Eminent self-driving vehicle engineer Anthony Levandowski yesterday confirmed that he would plead guilty to stealing sensitive documents from Google with the aim of benefitting his new employers at Uber.
Cushman & Wakefield Mexico and Central America received the CEO and President of the USGB, Mahesh Ramanujam at their facilities in Mexico City, who gave a speech to the community of institutional developers in the region about trends and innovations for the real estate industry.
No matter what the future brings to transportation, be it electric scooters, flying cars, or autonomous vehicles, Alphabet wants to be a part of it. Recently, The Financial Time reported that Alphabet, Google's parent company, is investing in Lime, an electric scooter startup, as their venture capital portion, Google Ventures, led the funding round. This reveals a focus for Alphabet, a high number of investments in vehicle companies that could easily be apart of the way transportation is conducted in the future. “Not only is Alphabet interested in this space, it already is a superpower in transportation,” Mike Ramsey, a
Alphabet, the parent company to Google, has participated in a $300 million funding round for Lime, an electric scooter company that has received a lot of criticism from both residents and officials in San Francisco. Lime has already gotten large amounts of investment from Google Ventures, and it was recently reporting that Alphabet also invested a similar amount but no exact monetary figures were disclosed. Critics of Lime's system, and companies doing similar ventures, have described the electric scooters as 'a nightmare'. The investment continues to show how important transportation is to Alphabet, and their efforts to push past
Waymo is hoping to take their operation past just the United States, and they'll need to find a whole lot of cars. It was recently reported that a spin-off from Waymo conducting in Europe will certainly need "a large number" of vehicles. Though John Krafcik, Waymo's CEO, didn't give a specific number and left it as a need for quite a lot of inventory. The autonomous vehicle start-up that spawned from the Google parent company has never hidden their lofty goals. They began their pilot program through a ride-share program in Phoenix, Waymo is now working to take the program
Automated and self-driving vehicles are slowly becoming a normal, everyday, thing. Once this finally happens the sensors inside the cars will be very crucial. Foresight Autonomous Holdings is working on a new sensor structure that will utilize numerous lights and infrared sensors that'll use stereoscopic tech to detect the atmosphere around it. The owner of Google, Alaphabet, is also instituting a new variety of sensors in their autonomous cars which, along with their other sensors, will give the car a better understanding of its surroundings. Meanwhile Ford is looking into how drivers will use their vehicles in the future by
Google Co-Founder Larry Page is backing a flying car project, announced recently, with a model for test flights by would-be buyers. Kitty Hawk, funded by Page, unveiled a "Flyer" model it described as "an exciting first step to sharing the freedom of flight." The company was created last year in Google's hometown of Mountain View, California, and has been testing a prototype in New Zealand. Images and details were available at a freshly launched website at flyer.aero, and CNN posted coverage of a reporter taking to the air in a Flyer over a lake at a test site near Las
There's a battle raging within the race to autonomous vehicles that pits old brands with those who are just now emerging, which includes General Motors and Google's Waymo. Both have emerged as leaders. Both are playing to their strengths. Both are spending billions to expand development and testing to fend off traditional competitors such as Ford Motor Co. and many auto suppliers that other automakers are counting on for off-the-shelf autonomous vehicle systems. "I would definitely put GM and Waymo at the top of the heap in readiness of technology but also figuring out the business side of it," said
Waymo and FCA US LLC just declared that there are going to grow their strategic partnership, agreeing to increase Waymo's current fleet of autonomous cars by 62,000 Chrysler Pacific Hybrid vans. This new expansion adds to an already existing agreement between the two, which was announced in January, and will add thousands of new cars to Waymo's autonomous car fleet. The new minivans should begin arriving sometime later in 2018 FCA US and Waymo also announced today that they are beginning discussions about the use of Waymo self-driving technology, including potentially through licensing, in a FCA-manufactured vehicle available to retail
Recently announced, the American International Automobile Dealers Association has entered into a strategic partnership with Google, and soon, "googling something" will have a different connotation for AIADA members. The association highlighted that Google’s automotive team supports manufacturers and dealers by enabling them to reach the right audience with the right message in the right moments. The team is responsible for bringing the best of Google’s consumer insights, both national and regional, to their clients to empower them to make more informed marketing and business decisions. Google is the only company endorsed by AIADA in this unique online space. “Today’s announcement