Waymo is charging people to use its driverless vehicles in a roughly 160 km zone in four Phoenix suburbs.
Volkswagen has earmarked almost 44 billion euros ($50 billion) for developing autonomous driving.
Volkswagen has earmarked almost $50 billion for developing electric car by 2023.
Volkswagen will gain a seat on the management board of Apollo which has brought in 130 partners.
Uber said it now has real-time third party monitoring of back-up safety drivers.
Google ad sales contributed 86 percent of revenue, but growth slowed to 20 percent.
Honda and GM are already partnering on fuel cell vehicles and are developing batteries for EVs.
Google was launched in 1998 in a garage rented in the Northern California city of Menlo Park.
Toyota to invest $500 mn in Uber to develop self-driving cars; duo to catch up to rivals in autonomous driving business
Toyota, one of the world’s largest carmakers, and Uber, the leading ride-hailing service, are widely seen as lagging the competition in developing self-driving cars.
Waymo’s move also comes as China makes a major push into autonomous smart vehicles.
This guys is super [nuts emoji], is what Musk had to say to the ex-employee’s accusations.
Uber wants to refocus on the self-driving car programme, halted due to the fatal Arizona car crash.
Waymo's self-driving cars will transport Walmart customers to the store and bring them back.
Apple has hired a senior self-driving car engineer Waymo, a sign that it maintains autonomous vehicle ambitions.
SoftBank to invest in General Motors vehicle unit Cruise, the deal has ensured its eadership in self-driving cars and GM shares up nearly 13 percent.
Khosrowshahi said that Uber’s relationship with Waymo was “getting better” since Uber has agreed to pay Waymo $245 million.
Behind Apple is Alphabet's Waymo which currently has 51 self-driving cars and Elon Musk-owned Tesla which has 39 vehicles.
Tesla is at a critical juncture as it tries to fix an inauspicious launch of the Model 3 sedan, a mid-market car crucial to its success and future profitability that has been plagued by early production problems.
Elon Musk says Tesla is undergoing 'thorough reorganisation' as it deals with a problems including crashes involving its electric cars
Tesla is developing multiple new vehicles, including a semi-truck and has registered a new car firm in Shanghai in a likely step toward production in China.
Schwall's exit reportedly coincides with the company's announcement that Doug Field — Tesla's engineering chief — was taking a leave.