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Waymo racks up 4 million self-driven miles

Waymo continues to press its lead in terms of actual miles one roads driven, which is potentially the most important metric out there when it comes to building successful autonomous driving technology. The Alphabet-owned company that began life as Google’s self-driving car project around a decade ago now has 4 …

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SpaceX adds $100 million to previous $350 million funding round

SpaceX filed a new amended update to its $351 million funding round from this summer, adding around $100 million to the round in newly disclosed funds and bringing the total to $450 million. The new follow-on funding puts SpaceX’s total post-money valuation at SpaceX spokesperson James Gleeson provided the following …

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Forward brings its personalized healthcare service to Los Angeles

Forward, the San Francisco-based startup that’s looking to refashion healthcare services in Apple’s image, is expanding with its first location in Los Angeles. Weaving together a number of Silicon Valley’s favorite healthcare trends,  the company’s services combine proprietary, purpose-built medical devices with algorithmically enabled diagnostic tools, and the latest in …

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Waymo’s first product will be its own on-demand ride hailing service

Waymo is firming up some of its plans around its initial go-to-market strategy for its autonomous driving technology. The company has talked about a number of potential applications of self-driving that it might explore in terms of future products, including last mile transit in partnership with cities, consumer vehicle autonomy …

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California announces new policies for autonomous and self-driving cars

California has announced new regulation revisions designed to allow for the public use of self-driving cars. This will allow self-driving vehicles that have no human driver in the driver’s seat to operate on public roads. The post California announces new policies for autonomous and self-driving cars appeared first on Digital …

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California’s ‘Jobs of the Future Fund’ wants to tax workplace robots

Started by San Francisco supervisor Jane Kim, the grassroots coalition “Jobs of the Future Fund” seeks to protect human employees from the artificial intelligence takeover by taxing workplace robots. The post California’s ‘Jobs of the Future Fund’ wants to tax workplace robots appeared first on Digital Trends. Source link

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Watch the mighty ‘747 SuperTanker’ take on California’s wildfires

Extreme events call for extreme measures, and that’s why California has called on the world’s only 747 firefighting machine. Tackling wildfires in the state, the SuperTanker can drop 20,000 gallons of fire retardant in one go. The post Watch the mighty ‘747 SuperTanker’ take on California’s wildfires appeared first on …

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