Ford Motor Co. and Volkswagen AG are inching closer towards an agreement to collaborate on self-driving cars together with Argo AI, Ford’s self-driving unit. According to a report from Bloomberg, the two automakers have overcome earlier obstacles and are making progress in their talks.
FutureCar Staff 2019-02-15 18:05 PT
Silicon Valley self-driving startup Aurora Innovation Inc. has secured an additional $530 million in its latest Series B funding round. Participating in the investment round is retail giant Amazon. The latest funding values the startup at $2.5 billion and will help Aurora to further develop its autonomous driving technology.
Eric Walz2019-02-07 13:26 PT
Tech giant Apple has dismissed about 200 employees from its secretive autonomous car project known as “Project Titan”.
Eric Walz2019-01-24 11:45 PT
NVIDIA typically reserves some big announcements for major events like the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, and this year was no exception. The computer hardware giant unveiled its first commercial ready autonomous driving system it calls NVIDIA DRIVE AutoPilot.
FutureCar Staff 2019-01-09 11:51 PT
Global automakers including Toyota, tech companies working on autonomous mobility, and other stakeholders have joined together to form a coalition called PAVE, which stands for “partners for automated vehicle education”. The coalition launched the first ever campaign to inform the public about the potential of self-driving technology.
Eric Walz2019-01-07 17:48 PT
Ride-hailing company Lyft Inc. was granted a U.S. patent for a “autonomous vehicle notification system” that communicates with pedestrians and other road users.
FutureCar Staff 2018-12-12 12:24 PT
RoboSense, a China-based company working on an advanced lidar and perception systems for autonomous driving, announced that it has been named a CES 2019 Innovation Awards Honoree for its RS-IPLS Intelligent Perception LiDAR System.
Eric Walz2018-11-12 13:19 PT
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
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
The California DMV has granted Waymo the first ever permit to test its driverless minivans without a human backup, meaning there will be no test driver sitting in the driver’s seat.
FutureCar Staff 2018-10-30 16:01 PT
Tesla models equipped with the latest software version will now be able to navigate freeway interchanges autonomously. The new feature is called “Navigate on Autopilot” and uses the car’s built-in navigation system to guide the vehicle from a freeway on-ramp to the off-ramp.
Eric Walz2018-10-30 11:49 PT
Ride hailing company Lyft announced today it is acquiring Blue Vision Labs, a London-based augmented reality startup. Blue Vision Labs specializes in using computer vision technology to add AR features street-level imagery. Blue Vision’s technology will help accelerate Lyft’s efforts toward developing autonomous transportation.
Eric Walz2018-10-23 16:05 PT
Despite being one of the world’s most valuable tech companies, Apple’s self-driving cars are still a work in progress. The company reported that one of their self-driving development vehicles was involved in a collision near the company’s headquarters in Silicon Valley.
FutureCar Staff 2018-08-31 18:24 PT
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
Since January, thousands of local residents and tourists in Las Vegas have taken a ride in one of Aptiv’s self-driving BMW’s operating on Lyft’s platform and the company just announced the completion of its 5,000th trip on the Las Vegas strip.
Eric Walz2018-08-22 16:11 PT
Sometimes to see where your’re going you need to look down, in this case below the road surface. WaveSense Inc. has announced the commercialization of a new technology that significantly improves autonomous vehicle navigation by keeping self-driving vehicles precisely in-lane, utilizing data from ground-penetrating radar (GPR).
Eric Walz2018-08-20 16:49 PT
A new report suggests trouble is brewing at silicon valley startup Quanergy systems Inc., a company developing solid state lidar for autonomous cars, Bloomberg has reported. Quanergy was one of the first self-driving tech unicorns—reaching a $1.5 billion valuation in 2016.
Jeremy Carlton2018-08-13 16:10 PT
Doug Field, who stepped down as the senior vice president of engineering at Tesla last month, is returning to Apple, the company said on Thursday. Most recently, Field oversaw Model 3 engineering at Tesla.
Eric Walz2018-08-10 12:31 PT
ride OS, an 11 month old San Francisco-based startup that recently came out of stealth mode and is working to solve logistics problems for autonomous fleets, ride-hailing platforms, as well as for human drivers. The company announced $25 million in new funding to accelerate its mapping operations in Europe
Eric Walz2018-08-02 13:32 PT
Bosch is addressing a real problem for autonomous cars, by alerting the vehicle itself, as well as other nearby autonomous vehicles, to weather hazards such as ice, which might affect a vehicle’s handling. With this data, adjustments can be made to autonomous driving systems.
Eric Walz2018-07-30 13:26 PT
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