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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

EV Startup BYTON to Work with Bosch on Electric Powertrains and Braking Systems

EV Startup BYTON to Work with Bosch on Electric Powertrains and Braking Systems

Automotive supplier Bosch is to team up with Chinese-funded electric vehicle startup Byton, Reuters reported. Bosch will supply Byton with powertrain, brake and driver assistance systems, the company said in a statement.

FutureCar Staff 2018-09-25 13:55 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

Bosch Invests in Autonomous Driving Map Startup DeepMap

Bosch Invests in Autonomous Driving Map Startup DeepMap

Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH (RBVC), the venture capital arm of global automotive parts supplier Bosch Group, has completed an investment in mapping startup DeepMap Inc, a start-up based in Palo Alto, California that is building high definition maps specifically for self-driving vehicles.

Eric Walz2018-08-14 14:24 PT

Volkswagen Joins with Tech Companies On Ethernet Networking Solutions for Autonomous Vehicles

Volkswagen Joins with Tech Companies On Ethernet Networking Solutions for Autonomous Vehicles

​The automotive industry’s push toward autonomous driving and connected vehicles requires the transmission of large amounts of data from the autonomous vehicle to the cloud. To support this need, major automakers, including Volkswagen are partnering with tech companies in a alliance to develop solutions for in-vehicle networks.

Eric Walz2018-06-28 18:49 PT

Tier 1 Suppliers Move to Boost Production of Self-Driving Car Components

Tier 1 Suppliers Move to Boost Production of Self-Driving Car Components

As more cars are equipped with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and self driving technology, suppliers of these components are ready for a windfall. The top tier 1 suppliers are promoting their ability to integrate the necessary array of sensors, computer chips and software.

Eric Walz2017-06-26 17:50 PT