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Alphabet’s Waymo Raises $2.25 Billion For Driverless Cars

Waymo raised $2.25 billion from a slate of private equity investors, venture capitalists and automotive companies, the first time Alphabet Inc.’s autonomous vehicle unit has taken outside funds. Silver Lake Management LLC, a private equity firm, led the round, which …

Alphabet’s Drone Delivery Business Cleared for Takeoff by FAA

About the photo: A Google X Project Wing drone delivers a package at a home during a demonstration in Blacksburg, Virginia. Photographer: Charles Mostoller/Bloomberg An offshoot of Alphabet Inc.’s Google has become the first drone operator to receive government approval …

Less Human Help Needed by Google Self-Driving Cars in 2016

Self-driving cars born at Google are getting better at commanding the wheel. Vehicles tested in California by Waymo, the autonomous car company owned Google parent Alphabet Inc., had a much lower rate of “disengagements” last year, compared with 2015. Disengagements …