Googe Launches Waymo, a Self-Driving Car Company

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Google is spinning off its autonomous driving program into a separate company, Alphabet announced this week.

The new company, called Waymo, will be headed by John Krafcik, will remain under the Google umbrella, specifically as a unit of X, Google’s moonshot division that tackles ambitious, futuristic projects.

Waymo is testing self-driving cars in four states but can’t offer a timeline for when consumers might be able to access autonomous vehicles.

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Since Google started its self-driving program in 2009, the company’s vehicles have accumulated 300 years of human driving experience. This year, Google simulated one billion simulated miles of autonomous driving.

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