Google and Waymo’s Initiatives for Autonomous Driving

Proprietary development of LiDAR, construction of platform through large volumes of driving data

2018/12/27

Summary

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid (Waymo Taxi)
Taxi dispatching service utilizing autonomous driving vehicles (Source: Waymo)

When speaking of connectivity in the automobile industry, the existence of IT companies has become impossible to ignore. However, it is also true that there is fear and concern about IT companies entering the automobile industry.

Of the many IT companies, Google is making particularly active strides to join the automobile industry. The last report explained its services and reasons for showing interest in the automobile industry. This report will speculate on the true purpose behind Google/Waymo’s development of autonomous vehicles.


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Google’s linking of the IT and automotive industries (Dec. 2018)
FCA 2018-2022 Business Plan to renew portfolios of Jeep, Alfa Romeo, Maserati and Ram (Aug. 2018)
GM, Google-Waymo to launch driverless cars for ride sharing in 2019 (Feb. 2018)