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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

Luminar Announces ‘Significant’ Investment & Collaboration with Volvo on Lidar for Self-Driving Cars

Luminar Announces ‘Significant’ Investment & Collaboration with Volvo on Lidar for Self-Driving Cars

Volvo announced and investment and collaboration with Luminar Technologies Inc., a company that developed an advanced lidar system for autonomous cars. As part of the partnership, Luminar is providing the core sensing technology to Volvo’s autonomous vehicles.

Eric Walz2018-06-14 12:45 PT

AEye’s Next-Gen AI-Based Perception May Become the 'Eyes' of Self-Driving Cars

AEye’s Next-Gen AI-Based Perception May Become the 'Eyes' of Self-Driving Cars

AEye is relatively new Silicon Valley startup. Founded in 2013, the company is working on lidar and computer vision systems for self-driving cars. AEye’s computer vision technology is unique, as it uses computer vision and artificial intelligence to mimic how a human eye focuses on objects.

Eric Walz2018-06-13 11:03 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

LiDAR Company Luminar Making Moves to Dominate Autonomous Segment

LiDAR Company Luminar Making Moves to Dominate Autonomous Segment

Luminar is betting big on scale to challenge leaders in the LiDAR segment.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-04-22 09:00 PT

BMW i-Ventures Invests in Blackmore Sensors and Analytics for LiDAR Technology

BMW i-Ventures Invests in Blackmore Sensors and Analytics for LiDAR Technology

Blackmore Sensors and Analytics, Inc., a developer of frequency-modulated continuous wave (FMCW) lidar for the automotive industry, announced today that it has raised $18 million in a Series B funding round led by BMW i Ventures, the venture capital arm of BMW.

Eric Walz2018-03-20 12:06 PT

Uber to Give Waymo a $245 Million Equity Stake as Settlement is Reached in IP Theft Trial

Uber to Give Waymo a $245 Million Equity Stake as Settlement is Reached in IP Theft Trial

Uber and Waymo announced an unexpected settlement agreement on Friday, just days after the high-stakes jury trial began in federal court. Waymo accused Uber of using its trade secret in its self-driving cars.

Eric Walz2018-02-09 11:23 PT

AdaSky Demonstrates its Thermal Vision Solution for Autonomous Cars at CES

AdaSky Demonstrates its Thermal Vision Solution for Autonomous Cars at CES

AdaSky was among the many companies showing off impressive autonomous driving technology at this year’s CES in Las Vegas, where the company demonstrated its VIPER vision system. AdaSky says it’s a breakthrough sensing solution to enable autonomous driving in any lighting or weather condition.

Eric Walz2018-01-18 08:30 PT

Ouster Announces Launch of OS1 LiDAR, with $27M Series A Funding Round

Ouster Announces Launch of OS1 LiDAR, with $27M Series A Funding Round

Ouster, a San Francisco-based startup developing high performance LiDAR technology for self-driving cars, emerged from stealth today by announcing the launch of the company's new OS1 model LIDAR, as well as $27 million in Series A funding, led by Cox Enterprises.

Eric Walz2017-12-11 15:55 PT

Velodyne CTO Explains Features of the New High-Resolution VLS-128 LiDAR

Velodyne CTO Explains Features of the New High-Resolution VLS-128 LiDAR

Velodyne, an industry leader in LiDAR technology has announced its latest product, the VLS-128 high resolution LiDAR for autonomous vehicles. FutureCar reached out to Velodyne's CTO Anand Gopalan, who provided some more information about the company’s latest LiDAR for self-driving cars.

Eric Walz2017-12-07 18:04 PT

Connected Cars: How Vehicle Sensors Will Report and Inform What’s Ahead

Connected Cars: How Vehicle Sensors Will Report and Inform What’s Ahead

Automotive technology has come a long way in the past ten years. Soon your car will be able take you to work while you sit back and enjoy the ride or read a book. But while you’re relaxing on the road your car will be connected to the cloud to make sure it keeps you safe.

Eric Walz2017-11-22 16:05 PT

JingChi CFO Presents the Recent Progress in Autonomous Driving at ZGC 2017

JingChi CFO Presents the Recent Progress in Autonomous Driving at ZGC 2017

Qin Lu CFO, of JingChi, was one of the distinguished speakers at the 2017 ZGC-Silicon Valley Global Innovation & Future Technology Summit held today in Santa Clara, California. He shared some important updates on the company’s progress in autonomous driving.

Eric Walz2017-11-16 19:15 PT

Renovo Selects Velodyne as LiDAR Provider for its AWare Automated Mobility Operating System

Renovo Selects Velodyne as LiDAR Provider for its AWare Automated Mobility Operating System

Renovo, a mobility software technology company, and Velodyne LiDAR, a leading supplier of 3D vision systems for autonomous vehicles, today announced that the companies are partnering to include Velodyne LiDAR as the preferred sensor provider for AWare powered highly automated vehicles and a form key part of Renovo’s reference configuration.

Eric Walz2017-11-14 11:12 PT

Velodyne LiDAR Announces VLS-128, the World's Highest Resolution LiDAR for Autonomous Vehicles

Velodyne LiDAR Announces VLS-128, the World's Highest Resolution LiDAR for Autonomous Vehicles

Silicon Valley based Velodyne Labs today announced that it has produced a new LiDAR with the world's best resolution, longest range, and widest field of view, the result of which will boost the autonomous vehicle and advanced safety market.

Eric Walz2017-11-07 12:42 PT

Canada’s LeddarTech Advancing Solid-State LiDAR for Self-Driving Cars

Canada’s LeddarTech Advancing Solid-State LiDAR for Self-Driving Cars

Having built an impressive lead in artificial intelligence, with new research facilities opened by Google, Microsoft and Uber, Canada is ready to do the same for self-driving cars — specifically the LiDAR technology that allows self-driving cars to see down the road.

Eric Walz2017-10-20 18:23 PT

Ushr HD Mapping Data to be Used in Cadillac's Super Cruise

Ushr HD Mapping Data to be Used in Cadillac's Super Cruise

Ushr Inc., creator of high-definition (HD) mapping technology today announced that its mapping platform has been implemented in the new Cadillac Super Cruise, GM’s hands-free highway driving feature. Ushr provides software that enables more precise, high-definition mapping and associated technology for autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles.

Eric Walz2017-10-18 14:56 PT

Autoliv to Acquire LiDAR and Time of Flight Camera Expertise From Fotonic

Autoliv to Acquire LiDAR and Time of Flight Camera Expertise From Fotonic

Autoliv, a worldwide leader in automotive safety systems, has signed an agreement to acquire certain assets of a Swedish based LiDAR specialist company Fotonic.

Eric Walz2017-09-29 11:40 PT

Silicon Valley Based LiDAR Maker Quanergy is Seeking IPO

Silicon Valley Based LiDAR Maker Quanergy is Seeking IPO

Quanergy Systems Inc. could be the first initial public offering (IPO) to emerge from a crowded field of autonomous driving technology companies that have set up shop in Silicon Valley.

Eric Walz2017-09-21 16:38 PT

Genius Pros Shows its Next Generation Solid State Lidar

Genius Pros Shows its Next Generation Solid State Lidar

Genius Pro was at the TechCrunch Disrupt 2017 event in San Francisco today to show off its new solid-state lidar. The company displayed three models of its lidar, which includes short range, middle range and long range units.

Eric Walz2017-09-18 16:03 PT

AdaSky Launches Thermal FIR Sensing Vision to Accelerate Fully-Autonomous Driving

AdaSky Launches Thermal FIR Sensing Vision to Accelerate Fully-Autonomous Driving

AdaSky has launched the first Far Infrared (FIR) perception solution specifically designed for the automotive industry. The solution combines an FIR thermal camera with advanced computer vision algorithms to let autonomous vehicles detect objects.

Eric Walz2017-09-11 17:55 PT

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