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Waymo's self-driving vehicles have driven 8 million miles on public roads

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Alphabet's Waymo autonomous driving unit has now hit another main milestone as the company's lead John Krafcik just recently made known in an interview with Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval at the National Governors Association conference held in the city of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

This statistic amounts to a figure of about 25,000 miles driven everyday by Waymo which makes it vehicle network way more experienced and being ahead of several competitors in the autonomous driving space.

Last year November, Waymo announced its vehicles had clogged over 4 million miles on the road with this number now doubling in less than a year and also increasing by 1 million in the span of a month between June and July which counts a very good record as Waymo continues to make efforts to expand its vehicle fleet to boost up its autonomous efforts.





Waymo has self-driven 8 million miles on public roads, now at a rate of 25K miles per day. This real-world experience, plus over 5 b…

Energy startup Urban Volt raises $64 million Corporate round from Low Carbon


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Irish energy startup Urban Volt which provides an innovative "Light As A Service" model which cuts its clients' energy bills through the installation of LED energy saving lightning at no upfront cost for its clients while it splits the savings for several years has now raised €55M ($64 million) in funding from energy investment firm Low Carbon which the company aims to make use of for its international expansion.

This investment brings the total raised by the 3 year old startup to over €80 million with the company having previously raised €30M November 2016 from Swiss firm SUSI partners along with previous backing from other investors.

Urban Volt has garnered some notable clients since its start including the likes of Pfizer, Cargotec, Ireland's Sports Surgery Clinic, Sports Surgery Clinic who make use of its energy saving service to decrease costs whilst providing a win-win advantage to both their companies and Urban Volt itself.

Urban Volt is looking towards expanding to the regions of the U.K., U.S. and other mainland European regions with this funding being a major boost for the company's operations as it expands its business and energy operations.

Urban Volt marks an addition to the booming and huge global energy startup space which counts the likes of several other major startups which include $2 Billion 7 year old Indian startup ReNew Power and Green technology $2.7 Billion startup Bloom energy which is earmarked to go public soon.


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