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Waymo Must Release Robot Car Safety Record, Consumer Watchdog Says

Waymo Must Release Robot Car Safety Record, Consumer Watchdog Says autonomous vehicle urban mobility

Before It Uses Riders as Human Guinea Pigs in Arizona SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Waymo, must publicly release key information about its robot cars’ driving records in Arizona before it turns the vehicles loose on Phoenix streets and uses passengers as human guinea pigs, Consumer Watchdog said today. The nonpartisan, nonprofit public interest group added that the

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Ola-Google launches Progressive Web App to Expand Ride-hailing Reach across India

Ola-Google launches Progressive Web App to Expand Ride-hailing Reach across India connectivity urban mobility

the first ride-hailing app in the APAC region that is using PWA technology This positions Ola uniquely for long-term, transformational growth in important secondary cities across India, enabling platform access to millions of more users. Bangalore, India – 18 May, 2017 – Ola, India’s most popular mobile app for transportation, today announced the launch of its Progressive Web App (PWA), a lightweight

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RE.WORK Global Deep Learning Summit Coming to Singapore this April

SINGAPORE, March 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Following the success of their Global Deep Learning Series, RE.WORK is pleased to announce its 11thGlobal Deep Learning Summit in Singapore. Taking place on 27-28 April 2017, it will be the second edition held in Asia. The event will host 30 extraordinary speakers, amongst whom are representatives from Google, P&G, DeepMind and Facebook. RE.WORK will bring together more than

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Self-Driving Car Disengagement Reports Show Technology is Not Road Ready

California Department of Motor Vehicles today released Disengagement Reports from Companies testing self driving cars on California’s public roads. These Reports indicate the self-driving technology is not ready to be deployed without human drivers behind a steering wheel who can take control when the self-driving technology fails, Consumer Watchdog said. “Despite the self-serving hype of the manufacturers, robot technology simply isn’t

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Freedonia Drones Expert Weighs in as Alphabet Drops Coffee Delivery Drones Plan

Alphabet, the parent company of Google, recently scrapped plans to partner with Starbucks to deliver coffee using drones.  Alphabet had previously tested delivery of the coffee chain’s products as part of its Project Wing pilot program.  The tests used hybrid vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) drones that hover in place and lower their cargo to the ground on a rope. According to Bloomberg.com,

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Google Waze Expands Ride-Sharing Service

Alphabet Inc. ’s Google has quietly opened its Waze ride-sharing service to San Francisco-area users, expanding a pilot program and confirming the company’s interest in the lucrative ride-hailing industry. Smartphone users in the San Francisco area now can download a mobile app called Waze Rider to request rides to and from work from drivers using Google’s popular Waze navigation app.

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Google Adds Transport Planning & Analytics Startup to Maps

Early this week, the transportation analytics startup Urban Engines announced that it will become part of Google Maps. Urban Engines is primarily focused on route analytics for urban planning, delivery, and commuting, using what it refers to as its “space/time engine” to simulate routes and scenarios and streamline urban transportation. Urban Engines’ flagship product is a transportation emulator that lets

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Compare Ride Hailing Pricing on Google Maps

On Thursday, Google announced it is adding additional ride hailing partners to its Maps feature. Previously, only Uber was included in Maps, but now Lyft and Gett (in New York City) will appear side by side with Uber information. Now ride hailing customers will be able to see quotes from other services and choose the one that costs less. Until

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Burritos Delivery Drones

Google parent Alphabet Inc. plans this month to use drones to deliver burritos to a small number of staff and students at Virginia Tech, a limited test of the tech giant’s ambitious plans to quicken deliveries with unmanned aircraft. In the tests, drones from Alphabet’s research lab, X, will ferry burritos from a Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. food truck to

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