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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

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.
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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.
8 Apr 2019

Visit to "SMMTConnected" event London 4 April 2019

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders SMMT is the well-run UK trade association for the automotive industry. Its conference and exhibition involved about 600 people and it was extremely positive and informative.
28 Jan 2019

Smart Cities International Symposium Report January 22-24 Chicago

This 40 person event had many good speakers and interactions IDTechEx Chairman Dr Peter Harrop reports on his findings.
28 Jan 2019

Smart Cities are not Data Centric Any More

It is now clear that smart cities can be zero emission, quiet and make all their own clean water, food and electricity.
23 Jan 2019

Highlights of "Future of Mobility Chicago USA" January 22 2019

This one day session with about 40 people was a precursor to the two day Smart Cities international Symposium that directly followed.
19 Nov 2018

Walmart and Ford test grocery delivery with self driving cars

Walmart is partnering with Ford to explore delivery with autonomous vehicle technology.
21 Aug 2018


1 Jun 2018

Waymo orders 62,000 Chrysler Pacificas

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Waymo announced they will expand their partnership with an agreement to add up to 62,000 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans to Waymo's self-driving fleet.
26 Dec 2017

Trov and Waymo partner to launch insurance for ride-hailing

Waymo, formerly Google's Self-Driving Car Project, is the first company in the world with a fully self-driving fleet on public roads today. In November, Waymo announced that it would launch a commercial ride-hailing service to members of the public in Phoenix, Arizona in 2018.