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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

What Makes Cadillac's Super Cruise System Better Than the Competition?

What Makes Cadillac's Super Cruise System Better Than the Competition?

Cadillac introduced the Super Cruise system last year and announced that the feature will be made available in all vehicles by 2020. The system currently takes on hands-free driving duties in the company’s CT6 Saloon.

Manish Kharinta2018-06-24 09:00 PT

Honda Joins Baidu’s Apollo Autonomous Driving Platform to Create HD Maps

Honda Joins Baidu’s Apollo Autonomous Driving Platform to Create HD Maps

Japan’s Honda Motor is joining Baudi’s Apollo autonomous driving platform, a global consortium led by Chinese tech giant Baidu aimed at advancing autonomous driving technology, as China races to become the world’s largest market for autonomous vehicles.

FutureCar Staff 2018-06-15 17:51 PT

Voyage Partners with Enterprise & Velodyne to Scale its Driverless Taxi Fleet

Voyage Partners with Enterprise & Velodyne to Scale its Driverless Taxi Fleet

Voyage, a Silicon Valley startup working on a driverless taxi service, has announced a partnership with car rental company Enterprise, to scale a new fleet of self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans for its robo taxi service it plans to roll out in communities across the U.S.

Eric Walz2018-06-14 14:55 PT

GM’s Super Cruise Autonomous Driving System Coming to Other Models

GM’s Super Cruise Autonomous Driving System Coming to Other Models

General Motors is expanding its Super Cruise autonomous driving system, which allows drivers to ride hands-free on the highway, to Cadillac’s entire lineup starting in 2020 and later to other GM brands.

FutureCar Staff 2018-06-06 12:38 PT

Innoviz Technologies and HiRain to Supply LiDAR & Computer Vision Software to Chinese Automakers

Innoviz Technologies and HiRain to Supply LiDAR & Computer Vision Software to Chinese Automakers

Innoviz Technologies, a provider of solid-state LiDAR, and HiRain Technologies, a leading Tier 1 provider for the automotive market in China, announced today a partnership to bring Innoviz's LiDAR and computer vision technology to Chinese automakers through HiRain's extensive sales channels in the country.

Eric Walz2018-06-06 11:37 PT

Metamoto Joins Renovo AWare Autonomous Mobility Ecosystem

Metamoto Joins Renovo AWare Autonomous Mobility Ecosystem

Metamoto, Inc., a Silicon Valley startup offering simulation solutions for autonomous vehicles, announced it has joined the AWare ecosystem of Renovo, a mobility software technology company that is creating an operating system (OS) for autonomous vehicle fleets.

Eric Walz2018-05-17 10:31 PT

BMW Granted Permission to Test Autonomous Cars in China

BMW Granted Permission to Test Autonomous Cars in China

BMW announced that it has reached an agreement with Chinese authorities, which gives the German automaker the green light to test its autonomous tech on public roads in China.

Eric Walz2018-05-16 15:04 PT

Self-Driving Startup Roadster.ai Raises a Record $128 Million

Self-Driving Startup Roadster.ai Raises a Record $128 Million

Shenzhen City-based self-driving startup Roadstar.ai today announced US$128 million in Series A Funding, setting a single round private financing record for China’s autonomous driving industry.

FutureCar Staff 2018-05-15 16:43 PT

Jaguar Land Rover Working on Technology to Help Cars See Around Corners

Jaguar Land Rover Working on Technology to Help Cars See Around Corners

Jaguar Land Rover is leading a new project to develop self-driving cars that can ‘see’ at blind intersections and even through obstacles.

FutureCar Staff 2018-04-20 15:04 PT

HOZON Auto Launches R&D Center in Silicon Valley to Explore Autonomous Driving

HOZON Auto Launches R&D Center in Silicon Valley to Explore Autonomous Driving

Chinese automaker HOZON Auto has officially opened its Autonomous Vehicle Research Center in Silicon Valley, marking a step-forward in building out its global strategic R&D layout.

Eric Walz2018-04-17 11:26 PT

BMW i Ventures Announces Strategic Investment in Mapillary

BMW i Ventures Announces Strategic Investment in Mapillary

BMW i Ventures, the venture capital arm of BMW, has announced an investment in Sweden-based mapping company Mapillary, a leading street-level imagery platform for extracting map data using computer vision.

Eric Walz2018-04-12 17:08 PT

BMW Opens its New Campus Dedicated to Autonomous Driving

BMW Opens its New Campus Dedicated to Autonomous Driving

German automaker BMW has taken a big step forward in preparing for the autonomous cars of the future. The BMW Group opened its new campus dedicated to autonomous driving research and development near Munich.

FutureCar Staff 2018-04-11 11:25 PT

The American Center for Mobility Autonomous Test Site Opens in Michigan, Partners With Microsoft

The American Center for Mobility Autonomous Test Site Opens in Michigan, Partners With Microsoft

The American Center for Mobility (ACM), a dedicated test ground in Michigan for autonomous vehicle technology, held its official grand opening.

Eric Walz2018-04-05 12:15 PT

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