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Waymo leads autonomous vehicle industry on disengagements

Google's self-driving cars, operating under the Waymo name, required human intervention just once every 11,154mi (17,950km) in 2018, comfortably making it the industry leader for disengagements. Waymo vehicles drove a whopping 1.2 million miles (1...

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NYPD calls on map app Waze to remove RBT locations
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NYPD calls on map app Waze to remove RBT locations

New York Police Department (NYPD) has written to Waze, one of Google's mapping services, calling for it to remove 'DWI checkpoint' locations from its app. Unlike regular Google Maps, the Waze app lets drivers report obstacles, traffic, mobile speed cameras and 'DWI checkpoints', known locally as random breath test (RBT) stops or booze buses...


Volvo, Polestar 2: New Android infotainment system teased
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Volvo, Polestar 2: New Android infotainment system teased

The design of Volvo and sub-brand Polestar's new Android-based infotainment system has been revealed as part of the build up to the unveiling, later this year, of the Polestar 2, a new electric sedan set to rival the Tesla Model 3...


Arizonans attack self-driving Waymo vans at least 21 times
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Arizonans attack self-driving Waymo vans at least 21 times

Self-driving vehicles being operated by Waymo, the autonomous driving division of Google, have been attacked or threatened at least 21 times since 2016. Incidents have included a resident waving a hand gun at a passing Waymo car, being run off the road, tyre slashing, being assaulted with rocks, and verbal abuse...


Waymo One driverless taxi service launched
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Waymo One driverless taxi service launched

The Waymo One self-driving taxi service has been given a soft launch in and around Phoenix, Arizona. The service is currently limited to people on the company's Early Rider program. Waymo says it will "gradually roll out [the service] so even more people can ride with us", although it hasn't provided a timeline...


Mazda: Apple CarPlay/Android Auto retrofit to cost $495 - UPDATE
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Mazda: Apple CarPlay/Android Auto retrofit to cost $495 - UPDATE

UPDATE: Mazda has today issued a press release that confirms this story, including the price of $494.98, for the retrofit installation of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto into all models equipped with the MZD Connect infotainment system. The upgrade is available now, and all new MZD Connect-equipped models entering Australia will have the two platforms installed as standard...


Google Maps adds EV charging stations, live ETA sharing on iOS
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Google Maps adds EV charging stations, live ETA sharing on iOS

Google Maps users are now able to search for EV (electric vehicle) charging stations, as part of the popular app’s latest update. Along with the locations of charging stations, users are able to see the type and number of charging ports available at the location, as well as charging speeds. Users are also able to post reviews, pictures and questions about the stations...


Apple CarPlay: Google Maps, Waze now supported
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Apple CarPlay: Google Maps, Waze now supported

Among all the shiny things included in Apple's latest iPhone software update is an exciting development for CarPlay users – finally, you can use Google Maps through your car's touchscreen. Huzzah! UPDATE: Waze is coming, but it's not available right now. Apologies for the error...


Google's Android to underpin Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi infotainment
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Google's Android to underpin Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi infotainment

The list of manufacturers planning to use Google for their infotainment systems has grown from two to five, with Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi announcing Android will underpin its alliance-wide infotainment system from 2021. Under a new agreement, vehicles in the alliance will rely on Android for their infotainment, opening the door for Google Maps integration, among other Google Play apps designed specifically in-car operation...


Time Machine Tuesday: 26 June 2018
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Time Machine Tuesday: 26 June 2018

People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews. Here’s a look at what happened on the week of June 26 in years past...


Apple CarPlay to support Google Maps navigation
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Apple CarPlay to support Google Maps navigation

With the launch of iOS 12, the operating system behind the iPhone later this year, Apple users will soon be able to use Google Maps and other third-party navigation apps via the infotainment system of compatible cars. The announcement was made as part of today's keynote speech at Apple's annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Diego, California...


Toyota ranked most valuable automotive brand, again
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Toyota ranked most valuable automotive brand, again

Toyota has been named the most valuable automotive brand in the BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands chart, with an estimated worth of US$29,987 million ($39,400 million). Placing 36th on the countdown, the Japanese brand beat fellow automotive manufacturers Mercedes-Benz (46th) and BMW (47th) in the top 50, with Ford (96th) and Honda (97th) just slipping in the top 100...


Google Maps, Assistant coming to Volvo
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Google Maps, Assistant coming to Volvo

Volvo Cars will embed Google Assistant, Maps and the Google Play Store in its next-generation Sensus infotainment system. As announced in May 2017, the replacement for Volvo's current infotainment system will be based on Google Android – something Audi is also planning. Although both system will have the same software skeleton, each manufacturer will be able to make the system look like their own...


Waymo not at fault in Arizona accident
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Waymo not at fault in Arizona accident

Waymo, self-driving research arm for Google, has been involved in the second major self-driving accident to hit Arizona in a matter of months – but the computer wasn't at fault. According to local police, the self-driving Chrysler was operating in autonomous mode when the accident occurred, while Waymo claims the car was under human control...


Jaguar I-Pace joins Waymo driverless fleet
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Jaguar I-Pace joins Waymo driverless fleet

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and Google's Waymo autonomous driving division have announced a long-term strategic partnership this week at the New York motor show. The two companies will work together to design and engineer a driverless version of the Jaguar I-Pace, with 20,000 units forecast to join Waymo's self-driving fleet in its first two years of production...


Waymo takes 'Early Riders' for a spin - VIDEO
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Waymo takes 'Early Riders' for a spin - VIDEO

Google's Waymo autonomous driving subsidiary has shown off its new self-driving vehicles by taking members of the public out for a spin. Dubbed 'Early Rider Moments', the short clip shows the reactions of people participating in Waymo's autonomous driving trials...


Nuro R1: Ex-Google engineers create last-mile autonomous delivery van
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Nuro R1: Ex-Google engineers create last-mile autonomous delivery van

A pair of ex-Google engineers has created a funky last-mile autonomous vehicle, designed as a smarter way for companies to deliver their packages. Nuro.ai raised US$92 million ($113,900,000) in venture capital for its self-driving delivery van, which will never carry a human on board...


Volkswagen to use Google quantum computing technology for research
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Volkswagen to use Google quantum computing technology for research

Volkswagen and Google have agreed to work together on "practically oriented research" related to quantum computing. The German automaker will use Google's quantum computing technology in three fields of research: traffic optimisation, machine learning, and material simulation, specifically for high-performance electric car batteries...


Napping driver leads Google to end level-three Autonomous development
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Napping driver leads Google to end level-three Autonomous development

Waymo, autonomous vehicle technology division at Google, has admitted it stopped developing self-driving technology requiring human intervention a few years years ago. John Krafcik, Waymo's CEO, told Reuters and other outlets that five years ago, the division was developing assisted driving technology as a quick route to market...


Waymo's driverless cars make thousands of decisions every second to keep you alive
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Waymo's driverless cars make thousands of decisions every second to keep you alive

Google’s self-driving project, Waymo, has shared a safety report with the US Transport Department, shining a light on how it operates its autonomous test fleet. The detailed report looks at how the systems in Waymo cars operate, the type of data they record, what happens when something goes wrong and how the car deals with an accident...