Despite being one of the world’s most valuable tech companies, Apple’s self-driving cars are still a work in progress. The company reported that one of their self-driving development vehicles was involved in a collision near the company’s headquarters in Silicon Valley.
FutureCar Staff 2018-08-31 18:24 PT
Waymo, the self-driving unit of Google parent company Alphabet, has opened an office in Shanghai as it looks to push into China. The new subsidiary will design and test autonomous vehicle products, parts, supply chain management, logistics and other related services, according to the the filing.
Eric Walz2018-08-24 12:38 PT
Since January, thousands of local residents and tourists in Las Vegas have taken a ride in one of Aptiv’s self-driving BMW’s operating on Lyft’s platform and the company just announced the completion of its 5,000th trip on the Las Vegas strip.
Eric Walz2018-08-22 16:11 PT
Sometimes to see where your’re going you need to look down, in this case below the road surface. WaveSense Inc. has announced the commercialization of a new technology that significantly improves autonomous vehicle navigation by keeping self-driving vehicles precisely in-lane, utilizing data from ground-penetrating radar (GPR).
Eric Walz2018-08-20 16:49 PT
A new report suggests trouble is brewing at silicon valley startup Quanergy systems Inc., a company developing solid state lidar for autonomous cars, Bloomberg has reported. Quanergy was one of the first self-driving tech unicorns—reaching a $1.5 billion valuation in 2016.
Jeremy Carlton2018-08-13 16:10 PT
Doug Field, who stepped down as the senior vice president of engineering at Tesla last month, is returning to Apple, the company said on Thursday. Most recently, Field oversaw Model 3 engineering at Tesla.
Eric Walz2018-08-10 12:31 PT
ride OS, an 11 month old San Francisco-based startup that recently came out of stealth mode and is working to solve logistics problems for autonomous fleets, ride-hailing platforms, as well as for human drivers. The company announced $25 million in new funding to accelerate its mapping operations in Europe
Eric Walz2018-08-02 13:32 PT
Bosch is addressing a real problem for autonomous cars, by alerting the vehicle itself, as well as other nearby autonomous vehicles, to weather hazards such as ice, which might affect a vehicle’s handling. With this data, adjustments can be made to autonomous driving systems.
Eric Walz2018-07-30 13:26 PT
For the past year, city officials in Boston restricted companies testing autonomous technology to less populated, industrial areas of the city. Now that is about to change, as the city is now allowing self-driving cars to roam the streets citywide, including during the morning rush hour.
Jeremy Carlton2018-06-20 15:37 PT
Volvo announced and investment and collaboration with Luminar Technologies Inc., a company that developed an advanced lidar system for autonomous cars. As part of the partnership, Luminar is providing the core sensing technology to Volvo’s autonomous vehicles.
Eric Walz2018-06-14 12:45 PT
AEye is relatively new Silicon Valley startup. Founded in 2013, the company is working on lidar and computer vision systems for self-driving cars. AEye’s computer vision technology is unique, as it uses computer vision and artificial intelligence to mimic how a human eye focuses on objects.
Eric Walz2018-06-13 11:03 PT
For a self-driving car to successfully navigate through vehicle traffic, the car needs the capability to avoid motorcycles riding between the lanes. Ford Motor Company recently filed a patent to address this problem. The technology was developed at Ford’s Silicon Valley Research & Innovation Center in Palo Alto.
Eric Walz2018-06-04 12:04 PT
General Motors announced today that the SoftBank Vision Fund will invest $2.25 billion in GM Cruise to support the company’s plans to commercialize autonomous vehicle technology at large scale. GM will also invest $1.1 billion in GM Cruise upon closing of the transaction.
Eric Walz2018-05-31 11:13 PT
Mobileye, the Israel-based autonomous driving unit that Intel purchased for $15.3 billion in 2017, has signed a contract to supply eight million cars at a European automaker with its computer vision-based, self-driving technology.
Eric Walz2018-05-17 14:09 PT
Highly detailed maps take up a lot of storage space. MIT is developing a new system called MapLite, which uses a minimalist map that could fit on a flash drive. Self-driving cars can reference this map, and then use their sensors to navigate to a destination.
Mia Bevacqua2018-05-12 08:00 PT
Ohio Governor John Kasich said he wants to make the state the “wild, wild west” for self-driving car testing.
Eric Walz2018-05-11 14:39 PT
Speaking at the Uber Elevate summit in Los Angeles yesterday, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said that his company's self-driving vehicles will be on the road again "within the next few months," and once that happens "it's going to be in as safe of a way as possible."
Eric Walz2018-05-10 11:56 PT
Silicon Valley-based self-driving car startup Drive.ai has announced a pilot program to bring an on-demand self-driving car service to Frisco, Texas this summer.
Eric Walz2018-05-09 12:38 PT
Volkswagen AG the world’s largest automaker, is in talks to form a joint venture with China’s Didi Chuxing to manage part of the ride-hailing company’s fleet of cars and help develop “purpose-built” autonomous vehicles for Didi’s ride-hailing services.
Eric Walz2018-04-30 14:00 PT
Silicon Valley startup Voyage, which recently launched a pilot autonomous ride-hailing service in two retirement communities in California and Florida, is taken a proactive, safety first approach. Starting today, the company announced today it is opening its safety requirements, test scenarios, metrics, tools, and source code that it has developed for its own autonomous taxis.
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