Baidu Inc. is racing against Waymo and GM's self-driving development. The Chinese company is one of the first to receive a license to operate autonomous taxis without a person in the driver's seat. The company says they provided 213K rides in Q4 last year, making them the world's busiest self-driving taxi service.
Tesla cut about 200 jobs from its Autopilot project in a now-closed San Mateo, CA, office. The cuts come as part of sweeping efforts to reduce costs across the company. Despite the cuts, Tesla has started offering a $6K Enhances Autopilot as an intermediate step between standard Autopilot and Full Self-Driving.
Waymo will start delivering Wayfair brand home goods using a fleet of autonomous semi-trucks. Google parent company Alphabet's other favorite child, Waymo, is testing the self-driving trucks with JB Hunt Transport Services in Texas for six weeks in July and August.