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Lidar Startup Luminar Raises $100 Million in Latest Funding Round, Is Working with 12 of the World’s Largest Automotive Companies

Lidar Startup Luminar Raises $100 Million in Latest Funding Round, Is Working with 12 of the World’s Largest Automotive Companies

Lidar startup Luminar Technologies announced a new $100 million investment and unveiled its new lidar platform called “Iris” for the automotive and commercial truck markets. Iris is a automotive grade low cost lidar solution designed specifically for high-volume production.

Eric Walz2019-07-15 13:00 PT

Israeli Lidar Company Innoviz Technologies Raises an Additional $170 Million

Israeli Lidar Company Innoviz Technologies Raises an Additional $170 Million

Venture capital firms continue to pour money into lidar companies, as the laser beam technology is quickly becoming an essential perception tool for driverless cars and other autonomous applications. Innoviz Technologies, an Israeli maker of advanced lidar sensors for self-driving cars, said it raised an additional $170 million in its latest investment round.

FutureCar Staff 2019-06-11 15:08 PT

Automotive Vision Sensor Startup TriEYE Raises $17 Million From Intel Capital

Automotive Vision Sensor Startup TriEYE Raises $17 Million From Intel Capital

Israeli-based automotive sensor startup TriEYE Technologies LTD announced a $17 million investment from Intel Capital, the venture capital arm of chip-maker Intel. TriEYE is developing Short Wave Infrared (SWIR) imaging solutions for autonomous vehicles and other applications.

FutureCar Staff 2019-05-30 05:00 PT

Lidar Maker Velodyne Wins Patent Challenge From Rival Quanergy

Lidar Maker Velodyne Wins Patent Challenge From Rival Quanergy

Silicon Valley-based Velodyne Lidar Inc. announced it successfully won a patent challenge from newcomer Quanergy, one of many lidar startups looking for a foothold in the growing lidar market for autonomous vehicles.

Eric Walz2019-05-28 15:24 PT

FCC Will Reconsider Opening the 5.9 GHz Band for Wi-Fi & Connected Cars

FCC Will Reconsider Opening the 5.9 GHz Band for Wi-Fi & Connected Cars

​The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plans to vote next month on launching a new review of a key band of the 5.9 Ghz spectrum that has been reserved for automakers that could boost Wi-Fi use, a person briefed on the matter said on Tuesday. According to the FCC, the increase in spectrum will allow automakers to improve advanced driver assist systems.

Eric Walz2019-05-14 14:08 PT

Volvo to Install Sensors & Cameras in Upcoming Models to Prevent Impaired Driving

Volvo to Install Sensors & Cameras in Upcoming Models to Prevent Impaired Driving

Swedish automaker Volvo Cars has come up with a new solution to prevent drivers from operating a vehicle while intoxicated. The automaker announced today it will introduce an in-vehicle system using cameras in the passenger compartment to monitor a driver’s behavior and detect if they are impaired.

Eric Walz2019-03-20 16:45 PT

Robosense Named 2019 CES Innovation Award Honoree for its LiDAR Solution for Self-Driving Cars

Robosense Named 2019 CES Innovation Award Honoree for its LiDAR Solution for Self-Driving Cars

RoboSense​, a China-based company working on an advanced lidar and perception systems for autonomous driving, announced that it has been named a CES 2019 Innovation Awards Honoree for its RS-IPLS Intelligent Perception LiDAR System.

Eric Walz2018-11-12 13:19 PT

Texas Startup Edgetensor Develops AI-based Driver Monitoring System for Autonomous Vehicles

Texas Startup Edgetensor Develops AI-based Driver Monitoring System for Autonomous Vehicles

Edgetensor, a new Dallas, Texas-based startup, developed a unique AI-based driver monitoring systems for self-driving cars. The company’s driver monitor system is designed to run robust AI processing software on low-cost, commodity hardware—using any camera.

Eric Walz2018-08-08 06:00 PT

Bosch Teams Up with Forcera to Warn Driverless Cars If Weather Affects Road Conditions

Bosch Teams Up with Forcera to Warn Driverless Cars If Weather Affects Road Conditions

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

LiDAR Maker Cepton Technologies Inks Deal With Major Automotive Lighting Supplier

LiDAR Maker Cepton Technologies Inks Deal With Major Automotive Lighting Supplier

Cepton Technologies, Inc., a Silicon Valley-based provider of 3D LIDAR solutions for automotive and mapping applications, today announced it will provide Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd. a global tier-one supplier of exterior automotive lighting, with its miniaturized LIDAR solution for autonomous driving.

Eric Walz2018-07-27 17:29 PT

Visteon & ZongMu Technology Announce Strategic Cooperation On Autonomous Parking Tech

Visteon & ZongMu Technology Announce Strategic Cooperation On Autonomous Parking Tech

Visteon Corporation, a major U.S. automotive cockpit electronics supplier, and ZongMu Technology Co. Ltd., a China-based supplier of advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS), announced a strategic cooperation agreement to develop autonomous parking technology.

Eric Walz2018-07-02 11:59 PT

New Research Shows Ford’s Adaptive Cruise Control Can Minimize ‘Phantom’ Traffic Jams

New Research Shows Ford’s Adaptive Cruise Control Can Minimize ‘Phantom’ Traffic Jams

Ford Motor Company has teamed up with researchers at Vanderbilt University to demonstrate that the widespread use of its adaptive cruise control can reduce traffic jams caused by drivers constantly accelerating and braking.

Eric Walz2018-06-29 12:51 PT

Ford Files Patent for System to Detect Lane Splitting Motorcycles

Ford Files Patent for System to Detect Lane Splitting Motorcycles

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

Hyundai Mobis Plans to Become a Leader in Autonomous Driving Technology

Hyundai Mobis Plans to Become a Leader in Autonomous Driving Technology

Hyundai Mobis​, the South Korean auto parts maker, said that it plans to use its new proving ground in Seosan, South Chungcheong Province, as a test bed for new technologies, with the goal of becoming a leader in autonomous driving technology.

Jeremy Carlton2018-05-21 14:12 PT

Ford’s Co-Pilot 360, its Most Advanced Suite of Driver-Assist Technologies to Debut on 2019 Models

Ford’s Co-Pilot 360, its Most Advanced Suite of Driver-Assist Technologies to Debut on 2019 Models

Ford Motor Co has announced that its Co-Pilot360, the most advanced suite driver-assist technologies will be available on models this later this year. Ford aims to provide drivers around the world with additional safety for congested roads.

Eric Walz2018-03-15 11:42 PT

New Mercedes Benz Digital Headlights Project Images On the Road

New Mercedes Benz Digital Headlights Project Images On the Road

Mercedes Benz has developed high-resolution digital headlights that can project a snowflake symbol on the road ahead in icy conditions, or project a direction arrow on the roadway, letting a driver know where to turn next while using GPS—without having to take their eyes off the road.

Eric Walz2018-03-06 13:53 PT

Samsung Begins Production of 256GB eUFS Storage for Automotive Applications

Samsung Begins Production of 256GB eUFS Storage for Automotive Applications

Electronics giant Samsung first formed an automotive team back in 2015 to offer components to car makers, including displays, batteries and memory chips. Now, the company has announced that it has started mass production of eUFS 2.1-compatible storage devices for automotive applications.

Eric Walz2018-02-12 16:53 PT

DENSO Develops New Vision Sensor for Improved Night Driving Safety

DENSO Develops New Vision Sensor for Improved Night Driving Safety

DENSO Corporation, one of the world's largest automotive suppliers, today announced it has developed a new standard vision sensor that employs machine learning algorithms that detect pedestrians at night, cyclists, road signs, driving lanes and other road users.

Eric Walz2018-01-29 12:21 PT

Toyota’s Vehicle Safety Cocoon Sees Beyond the Human Eye

Toyota’s Vehicle Safety Cocoon Sees Beyond the Human Eye

Toyota showed off is new vehicle vision technology today at the opening of CES 2018 in Las Vegas. The camera system can detect objects in strong contrasting light, otherwise hidden by bright sunlight or darkness.

Eric Walz2018-01-09 14:58 PT

NXP Announces New Automotive Processing Platform That Brings Future Vehicles to Market Faster

NXP Announces New Automotive Processing Platform That Brings Future Vehicles to Market Faster

NXP Semiconductor's new NXP S32 platform is the world’s first fully-scalable automotive computing architecture, soon to be adopted by both premium and volume automotive brands. The vehicle platform offers a unified architecture of microcontrollers/microprocessors (MCU/MPU) and an identical software environment across application platforms.

Eric Walz2017-10-24 17:40 PT

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