31 May 2021
Autonomous Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) is 2-3 Years Away, For Real
"Autonomous cars will be here in 2 years" has been a standard sentence from the industry for the past 5 years or so. Now there is good reason to expect autonomous ride-hailing services to hit our roads within 3 years. So, what has happened in the last year in the world of autonomy to give this confidence boost?
13 Apr 2021
COVID-19 as a Driver in Autonomy
Last years pandemic sent shockwaves through the automotive industry and will certainly have had in impact on the future of the industry. In this article technology analyst Dr James Jeffs reviews the impact that COVID-19 has had on level 4+ mobility as a service testing and key players. Top autonomous players such as Waymo and Cruise are considered and their progress last year reviewed. The major players are grouped according to their progress and technology maturity and predictions are made about the outlook of autonomous testing during the remainder of 2021.
29 Oct 2020
Daimler Trucks & Waymo: Development of Autonomous Sae Level 4 Trucks
Daimler Trucks and Waymo partner on the development of autonomous SAE Level 4 trucks. Their initial effort will combine Waymo's industry-leading automated driver technology with a unique version of Daimler's Freightliner Cascadia, to enable autonomous driving.
21 Oct 2020
Waymo Opens Fully Driverless Service to General Public in Phoenix
Five years ago this month, Steve Mahan, the retired director of the Santa Clara Valley Blind Center, who lost his sight years before, took the world's first ride in a self-driving car on public roads. Since that first ride Waymo has been hard at work to bring the Waymo Driver to more and more people.
30 Mar 2020
Mobile Robots: Coronavirus Pushes Logistic Automation up the Agenda
Recent developments bring into focus the motivation, and at times the imperative, to increase automation in the logistics and delivery chain. IDTechEx have been examining the technological and commercial trends in this field for several years.
13 Dec 2019
How Close are we to Autonomous Cars?
In the past decade, progress continues in the development and deployment of autonomous driving technologies. IDTechEx forecasts that autonomous car and mobitliy services will become a $2.5 trillion market by 2040.
9 Dec 2019
A $250Bn Revolution: Mobile Robots and Autonomous Vehicles in Delivery
Automation in the delivery/logistic and warehousing/fulfilment chain is a growing market. A particularly exciting subset of this is the use of mobile robots, drones, and autonomous vehicles for automation of movement-based tasks.
20 Nov 2019
Waymo LLC offer lidar modules.
9 Oct 2019
Waymo began as the Google Self-Driving Car Project in 2009 and became a stand-alone subsidiary of Alphabet in 2016, developing autonomous mobility services.
21 Jun 2019
Exclusive agreement to initially focus on driverless mobility services
Groupe Renault, Nissan Motor Co., and Waymo have entered into an exclusive agreement for an initial period to explore all aspects of driverless mobility services for passengers and deliveries in France and Japan.