Cruise debuted its fully-autonomous Origin shuttle at a media event last night in San Francisco. The futuristic self-driving shuttle was heavily engineered by Honda, with GM supplying the electric powertrain and Cruise tasked with developing the hardware and autonomous driving systems.
Eric Walz2020-01-22 10:05 PT
Silicon Valley-based lidar company Velodyne announced its new compact lidar sensor called the Velabit at CES this week. The new sensor is a low cost lidar for developers of self-driving vehicles and other autonomous machines. The company says it delivers robust performance on par with the company’s more expensive lidar sensors.
Eric Walz2020-01-09 16:35 PT
At the annual CES in Las Vegas on Wednesday, The Trump administration signaled strong support for self-driving vehicles as it releases new guidance from federal agencies.
FutureCar Staff 2020-01-08 12:05 PT
Nvidia announced this week at the company’s GTC technology conference in China that it will provide the transportation industry with access to its NVIDIA DRIVE trained deep neural networks (DNNs) for autonomous vehicle development.
Eric Walz2019-12-20 10:30 PT
California’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is issuing a new permit that allows self-driving commercial vehicles, including smaller trucks, to test on public roads for the first time.
Eric Walz2019-12-18 15:45 PT
DeepRoute, a AI-based startup developing a level 4 level self-driving full-stack solution, announced yesterday the release of its new sensing solution called DeepRoute-Sense, which is a all-in-one self-driving system capable of fusing data from multiple sensors, enabling autonomous vehicles to better perceive their surroundings.
Eric Walz2019-11-21 14:05 PT
Ouster, Inc., a provider of high-resolution lidar sensors for autonomous vehicles, robotics, security, and mapping, is introducing the OS1-32, that the company calls the world’s most affordable 32-channel lidar sensor.
FutureCar Staff 2019-11-14 16:30 PT
A new Silicon Valley startup named Ghost Locomotion has emerged from stealth mode. Ghost’s autonomous driving system is designed to retrofit a production vehicle for highway driving, a much less complicated problem for software engineers to solve.
FutureCar Staff 2019-11-07 15:00 PT
After announcing earlier this month that its would remove some safety drivers from its vehicles, Waymo CEO John Krafcik confirmed the company is now offering limited “rider-only” trips in Phoenix, Arizona without a safety driver behind the wheel.
Eric Walz2019-10-28 11:45 PT
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is seeking input for “digital mirrors” which is a new vehicle technology that replaces glass mirrors with a digital display connected to a camera mounted inside or outside the vehicle.
Eric Walz2019-10-09 16:05 PT
Tesla, which becomes the latest automaker to buy a promising tech startup. The electric automaker announced it has acquired DeepScale, a computer vision startup that spun out of a research project at the University of California Berkeley.
Eric Walz2019-10-01 19:00 PT
Hyundai Motor Group and automotive technology company Aptiv announced today that they will form an autonomous driving joint venture. The new joint venture is the latest partnership between an automaker and a tech company, as automakers race to develop self-driving vehicles and other mobility services.
Eric Walz2019-09-23 11:30 PT
Waymo, which spun out of Google’s self-driving car project in 2016, announced that its releasing the ‘Waymo Open Dataset’ for researchers and developers working on autonomous driving and other related mobility projects. Waymo says its dataset is the the largest, richest, and most diverse self-driving dataset ever released for research.
Eric Walz2019-08-21 13:30 PT
The sunny and tropical weather that Florida is famous for also brings with it heavy rain and thunderstorms, especially in the summer. For Alphabet subsidiary Waymo, Florida in the summer is the perfect place to test how its self-driving vehicles perform in the rain.
Eric Walz2019-08-20 11:55 PT
Silicon Valley-based Velodyne Lidar Inc. announced it successfully won a patent challenge from newcomer Quanergy, one of many lidar startups looking for a foothold in the growing lidar market for autonomous vehicles.
Eric Walz2019-05-28 15:24 PT
GM requested that U.S. regulators waive some automobile safety standards, including deploying autonomous vehicles without a steering wheel or pedals, to make it possible to deploy a ride-sharing fleet of driverless cars.
Eric Walz2019-05-22 17:03 PT
GM Cruise LLC, the self-driving arm of parent General Motors, continues to attract big investments. The San Francisco-based company announced today a new $1.15 billion funding round for its autonomous driving technology.
Eric Walz2019-05-07 12:11 PT
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
Tesla held its “Autonomy Investor Day” today at the automaker's Silicon Valley headquarters to provide analysts and investors with updates about the automaker’s autonomous driving hardware.
Eric Walz2019-04-22 18:24 PT
Ride-hailing company Uber is preparing to sign a deal to sell a minority stake in its autonomous vehicle unit Uber ATG ahead of next month’s IPO. The deal would allow Uber to retain operational control of ATG while reducing its cash burden.
Eric Walz2019-04-17 17:14 PT
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