Alphabet的自动驾驶汽车部门Waymo刚刚从外部投资者那里筹集了数十亿美元
Alphabet's Self-Driving Car Segment Waymo Just Raised Billions From Outside Investors

Alphabet's Self-Driving Car Segment Waymo Just Raised Billions From Outside Investors

Alphabet的自动驾驶汽车部门Waymo刚刚从外部投资者那里筹集了数十亿美元

Alphabet的自动驾驶汽车分部Waymo周一在一篇博客文章中宣布,在第一轮外部投资中筹集了大量25亿美元。

这家自动驾驶汽车公司的早期投资者由Silver Lake、Canada养恤金计划投资委员会和Mubadala投资公司领导。其他投资者包括Magna International, Andreessen Horowitz, AutoNation, 以及Alphabet本身.Alphabet没有透露Waymo的估值或具体持股的规模.注入现金将帮助Waymo走上更加商业化的自动驾驶技术的道路。

Waymo首席执行官约翰·克拉夫西克(John Krafcik)表示,该公司正在“增加金融投资者和重要战略合作伙伴,他们带来了数十年的投资和支持成功科技公司打造变革型产品的经验”。

图像来源:Waymo。

此前该公司首席执行长皮查伊(Sundar Pichai)透露了招揽外部投资者的举措。皮查伊在今年1月接受《财富》杂志采访时,表示,该公司正处于“其他押注”阶段的阶段,即它可以“从外部投资者那里筹集资金”,而且其多数卫星公司会随着时间的推移走上这条道路。他以谷歌的“Verily Life Sciences”业务为例。

Waymo One是第一家公众开放的自驾车叫车服务,自2017年末以来在亚利桑那州为客户提供了数千辆无人驾驶汽车。

Waymo最近宣布了一些主要的业务和技术里程碑,说明了该公司在自动驾驶汽车研究中的领导地位。Waymo系统已在25个以上城市的公共道路上行驶了2,000多万英里,同时还超过了100亿英里的模拟驾驶。该公司还透露,其底特律的大规模生产工厂已经交付了第一批4级自动驾驶汽车,包括电动汽车和配有第五代硬件的8级半拖拉机拖车,其中包括更强大的计算和更好的感知能力。

Alphabet's self-driving car segment Waymo announced in a blog post on Monday that it had raised a massive $2.5 billion during its first external investment round.

Early investors in the autonomous vehicle company were led by Silver Lake, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, and Mubadala Investment Company. Additional investors included Magna International, Andreessen Horowitz, and AutoNation, as well as Alphabet itself. Alphabet didn't disclose Waymo's valuation or the size of the specific stakes. The infusion of cash will help Waymo on the path to better commercialize its self-driving technology.

Waymo CEO John Krafcik said the company is "adding financial investors and important strategic partners who bring decades of experience investing in and supporting successful technology companies building transformative products."

Image source: Waymo.

The move to invite outside investors was previously revealed by Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai. In an interview with Fortune in January, Pichai said that the company was at a stage with the "other bets" segments that it could "raise money from outside investors," and that most of its moonshot companies would follow that path over time. He pointed to Google's Verily Life Sciences segment as an example, which counts Silver Lake and Temasek among its equity investors.

Waymo One is the first publicly accessible self-driving ride-hailing service, providing thousands of driverless rides to customers in Arizona since late 2017.

Waymo recently announced a number of major operational and technical milestones that illustrate the company's leading position in autonomous vehicle research. The Waymo system has logged more than 20 million miles driven on public roads in over 25 cities, while also topping 10 billion miles of simulated driving. The company also revealed that its mass production factory in Detroit had shipped its first batch of level 4 autonomous vehicles, including electric cars and class 8 semi-tractor trailer trucks equipped with its fifth-generation hardware, including more powerful computing and more better sensing capability.

Alphabet's self-driving car segment Waymo announced in a blog post on Monday that it had raised a massive $2.5 billion during its first external investment round.

Alphabet的自动驾驶汽车分部Waymo周一在一篇博客文章中宣布,在第一轮外部投资中筹集了大量25亿美元。

Early investors in the autonomous vehicle company were led by Silver Lake, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, and Mubadala Investment Company. Additional investors included Magna International, Andreessen Horowitz, and AutoNation, as well as Alphabet itself. Alphabet didn't disclose Waymo's valuation or the size of the specific stakes. The infusion of cash will help Waymo on the path to better commercialize its self-driving technology.

这家自动驾驶汽车公司的早期投资者由Silver Lake、Canada养恤金计划投资委员会和Mubadala投资公司领导。其他投资者包括Magna International, Andreessen Horowitz, AutoNation, 以及Alphabet本身.Alphabet没有透露Waymo的估值或具体持股的规模.注入现金将帮助Waymo走上更加商业化的自动驾驶技术的道路。

Waymo CEO John Krafcik said the company is "adding financial investors and important strategic partners who bring decades of experience investing in and supporting successful technology companies building transformative products."

Waymo首席执行官约翰·克拉夫西克(John Krafcik)表示,该公司正在“增加金融投资者和重要战略合作伙伴,他们带来了数十年的投资和支持成功科技公司打造变革型产品的经验”。

Image source: Waymo.

图像来源:Waymo。

The move to invite outside investors was previously revealed by Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai. In an interview with Fortune in January, Pichai said that the company was at a stage with the "other bets" segments that it could "raise money from outside investors," and that most of its moonshot companies would follow that path over time. He pointed to Google's Verily Life Sciences segment as an example, which counts Silver Lake and Temasek among its equity investors.

此前该公司首席执行长皮查伊(Sundar Pichai)透露了招揽外部投资者的举措。皮查伊在今年1月接受《财富》杂志采访时,表示,该公司正处于“其他押注”阶段的阶段,即它可以“从外部投资者那里筹集资金”,而且其多数卫星公司会随着时间的推移走上这条道路。他以谷歌的“Verily Life Sciences”业务为例。

Waymo One is the first publicly accessible self-driving ride-hailing service, providing thousands of driverless rides to customers in Arizona since late 2017.

Waymo One是第一家公众开放的自驾车叫车服务,自2017年末以来在亚利桑那州为客户提供了数千辆无人驾驶汽车。

Waymo recently announced a number of major operational and technical milestones that illustrate the company's leading position in autonomous vehicle research. The Waymo system has logged more than 20 million miles driven on public roads in over 25 cities, while also topping 10 billion miles of simulated driving. The company also revealed that its mass production factory in Detroit had shipped its first batch of level 4 autonomous vehicles, including electric cars and class 8 semi-tractor trailer trucks equipped with its fifth-generation hardware, including more powerful computing and more better sensing capability.

Waymo最近宣布了一些主要的业务和技术里程碑,说明了该公司在自动驾驶汽车研究中的领导地位。Waymo系统已在25个以上城市的公共道路上行驶了2,000多万英里,同时还超过了100亿英里的模拟驾驶。该公司还透露,其底特律的大规模生产工厂已经交付了第一批4级自动驾驶汽车,包括电动汽车和配有第五代硬件的8级半拖拉机拖车,其中包括更强大的计算和更好的感知能力。