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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.

FutureCar Staff 2018-05-21 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.

FutureCar Staff 2018-05-14 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.

FutureCar Staff 2018-05-10 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.

FutureCar Staff 2018-04-09 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

Ford's Self-Driving Delivery Business Heads to Miami for Testing

Ford's Self-Driving Delivery Business Heads to Miami for Testing

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

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

Samsung Begins Production of 256GB eUFS Storage for Automotive Applications

Samsung Begins Production of 256GB eUFS Storage for Automotive Applications

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

With a Human Backup, Phantom Auto Can Pilot Autonomous Vehicles Remotely

With a Human Backup, Phantom Auto Can Pilot Autonomous Vehicles Remotely

Silicon Valley-based Phantom Auto is working on a unique solution to address the anxiety of being a occupant in a self-driving car without a human in the driver’s seat — by providing a human backup driver who is able to control the vehicle from miles away using a remote console.

Eric Walz2018-02-06 10:36 PT

Artificial Intelligence to Pilot Autonomous Car Across the U.K.

Artificial Intelligence to Pilot Autonomous Car Across the U.K.

An autonomous vehicle, piloted by artificial intelligence (AI), will drive across the U.K. emulating the style of a human driver at the end of next year as part of a driverless car development program by a consortium of technology partners.

Eric Walz2018-02-01 11:05 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

AI Based Vehicle Maintenance Startup CARFIT Joins the NVIDIA Inception Program

AI Based Vehicle Maintenance Startup CARFIT Joins the NVIDIA Inception Program

CARFIT today announced it has joined the NVIDIA Inception Program, which is designed to support startups revolutionizing industries with advancements in artificial intelligence and data sciences.

Eric Walz2018-01-24 12:19 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

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