Tag: Waymo

Fiat Chrysler, Waymo to put self-driving tech in Ram vans, other vehicles

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Waymo are moving well beyond developing self-driving minivans together.

In a dramatic expansion of their 4-year-old partnership, FCA and Waymo, once known as Google’s self-driving car project, plan to fit Ram ProMaster vans with Waymo Driver, the autonomous brains behind the hundreds of Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans in Waymo’s ride-hailing fleet. Developing self-driving technology for light commercial vehicles, such as the ProMaster van, highlights the growing importance companies see in delivery services, particularly since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

But perhaps more significant for the long term in the announcement early Wednesday (late Tuesday on

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Polestar Will Build Some Sort of Ride-Hailing Robotaxi with Waymo

From Car and Driver

  • Details are noticeably sparse, but the initial announcement says Polestar, the Volvo premium electric brand, will come out with a new EV platform just for ride-hailing vehicles.
  • The automated driving technology is called Waymo Driver, and Waymo has been testing it in vehicles from a number of automakers, including Jaguar Land Rover, Nissan, and Renault.
  • You’ll be shocked to hear this, but Volvo thinks that self-driving vehicles will be safer than today’s human-piloted models.

Add Polestar to the list of companies that think Waymo has what it takes to bring us to an autonomous-vehicle future. Exactly

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