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 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
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
China’s internet search giant Baidu is partnering with Zhejiang Geely Holding Group and Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp on areas related to artificial intelligence (AI) for self-driving cars.
FutureCar Staff 2019-07-08 18:49 PT
Waymo is testing complimentary Wi-Fi in its autonomous taxis in the Phoenix area where it is currently testing its Waymo One service.
Eric Walz2019-07-08 13:53 PT
Baidu announced its camera-based Apollo Lite this week. Apollo Lite is a vision-based autonomous driving solution that leverages multiple cameras to achieve Level 4 (L4) autonomous driving.
Eric Walz2019-06-21 09:00 PT
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
Silicon Valley-based autonomous driving startup Aurora Innovation Inc, co-founded by three industry veterans in 2017, today announced that it will supply automaker Fiat Chrysler with a self-driving platform.
Eric Walz2019-06-10 13:33 PT
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
China's Baidu said in a statement Tuesday that rumors about the spin-off of its Apollo open autonomous vehicle development platform are false.
FutureCar Staff 2019-05-22 13:59 PT
After a fatal accident in Florida involving a Tesla Model S operating in “Autopilot” mode, the National Highway Safety Board (NHSB) launched an investigation. The preliminary report determined that the driver engaged Autopilot around 10 seconds before crashing.
FutureCar Staff 2019-05-16 15:00 PT
Last month, German automaker BMW announced that it was building its own data platform called “D3” to help sort and analyze the terabytes of data that will be generated by the automaker’s future autonomous and internet connected vehicles. To help manage all of this data, BMW signed a deal with IT services company DXC Technology to help support and accelerate BMW’s autonomous vehicle development.
Eric Walz2019-04-08 17:31 PT
Officials in China this week released the first ever autonomous vehicle report called the “Beijing Autonomous Vehicles Road Test Report 2018.” The report offers a look at the progress companies are making in autonomous driving in China, the world’s biggest auto market.
Eric Walz2019-04-05 15:16 PT
Lumotive, a Seattle-based lidar startup developing technology for autonomous vehicles, recently introduced a disruptive “beam-steering technology”, which the company says will significantly improve the performance, reliability and cost of lidar systems for the emerging self-driving car industry.
Eric Walz2019-04-01 18:58 PT
Global auto parts supplier Aptiv, formally known as Delphi Automotive, announced today the full release of nuScenes, an open-source autonomous vehicle (AV) dataset. The dataset will help developers improve the safety of autonomous vehicles.
Eric Walz2019-03-28 14:53 PT
NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang delivered the opening keynote at this week’s annual GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, California to announce some of the company’s latest products and breakthroughs in fields such as autonomous driving, artificial intelligence and deep-learning. Among the highlights this year was the announcement of Nvidia’s latest autonomous driving platform called DRIVE AP2X, a complete level-2 autonomous driving platform.
Eric Walz2019-03-21 18:44 PT
On Wednesday, Tesla Inc. sued former employees of both Zoox and Xiaopeng Motors, accusing them of trade secrets theft related to autonomous vehicle technology. The pair of lawsuits was filed in U.S. District Court of Northern California in San Jose.
FutureCar Staff 2019-03-21 12:00 PT
A new startup has emerged from stealth today called Designated Driver. The company offers roadside assistance to self-driving vehicles by using a remote teleoperator that is able to control a vehicle from miles away.
Eric Walz2019-03-18 08:00 PT
Chinese internet search giant and AI company Baidu announced major updates to its Apollo autonomous driving ecosystem during last week’s CES in Las Vegas. Apollo is the world's first open autonomous driving platform designed to accelerate the development of autonomous driving technology.
Eric Walz2019-01-15 14:43 PT
At this week’s annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Toyota Research Institute (TRI) CEO Dr. Gill Pratt said TRI has also been working to improve Toyota’s Guardian over the past 12 months, making it function as an extension of human senses.
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