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Ford Introduces ‘Hands-Free’ BlueCruise System for F-150, Mach-E

On Wednesday, Ford Motor Co. announced its upcoming hands-free driver-assist system intended to rival Tesla’s Autopilot or General Motors SuperCruise. The service, which the manufacturer has renamed BlueCruise, will be available on top trimmed “Mustang” Mach-E crossovers and F-150 pickup trucks via over-the-air-updates in the third quarter of 2021. It will not be free, however. Even […] The post Ford Introduces ‘Hands-Free’ BlueCruise System for F-150, Mach-E appeared first on The Truth About Ca...
Tags: Autonomous Vehicles, Marketing, News Blog, Technology, Advanced Driving Aids, Autonomous Driving, BlueCruise, Ford, Full Self-driving, Mach E, Mobility, OTA updates, Over-the-air, Self Driving, Self-driving Cars


Verizon and Honda want to use 5G and edge computing to make driving safer

Honda and Verizon are researching how 5G and mobile edge computing might improve safety for today’s connected vehicles and the future’s autonomous ones.  The two companies, which announced the partnership Thursday, are piloting different safety scenarios at the University of Michigan’s Mcity , a test bed for connected and autonomous vehicles. The aim of the venture is to study how 5G connectivity coupled with edge computing could allow for faster communication between cars, pedestrians an...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Verizon, Fcc, China, Tech, Automotive, United States, Self-driving Cars, Honda, 5g, University Of Michigan, Mcity, Autonomous Driving, Mec, Peebles


The Week of Driving Autonomously in an Xpeng

XPeng, a Chinese maker of EVs, sent a fleet of XPeng P7s on a 2,284-mile, weeklong autonomous driving jaunt across six provinces, the longest by any mass-produced vehicles in the country. A demonstration of XPeng’s navigation-guided pilot (NGP) autonomous driving capabilities is taking place right now on highways in China. Developed in-house, NGP is going […] The post The Week of Driving Autonomously in an Xpeng appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Asia, Technology, Media, China, Advertising, Global, Events, Green, Electric Vehicles, Emerging Markets, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Fuel Economy, Autonomous Driving, Ev, News Blog


Honda SENSES Hands-Off Driving in Japan

Honda has begun leasing Legend EX sedans with the Honda SENSING Elite safety system in Japan today. The first Level 3 automated technology to be approved in that country, the system includes Traffic Jam Pilot, Hands-Off, and Emergency Stop Assist functions. What part of autonomous driving is this, being unveiled under the guise of advancing […] The post Honda SENSES Hands-Off Driving in Japan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Technology, Safety, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Honda, Sales And Marketing, Connected Vehicles, Autonomous Driving, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Gizmos, Don't Try This At Home, Hands-free Driving, Safety Assist


Tesla’s China rival Xpeng to use lidar sensors from DJI affiliate Livox

The battle is heating up between Tesla and its Chinese challenger Xpeng as the latter makes clearer its stance on the future of autonomous driving. Over the weekend, Xpeng, which counts Xiaomi and Alibaba among its investors, announced that it will be using lidar sensors from Livox, a startup with closes ties to the Chinese drone giant DJI. The choice of remote sensing technology lidar and a Chinese supplier reflects the complexities of the U.S.-China tech war. Tesla has accused Xpeng of inte...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Asia, Elon Musk, China, Tesla, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Dji, Alibaba, Xiaomi, Baidu, Huawei, Lidar, Daimler


Tesla Full-Self Driving Option Comes Up Empty

Elon Musk said in a tweet, “All Tesla cars delivered in the final three days of the year will get three months of the Full Self-Driving option for free. Delivery & docs must be fully complete by midnight Dec 31st.” Tesla touts its vehicles as the safest cars in the world with passive and active […] The post Tesla Full-Self Driving Option Comes Up Empty appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elon Musk, Technology, Safety, Tesla, Green, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, EVs, Autonomous Driving, News Blog, Tesla Death Watch, Avoidable Contact


Horizon Robotics, a Chinese rival to Nvidia, seeks to raise over $700M

In their rush to offer alternatives to advanced western chipsets, Chinese semiconductor companies are racking up large fundings from investors. Horizon Robotics, a five-year-old unicorn specializing in AI chips for robots and autonomous vehicles, announced Tuesday that it has secured $150 million in funding. The proceeds are the first close of an over $700 million Series C round that Horizon is seeking to raise. The partial funding is jointly led by prominent investors 5Y Capital (formerly Mo...
Tags: China, Tech, Intel, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Nvidia, Horizon, Baidu, Chips, Huawei, Intel Capital, Autonomous Driving, SK Group, KTB, CITIC Securities, Horizon Robotics


Slammed by the NTSB, Uber Now Promises to Make Autonomous Test Data Available to Public

Uber Technologies promised to make the safety information related to its self-driving program more widely available following some fairly harsh criticism from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). The agency had faulted Uber with some amount of responsibility after conducting its investigation into the fatal testing accident that took place in March of 2018. The […] The post Slammed by the NTSB, Uber Now Promises to Make Autonomous Test Data Available to Public appeared first on The T...
Tags: Uber, Regulation, Autos, Ntsb, Autonomous Driving, Uber Technologies, Self Driving, National Transportation Safety Board NTSB, News Blog, Self-driving Technology, Safety Regulators


Elon Musk rails against German court decision on Tesla Autopilot terminology

Tesla CEO Elon Musk disputed a German court ruling issued today that bans the company from using terms like Autopilot or “full potential for autonomous driving” on its website or other advertising. In a tweet, Musk said “Tesla Autopilot was literally named after the term used in aviation. Also, what about Autobahn!?” The Wettbewerbszentrale, an industry sponsored organization that focuses on anti-competitive practices, brought the case to the German courts, arguing that the terms mislead the ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Elon Musk, Germany, Tech, Tesla, Munich, Automotive, Musk, Tesla Autopilot, Autonomous Driving, FSD, Wettbewerbszentrale


Elon Musk: Level 5 Autonomous Driving ‘Very Close’

Tesla is reportedly “very close” to achieving complete driving autonomy, according to CEO Elon Musk. “I’m extremely confident that level 5 or essentially complete autonomy will happen and I think will happen very quickly,” Musk said during a video message for the opening of Shanghai’s annual World Artificial Intelligence Conference.  Reuters reported the CEO saying […] The post Elon Musk: Level 5 Autonomous Driving ‘Very Close’ appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elon Musk, Technology, Tesla, Shanghai, Autos, Automotive Industry, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Musk, Autonomous Driving, Self Driving, News Blog, World Artificial Intelligence Conference, SAE Level 5, World Artificial Intelligence Conference Reuters


Trump’s tariffs could knock Tesla’s Autopilot off course

The White House has refused to exempt the “brain” of Tesla’s Autopilot technology from punitive import tariffs, a decision that could endanger the company’s self-driving ambitions, TechCrunch has learned. At a special “autonomy day” event last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled advanced Autopilot 3.0 hardware, including a new custom chip intended to enable full self-driving (FSD) operation for all of its new vehicles. This hardware is now standard in all new Model 3, S and X vehicles. Custom...
Tags: Apple, TC, Transportation, Verizon, Japan, Elon Musk, White House, China, Samsung, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, United States, Washington Dc, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs


Dutch chipmaker NXP makes China push by backing radar company Hawkeye

Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors has come a long way since Qualcomm’s outsize $44 billion to acquire it fell through last year. In an announcement released on Tuesday, NXP said it’s agreed to back and partner with Hawkeye Technology, a Chinese company specializing in automotive radars, as part of an ambition to capture the rapid growth of sensor-powered vehicles in China. Financial terms of the investment were undisclosed, but the tie-up will see Hawkeye providing a suite of technical know-...
Tags: Transportation, Asia, China, Tech, Automotive, Alibaba, Radar, Qualcomm, Semiconductor, Hawkeye, Autonomous Driving, Nanjing, Shi, NXP, Southeast University, NXP Semiconductors


Toyota’s Newest Autonomous Technology, “Guardian”

The brand's new system will work in tandem with the driver to prevent accidents but take over in learned situations While the capabilities of autonomous technology continue to expand, Toyota is emphasizing the importance of a balance in responsibility. The Toyota Research Institute is testing its 100% autonomous “Chauffeur” system, but it’s the “Guardian” program that is garnering a large portion of the brand’s attention, …
Tags: Auto, Design, Technology, Cars, Tech, Autos, Toyota, Autonomous Vehicles, Autonomous Driving, Toyota Research Institute, Automotive Design, CES 2019, Newest Autonomous Technology


TomTom debuts end-to-end autonomous driving system at CES 2019

GPS company TomTom is partnering with Japanese automotive components manufacturer Denso to produce an autonomous driving system which is capable of perceiving objects in the environment and planning a path from one location to another. The post TomTom debuts end-to-end autonomous driving system at CES 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Gps, TomTom, Autonomous Driving, DENSO, CES 2019


Apex.ai raises $15.5 million for autonomous vehicle software

Apex.ai is emerging out of stealth today with quite the claim — an operating system for autonomous vehicles that will never fail Founded by long-time automated systems engineers Jan Becker and Dejan Pangercic, Apex.ai develops operating systems for various types of autonomous mobility platforms. Today, Apex.ai is also announcing a $15.5 million Series A round led by Canaan with participation from Lightspeed Venture Partners, which invested in Apex.ai’s seed round. Apex’s software stack is design...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Automotive, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Self-driving, Autonomous Driving, Becker, Jan Becker, Apex, Dejan Pangercic Apex, Rayfe Gaspar Asaoka


Bosch, Daimler team up to deploy autonomous Mercedes-Benz S-Classes in San Jose

In 1986, when Bosch and Daimler joined an autonomous car research project, the technology seemed overly futuristic. Now, the partners are aiming to make a production self-driving car by the early 2020s. The post Bosch, Daimler team up to deploy autonomous Mercedes-Benz S-Classes in San Jose appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Business, News, Cars, Trends, Nvidia, San Jose, Daimler, Bosch, Autonomous Driving, Mercedes Benz, Bosch Daimler


DeepMap, a maker of HD maps for self-driving, raised at least $60M at a $450M valuation

As car and tech companies continue to make inroads on vehicles and services to build autonomous driving systems, a startup that is creating high-definition maps to help these vehicles move around has quietly picked up a significant round of funding. DeepMap — a Palo Alto startup co-founded by James Wu and Mark Wheeler, who previously helped build maps and more at Google, Apple and Baidu — has raised a significant round of growth funding at a valuation of at least $475 million to expand its techn...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Europe, Maps, Enterprise, Funding, US, Tech, Palo Alto, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Ford, Nvidia, Andreessen Horowitz, Baidu, Volvo


Ford’s Driverless Car Fleet to Launch in Washington DC

Starting next year, Ford will test a fleet of self-driving cars throughout Washington DC. This comes before launching a full, commercial autonomous-driving program in the city (and others) come 2021. Many developers of similar programs are vying for cities of their own—Uber in Pittsburgh and Google’s Waymo in Phoenix. Regulation over self-driving vehicles is quite loose right now, and it will be interesting to chart …
Tags: Google, Design, Cars, Tech, Ford, Washington Dc, Self-driving Cars, Driverless Cars, Pittsburgh, Linkaboutit, Phoenix, Autonomous Driving, Car Design, Waymo, Auto Design, Driverless Car Fleet


Musk Claims Tesla’s New Autopilot Chip Is Only Six Months Away

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says a new chip aimed at improving its vehicles’ Autopilot features will be available in about six months. However, if you’re hoping the automaker is preparing to light some candles and knock its vehicles up with legitimate self-driving technology, you’ll need to keep on wishing. During a string of tweets on […] The post Musk Claims Tesla’s New Autopilot Chip Is Only Six Months Away appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Safety, Tesla, Autos, Autonomous Cars, Autonomous Driving, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, News Blog, Autonomous Development, Driving Assist, Semi-autonomous Driving, Tesla Full Self-driving package, Musk Claims Tesla


How General Motors is preparing for an electric, autonomous, connected future

How does an established automaker like General Motors adapt to new tech trends? By looking for people and solutions outside the mainstream, says Ken Kelzer, GM VP of global vehicle components and subsystems. The post How General Motors is preparing for an electric, autonomous, connected future appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, General Motors, Features, Mit, Electric Cars, Autonomous Driving, Ken Kelzer


Exclusive: BMW to introduce ‘safe’ fully autonomous driving by 2021 with iNext

BMW may be trying to reinvigorate its future lineup with more electrified vehicles. But the automaker isn’t limiting its initiatives to just electrification. BMW also wants to be a leader in developing autonomous driving technology. The post Exclusive: BMW to introduce ‘safe’ fully autonomous driving by 2021 with iNext appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Bmw, Emerging Tech, Autonomous Driving, Bmw I, BMW iNext, BMW Vision iNEXT Concept


Zoox is offering autonomous rides in SF this week

Zoox, the self-driving car startup worth a reported $3.2 billion post-money valuation, is offering autonomous rides this week as part of the Global Climate Action Summit. The Global Climate Action Summit convenes state and local leaders, scientists, non-profits and others to discuss climate action opportunities. In partnership with the Fairmont hotel in San Francisco, Zoox will transport select summit guests between the Fairmont and Moscone Center in its self-driving Toyota Highlander test ca...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Bloomberg, Automotive, Toyota, Moscone Center, Self-driving, Autonomous Driving, Brown, Fairmont, Mike Cannon Brookes, Uber and Lyft, Zoox, Tim Kentley Klay, Grok Ventures


Volvo envisions a future where you travel in a private business-class pod

Volvo unveiled a concept named 360c that shows how we'll be able to travel in the future. The box-like car is autonomous and electric. It offers a spacious cabin users can configure as a living room, a bedroom, or a meeting room. The post Volvo envisions a future where you travel in a private business-class pod appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Concept Cars, Volvo, Autonomous Driving


Volkswagen will spend $4 billion to connect its cars to the Internet of Things

As part of an effort to simplify the onboard systems of its cars, Volkswagen announced a $4 billion investment in a platform called vw.OS. The first cars running the platform, part of its I.D. electric car line, will appear in 2020. The post Volkswagen will spend $4 billion to connect its cars to the Internet of Things appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Volkswagen, Autonomous Driving, Volkswagen I.D. Concept


Scale, whose army of humans annotate raw data to train self-driving and other AI systems, nabs $18M

The artificial intelligence revolution is underway in the world of technology, but as it turns out, some of the most faithful foot soldiers are still humans. A startup called Scale, which works with a team of contractors who examine and categorise visual data to train AI systems in a two-sided marketplace model, announced that it has raised an additional $18 million in a Series B round. The aim will be to expand Scale’s business to become — in the words of CEO Alexandr Wang, the 21-year-old MIT ...
Tags: Startups, Y Combinator, Drew Houston, Funding, Tech, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Airbnb, Scale, Alex, Accel Partners, Self-driving, Accel, Index Ventures, Justin Kan


Tesla gives its self-driving cars a performance boost with custom chips

Tesla's A.I. chips for self-driving cars will be launched next year, providing its cars with an even more powerful computer. Elon Musk claims that the chips are an order of magnitude more powerful than the Nvidia hardware it replaces. The post Tesla gives its self-driving cars a performance boost with custom chips appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Business, Elon Musk, News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Artificial Intelligence, Computing, Nvidia, Autonomous Driving


Tesla gives its self-driving cars a performance boost with custom A.I. chips

Tesla's A.I. chips for self-driving cars will be launched next year, providing its cars with an even more powerful computer. Elon Musk claims that the chips are an order of magnitude more powerful than the Nvidia hardware it replaces. The post Tesla gives its self-driving cars a performance boost with custom A.I. chips appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Business, Elon Musk, News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Artificial Intelligence, Computing, Nvidia, Autonomous Driving


From buses to trucks, here’s how heavy haulers are going electric

ZF Friedrichshafen AG, also known as the ZF Group, is more than just an automatic transmission maker. The company recently held a conference showcasing its latest innovative projects in electrifying and automating commercial vehicles. The post From buses to trucks, here’s how heavy haulers are going electric appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Electric Vehicles, Autonomous Driving, ZF, Commercial Vehicles, ZF Group, ZF Friedrichshafen AG


Self-driving car startup Voyage brings on ex-Tesla, Cruise and Uber exec as CTO

Voyage, the autonomous driving startup that currently operates self-driving cars in retirement communities, has brought on its first CTO, Drew Gray. Gray most recently worked at Uber as its director of engineering, leading the deep learning and perception team in San Francisco, according to his LinkedIn. This comes shortly after the company poached Uber’s head of policy for autonomous vehicles and aviation, Justin Erlich, to lead its strategy, policy and legal efforts. Voyage, Gray said, w...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Florida, San Francisco, Tech, Automotive, Cameron, Voyage, Udacity, Cto, Gray, Autonomous Driving, Otto, Oliver Cameron, Justin Erlich, Drew Gray


Subaru appoints new president, plans new hybrid, SUV, and autonomous tech

Subaru has appointed a new president Tomomi Nakamura, who announced an ambitious plan to introduce a new hybrid model, a new "global SUV," a new design language, and a push toward more electrification and autonomous driving tech. The post Subaru appoints new president, plans new hybrid, SUV, and autonomous tech appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Hybrids, Subaru, Autonomous Driving, Tomomi Nakamura



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