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
Autonomous driving startup Pony.ai said that it has raised an $112 million in early-stage funding round in an effort to pull out in front of many well-funded rivals working on self-driving technology.
Eric Walz2018-01-17 11:53 PT
Chery, one of China’s leading automakers, announced today at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) that it is adopting the new ZF ProAI system, powered by NVIDIA’s DRIVE AI self-driving technology, to bring Level 3 autonomous driving to the world’s biggest auto market.
Eric Walz2018-01-17 08:00 PT
China’s internet search giant Baidu shared updates about is progress in autonomous driving today at CES in Las Vegas. Among the announcements was that Baidu’s open Apollo platform is poised to transform autonomous driving, and Baidu is releasing version 2.0 its autonomous driving platform.
Eric Walz2018-01-08 18:05 PT
Hyundai Motor Company and Aurora, a startup working on autonomous vehicle technology, today announced a strategic partnership to bring self-driving Hyundai vehicles to market by 2021. This partnership will incorporate Aurora’s self-driving technology into Hyundai vehicles starting with models custom-developed and launched in test programs and pilot cities.
Eric Walz2018-01-04 11:28 PT
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
Ford Motor Company today announced plans to move its key autonomous vehicle and electric vehicle business and strategy teams to the city where the company got its start —Detroit, Michigan.
Eric Walz2017-12-14 17:19 PT
Automotive technology supplier Denso Corp. has announced joint technology agreement to develop cabin sensing innovations with image recognition technology developer FotoNation Ltd., a subsidiary of Xperi Corp. The partnership will help Denso improve the performance of its Driver Status Monitor.
Eric Walz2017-11-03 10:41 PT
Optimus Ride, a MIT spinoff company developing self-driving technology, announced it has closed an $18 million Series A funding led by Greycroft Partners with participation from Emerson Collective, Fraser McCombs Capital and renowned venture capitalist and current director of MIT Media Lab, Joi Ito.
Eric Walz2017-11-02 15:53 PT
Renesas Electronics Corporation, a supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced that its automotive technology will drive Toyota’s autonomous vehicles, which are currently under development and scheduled for commercial launch in 2020.
Eric Walz2017-10-31 16:14 PT
Toyota Research Institute has signed an agreement with GoMentum Station, a 5,000 acre autonomous vehicle proving grounds located in Concord, California.
Eric Walz2017-10-30 17:18 PT
Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE: DLPH) announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire Boston based nuTonomy, Inc. for an upfront purchase price of $400 million and earn-outs totaling approximately $50 million.
Eric Walz2017-10-24 10:12 PT
At the Silicon Valley Innovation and Entrepreneur Forum 2017 held in Silicon Valley last week, Tiger Shen, co-founder and CEO of Singulato Motors presented the company’s new iS6 electric SUV. Futurecar was there to cover the event.
Eric Walz2017-10-02 17:09 PT
Autoliv, a worldwide leader in automotive safety systems, has been selected by Geely to develop an industry leading 77GHz high-resolution radar systems for autonomous driving.
Eric Walz2017-09-16 10:15 PT
U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao will unveil on Tuesday streamlined safety guidelines for automakers that want to deploy self-driving vehicles on public roads.
Eric Walz2017-09-11 18:37 PT
Goodyear announced that it is equipping Tesloop, a city-to-city mobility service that exclusively uses Tesla electric vehicles, with wireless sensors in its tires to improve overall tire management and maximize uptime for its growing fleet.
Eric Walz2017-09-08 11:56 PT
Waymo is at the forefront of developing autonomous driving software for cars and is poised to become industry leader, according to a new report by business consulting firm Frost & Sullivan.
Eric Walz2017-09-06 16:53 PT
Delphi Automotive announced today that it is partnering with and taking a minority stake in Israeli lidar-maker Innoviz Technologies on longer-range sensing LiDAR for Level 3 and higher autonomous driving capabilities.
Eric Walz2017-08-18 11:40 PT
Integrating a startup into a legacy company is not easy, as Cruise and GM found out.
Timothy Healey 2017-07-25 08:30 PT
MOBIS is researching ways to detect critical situations where the driver departs from controlling the vehicle and it then mitigates the risk of a crash by taking control of the vehicle and guiding it to safety
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