Google spinoff Waymo new patents for self-driving car

Google spinoff Waymo patents self-driving car

If someone was going to whack you in the head with a turkey drumstick, would you want the drumstick to be frozen or thawed? Clearly, you’d want the thawed drumstick because it would have more give. The same principle more or less underlies a new self-driving car patent from Google spinoff Waymo. One of the strongest arguments in favor of rapid development of self-driving cars is the reduction in roadway carnage they will likely bring.

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Tim Cook Confirms Apple Is Working on Self-Driving Cars

Tim Cook Confirms Apple Is Working on Self-Driving Cars

Apple CEO Tim Cook has finally confirmed that Apple is working on self-driving car technology.

Apple’s work in the automotive space has been a closely guarded secret for many years but Cook told Bloomberg earlier this month that Apple has been quietly working on self-driving cars behind closed doors.

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Lyft teams up with NuTonomy to put ‘thousands’ of self-driving cars on the road

Lyft teams up with NuTonomy to put ‘thousands’ of self-driving cars on the road

Lyft announced a new partnership today with Boston-based self-driving car startup NuTonomy to eventually put “thousands” of on-demand, autonomous vehicles on the road. In the meantime, the two companies said they intend to launch a limited pilot in Boston within the next few months, in which Lyft users will be able to hail one of NuTonomy’s driverless vehicles by using Lyft’s app.

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