Google's Mass-Purchase Of Chrysler Pacifica Hybrids Could Mean $465 Million In Federal Tax Credits

Waymo, the self-driving car spinoff of Google, made a big splash last week by announcing it struck a deal with Fiat Chrysler to add 62,000 Chrysler Pacficia hybrid minivans to its upcoming fleet of autonomous taxis. Turns out, the move could have a big impact not only on Waymo’s bottom line but also potential buyers…

Someone Stole A Trailer From Google's Waymo And Police Can't Find It

If you consider the massive amount of data Google has gathered on the world around you, it might be surprising—maybe reassuring?—to learn the company can’t track down something as simple as a trailer. But that’s indeed the case: Since January, Michigan police have been trying to locate a car hauler stolen from Waymo,…

Google Minivan In 'Autonomous Mode' Involved In Crash In Arizona (Update: Waymo Says Van Was Actually In 'Manual Mode')

A self-driving minivan belonging to Google’s self-driving car unit, Waymo, was involved in a crash in Chandler, Arizona on Friday. The aftermath looks brutal. (Update: In a statement to the press, Waymo says the self-driving Pacifica was actually in “manual mode” just before the crash. This conflicts with the police…

Google's Waymo Shows Off Video Of Driverless Car Passengers Texting And Yawning

Last month, Arizona officials OK’d a plan by Google’s self-driving car unit Waymo to operate the first driverless ride-hailing service in the U.S. Now, the company’s showing off what the passenger experience will be like when that service launches later this year. It’s a small, wild glimpse of the future.

The Big Trial Between Uber And Google Over Self-Driving Car Tech Starts Today 

After a year of legal jockeying, a high-profile trial between ride-hailing company Uber and Google’s self-driving car unit Waymo is finally kicking off Monday. The case centers on whether Uber advanced its self-driving car program by relying on autonomous tech files allegedly stolen from Google. Here’s what you need…

Waymo's Insurance Plan For Drivers Doesn't Answer Who's To Blame Yet

While automakers and tech developers race to deploy fully-autonomous cars on the road, one question that’s still being worked out is who’s liable in the event of a crash. Google’s self-driving car unit, Waymo, delivered one possible answer on Tuesday: it’s teaming up with an insurance provider to cover everything from…