Blackmore in Bozeman, Montana recently completed a successful Series-A funding round of $3.5 million, to develop a more advanced lidar system for autonomous vehicles.
ClaireDec 22, 2016 11:16 PM PT
He wouldn’t say how many cars the company expects to build this year or when it will reach the one-million per year mark, but he did note the brand built more than 500,000 cars last year.
Timothy Healey Dec 22, 2016 7:33 PM PT
In other words, will it matter if you own a Ford or Chevy if you aren’t driving it yourself? After all, brands differentiate themselves on image as much as anything else.
Timothy Healey Dec 22, 2016 11:35 AM PT
Based on results of the test drive, which included a three-mile loop around the Las Vegas Convention Center, it’s very clear that the Ioniq is the real deal.
Michael ChengDec 22, 2016 6:57 AM PT
You’ve heard of driver-assist tech in cars and you’ve heard of IBM supercomputer Watson. Now, be prepared to think of Watson in a new light.
Timothy Healey Dec 21, 2016 5:13 PM PT
Germany luxury vehicle manufacturer BMW announced recently that it will partner with IBM Watson research center, to help develop its line of next-generation cars.
ClaireDec 21, 2016 12:26 PM PT
What many people don’t know is that BlackBerry has a handful of other products it can rely on for growth.
Michael ChengDec 21, 2016 5:45 AM PT
Recent reports suggest that China's futuristic Traffic Elevated Bus (TEB) has been deserted due to financial shortage.
ClaireDec 20, 2016 3:46 PM PT
By using a drone that can see over tall trees, large bushes and rolling hills, the vehicle could map its surroundings with greater accuracy. Ford mentioned that passengers will be able to control the quadcopter via the vessel’s infotainment or navigation components.
Michael ChengDec 20, 2016 6:19 AM PT
The German auto giant Mercedes Benz recently launched its app “Croove”, to let any vehicle owner - not confined by Benz drivers, to rent their car when they’re not using it.
ClaireDec 19, 2016 5:54 PM PT
Michigan, with unpredictable weather and dilapidating roads, presents several challenges for engineers. These new obstacles in development may help groups in the area hone their autonomous driving products more effectively to thrive in such undesirable conditions.
Michael ChengDec 19, 2016 12:06 PM PT
Cars that can talk to each other is the first item on the list. This technology, also known as vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication, has been in development for some time, but Cadillac will actually bring it to market in 2017.
Timothy Healey Dec 18, 2016 10:40 AM PT
Amid all the controversies and financial trouble, Faraday Future seems unshaken about its plan. A few recent teasers made people curious about how the EV company will debut its first car.
ClaireDec 18, 2016 9:30 AM PT
Musk will be advising Trump as part of his Strategic and Policy Forum, according to the Washington Post. The Tesla head also represents the automotive community in a different way than the CEOs of legacy automakers do, given that Musk and Tesla have approached the industry differently (with factory-direct sales for instance).
Timothy Healey Dec 17, 2016 1:50 PM PT
We know the future of cars will be sustainable, energy-efficient, convenient and robustly functional. But what exactly are the technologies that the auto industry is delving into, to equip next-gen cars with such capabilities? Here are some that you need to know about.
ClaireDec 17, 2016 10:10 AM PT
A report from last month shows that the company plans to invest $250 million in two years on research and development for autonomous-driving and connected-car technologies.
Timothy Healey Dec 16, 2016 4:30 PM PT
London-based PLP Architecture Company puts forward the bold idea of digging a tunnel under London to allow the passage of self-driving cars.
ClaireDec 16, 2016 4:10 PM PT
Its Drive PX2 autonomous driving platform, which is being used by cars participating in the highly anticipated Roborace circuit, utilizes a special form of deep learning, called convolutional neural network (CNN).
Michael ChengDec 16, 2016 6:32 AM PT
All automakers are investing in new technologies, including autonomous tech, and so are many non-automotive companies.
Timothy Healey Dec 15, 2016 6:56 PM PT
To ensure accuracy, the mapping system receives up to 27,100 light points per second. This figure goes up exponentially when high-density laser scanning units are used, enabling the platform to collect millions of light points and generate clearer images.
Michael ChengDec 15, 2016 9:45 AM PT
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