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Google's self-driving affiliate, Waymo, will need "a large number" of cars to expand its robotaxi service to Europe, CEO John Krafcik said. Waymo is talking with automakers about its plans, he said.
Waymo aims to expand beyond the United States by entering Europe, potentially offering a mobility service with a fully driverless car fleet in cooperation with a local partner, CEO John Krafcik said.
Instead of spending billions on brick and mortar manufacturing and the development of its own products, Waymo is partnering with automakers.
As controversy swirls around the death of a Model X driver last month, the head of Alphabet self-driving car unit is drawing distinctions between his company's technology and Tesla's Autopilot.
Google's work on self-driving cars is advancing quickly, but the lack of a clear commercialization strategy suggests it's still a long way from a large-scale public rollout.
Waymo CEO John Krafcik and University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban will give keynote speeches at the 2018 NADA convention in March in Las Vegas.
Intel said it will collaborate with Google affiliate Waymo, saying it worked with the company during the design of its compute platform to allow autonomous cars to process information in real time.
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