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Velodyne & Nikon Announce Manufacturing Deal to Mass Produce Lidar Sensors for Self-Driving Cars

Velodyne & Nikon Announce Manufacturing Deal to Mass Produce Lidar Sensors for Self-Driving Cars

Velodyne today announced an agreement with Nikon Corporation, under which Nikon will manufacture lidar sensors for Velodyne. Nikon hopes to start mass production in the second half of 2019. The partnership will focus on combining Nikon’s optical and precision technologies with Velodyne’s lidar sensors.

Eric Walz2019-04-25 13:06 PT

Tencent is Recruiting for an Autonomous Driving Team in Silicon Valley

Tencent is Recruiting for an Autonomous Driving Team in Silicon Valley

Tencent is looking to assemble a autonomous driving team in Silicon Valley. The company posted an advertisement on the business networking site LinkedIn to recruit autonomous driving engineers and researchers in the U.S.

FutureCar Staff 2018-11-07 15:31 PT

Ford & Baidu to Test Self-Driving Cars in China

Ford & Baidu to Test Self-Driving Cars in China

The Ford Motor Company and China’s Baidu launched a two-year project on Wednesday to test self-driving vehicles on Chinese roads. The move is another partnership between a tech company and established automaker in the race to develop autonomous driving technology.

Eric Walz2018-10-31 10:50 PT

Toyota Group Members Teaming Up In Self-Driving Joint Venture

Toyota Group Members Teaming Up In Self-Driving Joint Venture

Four Toyota Motor group members including major automotive parts suppliers Denso and Aisin Seiki are planning to combine their research and development operations on self-driving technology into a single joint venture, according to Nikkei Asian Review.

Jacky Ho2018-08-24 16:53 PT

Waymo Opens Subsidiary in Shanghai to Test Self-Driving Technology

Waymo Opens Subsidiary in Shanghai to Test Self-Driving Technology

Waymo, the self-driving unit of Google parent company Alphabet, has opened an office in Shanghai as it looks to push into China. The new subsidiary will design and test autonomous vehicle products, parts, supply chain management, logistics and other related services, according to the the filing.

Eric Walz2018-08-24 12:38 PT

BMW Joining Baidu’s Apollo Autonomous Driving Platform

BMW Joining Baidu’s Apollo Autonomous Driving Platform

Chinese internet search giant Baidu and Germany’s BMW Group today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the BMW Group to join Baidu’s Apollo, the company’s open autonomous driving platform, as a board member.

Eric Walz2018-07-10 04:00 PT

Ford Motor Co Teaming up with Baidu on AI-Powered Smart Cars

Ford Motor Co Teaming up with Baidu on AI-Powered Smart Cars

U.S. carmaker Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday it signed a letter of intent with China’s internet search giant Baidu to develop artificial intelligence (AI) and smart connectivity in cars.

Eric Walz2018-06-27 16:45 PT

Honda Joins Baidu’s Apollo Autonomous Driving Platform to Create HD Maps

Honda Joins Baidu’s Apollo Autonomous Driving Platform to Create HD Maps

Japan’s Honda Motor is joining Baudi’s Apollo autonomous driving platform, a global consortium led by Chinese tech giant Baidu aimed at advancing autonomous driving technology, as China races to become the world’s largest market for autonomous vehicles.

Jeremy Carlton2018-06-15 17:51 PT

Self-Driving Startup Roadster.ai Raises a Record $128 Million

Self-Driving Startup Roadster.ai Raises a Record $128 Million

Shenzhen City-based self-driving startup Roadstar.ai today announced US$128 million in Series A Funding, setting a single round private financing record for China’s autonomous driving industry.

Derrick Smith2018-05-15 16:43 PT

Robo-Taxi Startup Voyage to Make its Autonomous Safety Systems Open Source

Robo-Taxi Startup Voyage to Make its Autonomous Safety Systems Open Source

Silicon Valley startup Voyage, which recently launched a pilot autonomous ride-hailing service in two retirement communities in California and Florida, is taken a proactive, safety first approach. Starting today, the company announced today it is opening its safety requirements, test scenarios, metrics, tools, and source code that it has developed for its own autonomous taxis.

Eric Walz2018-04-24 17:50 PT

After JingChi CEO Steps Down, the Company Joins Baidu’s Apollo Autonomous Driving Platform

After JingChi CEO Steps Down, the Company Joins Baidu’s Apollo Autonomous Driving Platform

Days after founder and CEO Wang Jing stepped down from his role at autonomous driving startup JingChi, the two companies have seemed to have settled their differences. JingChi announced that it has joined Baidu’s Apollo autonomous driving platform as an official partner.

Eric Walz2018-03-13 14:44 PT

Autonomous Driving Startup Pony.ai Raises $112 Million in Funding

Autonomous Driving Startup Pony.ai Raises $112 Million in Funding

Autonomous driving startup Pony.ai said that it has raised an $112 million in early-stage funding round in an effort to pull out in front of many well-funded rivals working on self-driving technology.

Eric Walz2018-01-17 11:53 PT

NVIDIA, ZF and Baidu Launch Industry’s First AI Autonomous Vehicle Computer for China

NVIDIA, ZF and Baidu Launch Industry’s First AI Autonomous Vehicle Computer for China

NVIDIA, ZF and Baidu announced last night at the opening press conference of CES 2018, that they are creating a production-ready AI autonomous vehicle platform designed for China, the world’s largest automotive market.

Eric Walz2018-01-08 11:54 PT

China EV Startup WM Motor Secures New Funding Led by Baidu Capital

China EV Startup WM Motor Secures New Funding Led by Baidu Capital

Chinese electric vehicle (EV) startup WM Motor Technology Co Ltd will receive a sizable investment from a group of investors led by Baidu Capital, a unit of Chinese internet search firm Baidu Inc, WM Motors’ founder and chief executive told Reuters.

Eric Walz2017-12-08 15:34 PT

TOMTOM HD Maps for Autonomous Driving Extends to Japan

TOMTOM HD Maps for Autonomous Driving Extends to Japan

Navigation technology company TomTom announced today at the Tokyo Motor Show that it is completing the collection of data for its High Definition (HD) Map for Japan. The Netherlands based company is a global leader in navigation, GPS and mapping technologies.

Eric Walz2017-10-27 17:05 PT

Oct 13th, 2017 News of the Day: Baidu plans to mass produce Level 4 self-driving cars with BAIC by 2021

Oct 13th, 2017 News of the Day: Baidu plans to mass produce Level 4 self-driving cars with BAIC by 2021

Oct 13th, 2017 News of the Day

Lydia2017-10-13 17:00 PT

Drive.ai Raises $50 Million for its Self-Driving Retrofit Technology

Drive.ai Raises $50 Million for its Self-Driving Retrofit Technology

Silicon Valley self-driving technology startup Drive.ai has raised a $50 million Series B funding round, led by NEA and with participation from GGV and previous investors, including Series A lead Northern Light. The new funding will help the company to scale its technology.

Eric Walz2017-06-27 14:01 PT

Baidu and Hyundai Announce Connected Car Partnership at CES Asia

Baidu and Hyundai Announce Connected Car Partnership at CES Asia

Hyundai Motor said Wednesday at CES Asia that it is working with Baidu to develop connected car technology for the Chinese market.

Eric Walz2017-06-08 20:30 PT