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Governor Chamath and venture capital’s politics invasion

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Governor Chamath and venture capital’s politics invasion
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Waymo’s CEO says Tesla is ‘no competitor at all’ when it comes to autonomous vehicles, according to reports

Waymo CEO John Krafcik reportedly said Tesla is “no competitor at all” on autonomous vehicles. Tesla is building a “really good driver assistance system,” he told Germany’s Manager Magazin. “We manufacture a completely autonomous driving system,” Krafcik said. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Waymo CEO John Krafcik said […]
Waymo’s CEO says Tesla is ‘no competitor at all’ when it comes to autonomous vehicles, according to reports
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Trump pardoned ex-Google engineer Anthony Levandowski, who faced 18 months in prison for stealing trade secrets before working for Uber

Donald Trump has pardoned an ex-Google engineer facing 18 months in prison for stealing trade secrets. Anthony Levandowski was at the heart of a long-running court battle between Google and Uber. Silicon Valley heavyweights including PayPal cofounder and venture capitalist Peter Thiel pushed for Levandowski’s pardon. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]
Trump pardoned ex-Google engineer Anthony Levandowski, who faced 18 months in prison for stealing trade secrets before working for Uber
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Waymo, in an apparent dig at Tesla, drops the term ‘self-driving’ from its vocabulary

Waymo, Alphabet’s autonomous-driving company, said it will drop the term “self-driving” from its marketing and educational materials Wednesday. The firm appears to be distancing its technology from Tesla’s “full self-driving” feature, a $US10,000 option that does not provide full autonomy and has been criticised for being misleading. “Unfortunately, we see […]
Waymo, in an apparent dig at Tesla, drops the term ‘self-driving’ from its vocabulary
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Tesla says it’s finally releasing ‘full self-driving’ software after it had to ‘rewrite everything’

Elon Musk said Tuesday that Tesla was releasing a beta version of its long-awaited “full self-driving” software. The billionaire said the rollout would be “extremely slow & cautious” but provided little other information about its functionality. Tesla’s self-driving development has always bucked industry trends, sometimes with disastrous results. Visit Business […]
Tesla says it’s finally releasing ‘full self-driving’ software after it had to ‘rewrite everything’
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Waymo is finally going fully driverless with its ride-hail service in Phoenix

Waymo is now offering a fully-driverless ride-hailing service in the Phoenix area, where the Alphabet company has been piloting its business since 2018. The fully-driverless option will apply to a 50-square-mile area at first, and early users will be customers who have been testing the service. Waymo also said that […]
Waymo is finally going fully driverless with its ride-hail service in Phoenix
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Drivers at Google’s self-driving sister firm Waymo and Cruise reportedly don’t feel safe working amid severe California wildfires and the pandemic

Back-up drivers with Google’s sister firm Waymo and General Motors’ self-driving arm Cruise say they feel unsafe working during the pandemic and the wildfires raging in California, The Verge reports. Drivers told the outlet that they feel “expendable and vulnerable” as the contracting firms that employ them direct them to […]
Drivers at Google’s self-driving sister firm Waymo and Cruise reportedly don’t feel safe working amid severe California wildfires and the pandemic
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Anthony Levandowski, the self-driving car engineer who sparked the massive Waymo v. Uber lawsuit, sentenced to 18 months in prison for trade secret theft

Self-driving-car engineer Anthony Levandowski was sentenced to 18 months in prison by a federal judge in San Francisco Tuesday afternoon, after pleading guilty to one count of trade secret theft in May. The once-celebrated engineer was at the centre of Waymo’s legal fight with Uber. Levandowski was a founding member […]
Anthony Levandowski, the self-driving car engineer who sparked the massive Waymo v. Uber lawsuit, sentenced to 18 months in prison for trade secret theft
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Elon Musk promises an Autopilot ‘quantum leap’ in the next few weeks. Here’s how Tesla’s one-of-a-kind bet on self-driving tech works.

Tesla has taken a radically different path to developing fully autonomous vehicles, when compared with competitors, such as Waymo and Cruise. Tesla CEO Elon Musk is confident; he has said Tesla could achieve “level five” autonomy this year – meaning no human intervention required. Waymo and Cruise have concentrated in […]
Elon Musk promises an Autopilot ‘quantum leap’ in the next few weeks. Here’s how Tesla’s one-of-a-kind bet on self-driving tech works.