Tag: Waymo

Google “Stadia” – Cloud Gaming’s New Giant

Google “Stadia” – Cloud Gaming’s New Giant

Last week we wrote about autonomous video games where visual elements of video games are self-created via machine learning. This week's news is equally inspiring whereby Google announced its massively-scaled cloud gaming entry "Stadia" which perhaps only Google could pull off. See our "Key Takeaways" and more below. KEY TAKEAWAYS:Revenue model and pricing were not … Continue reading Google “Stadia” – Cloud Gaming’s New Giant

Technology News from the Week: June 25th 2018

Technology News from the Week: June 25th 2018

Technology news items that caught our attention this week: Waymo to launch robo-taxis in Europe: Link Phoenix AZ as petri dish for autonomous driving: Link Kroger is launching a fully driverless delivery service: Link In the “Service, Maintenance, Repair” category: the US Army is using machine learning to predict when combat vehicles need repair: Link … Continue reading Technology News from the Week: June 25th 2018

Meet Luminar Technologies – the LiDAR Company Powering Toyota’s Autonomous Vehicle Program

Meet Luminar Technologies – the LiDAR Company Powering Toyota’s Autonomous Vehicle Program

What Is A LiDAR System? Light Detection And Ranging ("LiDAR") sensors are detection and survey systems to estimate the proximity of a target object. LiDAR sensor systems consist of four primary elements: 1.) Lasers 2.) Scanners 3.) Photodetector receivers  4.) GPS navigation systems. LiDAR systems enable autonomous vehicles (or robots), to observe the world with: a.) Continuous 360 … Continue reading Meet Luminar Technologies – the LiDAR Company Powering Toyota’s Autonomous Vehicle Program

Automobiles as a Service (AaaS); Uber Completes Tender Offer

Automobiles as a Service (AaaS); Uber Completes Tender Offer

Cadillac's "BookbyCadillac" premium automobile subscription service (we refer to as AaaS), sits comfortably between the traditional car ownership model and the pure rideshare model (Uber, Lyft, Waymo). Priced at $1,500/month (plus $500 initiation fee), we don't believe that Cadillac's bundled subscription service is a good value - flexibility and convenience come at a price. Listen … Continue reading Automobiles as a Service (AaaS); Uber Completes Tender Offer

Waymo Enlists AutoNation to Service Some of Its Robovans

Waymo Enlists AutoNation to Service Some of Its Robovans

  CEORater Podcast Ep. 64: Waymo Extends Lead In Autonomous Vehicle Segment: From the Wall Street Journal: "Autonomous cars may not need a driver, but they still need a good mechanic. Waymo LLC, the driverless-car unit of Google parent Alphabet Inc. has signed up AutoNation Inc. to service robovans that are being tested in Arizona and … Continue reading Waymo Enlists AutoNation to Service Some of Its Robovans

Uber Killer? Waymo & Autonomous Ride-Hailing

Uber Killer? Waymo & Autonomous Ride-Hailing

  It would seem to us that Alphabet (tkr: GOOG) has a greater probability of bringing a functioning autonomous ride-hailing service to market at scale via its Waymo unit more quickly than Uber or Lyft given the strength of Alphabet's balance sheet. We cover Uber - although primarily from a corporate governance standpoint - in … Continue reading Uber Killer? Waymo & Autonomous Ride-Hailing