On Thursday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill that expands the testing and use of autonomous vehicles, allowing companies to test the vehicles without a human driver present.
FutureCar Staff 2019-06-13 17:25 PT
Aurora, a well-funded Silicon Valley-based autonomous driving startup, announced that it is acquiring lidar company Blackmore. Aurora said that it chose Blackmore because of its pioneering work in Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) lidar, a next generation lidar technology that can improve the perception capabilities of self-driving vehicles.
Eric Walz2019-05-23 18:19 PT
The Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Toyota AI Ventures announced this week a new $100 million fund dedicated to investing in early-stage startups developing new technologies such as autonomous mobility and robotics.
Eric Walz2019-05-03 12:33 PT
Self-driving vehicles generate terabytes of data, which needs to be analyzed during the development process, so that deep-learning algorithms can make safer driving decisions and improve over time. The challenge for automakers is how to sort and analyze all of this data so it can be used more efficiently for self-driving vehicles. To address this problem, BMW is built its own IT platform it calls D3.
Eric Walz2019-03-27 17:15 PT
AdaSky, an Israeli-based company developing Far-Infrared technology (FIR) for the automotive industry, announced it has secured $20 million in new funding from lead investor, Sungwoo Hitech Co., Ltd, a leading global automotive supplier.
Eric Walz2018-11-16 14:09 PT
Waymo is preparing to launch a commercial ride-hailing service in Arizona next month to rival Uber. For its new service, Waymo has plans to acquire up to 62,000 plug-in hybrid Pacifica minivans and 20,000 fully-electric Jaguar I-Pace SUVs to build out its commercial fleet over the next few years.
Eric Walz2018-11-13 16:55 PT
Automakers are continuing to form strategic partnerships with tech companies and rivals to accelerate the development of self-driving cars. The latest being Volkswagen, who is reported to be in talks with the Ford Motor Co to work together on electric and self-driving cars.
Eric Walz2018-11-09 11:53 PT
Japan’s Renesas Electronics Corp said it had agreed to buy Silicon Valley-based Integrated Device Technology Inc (IDT) for $6.7 billion, its second major acquisition as it looks to develop semiconductors and sensors used for self-driving cars.
FutureCar Staff 2018-09-11 13:18 PT
Uber’s struggling self-driving program is about to get some new life, thanks to a $500 million investment from Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp. On Monday, Reuters reported that Toyota and Uber will work together on the development of self-driving cars, citing sources familiar with the matter. The equity investment will help advance both Toyota and Uber’s autonomous driving technology.
Jeremy Carlton2018-08-27 15:57 PT
Hyundai Motor Group unveiled its "separate sound zone control system," Sunday, via its blog and on YouTube. The system allows each occupant in a car to listen to different music without disrupting others.
Eric Walz2018-08-13 16:49 PT
Cepton Technologies, Inc., a Silicon Valley-based provider of 3D LIDAR solutions for automotive and mapping applications, today announced it will provide Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd. a global tier-one supplier of exterior automotive lighting, with its miniaturized LIDAR solution for autonomous driving.
Eric Walz2018-07-27 17:29 PT
U.S. automaker Ford Motor Co is committing billions of dollars to develop self-driving technology. The company announced today a new division, Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC, designed to speed up and capitalize on the development of electric vehicles, self-driving technology and smart mobility services.
Derrick Smith2018-07-24 11:41 PT
Visteon Corporation, a major U.S. automotive cockpit electronics supplier, and ZongMu Technology Co. Ltd., a China-based supplier of advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS), announced a strategic cooperation agreement to develop autonomous parking technology.
Eric Walz2018-07-02 11:59 PT
Hyundai Mobis, the South Korean auto parts maker, said that it plans to use its new proving ground in Seosan, South Chungcheong Province, as a test bed for new technologies, with the goal of becoming a leader in autonomous driving technology.
Jeremy Carlton2018-05-21 14:12 PT
Other self-driving cars can’t operate on their own on unmapped country roads. MIT’s new machine is one of the rare exceptions.
Vineeth Joel Patel2018-05-20 12:55 PT
Silicon Valley startups Phantom Auto, a developer of remote teleoperation safety technology for self-driving cars, and Renovo, the developer of AWare, the first operating system (OS) built specifically for autonomous cars, announced a partnership today to deploy teleoperation safety technology for Renovo’s planned fleet operations.
Eric Walz2018-05-15 12:49 PT
Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing has been granted a permit to test self-driving cars in California, as it looks to catch up with its Silicon Valley rivals in autonomous driving technology.
Jacky Ho2018-05-14 14:37 PT
Although industry analysts are predicting a decline in car ownership as car sharing and on-demand mobility services take hold, General Motors foresees a future where self-driving cars are still customizable and personally owned.
Derrick Smith2018-05-10 17:43 PT
The DAV Foundation, the Swiss-based blockchain startup building a decentralized network for autonomous vehicles, announced it has secured significant investment from South Korean-based Block Crafters Capital.
Eric Walz2018-04-23 12:20 PT
California’s public utility regulator signaled on Friday it would allow self-driving car companies to transport passengers without a backup driver in the vehicle, a big step forward for autonomous car developers as the industry faces heightened scrutiny over safety concerns.
Derrick Smith2018-04-09 16:33 PT
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