Japan’s Renesas Electronics Corp said it had agreed to buy Silicon Valley-based Integrated Device Technology Inc (IDT) for $6.7 billion, its second major acquisition as it looks to develop semiconductors and sensors used for self-driving cars.
FutureCar Staff 2018-09-11 13:18 PT
Uber’s struggling self-driving program is about to get some new life, thanks to a $500 million investment from Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp. On Monday, Reuters reported that Toyota and Uber will work together on the development of self-driving cars, citing sources familiar with the matter. The equity investment will help advance both Toyota and Uber’s autonomous driving technology.
Jeremy Carlton2018-08-27 15:57 PT
Hyundai Motor Group unveiled its "separate sound zone control system," Sunday, via its blog and on YouTube. The system allows each occupant in a car to listen to different music without disrupting others.
Eric Walz2018-08-13 16:49 PT
Cepton Technologies, Inc., a Silicon Valley-based provider of 3D LIDAR solutions for automotive and mapping applications, today announced it will provide Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd. a global tier-one supplier of exterior automotive lighting, with its miniaturized LIDAR solution for autonomous driving.
Eric Walz2018-07-27 17:29 PT
U.S. automaker Ford Motor Co is committing billions of dollars to develop self-driving technology. The company announced today a new division, Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC, designed to speed up and capitalize on the development of electric vehicles, self-driving technology and smart mobility services.
Derrick Smith2018-07-24 11:41 PT
Visteon Corporation, a major U.S. automotive cockpit electronics supplier, and ZongMu Technology Co. Ltd., a China-based supplier of advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS), announced a strategic cooperation agreement to develop autonomous parking technology.
Eric Walz2018-07-02 11:59 PT
Hyundai Mobis, the South Korean auto parts maker, said that it plans to use its new proving ground in Seosan, South Chungcheong Province, as a test bed for new technologies, with the goal of becoming a leader in autonomous driving technology.
Jeremy Carlton2018-05-21 14:12 PT
Other self-driving cars can’t operate on their own on unmapped country roads. MIT’s new machine is one of the rare exceptions.
Vineeth Joel Patel2018-05-20 12:55 PT
Silicon Valley startups Phantom Auto, a developer of remote teleoperation safety technology for self-driving cars, and Renovo, the developer of AWare, the first operating system (OS) built specifically for autonomous cars, announced a partnership today to deploy teleoperation safety technology for Renovo’s planned fleet operations.
Eric Walz2018-05-15 12:49 PT
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.
Jacky Ho2018-05-14 14:37 PT
Although industry analysts are predicting a decline in car ownership as car sharing and on-demand mobility services take hold, General Motors foresees a future where self-driving cars are still customizable and personally owned.
Derrick Smith2018-05-10 17:43 PT
The DAV Foundation, the Swiss-based blockchain startup building a decentralized network for autonomous vehicles, announced it has secured significant investment from South Korean-based Block Crafters Capital.
Eric Walz2018-04-23 12:20 PT
California’s public utility regulator signaled on Friday it would allow self-driving car companies to transport passengers without a backup driver in the vehicle, a big step forward for autonomous car developers as the industry faces heightened scrutiny over safety concerns.
Derrick Smith2018-04-09 16:33 PT
In what could be described as the darkest hour in the very young life of the autonomous vehicle (AV), two people have lost their lives in less than a week in accidents involving vehicles operating in self-driving mode. The automotive industry can ill-afford to ignore questions consumers are raising around the safety of self-driving vehicles.
Peter Els2018-04-06 13:27 PT
Much of the work developing self-driving cars has focused on what the car “sees” outside of the vehicle, such as lidar, cameras, and radar used to help an autonomous vehicle navigate. Now, a new startup is focusing instead on what’s going on inside of the vehicle—the facial expressions and emotional state of the occupants.
Eric Walz2018-03-21 11:54 PT
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
While the introduction of autonomous vehicles is set to change how cities operate, driverless cars will also have a large impact on suburbs.
Vineeth Joel Patel2018-03-03 10:30 PT
The Ford Motor Company has been busy putting the pieces together for its self-driving delivery business. The company has spent the past several years researching and developing its self-driving technology, studying customer behaviors, and serving some of the largest fleets in the country. Now, Ford will begin testing its self-driving business efforts in Miami, Florida.
Eric Walz2018-02-27 15:33 PT
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
Electronics giant Samsung first formed an automotive team back in 2015 to offer components to car makers, including displays, batteries and memory chips. Now, the company has announced that it has started mass production of eUFS 2.1-compatible storage devices for automotive applications.
Eric Walz2018-02-12 16:53 PT
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