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Baidu to Release Open Source OS for Self-Driving Cars

Baidu to Release Open Source OS for Self-Driving Cars

Baidu, one of the world’s largest internet technology companies, has just announced that it will open source its autonomous driving technology, which includes the software designed for its self-driving cars. The move is hoped to speed up the development of self-driving cars, and entice other car manufacturers to work with Baidu's technology.

Eric WalzApr 19, 2017 1:41 PM PT        

Tesla's New Model 3 Spotted Driving in Silicon Valley

Tesla's New Model 3 Spotted Driving in Silicon Valley

Tesla’s long awaited Model 3 was spotted last week driving in Palo Alto, California. The blue four-door sedan was filmed driving on nearby Route 280 in the Los Altos Hills.

Eric WalzApr 19, 2017 10:38 AM PT    

Ex-Uber Employee Explains Why it’s Difficult to Protect Self-Driving Cars

Ex-Uber Employee Explains Why it’s Difficult to Protect Self-Driving Cars

Ex-Uber employee, Charlie Miller, who was once in charge of ensuring that Uber’s autonomous vehicles were protected against hacking, explains why protecting driverless cars is so difficult.

Vineeth Joel PatelApr 19, 2017 7:05 AM PT

Zoox hires former head of NHTSA, plans a service to rival Uber

Zoox hires former head of NHTSA, plans a service to rival Uber

Silicon Valley autonomous car start-up Zoox Inc. recently announced it has hired Mark Rosekind, the former head of the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), to be its new chief safety innovation officer.

Eric WalzApr 18, 2017 1:19 PM PT       

Think Your Cellphone Uses a lot of Data? Report Claims Autonomous Cars Will Use 4,000 GB in one Day.

Think Your Cellphone Uses a lot of Data? Report Claims Autonomous Cars Will Use 4,000 GB in one Day.

According to a report by Intel, one self-driving car will burn through approximately the same amount of data as 3,000 people.

Vineeth Joel PatelApr 18, 2017 10:30 AM PT

Swedish Firm Einride Reveals Multi-stage, Driverless Trucks with Superior Range

Swedish Firm Einride Reveals Multi-stage, Driverless Trucks with Superior Range

By using human navigators at the critical stage of deliveries (also known as the “last mile”), the business would not need to spend as much time and money on testing in urban, populated locations.

Michael ChengApr 18, 2017 6:37 AM PT

Quanergy Collaborates with Koiti on Automotive Headlights With Built–In LiDAR Sensors

Quanergy Collaborates with Koiti on Automotive Headlights With Built–In LiDAR Sensors

Silicon Valley company Quanergy Systems, a leading provider of solid state LiDAR sensors located in Sunnyvale, California has partnered with Koiti Manufacturing Co., Ltd. based in Japan, to build automotive headlights with built in LiDAR sensors.

Eric WalzApr 17, 2017 5:39 PM PT          

Tesla drops the price of the Model S by $7,500

Tesla drops the price of the Model S by $7,500

Tesla has dropped the price on the entry level Model S by $7,500. The starting price of the Model S is now $69,500, down from $77,000.

Eric WalzApr 17, 2017 12:56 PM PT       

States Fighting to Teach Tech Due to Instructor Shortage

States Fighting to Teach Tech Due to Instructor Shortage

A shortage of tech teachers could lead to problems in the future.

Timothy Healey Apr 17, 2017 12:05 PM PT

Japan’s Police Agency to Allow Testing of Self-driving Cars on Public Roadways

Japan’s Police Agency to Allow Testing of Self-driving Cars on Public Roadways

The NPA’s draft guidelines targets mature automakers and research institutes that have already accumulated a substantial amount of experience on closed tracks. From an international perspective, Japan’s renewed stance on the public testing of autonomous cars may attract developers from other countries.

Michael ChengApr 17, 2017 6:15 AM PT

Apple Granted a Permit in California to Test Autonomous Vehicles

Apple Granted a Permit in California to Test Autonomous Vehicles

Apple revealed on Friday, April 14th (PDT) that it had been granted a permit to test autonomous vehicles on public roads in California.

Eric WalzApr 14, 2017 6:32 PM PT       

Honda Opens its Silicon Valley Lab for tech collaboration with Waymo and others

Honda Opens its Silicon Valley Lab for tech collaboration with Waymo and others

Honda forms a new Silicon Valley company that will be known as Honda Innovations, which will collaboration with other businesses to support and develop advanced automotive technologies.

Eric WalzApr 14, 2017 5:26 PM PT      

Tesla Becomes Largest U.S. Automaker by Market Value

Tesla Becomes Largest U.S. Automaker by Market Value

Tesla is getting lots of love from investors -- enough to value it above GM, albeit briefly.

Timothy Healey Apr 14, 2017 11:30 AM PT

Continental Opens Research & Development Center in Silicon Valley

Continental Opens Research & Development Center in Silicon Valley

Continental opens a new location in San Jose, California in Silicon Valley. Continental expects to employ about 300 experts from all parts of the company that will work on pioneering solutions for the sustainable mobility of the future.

Eric WalzApr 14, 2017 10:40 AM PT       

GM adding 1,100 jobs at San Francisco Based Cruise Automation

GM adding 1,100 jobs at San Francisco Based Cruise Automation

California officials announce an $8 million dollar tax credit to hire 1,100 workers at San Francisco based autonomous driving start-up Cruise Automation.

Eric WalzApr 13, 2017 5:26 PM PT      

Silicon Valley Start-up Luminar to Begin Production of its LiDAR

Silicon Valley Start-up Luminar to Begin Production of its LiDAR

Luminar, a Silicon Valley start-up has developed an improved Lidar for self-driving cars and announced that production will begin soon. Some features of this system are highlighted.

Eric WalzApr 13, 2017 3:25 PM PT        

Delphi Enters New Partnerships Aimed at Becoming Major Data Collector

Delphi Enters New Partnerships Aimed at Becoming Major Data Collector

Automotive parts manufacturing company, Delphi, is looking to expand its role in the automotive segment with new partnerships that would help the company become a leader in data collection.

Vineeth Joel PatelApr 13, 2017 12:30 PM PT

Baidu acquires xPerception to develop technology for self-driving cars

Baidu acquires xPerception to develop technology for self-driving cars

Chinese technology company Baidu purchases California based company xPerception with plans to accelerate the development of self-driving car technology.

Eric WalzApr 13, 2017 12:15 PM PT      

Mercedes-Benz Wants to Have Driverless Taxis on the Road by 2020

Mercedes-Benz Wants to Have Driverless Taxis on the Road by 2020

Mercedes-Benz promises to have autonomous taxis on the road by three years, joining the likes of Ford and BMW who both made similar claims.

Vineeth Joel PatelApr 12, 2017 12:30 PM PT

Despite Dieselgate, Volkswagen Finds $180 Million to Invest in AI Startup

Despite Dieselgate, Volkswagen Finds $180 Million to Invest in AI Startup

Volkswagen may be dealing with the ramifications of its emissions-cheating diesels, but the automaker decided to invest $180 million in Mobvoi Inc., a Chinese artificial intelligence startup.

Vineeth Joel PatelApr 11, 2017 12:05 PM PT