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Mercedes Benz & Bosch Launch a Pilot Robotaxi Service in Silicon Valley

Mercedes Benz & Bosch Launch a Pilot Robotaxi Service in Silicon Valley

Mercedes Benz along with its partner tier-1 automotive supplier Bosch, announced its is launching a pilot project for an app-based ride-hailing service using self-driving vehicles in the city of San Jose, California, which bills itself as the "Capital of Silicon Valley."

Eric Walz2019-12-10 10:55 PT

Self-driving Startup AutoX Applies for a Permit to Test its Vehicles Without a Human Backup Driver in California

Self-driving Startup AutoX Applies for a Permit to Test its Vehicles Without a Human Backup Driver in California

Autonomous driving startup AutoX is looking to join Waymo as one of the only two companies granted a permit by the state of California to test self-driving vehicles on public roads without a backup safety driver.

Eric Walz2019-12-05 15:00 PT

EV Startup NIO to Partner with Intel’s Mobileye on Self-Driving Cars

EV Startup NIO to Partner with Intel’s Mobileye on Self-Driving Cars

Chinese electric car startup Nio is partnering with Intel’s autonomous driving subsidiary Mobileye to develop self-driving vehicles for the consumer market in China and eventually to other overseas markets.

Eric Walz2019-11-05 10:05 PT

Hyundai Launches ‘BotRide’ Autonomous SUVs in California with Pony.ai & Via

Hyundai Launches ‘BotRide’ Autonomous SUVs in California with Pony.ai & Via

Hyundai Motor Co, in collaboration with autonomous driving startup Pony.ai and ride-hailing company Via, today unveiled “BotRide”, a shared, on-demand, autonomous vehicle service operating on public roads in California.

FutureCar Staff 2019-10-25 12:00 PT

Hyundai Develops the World’s First Machine Learning-based Cruise Control System

Hyundai Develops the World’s First Machine Learning-based Cruise Control System

Hyundai Motor Group announced the development of a machine learning-based Smart Cruise Control (SCC-ML), which the company says incorporates the driver’s patterns into its self-driving behavior, creating a custom experience for the driver. The automaker said its the world’s first AI-based ADAS feature.

Eric Walz2019-10-21 10:00 PT

Consumer Reports Calls Telsa’s New Smart Summon Feature ‘Glitchy’

Consumer Reports Calls Telsa’s New Smart Summon Feature ‘Glitchy’

After thoroughly testing Tesla’s new Smart Summon feature, consumer watchdog publication Consumer Reports said automated parking system is “glitchy” and only works intermittently, raising questions about why Tesla released it to the public so soon.

Eric Walz2019-10-09 10:00 PT

New Consortium Aims to Develop a Standardized Computing Platform for Autonomous Vehicles

New Consortium Aims to Develop a Standardized Computing Platform for Autonomous Vehicles

​A new Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium (AVCC), officially launched today at Arm TechCon conference in San Jose, Calif., bringing together leaders from the automotive industry, Tier 1 suppliers, semiconductor and computing industries to standardize autonomous vehicle computing systems.

FutureCar Staff 2019-10-08 11:25 PT

Hyundai CRADLE Investing in AI-based Fleet Software Company Netradyne

Hyundai CRADLE Investing in AI-based Fleet Software Company Netradyne

Hyundai Cradle, the venture arm and advanced mobility business of automaker Hyundai, is investing in Netradyne, a technology company founded in 2015 that specializing in fleet safety management software. Hyundai and Netradyne will collaborate to utilize the road and driving behavior data collected by Netradyne to support HD mapping and map updates for Hyundai’s future autonomous vehicles and advanced driver assist systems (ADAS).

FutureCar Staff 2019-10-04 14:00 PT

Renesas & StradVision Collaborate on a Deep-Learning Smart Camera for Autonomous Vehicles

Renesas & StradVision Collaborate on a Deep-Learning Smart Camera for Autonomous Vehicles

Renesas Electronics Corporation and vision processing technology provider StradVision have announced the joint development of a deep learning-based object recognition solution for smart cameras for use in advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) and vision systems for the next-generation of autonomous vehicles.

Eric Walz2019-09-26 14:30 PT

Ford Motor Co to Deploy its Self-Driving Cars in Austin, TX with Argo AI

Ford Motor Co to Deploy its Self-Driving Cars in Austin, TX with Argo AI

Ford Motor Co announced today it has selected the city of Austin, Texas as the third launch market for its self-driving vehicles. The Texas city joins Miami-Dade County and Washington, D.C. where the company is testing its driverless cars.

Eric Walz2019-09-25 11:30 PT

Tesla Autopilot Was Engaged in 2018 California Crash; Driver's Hands Off Wheel: NTSB

Tesla Autopilot Was Engaged in 2018 California Crash; Driver's Hands Off Wheel: NTSB

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said on Tuesday that a Tesla Model S was in Autopilot mode and the driver’s hands were off the wheel when it struck a fire truck in Culver City, California.

FutureCar Staff 2019-09-04 06:00 PT

BMW i Ventures Announces Investment in Cartica AI

BMW i Ventures Announces Investment in Cartica AI

BMW i Ventures announced today an investment in Cartica AI, a leading automotive visual intelligence platform developing next-generation AI capabilities for the automotive industry that harnesses the computational resources of an average car.

Eric Walz2019-09-03 13:30 PT

Continental Develops a ‘Road AND Driver’ Camera System for Autonomous Vehicles

Continental Develops a ‘Road AND Driver’ Camera System for Autonomous Vehicles

Global auto parts supplier Continental AG developed what it calls a “Road AND Driver” camera for automated vehicles that monitors both the driver and traffic in front of the vehicle. The dual-camera system continuously detects whether a driver is paying attention to the road, while at the same time monitors the vehicle's surroundings.

Eric Walz2019-08-14 05:30 PT

Didi Chuxing Spins Off its Autonomous Driving Unit as an Independent Company

Didi Chuxing Spins Off its Autonomous Driving Unit as an Independent Company

Didi Chuxing, the world’s largest transportation provider, announced that it has spun off its autonomous driving unit into an independent company. Didi said new unit will continue to focus on research and development, product application, and business development related to autonomous driving technologies.

Eric Walz2019-08-05 12:05 PT

Velodyne Acquires HD Mapping Startup Mapper.ai to Advance its Lidar-based Driver Assist Software

Velodyne Acquires HD Mapping Startup Mapper.ai to Advance its Lidar-based Driver Assist Software

Velodyne Lidar Inc announced on Monday that it acquired the high-definition mapping and localization software, as well as the intellectual property assets from San Francisco-based startup Mapper.ai. Mapper.ai specializes in creating custom, high-definition maps for its clients working on autonomous driving.

Eric Walz2019-07-23 16:10 PT

BMW, Tencent to Open Computing Center in China For Self-Driving Cars

BMW, Tencent to Open Computing Center in China For Self-Driving Cars

German automaker BMW and Chinese internet technology giant Tencent Holdings are teaming up to launch a computing center in China that will help support self-driving cars in the world’s biggest auto market, the companies said on Friday.

Eric Walz2019-07-19 13:35 PT

Toyota Begins Autonomous Driving Tests on Public Roads in Europe

Toyota Begins Autonomous Driving Tests on Public Roads in Europe

After successful test runs in the U.S. and Japan, Toyota Motor Europe (TME) announced the beginning of autonomous driving (AD) on public roads in Europe. TME is testing its in-house developed autonomous driving technology in the city center of Brussels, Belgium.

FutureCar Staff 2019-07-16 18:30 PT

BMW China and Beijing-based Mapping Company NavInfo to Develop HD Maps for Autonomous Driving

BMW China and Beijing-based Mapping Company NavInfo to Develop HD Maps for Autonomous Driving

BMW China is looking to expand its autonomous driving in China and is partnering with Beijing-based navigation company NavInfo to develop high-precision maps necessary for driverless cars.

FutureCar Staff 2019-07-15 16:30 PT

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

Volkswagen Investing $2.6 Billion in Ford’s Self-Driving Arm Argo AI and Will Collaborate On Electric & Autonomous Vehicles

Volkswagen Investing $2.6 Billion in Ford’s Self-Driving Arm Argo AI and Will Collaborate On Electric & Autonomous Vehicles

In one of the biggest collaborations between two global automakers and a tech startup, the Ford Motor Co and Volkswagen AG announced today that they will work together on electric and self-driving cars.

Eric Walz2019-07-12 10:10 PT

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