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Baidu Announces Major Updates to its Apollo Intelligent Driving Platform

Baidu Announces Major Updates to its Apollo Intelligent Driving Platform

Chinese internet search giant and AI company Baidu announced major updates to its Apollo autonomous driving ecosystem during last week’s CES in Las Vegas. Apollo is the world's first open autonomous driving platform designed to accelerate the development of autonomous driving technology.

Eric Walz2019-01-15 14:43 PT

Toyota Says its Guardian Autonomous Driving Technology Will Amplify Human Control, Not Remove it

Toyota Says its Guardian Autonomous Driving Technology Will Amplify Human Control, Not Remove it

At this week’s annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Toyota Research Institute (TRI) CEO Dr. Gill Pratt said TRI has also been working to improve Toyota’s Guardian over the past 12 months, making it function as an extension of human senses.

Eric Walz2019-01-10 18:04 PT

BMW & Daimler in Talks to Share Key Automotive Technology, Including Self-Driving Tech

BMW & Daimler in Talks to Share Key Automotive Technology, Including Self-Driving Tech

German automakers BMW AG and Daimler AG have been rivals in the automotive industry for years. However, the two luxury automakers are in talks to work together and share key automotive technologies, such as batteries and autonomous driving technology.

FutureCar Staff 2018-12-21 11:37 PT

DeepMap Signs Deal to Provide HD Mapping Technology to Ridecell & Einride

DeepMap Signs Deal to Provide HD Mapping Technology to Ridecell & Einride

​Silicon Valley startup DeepMap, a provider of high-definition (HD) mapping and localization technology for autonomous vehicles, has announced licensing deals with San Francisco-based mobility platform provider Ridecell and Sweden-based Einride. As part of the deal, Ridecell and Einride will integrate DeepMap’s HD mapping software in their autonomous fleets.

Xiaoli Tian2018-12-10 12:22 PT

Waymo’s Commerical Driverless Taxi Service Launches in Arizona

Waymo’s Commerical Driverless Taxi Service Launches in Arizona

Waymo made some history today by launching the first ever commercial driverless shuttle service in Arizona.The service is called Waymo One and riders can use the company’s smartphone app to summon a ride in one of Waymo’s driverless Chrysler Pacifica minivans.

Eric Walz2018-12-05 11:56 PT

XPENG Motors Signs Strategic Partnership with NVIDIA for Level-3 Autonomous Driving

XPENG Motors Signs Strategic Partnership with NVIDIA for Level-3 Autonomous Driving

XPENG Motors today announced it has signed a strategic partnership agreement with NVIDIA, a leader in AI computing hardware and its China partner Desay SV to jointly develop Level-3 autonomous driving technology specifically for roads in China.

Eric Walz2018-11-21 12:47 PT

Mercedes Benz & Bosch to Launch a Self-driving Taxi Service in San Jose

Mercedes Benz & Bosch to Launch a Self-driving Taxi Service in San Jose

A select group of riders in San Jose, California, will soon be able to hail a ride in a self-driving Mercedes Benz. The city was chosen as the pilot city for a new autonomous ride-hailing service. San Jose is the third largest city in California.

Eric Walz2018-11-08 11:21 PT

President Trump Signs Order to Set U.S. Spectrum Strategy for 5G Networks

President Trump Signs Order to Set U.S. Spectrum Strategy for 5G Networks

On Thursday, President Trump signed a presidential memorandum directing the Commerce Department to develop a long-term comprehensive national spectrum strategy to prepare for the introduction of next-generation 5G wireless networks. 5G network speeds are a key requirement for the commercial roll-out of autonomous driving and connected car technology.

FutureCar Staff 2018-10-25 17:36 PT

Autonomous Driving Startup Momenta Reaches a $1 Billion Valuation With New Funding Round

Autonomous Driving Startup Momenta Reaches a $1 Billion Valuation With New Funding Round

China-based autonomous driving startup Momenta has secured another $46 million in a new round of funding to reach a $1 billion valuation, becoming one of the first autonomous driving unicorns in China.

Eric Walz2018-10-17 18:28 PT

Roadstar.ai Selects Renovo’s AWare OS for its Autonomous Driving System

Roadstar.ai Selects Renovo’s AWare OS for its Autonomous Driving System

Roadstar.ai, a Silicon valley-based startup developing level-4 autonomous technology, announced today it has selected Renovo’s AWare, a production-grade operating system (OS) for self-driving cars. AWare is designed as a development and commercialization platform for autonomous vehicles, allowing third party developers to build applications that will run on it.

Xiaoli Tian2018-09-27 17:32 PT

Mercedes Benz Reveals URBANETIC, a Multi-Purpose Mobility Concept Vehicle

Mercedes Benz Reveals URBANETIC, a Multi-Purpose Mobility Concept Vehicle

Mercedes-Benz Vans unveiled an odd-looking autonomous concept vehicle called the Vision URBANETIC. The visionary concept is based on a self-driving, battery-powered chassis with an interchangeable body that can be swapped for specific uses.

Eric Walz2018-09-10 18:59 PT

Perceptive Automata Joins Renovo’s AWare, Adding Human Behavior Prediction Software

Perceptive Automata Joins Renovo’s AWare, Adding Human Behavior Prediction Software

Boston-based Perceptive Automata, a company working on human behavior prediction software for autonomous vehicles, has announced that it has joined the AWare ecosystem developed by Silicon Valley-based Renovo, which is a scalable operating system (OS) to manage autonomous vehicle fleets.

Eric Walz2018-08-30 14:08 PT

Renault Samsung Granted Permit to Test Autonomous Cars in South Korea

Renault Samsung Granted Permit to Test Autonomous Cars in South Korea

Renault Samsung Motors (RSM) Corp. said Thursday that it has received temporary approval from the country's transportation ministry to test its self-driving cars on roads in South Korea.

Jacky Ho2018-08-30 10:37 PT

Bosch Invests in Autonomous Driving Map Startup DeepMap

Bosch Invests in Autonomous Driving Map Startup DeepMap

Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH (RBVC), the venture capital arm of global automotive parts supplier Bosch Group, has completed an investment in mapping startup DeepMap Inc, a start-up based in Palo Alto, California that is building high definition maps specifically for self-driving vehicles.

Eric Walz2018-08-14 14:24 PT

Bosch Teams Up with Forcera to Warn Driverless Cars If Weather Affects Road Conditions

Bosch Teams Up with Forcera to Warn Driverless Cars If Weather Affects Road Conditions

Bosch is addressing a real problem for autonomous cars, by alerting the vehicle itself, as well as other nearby autonomous vehicles, to weather hazards such as ice, which might affect a vehicle’s handling. With this data, adjustments can be made to autonomous driving systems.

Eric Walz2018-07-30 13:26 PT

Daimler Deepening its Partnership with Baidu on Autonomous Driving & Vehicle Connectivity

Daimler Deepening its Partnership with Baidu on Autonomous Driving & Vehicle Connectivity

The German automaker and China’s internet search giant Baidu signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to expand their partnership through the open Apollo autonomous driving platform and to integrate Baidu’s vehicle connectivity services into Mercedes-Benz’s latest MBUX infotainment system.

Eric Walz2018-07-25 17:54 PT

Need a Ride to Walmart? Waymo Will Take You There in a Driverless Minivan

Need a Ride to Walmart? Waymo Will Take You There in a Driverless Minivan

Waymo is emerging as the leader in the self-driving car race and part of the company’s mission is to provide on demand mobility for all. The self-driving arm of Alphabet has just announced a partnership with Walmart and is offering free trips to and from a Walmart store in one of Waymo’s autonomous driving minivans in a newly launched pilot program.

Eric Walz2018-07-25 13:09 PT

Mapping Startup Mapillary Hires Computer Vision Expert From Apple

Mapping Startup Mapillary Hires Computer Vision Expert From Apple

Sweden-based mapping startup Mapillary has poached a high-level computer vision expert from Apple. Till Quack, a engineering manager who oversaw augmented reality (AR) and self-driving efforts for Apple will become Mapillary’s vice president of product. Mapillary uses crowd-sourced data to collect street-level images for map building.

Eric Walz2018-07-12 06:00 PT

BMW Joining Baidu’s Apollo Autonomous Driving Platform

BMW Joining Baidu’s Apollo Autonomous Driving Platform

Chinese internet search giant Baidu and Germany’s BMW Group today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the BMW Group to join Baidu’s Apollo, the company’s open autonomous driving platform, as a board member.

Eric Walz2018-07-10 04:00 PT

Valeo Joins Baidu's Apollo Autonomous Driving Platform

Valeo Joins Baidu's Apollo Autonomous Driving Platform

Valeo today announced Wednesday that it has entered into strategic cooperation with Apollo, the open autonomous driving platform created by Baidu, China’s largest Internet search provider.

Eric Walz2018-07-05 13:47 PT

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