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Engineers Point to Opportunities for Including People with Disabilities in Autonomous Driving Research and Development

Dr. Rory Cooper remembers when the idea of autonomous vehicles first crossed his radar. It was 1994. Engineers were exploring how innovations like intelligent highways and lane-following technology could make roadways and vehicles safer. Cooper, an engineer, had just founded the Human Engineering Research Laboratories (HERL) at the University of Pittsburgh to research ways to increase mobility for people with disabilities.

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The Future is Female: Women Thought Leaders & Innovators in Autonomous Driving

From making space missions possible to improving safety right here on Earth, significant milestones in transportation and safety have been led by or enabled by women.

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Malcolm Gladwell takes a ride in 'the coolest car ever made'

In the season six debut episode of the podcast Revisionist History, author and journalist Malcolm Gladwell shares his experience taking a ride with Waymo outside Phoenix, Arizona one morning.

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Test Your Autonomous Driving Knowledge

How much do you know about autonomous driving technology?

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Cyclist safety is personal passion for Waymo product manager Eric Deng

The global cycling community has grown throughout the pandemic, so Let’s Talk Autonomous Driving spoke with cyclist and Waymo Product Manager Eric Deng about how the Waymo Driver is designed with cyclists in mind.

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Waymo’s Fully Autonomous Ride-Hailing Service Has New Features

Waymo One is rolling out new features based on rider feedback.

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The Results Are In: San Francisco Weighs in on Safety, Mobility, and Autonomous Driving

In 2020, we invited San Francisco residents to complete a survey in which they shared their thoughts on traffic safety, mobility, transportation, and the challenges of living in the city. Nearly 1,000 people responded to our survey, and the results are both compelling and informative, offering nuanced insights into the issues people face on San Francisco streets on a daily basis.