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AdaSky Raises $20 Million for its Far-Infrared Camera Technology for Self-Driving Cars

AdaSky Raises $20 Million for its Far-Infrared Camera Technology for Self-Driving Cars

AdaSky, an Israeli-based company developing Far-Infrared technology (FIR) for the automotive industry, announced it has secured $20 million in new funding from lead investor, Sungwoo Hitech Co., Ltd, a leading global automotive supplier.

Eric Walz2018-11-16 14:09 PT

Waymo to Launch its Driverless Car Service Next Month to Challenge Uber & Lyft

Waymo to Launch its Driverless Car Service Next Month to Challenge Uber & Lyft

Waymo is preparing to launch a commercial ride-hailing service in Arizona next month to rival Uber. For its new service, Waymo has plans to acquire up to 62,000 plug-in hybrid Pacifica minivans and 20,000 fully-electric Jaguar I-Pace SUVs to build out its commercial fleet over the next few years.

Eric Walz2018-11-13 16:55 PT

Volkswagen in Talks with Ford to Invest in Self-Driving Startup Argo AI

Volkswagen in Talks with Ford to Invest in Self-Driving Startup Argo AI

Automakers are continuing to form strategic partnerships with tech companies and rivals to accelerate the development of self-driving cars. The latest being Volkswagen, who is reported to be in talks with the Ford Motor Co to work together on electric and self-driving cars.

Eric Walz2018-11-09 11:53 PT

Renesas to Buy Silicon Valley-Based Integrated Device Technology Inc for $6.7 billion

Renesas to Buy Silicon Valley-Based Integrated Device Technology Inc for $6.7 billion

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

Toyota Investing $500 million in Uber to Develop Driverless Cars

Toyota Investing $500 million in Uber to Develop Driverless Cars

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 Develops Car Audio Technology Using ‘Seperate Sound Zones’

Hyundai Develops Car Audio Technology Using ‘Seperate Sound Zones’

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

LiDAR Maker Cepton Technologies Inks Deal With Major Automotive Lighting Supplier

LiDAR Maker Cepton Technologies Inks Deal With Major Automotive Lighting Supplier

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

Ford Motor Co to Invest $4 Billion in a New Division for Autonomous Vehicle Development

Ford Motor Co to Invest $4 Billion in a New Division for Autonomous Vehicle Development

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 & ZongMu Technology Announce Strategic Cooperation On Autonomous Parking Tech

Visteon & ZongMu Technology Announce Strategic Cooperation On Autonomous Parking Tech

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 Plans to Become a Leader in Autonomous Driving Technology

Hyundai Mobis Plans to Become a Leader in Autonomous Driving Technology

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

MIT Made an Autonomous Car Capable of Driving Without 3D Maps

MIT Made an Autonomous Car Capable of Driving Without 3D Maps

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

Phantom Auto & Renovo Partner on Teleoperation of Autonomous Vehicles

Phantom Auto & Renovo Partner on Teleoperation of Autonomous Vehicles

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

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.

Jacky Ho2018-05-14 14:37 PT

GM Sees Personal Ownership & Customization of Self-Driving Cars

GM Sees Personal Ownership & Customization of Self-Driving Cars

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

Decentralized Autonomous Vehicles Foundation Secures Major Investment from Block Crafters Capital

Decentralized Autonomous Vehicles Foundation Secures Major Investment from Block Crafters Capital

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 Proposes New Rules to Allow Self-Driving Cars to Pick Up Passengers

California Proposes New Rules to Allow Self-Driving Cars to Pick Up Passengers

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

FEATURED COVERAGE: Testing Autonomous Vehicles to Save Lives in the Wake of Recent Accidents

FEATURED COVERAGE: Testing Autonomous Vehicles to Save Lives in the Wake of Recent Accidents

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

 Affectiva Launches Automotive AI Software to Track the Emotional State of Passengers

Affectiva Launches Automotive AI Software to Track the Emotional State of Passengers

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 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

Self-Driving Cars Are on a Path to Change Suburbs

Self-Driving Cars Are on a Path to Change Suburbs

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

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