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10 Innovations That Make Driving Safer, and What Comes Next

June is National Safety Month, an important time to continue the dialogue about road safety, how far we’ve come, and where we are going.

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New AP Stylebook Guidance Clarifies Language We Use About Self-Driving

The Associated Press Stylebook, long used as a touchstone for guidance on correct use of language in news, announced a historic update that is sure to clarify and shape conversations around self-driving technology and autonomous vehicles.

Meeting Seniors' Needs During a Pandemic

Tom Egan, president & CEO of Phoenix-area nonprofit Foundation for Senior Living, describes how FSL adapted to deliver services in completely new ways amid the pandemic.

National Safety Month: Can Self-Driving Cars and Cyclists Safely Coexist?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 857 bicyclists were killed in traffic crashes in the United States in 2018. June is National Safety Month and an important time to consider how we can create a safer future for cyclists.

Your Top Self-Driving Safety Questions Answered

As fully self-driving cars become a more common sight on America’s roadways, you’re probably curious about what that means for road safety. We’ve answered your top questions about fully self-driving cars, in addition to compiling the helpful research you need to feel better informed about this new technology.

Ride Into a Safer Future: A Self-Driving Curriculum

Learn what every teenager should know about road safety and get an inside look at the future of fully self-driving technology with this self-guided curriculum for high schoolers.

The Future of Freight is Happening Now

Waymo’s Matt Carroll speaks with Michael and Aaron of the "Trucking for Millennials" podcast about the evolution of automated trucking and how self-driving technology could help make the trucking industry even stronger.

Let’s Talk Mobility During COVID-19 with Foundation for Blind Children

Let’s Talk Self-Driving caught up with Marc Ashton, CEO of the Foundation for Blind Children, to see how he and his organization are adapting their programs during the coronavirus pandemic.

Let's Talk Connection During COVID-19 with Mothers Against Drunk Driving

“I believe MADD is going to reach more people than we have ever touched before because people have had to embrace this."

Waymo Partners with the Epilepsy Foundation Arizona for its 2020 AZ walk to End Epilepsy

Over 77,000 Arizonans live with active epilepsy, which includes 11,200 children. Many people who suffer from epilepsy are advised not to drive.

Waymo partners with MADD to raise road safety awareness during the holidays

The expression “tie one on” has long been used as a euphemism for drinking to excess. No one is exactly sure of the origin of the expression, but in 1986, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) decided to transform the expression for a road safety campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of impaired driving.

Happy Veterans Day

Each year, Veterans Day is an important time to recognize and acknowledge the men and women who have served our country. Our organization, United Spinal Association, sees each day how veterans not only made sacrifices for our country​ while in uniform, but ​how they are still giving back to our communities.

Teen Driver Safety Week: The top 6 things you may not know… and what you can do

National Teen Driver Safety Week began October 20th! Our organization, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), was founded with a mission to empower youth to protect their own safety, but we believe teen driver safety matters to us all, regardless of whether you are a teen, have a teen in your family, or simply share the road with teens.

Working to make our roads accessible and safe for everyone

Through iconic songs and movies, beloved works of art, and unforgettable books and stories, American roadways have come to symbolize freedom, adventure, possibility, and wonder. But for the roughly 61 million Americans who have a major disability and the estimated 1.3 million people who are legally blind in the US, independent mobility isn’t always an option.

New report reveals urgent need for pedestrian safety

According to the report, the number of pedestrian deaths has increased 35% in ten years.

Drug-impaired driving makes our roads less safe

We all want to arrive at our destinations safely. As summer vacation season peaks and highways fill with millions of travelers, it is important to continue to be aware of some of the major factors impacting road safety.

Here are five ways Waymo prioritizes safety

To celebrate June as National Safety Month, let’s explore how safety is built into fully self-driving car technology. Here, we’ll take a look at a few of the ways Waymo’s fully self-driving vehicles are designed with safety built in to protect everyone on the road, from passengers to cyclists and other road users and even first responders.

Meet Max: High school history teacher, adventurer, and self-driving pioneer who is legally blind

Meet Max. He’s a high school history teacher at Brophy Preparatory Academy in Phoenix, Arizona. Max’s parents learned he was blind when he was three months old.

How self-driving cars can reduce distracted driving from traffic safety advocate Barbara Hoffman

On June 3, Barbara Hoffman, executive director of Red Means Stop Traffic Safety Alliance, was featured in an article published by The East Valley Tribune discussing how distracted driving can have tragic consequences.

Arizona traffic safety alliance teams up with Let’s Talk Self-Driving

Red Means Stop Traffic Safety Alliance, an educational advocacy organization dedicated to ending red-light running, is joining Let’s Talk Self-Driving to raise awareness about how self-driving technology can improve road safety.

Discover the Future of Mobility for National Mobility Awareness Month

National Mobility Awareness Month is the perfect time to talk about how self-driving technology can transform the lives of blind people across the country.

Pledge to just drive for distracted driving awareness month

Each day, at least nine Americans die and 100 are injured in distracted driving crashes. Tragically, 100% of these crashes are preventable. April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month so it’s an important opportunity to look at some of the factors distracting human drivers, and what we can do about it.

Waymo & AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah team up to educate the public on self-driving

Today, AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah is joining Waymo and our many partners in our mission to increase awareness and education about how self-driving technology can address road safety and mobility challenges.