Phoenix is the first place Waymo launched a public ride-hail service with no human behind the wheel over two years ago. Waymo is taking the next step by initiating the industry’s first-ever paid trips to and from an airport, with an autonomous specialist present for now, at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, starting November 1.
Shares of Mobileye Global Inc. rose by nearly 38% in its return to Wall Street on Wednesday after raising $861 million in an initial public offering that topped its price targets. In one of the biggest IPOs of the year, Intel Corp.’s self-driving technology unit sold 41 million shares at $21 a piece. Mobileye shares rose as high as $29.85 a piece in before closing at $28.907 on Wednesday.
Ride-hailers will soon be all alone when they hop into one of Waymo’s white electric Jaguars for a trip through downtown Phoenix. Starting Aug. 30, passengers who have become Waymo One Trusted Testers — the autonomous vehicle company’s name for its early research users — will be able to use “rider-only mode” to get around. Up until now, the cars have operated with a company specialist in the driver seat.
Uber Freight and Waymo Via today announced a long-term, strategic partnership to connect their technologies and deploy autonomous trucks at scale on the Uber Freight network. This partnership brings together the power of Waymo’s autonomous driving technology with the scale of Uber Freight’s network and leading marketplace technology, unlocking a roadmap for the thoughtful and […]
Waymo, Alphabet’s autonomous vehicle company operating in the Valley, has officially opened up its Phoenix service to a small group of test riders following its recent expansion into the capital city. Phoenix residents are now eligible to become Waymo One Trusted Testers, the company’s name for its early research riders. The company is offering rides around downtown, stretching north to Camelback and 44th Street to the east.
Autonomous driving company Waymo — which has been operating in the East Valley for several years — is gearing up to expand its driverless cars into downtown Phoenix. The program is a taxi service that gives customers rides in driverless cars, including all-electric Jaguar I-PACE vehicles as well as Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivans. The company’s Jaguar vehicles have already been seen in recent weeks taking measurements in downtown and midtown Phoenix.
Arizona’s culture of innovation and entrepreneurship, vibrant workforce and business-friendly environment create opportunities for strategic investment that bring jobs and capital to the state. This is not by accident. Arizona’s leaders and policymakers have prioritized economic development, ensuring the state is positioned to meet the needs of the tech and advanced manufacturing industries.
Self-driving has become more than just a term that will be used some day in our state. We already are sharing the road with cars, vans and trucks that carry us and our payloads. And such progress in a short period already is prompting ideas of what is to come in our future.
Honeywell’s latest efforts demonstrate its technological capabilities in both hardware and software for the markets of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and urban air mobility (UAM)—a new breed of electric or hybrid-electric aircraft that can take off and land vertically. The lab, which resembles a conceptual UAM vehicle flight deck, is the first of its kind to demonstrate actual fly-by-wire controls and vehicle avionics integrated in a lab setting.
In 2018, Governor Ducey created the Institute of Automated Mobility (IAM). Led by the Arizona Commerce Authority—the state’s leading economic development organization—this consortium includes experts from private industry, government and academia working together to advance research in automated vehicle science, safety and policy. This unique Arizona collaboration is driving the future of transportation.