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AImotive Looks to Make an Affordable Alternative to LiDAR

AImotive Looks to Make an Affordable Alternative to LiDAR

Software company AImotive is looking for a way to make autonomous cars cheaper and easier to manufacture with a LiDAR alternative.

Vineeth Joel PatelMay 20, 2017 8:05 AM PT

May 19th, 2017 Car News of the Day: Qualcomm tests wireless charging, Uber could fire Levandowski

May 19th, 2017 Car News of the Day: Qualcomm tests wireless charging, Uber could fire Levandowski

Car News of the Day for May 19th, 2017.

ClaireMay 19, 2017 5:41 PM PT

LiDAR Needs to Evolve for Self-Driving Cars

LiDAR Needs to Evolve for Self-Driving Cars

The automotive industry has a heavy interest in Lidar, with OEM's and suppliers racing to employ new, non-mechanical technologies for mass production of self-driving cars.

Eric WalzMay 19, 2017 3:51 PM PT     

Intel VP on teaching cars to drive at IoT World 2017: it’s just like teaching your own kid

Intel VP on teaching cars to drive at IoT World 2017: it’s just like teaching your own kid

At the Internet of Things World 2017, Intel VP and General Manager Jeff McVeigh has made a vivid analogy of how to teach cars to drive by themselves.

ClaireMay 19, 2017 1:44 PM PT

Here’s How Much Drivers Are Willing to Pay for Fully Driverless Cars

Here’s How Much Drivers Are Willing to Pay for Fully Driverless Cars

According to a new study, some consumers are willing to pay up to $10,000 for a fully autonomous car.

Vineeth Joel PatelMay 19, 2017 12:20 PM PT

Ford Software Update brings Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to 2016 Vehicles

Ford Software Update brings Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to 2016 Vehicles

Ford is making Android Auto and Apple CarPlay software support available to model-year 2016 vehicles equipped with SYNC 3. Previously, Ford’s 2016 model year these cars did not support the two popular services.

Eric WalzMay 19, 2017 10:37 AM PT     

Volvo testing its autonomous garbage truck in Sweden

Volvo testing its autonomous garbage truck in Sweden

Swedish automaker Volvo is working with local waste management company Renova, on testing a self-driving refuse truck in Sweden.

ClaireMay 19, 2017 10:18 AM PT

One Driverless Vehicle Can Ease Heavy Traffic, Study Finds

One Driverless Vehicle Can Ease Heavy Traffic, Study Finds

In addition to reducing traffic, all of the cars that were part of the study lowered fuel consumption by a whopping 40 percent. With legitimate proof that self-driving cars can reduce traffic, automakers could use the study to improve adoption rates and approvals for new autonomous driving regulations.

Michael ChengMay 19, 2017 7:10 AM PT

May 18th, 2017 Car News of the Day: GM to quit Indian market, Uber launches freight service

May 18th, 2017 Car News of the Day: GM to quit Indian market, Uber launches freight service

Car News of the Day for May 18th, 2017.

ClaireMay 18, 2017 5:14 PM PT

IAV shows connected car solutions at Internet of Things World 2017

IAV shows connected car solutions at Internet of Things World 2017

IAV Automotive Engineering Inc., displayed some of the company’s latest connected car advancements on a BMW i3 demo vehicle at the at Internet of Things World 2017 (IoT 2017) in Santa Clara, California.

Eric WalzMay 18, 2017 4:29 PM PT        

Tesloop​ is building mobility service using autonomous & connected Tesla vehicles

Tesloop​ is building mobility service using autonomous & connected Tesla vehicles

Tesloop​, a California based startup, is building the first software driven mobility service on autonomous, connected, electric supercharged vehicles (ACES).

Eric WalzMay 18, 2017 1:15 PM PT     

In the Future: Drones Will Have Their Own Traffic Control Rules

In the Future: Drones Will Have Their Own Traffic Control Rules

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has been working with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other industrial companies to research the requirements that will be needed for drones.

ClaireMay 18, 2017 12:10 PM PT

Alphabet’s Self-Driving Project Leads the Way Forward For Driverless Cars

Alphabet’s Self-Driving Project Leads the Way Forward For Driverless Cars

Waymo, Alphabet’s autonomous project, takes another step to being able to monetize its technology and driverless vehicles.

Vineeth Joel PatelMay 18, 2017 9:15 AM PT

Farmers Turn to Driverless Tech for Scalable, Cost-effective Solutions

Farmers Turn to Driverless Tech for Scalable, Cost-effective Solutions

According to statistics from IDTechEx, more than 300,000 self-driving tractors were sold in 2016. Driverless vessels for agricultural projects are wildly successful due to lower barrier-to-entry challenges associated with the units.

Michael ChengMay 18, 2017 6:30 AM PT

 Silicon Valley based ChargePoint has just raised another $24 million

Silicon Valley based ChargePoint has just raised another $24 million

Silicon Valley company ChargePoint, which operates EV charging stations, has just raised another $24 million in venture capital, bringing its total investments to $279 million.

Eric WalzMay 17, 2017 6:30 PM PT    

May 17th, 2017 Car News of the Day: Charging road testing in Israel, Ford will lay off 1400 people

May 17th, 2017 Car News of the Day: Charging road testing in Israel, Ford will lay off 1400 people

Car News of the Day for May 17th, 2017.

ClaireMay 17, 2017 4:15 PM PT

Automotive Supplier Roush Enters EV and Driverless-Car Segment With New Center

Automotive Supplier Roush Enters EV and Driverless-Car Segment With New Center

Roush, an automotive supplier known for making high-performance vehicles, has shifted a part of its focus by opening an engineering center for electric vehicles and self-driving cars.

Vineeth Joel PatelMay 17, 2017 4:10 PM PT

Karamba raises $12 million to stop cyberattacks on self-driving cars

Karamba raises $12 million to stop cyberattacks on self-driving cars

An Israeli company called Karamba Security has recently raised a Series B round of $12 million, using its technology to secure data from cyberattacks on connected cars.

ClaireMay 17, 2017 11:05 AM PT

What Will the Inside of Self-driving Cars Look Like?

What Will the Inside of Self-driving Cars Look Like?

According to David Muyres of Yanfeng Automotive Interiors, designers must take the possibility of level 6 autonomy into consideration when designing the inside of cutting-edge vehicles. Level 6 is a condition that requires a fully self-driving vehicle to operate without any passengers.

Michael ChengMay 17, 2017 7:05 AM PT

Karma Automotive releases the 2018 Revero to compete with Tesla

Karma Automotive releases the 2018 Revero to compete with Tesla

Twenty of the first, long awaited, 2018 Karma Revero hybrid electric luxury supercars from Karma Automotive have just rolled off the line at Karma’s Moreno Valley factory in southern California.

Eric WalzMay 16, 2017 5:39 PM PT