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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

Didi Chuxing Granted Permit to Test Autonomous Cars in California

Didi Chuxing Granted Permit to Test Autonomous Cars in California

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing has been granted a permit to test self-driving cars in California, as it looks to catch up with its Silicon Valley rivals in autonomous driving technology.

FutureCar Staff 2018-05-14 14:37 PT

Uber Says its Self-Driving Cars Will be Back on the Road in "a Few Months"

Uber Says its Self-Driving Cars Will be Back on the Road in "a Few Months"

Speaking at the Uber Elevate summit in Los Angeles yesterday, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said that his company's self-driving vehicles will be on the road again "within the next few months," and once that happens "it's going to be in as safe of a way as possible."

Eric Walz2018-05-10 11:56 PT

Drive.ai Launching Autonomous Ride-Hailing Service in Texas

Drive.ai Launching Autonomous Ride-Hailing Service in Texas

Silicon Valley-based self-driving car startup Drive.ai has announced a pilot program to bring an on-demand self-driving car service to Frisco, Texas this summer.

Eric Walz2018-05-09 12:38 PT

Lyft to Test its Self-Driving Cars at California’s GoMentum Station

Lyft to Test its Self-Driving Cars at California’s GoMentum Station

Lyft is joining the growing list of major automakers and tech companies working on autonomous driving and related technology at California’s GoMentum Station, the sprawling, former military base in Concord, California.

Eric Walz2018-03-08 15:27 PT

Navigant Research Names GM, Waymo as Leaders in Autonomous Segment

Navigant Research Names GM, Waymo as Leaders in Autonomous Segment

Other top-rated automakers on the list include: Daimler-Bosch, Ford, Volkswagen Group, BMW-Intel-FCA, and Aptiv.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-03-04 19:30 PT

California to Allow Autonomous Car Testing with No One Behind the Wheel

California to Allow Autonomous Car Testing with No One Behind the Wheel

The California DMV has put in place new rules for self-driving vehicles, allowing testing with no one behind the wheel—or in the car at all. Under the new rules, companies are now permitted to test autonomous vehicles using a “remote” human backup capable of taking over the vehicle in case the onboard systems encounter a problem on the road.

Eric Walz2018-02-27 11:30 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

Samsung Joins Waymo at Expanding Autonomous Test Site in Central California

Samsung Joins Waymo at Expanding Autonomous Test Site in Central California

Samsung Electronics is confirmed as the second autonomous driving developer to begin operations at a new planned hub for high-tech automotive research in Merced, California.

Eric Walz2018-01-30 11:32 PT

 Uber Plans to Have Autonomous Trips With No Human Backup in 2019

Uber Plans to Have Autonomous Trips With No Human Backup in 2019

Speaking to the Associated Press at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Uber’s Advanced Technology Group leader Eric Meyhofer said that Uber plans to carry passengers in autonomous vehicles without human backup drivers in about the same time frame as its competitors, which is sometime next year.

Eric Walz2018-01-18 11:02 PT

Baidu Sues Silicon Valley Self-Driving Startup JingChi Over IP Theft

Baidu Sues Silicon Valley Self-Driving Startup JingChi Over IP Theft

Chinese technology giant Baidu is suing a former executive, claiming he stole proprietary information and used it to form his own self-driving car startup, Sunnyvale-based JingChi.

Eric Walz2017-12-27 08:00 PT

Uber Investor Files Suit Over Acquisition of Otto From Former Google Engineer

Uber Investor Files Suit Over Acquisition of Otto From Former Google Engineer

A Uber investor has filed a lawsuit against the ride-hailing company for failing to properly review company’s $680 million acquisition of a self-driving technology firm that wound up being accused of stealing trade secrets from Waymo, the self-driving car unit of Alphabet Inc.

Eric Walz2017-12-14 14:42 PT

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich Presents Keynote at Automobility LA

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich Presents Keynote at Automobility LA

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich presented the keynote address on Wednesday morning at the 2017 Automobility LA technology conference where he shared some updates on what Intel is working on in the autonomous driving space.

Eric Walz2017-11-29 09:33 PT

Oct 12th, 2017 News of the Day: CarGurus spikes 72% in auto marketplace IPO

Oct 12th, 2017 News of the Day: CarGurus spikes 72% in auto marketplace IPO

Oct 12th, 2017 News of the Day

Lydia2017-10-12 17:20 PT

Automakers Finding it Hard to Keep Up With Tech Firms on Automotive Technology

Automakers Finding it Hard to Keep Up With Tech Firms on Automotive Technology

A new report from CNBC say that automakers are struggling to keep up automotive technology advancements from Silicon Valley tech companies. It is a "magical time" for autos, but maybe not so much for traditional automakers, says one analyst.

Eric Walz2017-10-05 10:00 PT

Alphabet May Invest $1 Billion in Ride-Hailing Co Lyft

Alphabet May Invest $1 Billion in Ride-Hailing Co Lyft

Alphabet Inc is in discussions with Lyft Inc about a substantial investment in the ride-hailing company, potentially strengthening an existing partnership between the two companies.

Eric Walz2017-09-15 10:56 PT

Avis to Maintain Waymo’s Fleet of Self-Driving Minivans

Avis to Maintain Waymo’s Fleet of Self-Driving Minivans

Avis announced today that it has signed an agreement with Waymo, an Alphabet Inc. company, to offer fleet support and vehicle maintenance services for Waymo's self-driving car program at Avis Car Rental and Budget Car Rental locations.

Eric Walz2017-06-26 10:47 PT

Intel Partners with BMW on Self-Driving Cars, Faces Competition

Intel Partners with BMW on Self-Driving Cars, Faces Competition

Intel, the computer chip maker has just announced a partnership with German automaker BMW to develop self-driving car technology. The partnership is intended to let Intel and BMW develop a “base functionality platform” for self-driving cars that it would license to car makers.

Eric Walz2017-05-04 15:20 PT

The Head of Uber ATG Steps Down Amid Waymo Lawsuit

The Head of Uber ATG Steps Down Amid Waymo Lawsuit

As the legal battle escalates between Waymo and Uber over the alleged theft of intellectual property, one of the individuals accused of stealing it has stepped down from his current role at Uber.

Eric Walz2017-04-28 12:13 PT

Honda Opens its Silicon Valley Lab for tech collaboration with Waymo and others

Honda Opens its Silicon Valley Lab for tech collaboration with Waymo and others

Honda forms a new Silicon Valley company that will be known as Honda Innovations, which will collaboration with other businesses to support and develop advanced automotive technologies.

Eric Walz2017-04-14 17:26 PT

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