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Google's self-driving car unit becomes Waymo

Reporter: Xu Zhen 丨 CCTV.com

12-16-2016 00:25 BJT

 Google has set up its self-driving car project as an independent company named Waymo, CEO John Krafcik announced at a press meeting on Wednesday.


Google's self-driving car

The company’s name stands for a new way forward in mobility.

Krafcik says the establishment of a separate entity shows the maturity of the company's self-driving technology. He said the technology close to real life applications in ride-sharing, transportation, trucking, logistics, and personal use vehicles.

Google’s high profile program was initiated seven years ago and has been at the forefront of self-driving technology. But it is now facing growing competition from tech peers like Uber and Apple as well as traditional car-makers.

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