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
In what could be described as the darkest hour in the very young life of the autonomous vehicle (AV), two people have lost their lives in less than a week in accidents involving vehicles operating in self-driving mode. The automotive industry can ill-afford to ignore questions consumers are raising around the safety of self-driving vehicles.
Peter Els2018-04-06 13:27 PT
Much of the work developing self-driving cars has focused on what the car “sees” outside of the vehicle, such as lidar, cameras, and radar used to help an autonomous vehicle navigate. Now, a new startup is focusing instead on what’s going on inside of the vehicle—the facial expressions and emotional state of the occupants.
Eric Walz2018-03-21 11:54 PT
Lyft is joining the growing list of major automakers and tech companies working on autonomous driving and related technology at California’s GoMentum Station, the sprawling, former military base in Concord, California.
Eric Walz2018-03-08 15:27 PT
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