymo, Waymo General Motors, Ned Curic Amazon, Curic, Waymo Ned Curic Amazon


Here's why a little-known autonomous trucking company is beating Tesla and Waymo in the race for driverless big rigs (TSLA, GOOGL)

TuSimple says it will have the largest self-driving trucking fleet by June, bringing its autonomous truck total to 40. The company, based in San Diego and Beijing, is beating Tesla, Waymo, and other big names in the race for driverless trucks.  According to a Morgan Stanley report, the la bor savings from implementing driverless trucks would save the industry $70 billion per year. The electric Tesla Semi has been, in part, ballyhooed for its semi-autonomous driving options; it can travel ...
Tags: Google, Trends, Tesla, Beijing, Arizona, San Diego, Price, Morgan Stanley, Volvo, San Diego California, Starsky, Waymo, Starsky Robotics, Tesla Waymo, Tesla Semi, TuSimple


Audi, Mobileye, Waymo, other top automakers unite to spread the self-driving gospel

The self-driving vehicle evangelists are uniting. A number of major automakers, technology companies and organizations with a stake in autonomous vehicles, including Audi, Aurora, Cruise, GM, Mobileye, Nvidia, Toyota, Waymo and Zoox has formed a coalition to spread the word about advanced vehicle technologies and self-driving vehicles. Their message: this tech can transform transportation and make it safer and more sustainable. The Partners for Automated Vehicle Education, or PAVE, coal...
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Robots Are Taking Some Jobs, But Not All: World Bank

Some Amazon stores have no cashiers, and Waymo is testing self-driving taxis. Are robots taking our jobs? It depends on what you do and where you do it, according to a new report by the World Bank released this week. From a report: "Advanced economies have shed industrial jobs, but the rise of the industrial sector in East Asia has more than compensated for this loss," said the report, titled "The Changing Nature of Work." That may seem like good news in a broad sense, but not to the people whos...
Tags: Amazon, Washington, Tech, World Bank, East Asia, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, Waymo, Robert Atkinson


'Pull into a secure location': Here's what Waymo tells autonomous car test drivers to do when they're threatened (GOOGL, GOOG)

There have been at least 21 incidents in Arizona over the past two years where police were notified because of people attacking Waymo vehicles or threatening their human test drivers.  According to a Waymo spokesperson, drivers who are feeling threatened on the road are instructed to find a secure location like a mall parking lot and decide whether or not to call 911.  Most drivers, however, find it easier and more effective to use the hands-free option of calling the Waymo dispatch cente...
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