LG Electronics and HERE Technologies to Partner On Autonomous Cars

LG Electronics (LG) is partnering with HERE Technologies (HERE), a provider of digital mapping and location services, to offer a next-generation telematics solution for autonomous vehicles.

Eric Walz2017-12-27 07:10 PT

Ouster Announces Launch of OS1 LiDAR, with $27M Series A Funding Round

Ouster, a San Francisco-based startup developing high performance LiDAR technology for self-driving cars, emerged from stealth today by announcing the launch of the company's new OS1 model LIDAR, as well as $27 million in Series A funding, led by Cox Enterprises.

Eric Walz2017-12-11 15:55 PT

X-Matik's LaneCruise Kit Brings Self-Driving Tech to Older Cars

Toronto-based start-up X-Matik has developed an aftermarket add-on kit which bring autonomous driving capabilities to older vehicles.

Eric Walz2017-11-24 15:30 PT

Velodyne LiDAR Announces VLS-128, the World's Highest Resolution LiDAR for Autonomous Vehicles

Silicon Valley based Velodyne Labs today announced that it has produced a new LiDAR with the world's best resolution, longest range, and widest field of view, the result of which will boost the autonomous vehicle and advanced safety market.

Eric Walz2017-11-07 12:42 PT

Waymo Makes History: A Self-Driving Ride Service With No One Behind the Wheel

Waymo has been working on self-driving cars since at least 2009 and leads its competitors in the crowded field of self-driving cars development. Now, the company will become the first ever to launch a ride hailing service on public roads without anyone behind the wheel.

Eric Walz2017-11-07 10:48 PT

Baidu President Reveals Next Phase of the Apollo Autonomous Driving Platform at the Company’s Silicon Valley Headquarters

Baidu Inc. announced updates to its open Apollo autonomous driving platform yesterday during a special event held at the company’s Silicon Valley headquarters. The event was Baidu’s first ever Apollo meetup held outside of China.

Eric Walz2017-10-26 17:51 PT

Canada’s LeddarTech Advancing Solid-State LiDAR for Self-Driving Cars

Having built an impressive lead in artificial intelligence, with new research facilities opened by Google, Microsoft and Uber, Canada is ready to do the same for self-driving cars — specifically the LiDAR technology that allows self-driving cars to see down the road.

Eric Walz2017-10-20 18:23 PT

Ushr HD Mapping Data to be Used in Cadillac's Super Cruise

Ushr Inc., creator of high-definition (HD) mapping technology today announced that its mapping platform has been implemented in the new Cadillac Super Cruise, GM’s hands-free highway driving feature. Ushr provides software that enables more precise, high-definition mapping and associated technology for autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles.

Eric Walz2017-10-18 14:56 PT

SVIEF 2017 Exclusive: Drive.ai Co-Founder Tao Wang Talks to Futurecar

Futurecar reporters attended the 7th Silicon Valley Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum where we met with Drive.ai co-founder Tao Wang to discuss some of the company’s plans and technology.

Eric Walz2017-09-29 18:52 PT

Ford to Partner With Lyft to Deploy Self-Driving Cars

Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday it will collaborate with Lyft to deploy Ford's self-driving vehicles on the ride hailing company’s network in large numbers by 2021.

Eric Walz2017-09-27 12:45 PT

Silicon Valley Based LiDAR Maker Quanergy is Seeking IPO

Quanergy Systems Inc. could be the first initial public offering (IPO) to emerge from a crowded field of autonomous driving technology companies that have set up shop in Silicon Valley.

Eric Walz2017-09-21 16:38 PT

China's Baidu Launches $1.5 billion Autonomous Driving Fund

Chinese internet company Baidu announced a 10 billion yuan ($1.52 billion) autonomous driving fund on Thursday as part of a wider plan to speed up its technical development and compete with U.S. rivals.

Eric Walz2017-09-21 11:18 PT

Tesla Working with AMD to Develop Artificial Intelligence Chip for Self-Driving Cars

Electric carmaker Tesla is working with Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD) to develop its own artificial intelligence (AI) chip for self-driving cars.

Eric Walz2017-09-20 15:36 PT

Genius Pros Shows its Next Generation Solid State Lidar

Genius Pro was at the TechCrunch Disrupt 2017 event in San Francisco today to show off its new solid-state lidar. The company displayed three models of its lidar, which includes short range, middle range and long range units.

Eric Walz2017-09-18 16:03 PT

Samsung Invests $300 Million in Automotive Innovation Fund

Samsung Electronics has established the Samsung Automotive Innovation Fund, a new $300-million fund focused exclusively on the automotive market. The Samsung Automotive Innovation Fund will focus on connected car and autonomous technologies.

Eric Walz2017-09-14 12:34 PT

AdaSky Launches Thermal FIR Sensing Vision to Accelerate Fully-Autonomous Driving

AdaSky has launched the first Far Infrared (FIR) perception solution specifically designed for the automotive industry. The solution combines an FIR thermal camera with advanced computer vision algorithms to let autonomous vehicles detect objects.

Eric Walz2017-09-11 17:55 PT

EXCLUSIVE: Innoviz CEO and Co-Founder Omar Keilaf Talks to Futurecar

After announcing a new $65 million funding round today, Futurecar was given the opportunity to ask Innoviz CEO and co-founder Omar Keilaf some questions about the recent events, the company’s future plans, and its high-tech LiDAR technology.

Eric Walz2017-09-07 18:58 PT

Innoviz Technologies Announces $65 Million Funding Round

Innoviz Technologies, a leading provider of LiDAR sensing solutions designed for the mass commercialization of autonomous vehicles, announced today that it has raised $65 million in Series B funding as its groundbreaking LiDAR solution moves into mass production.

Eric Walz2017-09-07 04:30 PT

Udacity-Didi Chuxing Self-Driving Car Challenge Winners Announced

Didi Chuxing and Udacity​ have announced the winners of the 2017 Udacity-Didi Self-Driving Car Challenge in Mountain View, California. Team “abccba” from China won the final prize of $100,000.

Eric Walz2017-09-03 12:16 PT

Delphi to Add 100 Jobs to Self-Driving Operations in Pittsburgh

A major auto supplier developing self-driving cars in Pittsburgh is growing its presence in the region. Delphi will create about 100 jobs in the next six to nine months, the company's CTO Glen De Vos said on Thursday.

Eric Walz2017-09-01 12:13 PT

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