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Google self-driving car staff took 'F-you' money and ran: report - SiliconBeat

Pay your employees well and they'll stick around, one bit of conventional wisdom goes. In fact, a nationwide survey by CareerBuilder in 2014 found 66 percent of dissatisfied workers pointed to salary concerns as a reason for their disenchantment. But ...and more »

Huge salaries led staffers to quit Alphabet's car project, report says - CNBC

The car project at Google-parent Alphabet paid some workers so much that they built a nest egg and ditched the company, according to a Bloomberg report. Some long-time staffers were paid so much that eventually they "didn't need the job security ...and more »

One Reason Staffers Quit Google's Car Project? The Company Paid Them So Much - Bloomberg

For the past year, Google's car project has been a talent sieve, thanks to leadership changes, strategy doubts, new startup dreams and rivals luring self-driving technology experts. Another force pushing people out? Money. A lot of it. Early staffers ...and more »

Some Google self-driving-car experts were paid so much that they quit - Business Insider

Google's parent company, Alphabet, lost some of its leading self-driving-car experts because they were offered large payouts based on the valuation of the company's self-driving-car division, according to a new Bloomberg report. The large payouts gave ...and more »

Google Paid 'Fuck-You Money' At Self-Driving Car Project So Staffers Quit When They Got Rich - Jalopnik

After years of setbacks, Google's self-driving car project finally seems to have a path to commercialization, but that long road has come at a pretty big cost, we're now learning: According to Bloomberg, the company lost several employees because of a ...and more »

Google patents system to reduce injuries to pedestrians, cyclists when self-driving cars hit them - SiliconBeat

No matter how good self-driving cars become at avoiding roadway hazards, much will remain out of their control. Take Jimmy, for example. See Jimmy run. He's chasing a ball, and he's screened completely from view by a parked delivery truck until the ...and more »

Google's self-driving car executives got paid so much, they quit - The INQUIRER

GOOGLE'S SELF DRIVING CAR UNIT, now known as Waymo, has been shedding staff like no one's business and it turns out it's because they were being paid too much. When Google set up the business, it offered staff wage system based around the company's ...and more »

Engineers on Google's self-driving car project were paid so much that they quit - The Verge

Google has spent a lot of money on its self-driving car project, now spun off into a new entity called Waymo. Much of that money has gone to engineers and other staff, according to a new report from Bloomberg. In order to keep self-driving staffers ...and more »

A little-known California law is Silicon Valley's secret weapon - Vox

Ford just agreed to invest a billion dollars in a self-driving car company you've probably never heard of. It's called Argo AI, and it has only existed for a couple of months. Bloomberg reports that its “founders Bryan Salesky and Peter Rander are ...and more »

Report: Google lost early self-driving car staff because they got paid too much - 9to5Google

Alphabet's self-driving car unit hasn't been a stranger to the inconvenience of constantly rotating staff, but now we're hearing about one interesting piece of Waymo's situation in particular that helps explain recent trouble retaining talent ...and more »