Nexar Releases its ‘Driver Behavioral Map Data’ That Can Help Autonomous Vehicles Operate More Like Human Drivers
Computer vision company Nexar, which developed a dash cam application that seeks to rid the world of car crashes, has released its Driver Behavioral Mapping data that can be used to create maps to train autonomous vehicles to operate more like human drivers. This crowdsourced map data, which is collected anonymously by Nexar’s AI-powered dash cams, provide additional insights on how human drivers behave on different road segments and in various weather and road conditions.
Eric Walz2022-10-06 12:00 PT
Michigan-based May Mobility Closes on $111 Million Funding Round, Begins Development on Toyota’s Next-Gen Commercial Autonomous Vehicle Platform
May Mobility, an Ann Arbor Michigan-based autonomous transportation startup, announced it closed on a $111 million Series C round of funding. The latest funding round brings the company's total funding to date to $194 million. Through its collaboration with Toyota, May Mobility aims to begin fully-autonomous commercial robotaxi operations in 2023, as well as expand into new markets.
Eric Walz2022-08-18 10:00 PT
Autonomous Ride-Share Startup May Mobility Announces Minority Investment & New Partnership With Tire Maker Bridgestone Americas
Michigan-based autonomous transportation startup May Mobility on Monday announced a minority investment from tire maker Bridgestone Americas (“Bridgestone”). The new partnership will include the future integration of Bridgestone’s digital and predictive tire technologies into May Mobility’s autonomous passenger vehicles.
Eric Walz2022-04-27 08:30 PT
General Motors’ Autonomous Driving Unit Cruise is Seeking NHTSA Approval to Deploy Vehicles Without Steering Wheels or Brake Pedals
General Motors’ autonomous driving unit Cruise has petitioned the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for permission to deploy the Cruise Origin driverless shuttle on roads in the U.S. as part of a commercial ride-hailing service that’s similar to Uber. The Origin is the first production vehicle purposefully built by a global automaker without a steering wheel or brake pedal.
FutureCar Staff 2022-03-30 15:10 PT
Autonomous Vehicle Startup Nuro Reveals its Newest Model for Last Mile Deliveries, Plans to Deploy Millions of Them
California autonomous vehicle developer Nuro unveiled its third-generation vehicle. The California startup aims to deploy millions of its unmanned delivery vehicles in the future. The small delivery vehicles are mainly designed to be used by retailers, restaurants and grocery stores for on-demand e-commerce deliveries. The vehicles are designed to operate at speeds below 25 mph on public roads, just like full-size passenger vehicles.
Eric Walz2022-02-18 11:00 PT
Autonomous Driving Developer Motional to Deliver Uber Eats Orders With Self-Driving Vehicles in California
Motional, the $4 billion autonomous driving joint venture formed by automaker Hyundai Motor Co and mobility technology company Aptiv, announced a partnership with Uber Technologies Inc to deliver Uber Eats food orders using self-driving vehicles. The service will kick off in early 2022 in Santa Monica, California.
FutureCar Staff 2022-01-22 09:30 PT
Toyota-backed Autonomous Driving Developer Pony.ai Gets its Driverless Test Permit Suspended in California After Minor Accident
After a minor accident involving one of Pony.ai's autonomous test vehicles in California, the state has stepped in and suspended the company's deployment permit while it conducts an investigation to find out what happened. It’s the first time that the California DMV suspended an autonomous driving test permit after issuing over 50 of them to companies working on self-driving vehicles in the state.
Eric Walz2022-01-20 13:25 PT
Hyundai’s Self-Driving Arm Motional Releases the World’s Largest Open Data Set For Autonomous Vehicle Path Planning
Autonomous driving joint venture Motional, which was formed by Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv to develop autonomous driving technology for the automaker as well as ride-hailing company Lyft, announced the launch of the initial version of a new open dataset called “nuPlan”, which the company says is the world’s largest public dataset for autonomous vehicle prediction and planning.
Eric Walz2022-01-16 10:00 PT
Autonomous Vehicle Mapping Company DeepMap Named One of the Most Innovative AI Startups by CB Insights
Silicon Valley-based mapping startup DeepMap has been named as one of the 100 most innovative companies utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) by CB Insights, a National Science Foundation-backed big data company. DeepMap was selected from a pool of over 6,000 companies.
FutureCar Staff 2021-05-16 15:20 PT
Amazon-owned Self-driving Startup Zoox Reveals its Compact 4-Passenger Robotaxi
Amazon owned self-driving startup Zoox has unveiled its autonomous passenger shuttle. The fully-functional, futuristic self-driving vehicle was purposefully built from the ground up by Zoox for commercial use as part of a robotaxi service.
Eric Walz2021-01-20 16:15 PT
Lyft is Tapping its Drivers to Collect Data for Improving its Self-Driving Vehicles and Build HD Maps
Ride-hailing company Lyft, is turning to its drivers for assistance in gathering data to improve its self-driving technology. Some drivers on Lyft’s ride-hailing platform are using small, low-cost dash cameras to collect footage of intersections, bicyclists, pedestrians, as well as the behavior of other drivers while a Lyft driver is out and about picking up passengers.
Eric Walz2020-07-30 16:30 PT
Autonomous Delivery Startup Nuro Gets Approval From California's DMV to Deploy its Vehicles Without a Human Backup
Autonomous grocery delivery startup Nuro announced its been granted a permit from the state of California to deploy is compact autonomous delivery vehicles on public roads in Silicon Valley without a human backup driver. Nuro becomes the second permit issued in the state that allows it to operate its driverless vehicles without human supervision.
FutureCar Staff 2020-05-14 15:15 PT
Walmart is Launching an Autonomous Grocery Delivery Pilot with Startup Nuro
The world's biggest retailer Walmart is experimenting with self-driving technology. The company announced a new pilot with Silicon Valley-based delivery company Nuro to deliver online orders using small autonomous delivery vehicles.
FutureCar Staff 2020-01-16 16:25 PT
LG Develops ‘Invisible' Speaker Sound Technology That Could Revolutionize In-Vehicle Audio
Eric WalzDec 28, 2022 10:45 AM PT
Toyota's Redesigned Prius May Get More Drivers Behind the Wheel of a Hybrid Vehicle
FutureCar Staff Dec 25, 2022 12:50 PM PT
Researchers at South Korea's Chung-Ang University Develop a ‘Meta-Reinforcement' Machine Learning Algorithm for Traffic Lights to Improve Vehicle Throughput
Eric WalzDec 22, 2022 2:30 PM PT