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MADD Safety Advocates Ride With Waymo to Raise Awareness About Choosing a Designated Driver

Jennifer Thompson lost her 15-year-old daughter, Felicia. Alex Otte sustained life-threatening injuries from head to toe. These two different tragedies were the result of the same reckless behavior that remains the number one killer on America’s roadways: drunk driving.

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The Dangers of Drowsy Driving and How to Prevent It: A Chat With National Sleep Foundation CEO John Lopos

Let’s Talk Autonomous Driving spoke with John Lopos, CEO of the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), to hear how the organization raises awareness about the risk of getting behind the wheel when we haven’t slept enough and how AVs could impact the future of mobility.

Women on the ‘long haul’ of Waymo Via trucking

Women on the ‘long haul’ of Waymo Via trucking

Trucking is integral to American supply chains and the leading form of freight transportation. As demand for trucking continues to rise, Waymo Via, our autonomous goods delivery unit, represents an opportunity to support ongoing safety efforts in the industry and address the nationwide driver shortfall.

In this dynamic time, women hold key roles for Waymo Via, bringing their skills, insights, and experiences to shape the industry and the technology. We spoke with four women working across Waymo Via trucking to find out what they do day-to-day, how they made their way to the industry, and how they see the road ahead.

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Vision Zero Network Raises Voice for Road Safety

We’re highlighting the important and growing movement for Vision Zero: the goal to eliminate traffic fatalities and severe injuries among all road users.

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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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How Can We Keep Teen Drivers Safe?

Every year, new teenage drivers get behind the wheel for the first time. If you’re a parent, this can be an exciting and scary achievement. Getting a driver’s license is a step toward independence, but driving-related crashes remain the leading cause of death for teenagers. How can we keep teen drivers safe on the road?

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United Cerebral Palsy Joins Let’s Talk Autonomous Driving Partnership

Let’s Talk Autonomous Driving is pleased to welcome United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) as a national partner in our public education campaign.