Google I/O 2018: All the Big Announcements From Android to AI

An Update on Self-Driving Cars

Google’s artificial intelligence efforts extend well beyond handsets and smart speakers. Waymo, the company’s self-driving car unit, has been siphoning the company’s AI power to develop the future of transportation. “Today Waymo is the only company in the world with a fleet of fully self-driving cars, with no one in the driving seat, on public roads,” John Krafcik, Waymo’s CEO, told the audience Tuesday at I/O. That’s about to go even further: Later this year, Waymo will launch its first driverless transportation service in Phoenix. Just open an app, call a ride, and a fully autonomous vehicles—as in, no human hands on the wheel—will pull up to pick you up. Like Uber, but for self-driving cars.

Maria Dehn

Maria Dehn has held editorial management positions for numerous print and Web publications. She has more than 17 years of Information Technologies and journalism experience and has written many reports on cloud computing. You can reach her on Twitter @MariaDehn

Maria Dehn

Maria Dehn

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Maria Dehn

Maria Dehn has held editorial management positions for numerous print and Web publications. She has more than 17 years of Information Technologies and journalism experience and has written many reports on cloud computing. You can reach her on Twitter @MariaDehn