We look at how Alphabet's autonomous driving unit uses artificial intelligence and how it stands to impact the auto value chain.
Alphabet subsidiary Waymo, one of the first corporate autonomous vehicle projects, is often touted as the most sophisticated in terms of autonomous driving technology.
Waymo is not manufacturing its own car, but developing an end-to-end AI software stack for AVs. It has landed several partnerships with major automakers including Groupe Renault, Jaguar Land Rover, and Fiat Chrysler.
Despite being early to the game, Waymo is now competing in an overcrowded market, and it has had its share of setbacks and successes in its race to be the first to put the first fully autonomous vehicle on road.
In this post, a part of our series on Alphabet in AI, we look at how Waymo leverages artificial intelligence and its potential impact on auto incumbents.