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Self-driving Vehicles

Self-driving Vehicles

Waymo, Cruise, and Uber stop self-driving taxi services and tests amid coronavirus outbreak

Ride hailing companies like Waymo, Uber, and Cruise are suspending self-driving tests that have human drivers in an attempt to help curtail the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Waymo, Alphabet‘s self-driving division, announced yesterday that it would pause its self-driving taxi services in Phoenix, Arizona, Reuters reports. Its fully autonomous services…
bubmag
March 18, 2020
Self-driving Vehicles

Uber and scores of VCs are investing millions into trucking innovation — but little is going toward self-driving trucks, despite the hype around them. Here’s why.

Technologists and big spenders in America's $800 billion trucking industry are investing in new types of trucking software — but not much in self-driving trucks.That's because the likelihood that self-driving trucks will be realized in the coming decade is diminishing further and further, making it a lesser focus for big…
bubmag
March 7, 2020