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Baidu Denies Planning Spin-off of its Apollo Autonomous Driving Platform

Baidu Denies Planning Spin-off of its Apollo Autonomous Driving Platform

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

The NTSB Determines Tesla ‘Autopilot’ Was Engaged Before Fatal Crash in Florida

The NTSB Determines Tesla ‘Autopilot’ Was Engaged Before Fatal Crash in Florida

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

BMW Signs Deal with DXC Technology to Speed Up Autonomous Driving Development

BMW Signs Deal with DXC Technology to Speed Up Autonomous Driving Development

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

Baidu Tops the List for the Most Autonomous Miles Driven in China

Baidu Tops the List for the Most Autonomous Miles Driven in China

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 Announces a New ‘Beam-Steering’ Lidar for Autonomous Vehicles

Lumotive Announces a New ‘Beam-Steering’ Lidar for Autonomous Vehicles

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

Aptiv Releases Comprehensive Open-Source Dataset for Autonomous Driving

Aptiv Releases Comprehensive Open-Source Dataset for Autonomous Driving

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 Announces ‘DRIVE AP2X’ 9.0, its Latest Level-2 Autonomous Driving Platform

NVIDIA Announces ‘DRIVE AP2X’ 9.0, its Latest Level-2 Autonomous Driving Platform

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

Tesla Sues Autonomous Driving Startup Zoox & Chinese EV Startup XPENG for Trade Secret Theft

Tesla Sues Autonomous Driving Startup Zoox & Chinese EV Startup XPENG for Trade Secret Theft

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 Aims to be a ‘Designated Driver’ for Autonomous Vehicles in Need of Assistance

A New Startup Aims to be a ‘Designated Driver’ for Autonomous Vehicles in Need of Assistance

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

Baidu Announces Major Updates to its Apollo Intelligent Driving Platform

Baidu Announces Major Updates to its Apollo Intelligent Driving Platform

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

Toyota Says its Guardian Autonomous Driving Technology Will Amplify Human Control, Not Remove it

Toyota Says its Guardian Autonomous Driving Technology Will Amplify Human Control, Not Remove it

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.

Eric Walz2019-01-10 18:04 PT

BMW & Daimler in Talks to Share Key Automotive Technology, Including Self-Driving Tech

BMW & Daimler in Talks to Share Key Automotive Technology, Including Self-Driving Tech

German automakers BMW AG and Daimler AG have been rivals in the automotive industry for years. However, the two luxury automakers are in talks to work together and share key automotive technologies, such as batteries and autonomous driving technology.

FutureCar Staff 2018-12-21 11:37 PT

DeepMap Signs Deal to Provide HD Mapping Technology to Ridecell & Einride

DeepMap Signs Deal to Provide HD Mapping Technology to Ridecell & Einride

​Silicon Valley startup DeepMap, a provider of high-definition (HD) mapping and localization technology for autonomous vehicles, has announced licensing deals with San Francisco-based mobility platform provider Ridecell and Sweden-based Einride. As part of the deal, Ridecell and Einride will integrate DeepMap’s HD mapping software in their autonomous fleets.

Xiaoli Tian2018-12-10 12:22 PT

Waymo’s Commerical Driverless Taxi Service Launches in Arizona

Waymo’s Commerical Driverless Taxi Service Launches in Arizona

Waymo made some history today by launching the first ever commercial driverless shuttle service in Arizona.The service is called Waymo One and riders can use the company’s smartphone app to summon a ride in one of Waymo’s driverless Chrysler Pacifica minivans.

Eric Walz2018-12-05 11:56 PT

XPENG Motors Signs Strategic Partnership with NVIDIA for Level-3 Autonomous Driving

XPENG Motors Signs Strategic Partnership with NVIDIA for Level-3 Autonomous Driving

XPENG Motors today announced it has signed a strategic partnership agreement with NVIDIA, a leader in AI computing hardware and its China partner Desay SV to jointly develop Level-3 autonomous driving technology specifically for roads in China.

Eric Walz2018-11-21 12:47 PT

Mercedes Benz & Bosch to Launch a Self-driving Taxi Service in San Jose

Mercedes Benz & Bosch to Launch a Self-driving Taxi Service in San Jose

A select group of riders in San Jose, California, will soon be able to hail a ride in a self-driving Mercedes Benz. The city was chosen as the pilot city for a new autonomous ride-hailing service. San Jose is the third largest city in California.

Eric Walz2018-11-08 11:21 PT

President Trump Signs Order to Set U.S. Spectrum Strategy for 5G Networks

President Trump Signs Order to Set U.S. Spectrum Strategy for 5G Networks

On Thursday, President Trump signed a presidential memorandum directing the Commerce Department to develop a long-term comprehensive national spectrum strategy to prepare for the introduction of next-generation 5G wireless networks. 5G network speeds are a key requirement for the commercial roll-out of autonomous driving and connected car technology.

FutureCar Staff 2018-10-25 17:36 PT

Autonomous Driving Startup Momenta Reaches a $1 Billion Valuation With New Funding Round

Autonomous Driving Startup Momenta Reaches a $1 Billion Valuation With New Funding Round

China-based autonomous driving startup Momenta has secured another $46 million in a new round of funding to reach a $1 billion valuation, becoming one of the first autonomous driving unicorns in China.

Eric Walz2018-10-17 18:28 PT

Roadstar.ai Selects Renovo’s AWare OS for its Autonomous Driving System

Roadstar.ai Selects Renovo’s AWare OS for its Autonomous Driving System

Roadstar.ai, a Silicon valley-based startup developing level-4 autonomous technology, announced today it has selected Renovo’s AWare, a production-grade operating system (OS) for self-driving cars. AWare is designed as a development and commercialization platform for autonomous vehicles, allowing third party developers to build applications that will run on it.

Xiaoli Tian2018-09-27 17:32 PT

Mercedes Benz Reveals URBANETIC, a Multi-Purpose Mobility Concept Vehicle

Mercedes Benz Reveals URBANETIC, a Multi-Purpose Mobility Concept Vehicle

Mercedes-Benz Vans unveiled an odd-looking autonomous concept vehicle called the Vision URBANETIC. The visionary concept is based on a self-driving, battery-powered chassis with an interchangeable body that can be swapped for specific uses.

Eric Walz2018-09-10 18:59 PT

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