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Waymo to Build Autonomous Cars in Michigan

Google’s Waymo self-driving car division has announced plans to build a plant in Michigan to transform vehicles into autonomous cars for its ride service business, according to an article by Reuters.

Self-Driving Cars Experience Attacks in Arizona

Waymo vans have been pelted with rocks, and drivers have repeatedly tried to run the vehicles off the road or threatened the emergency backup drivers riding inside, according to police reports.

Waymo Self-Driving Vehicle Would Have Avoided Pedestrian Killed by Uber Car, CEO Says

The head of Google spinoff Waymo said the March 18 collision that killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Ariz., might not have happened if it had been a Waymo autonomous vehicle instead of an Uber car.

Fiat Chrysler to Supply Thousands of Pacifica Hybrid Minivans to Waymo for Driverless Ride-Hailing Service

Fiat Chrysler announced an agreement to supply thousands of Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans to Waymo to support the launch of the world’s first driverless ride-hailing service.

Waymo Begins Testing Fully Driverless Vehicles on Public Roads

“After more than eight years of development, we’re taking the next step toward unlocking the potential of fully self-driving technology,” the company said. “Starting now, Waymo’s fully self-driving vehicles  –  our safest, most advanced vehicles on the road today – are test-driving on public roads, without anyone in the driver’s seat.

Waymo Poised to Become Largest Autonomous Vehicle Company by 2030

Alphabet spinoff Waymo is poised to lead the way in the development of driverless vehicles.

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Waymo Adds 500 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivans to Self-Driving Program

Fiat Chrysler announced that Waymo will add 500 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans to its self-driving program.

Google Spinoff Waymo Accuses Uber of Stealing its Driverless Vehicle Technology

Waymo claims that Uber and Otto – a self-driving-truck startup that Uber acquired in August 2016 – stole Waymo’s intellectual property to avoid the “risk, time and expense of independently developing their own technology.”

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FCA Delivers 100 Uniquely Built Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivans to Waymo for Self-Driving Test Fleet

The vehicles are currently being outfitted with Waymo’s fully self-driving technology, including a purpose-built computer and a suite of sensors, telematics and other systems, and will join Waymo’s self-driving test fleet in early 2017.