Waymo’s self-driving cars no longer require a safety driver in San Francisco

A Waymo self-driving car successfully completed a trip in San Francisco on Wednesday without a safety driver for the first time. The trip saw a Jaguar I-Pace fitted with Waymo’s self-driving system pick up an employee to get their morning coffee and then take them to work. Waymo’s self-driving cars have been providing lifts to …

Geely’s Zeekr to build shuttles for Waymo self-driving service

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo unit will add an electric shuttle built by Zeekr to its U.S. fleet, the self-driving technology company said on Tuesday. Waymo’s fleet currently relies on Chrysler Pacifica minivans and Jaguar I-Pace crossovers, though unlike those vehicles, which were originally designed to be driven by a human for private use, the Zeekr shuttle …

Ex-Google engineer charged for trade secrets theft

Anthony Levandowski, the former Google employee at the center of the tech giant’s legal feud with Uber, has been indicted on 33 criminal charges by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California. Levandowski, 39, is accused of stealing trade secrets from Google’s self-driving car division, Waymo, and transferring them to Uber …