Los Angeles: Waymo launches ‘milestone’ paid robotaxi service

Waymo yesterday launched its paid robotaxi service in Los Angeles. The company announced details for its service in Los Angeles in January as it sought state regulatory approval and local support. Within the last year, Waymo has offered free “tour” rides in Los Angeles, and last month, it received regulatory approval to expand to a paid service, despite pushback from the […]

Waymo offering free driverless rides in Los Angeles

Google’s driverless car sister company, Waymo, has announced it is expanding its driverless operation, with rides starting in an area of Los Angeles. It will begin its expansion by offering rides in a 63 square mile area from Santa Monica to Downtown LA, scaling operations over time. These initial rides will be free, and with […]

California Public Utilities Commission approves Waymo expansion plan

Waymo can expand its robotaxi service to the Peninsula and Los Angeles, state regulators said Friday. NBC Bay Area is reporting. The company’s driverless ride-hailing operations launched last year in San Francisco. “We’re grateful to the CPUC for this vote of confidence in our operations, which paves the way for the deployment of our commercial Waymo One […]

Waymo’s Los Angeles rollout put on hold

Google’s driverless vehicle sister company Waymo has had plans to expand into Los Angeles paused due to “public safety concerns”. The Daily Mail reports the California Public Utilities Commission’s decision comes a week after Waymo admitted that two of its self-driving taxis crashed into the same lorry in Arizona back in December. “Since Waymo has […]

Waymo issues driverless recall after double collision with lorry

Google’s driverless vehicle sister company Waymo has announced it has voluntarily filed a recall report with America’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for software that was previously on its fleet, after two cars crashed with the same lorry in Phoenix, Arizona last year. Waymo says it has chosen to issue the recall after consultation with […]

Watch – Driverless car burnt out by vandals in San Francisco

A Waymo autonomous vehicle has been burnt out after being set on fire by a group of people in San Francisco. The local NBC affiliate TV station reports the vehicle was travelling in the Chinatown area of the city on Saturday night when it was surrounded by about 10 to 15 people. Several social media […]

Driverless vehicle collides with cyclist in San Francisco

A driverless vehicle operated by Google’s sister company Waymo has collided with a cyclist in San Francisco. The crash is making headlines in the city after a crash between a General Motors-owned Cruise vehicle and a pedestrian there last autumn. In this case, the San Francisco Standard reports the cyclist suffered injuries that were not […]

Waymo plans Los Angeles expansion

Google’s driverless vehicle sister company Waymo has asked Californian authorities for permission to expand its driverless service to Los Angeles. US News reports that Waymo, which is operating in San Francisco, would be able to offer driverless rides by invitatation if the permisssion were granted. In a post on X, Waymo stated: We’ve applied to […]

Stranded driverless car calls for help because door wasn’t shut

Footage has been shared of a Waymo driverless car repeatedly asking for help from passers by to shut a back door so it could move. KemeraOne reports it sat outside a building in San Francisco, California on January 13 repeating the request until bystanders attempt to close it. Watch it here: https://www.msn.com/en-ca/video/watch/stuck-driverless-taxi-asks-bystanders-to-close-its-door/vi-AA1naMRu?ocid=socialshare#details (Picture – Waymo)

Waymo planning driverless freeway trips

Google’s driverless division Waymo has announced plans to begin testing its fully autonomous passenger cars without a human driver on freeways in Arizona. It says that, just as it has taken a phased approach to rolling out technology and operations in the past, it will continue to deploy in a step-by-step manner, first providing rider-only […]


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