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
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
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, 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.
FutureCar Staff 2018-09-27 17:32 PT
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
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 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
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 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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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.
Jeremy Carlton2018-06-15 17:51 PT
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
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.
Jacky Ho2018-06-06 12:38 PT
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, 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
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