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Ford to Launch an Independent Driverless Fleet Network by 2021

Ford to Launch an Independent Driverless Fleet Network by 2021

By 2021 Ford Motor company plans to set up its self-driving taxi service at scale. The company aims to use its robo-taxi network to move both goods and passengers. Most of the vehicles will be custom built for the platform and Ford is not developing the technology to enter into a partnership with another third-party ride-hailing operator.

Manish Kharinta2018-04-21 11:45 PT

Self-Driving Simulation Startup Metamoto Reveals Early Engagement Program

Self-Driving Simulation Startup Metamoto Reveals Early Engagement Program

Metamoto, Inc., a Silicon Valley startup offering scalable simulation solutions for autonomous vehicles, today announced it has enlisted an assembly of leading automotive players in its early engagement program.

FutureCar Staff 2018-04-12 09:00 PT

Waymo Teaming up With Honda on Autonomous Vehicle

Waymo Teaming up With Honda on Autonomous Vehicle

Just days after announcing a partnership with Jaguar to deploy 20,000 of its new electric i-Pace SUVs for its self-driving taxi service, Waymo CEO John Krafcik announced that Waymo is working with Honda on some type of autonomous vehicle, Bloomberg has reported.

Eric Walz2018-04-02 17:34 PT

CTO of GM Owned Cruise Automation Abruptly Leaves the Company

CTO of GM Owned Cruise Automation Abruptly Leaves the Company

Cruise Automation, the company supplying General Motors with its self-driving technology is losing its Chief Technology Officer A.G. Gangadhar, who has worked for less than a year at the company.

Eric Walz2018-03-29 12:08 PT

Arizona Gov Suspends Uber’s Self-Driving Tests Following Fatal Accident

Arizona Gov Suspends Uber’s Self-Driving Tests Following Fatal Accident

The governor of Arizona has had enough of Uber, as it rushed to beat out other companies in the self-driving car race. Governor Doug Ducey said on Monday said he was suspending Uber's ability to test of self-driving cars on the state's roads indefinitely, following a fatal accident involving a pedestrian on March 18.

Eric Walz2018-03-26 19:00 PT

Uber Self-Driving Vehicle Strikes and Kills Pedestrian

Uber Self-Driving Vehicle Strikes and Kills Pedestrian

Uber halted all of its self-driving operations after one of the company's self-driving Volvos struck and killed a bicyclist in Tempe, Arizona last night. Tempe police are still investigating the deadly crash.

Eric Walz2018-03-19 12:03 PT

GM Investing $100 Million in Michigan Plants to Build Autonomous Vehicles

GM Investing $100 Million in Michigan Plants to Build Autonomous Vehicles

General Motors Co. will invest more than $100 million in two Michigan assembly plants where it plans to build its Cruise AV driverless car and the roof modules required for autonomous driving.

Eric Walz2018-03-15 10:56 PT

Baidu Apollo Releases the World’s Largest Dataset for Self-Driving Cars

Baidu Apollo Releases the World’s Largest Dataset for Self-Driving Cars

Baidu has announced the release of ‘Apollo Scape’, billed as the world’s largest open-source dataset for autonomous driving technology. The dataset is part of Baidu’s open autonomous driving platform Apollo.

Eric Walz2018-03-14 17:17 PT

Waymo Releases Video From Inside its Driverless Minivans Showing Passenger Acceptance

Waymo Releases Video From Inside its Driverless Minivans Showing Passenger Acceptance

Waymo has been working hard to make its autonomous software behave just like a human drivers—only better— and now the company has shared video taken from inside one its driverless minivans to show the reactions from real passengers.

Eric Walz2018-03-13 16:21 PT

Uber Says its Driverless Cars May be on the Road in Less Than a Year

Uber Says its Driverless Cars May be on the Road in Less Than a Year

Uber, the world’s largest ride-hailing company, says it driverless cars may be on the road in less than a year as the company is working with major automakers on autonomous technology.

Eric Walz2018-02-23 10:32 PT

Uber to Give Waymo a $245 Million Equity Stake as Settlement is Reached in IP Theft Trial

Uber to Give Waymo a $245 Million Equity Stake as Settlement is Reached in IP Theft Trial

Uber and Waymo announced an unexpected settlement agreement on Friday, just days after the high-stakes jury trial began in federal court. Waymo accused Uber of using its trade secret in its self-driving cars.

Eric Walz2018-02-09 11:23 PT

Continental and NVIDIA Partner to Enable Production of AI Powered Self-Driving Cars

Continental and NVIDIA Partner to Enable Production of AI Powered Self-Driving Cars

Chipmaker NVIDIA and Continental, one of the world’s largest automotive technology companies, have announced they are partnering to create an entire AI self-driving vehicle system, built on the NVIDIA DRIVE platform, with a planned market introduction starting in 2021.

Eric Walz2018-02-06 12:22 PT

GM President Dan Ammann Discusses The Cruise AV Self-Driving Car in New Video

GM President Dan Ammann Discusses The Cruise AV Self-Driving Car in New Video

GM President, Dan Ammann, recently spoke with CNBC to discuss GM’s latest Cruise AV self-driving car and explained the vehicle in greater detail.

Eric Walz2018-01-23 13:06 PT

LG Electronics and HERE Technologies to Partner On Autonomous Cars

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 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

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

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 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 the Next Phase of Apollo Autonomous Driving Platform at its New Silicon Valley Headquarters

Baidu President Reveals the Next Phase of Apollo Autonomous Driving Platform at its New 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

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

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