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Waymo rules and Apple trails in California self-driving car benchmarks

California's DMV releases annual reports of self-driving car disengagements on public roads. In the most recent reports. Waymo had the best performance, GM Cruise came in second, and Apple's self-driving program was in last place. The post appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, News, California, Cars, Trends, DMV, Self-driving Cars, GM Cruise, Waymo


How Is Apple’s Autonomous Vehicle Program Doing, You Ask?

Back in 2015, it was rumored that Apple was sinking significant resources and manpower into an electric vehicle program that also incorporated autonomous driving. But updates on “Project Titan” have been infrequent. Apple takes pains to keep its self-driving program under wraps. There are, however, ways to track its progress. Since Apple tests its vehicles in […] The post How Is Apple’s Autonomous Vehicle Program Doing, You Ask? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Apple, California, DMV, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Reports, Avs, News Blog, Studies & Reports, Autonomous Development, Project Titian


Autonomous truck startup TuSimple hits unicorn status in latest round

Another autonomous vehicle unicorn has joined the herd. TuSimple, a self-driving truck startup running daily routes for customers in Arizona, has raised $95 million in a Series D funding round led by Sina Corp. as the company prepares to scale up its commercial autonomous fleet to more than 50 trucks by June. The startup, which launched in 2015 and has operations in San Diego and Tucson, Arizona, has a post-money of $1.095 billion (aka unicorn status). TuSimple has raised $178 million to date...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Uber, Hong Kong, Texas, China, Tech, Tesla, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Arizona, Shanghai, San Diego, Nvidia, Self-driving Cars, Weibo


Softbank’s next bet: $940M into autonomous delivery startup Nuro

Nuro, the autonomous delivery startup, has raised $940 million in financing from the Softbank Vision Fund, a whopping amount that will be used to expand its delivery service, add new partners, hire employees and scale up its fleet of self-driving bots. Nuro has raised more than $1 billion from partners including SoftBank, Greylock Partners and Gaorong Capital. “We’ve spent the last two and a half years building an amazing team, launching our first unmanned service, working with incredible ...
Tags: Transportation, Softbank, Tech, Automotive, Arizona, Toyota, Self-driving Cars, Robotics, Greylock Partners, Kroger, Phoenix, Starship Technologies, Ike, Dave Ferguson, SoftBank Vision Fund, SoftBank Investment Advisers


Transportation Weekly: Amazon’s secret acquisition and all the AV feels

Welcome to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. I cover all the ways people and goods move from Point A to Point B — today and in the future — whether it’s by bike, bus, scooter, car, train, truck, robotaxi or rocket. Sure, let’s include hyperloop and eVTOLs, or air taxis, too. Yup, another transportation newsletter. But I promise this one will be different. Here’s how. Newsletters can be great mediums for curated news — a place...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Transportation, Uber, Twitter, Europe, Elon Musk, Mexico, Boston, Virginia, San Francisco, Tech, Tesla, Mit, Palo Alto


Self-driving startup Aurora attracts major Amazon investment

Amazon is showing a growing interest in autonomous technology having recently taken part in a $530 million funding round for Silicon Valley-based self-driving startup Aurora Innovation. The post Self-driving startup Aurora attracts major Amazon investment appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Amazon, Business, News, Cars, Trends, Silicon Valley, Self-driving Cars, Aurora, Aurora Innovation


U.K.’s ‘advanced’ self-driving car trials won’t require human safety drivers

The U.K. government has announced plans for 'advanced' trials of self-driving cars, with no human safety drivers on board. The U.K. has promised fully self-driving cars on the road by 2021. The post U.K.’s ‘advanced’ self-driving car trials won’t require human safety drivers appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Emerging Tech, U K


UK moves toward driverless car tests without safety drivers

The U.K. government has announced it’s working on a process to support so-called “advanced trials” of autonomous vehicles — i.e. trials without human safety drivers. It also says it will be beefing up the existing Code of Practice for testing driverless cars to provide a framework to support the evolution of the tech, saying it’s on track to meet its goal of fully driverless cars being tested on public roads by 2021. Commenting in a statement, Richard Harrington, automotive minister, said: “We w...
Tags: Europe, UK, Technology, Tech, Car, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, United Kingdom, Automation, Transport, Self-driving Cars, Driverless Cars, Robotics, Emerging-technologies, Department For Transport, UK Government


UK moves towards driverless car tests without safety drivers

The UK government has announced it’s working on a process to support so-called ‘advanced trials’ of autonomous vehicles — i.e. trials without human safety drivers. It also says it will be beefing up the existing Code of Practice for testing driverless cars to provide a framework to support the evolution of the tech, saying it’s on track to meet its goal of fully driverless cars being tested on public roads by 2021. Commenting in a statement, Richard Harrington, automotive minister, said: “We wan...
Tags: Europe, UK, Technology, Tech, Car, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, United Kingdom, Automation, Transport, Self-driving Cars, Driverless Cars, Robotics, Emerging-technologies, Department For Transport, UK Government


Waymo may take a ride with Nissan-Renault for robo-taxi services

Autonomous car company Waymo is reportedly preparing to partner with the Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi alliance to develop robo-taxis and other services linked to the technology. Waymo has already inked deals with several automakers, though this latest deal could help it to take its self-driving tech to more markets. The post Waymo may take a ride with Nissan-Renault for robo-taxi services appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Self-driving Cars, Nissan, Nissan-Renault, Waymo, Nissan Renault Mitsubishi


Self-driving Cars, Traffic and Parking Problems

Self-driving cars should be able to solve traffic and parking problems. However, this requires that most self-driving cars are used with ride-sharing to maximize the useful rides per car and to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Energy, Transportation, Science, Technology, Future, Cars, World, Innovation, Self Driving Cars


California Gives Ford’s Argo AI Green Light to Test AVs

Argo AI, the Pittsburgh-based firm Ford pumped $1 billion into and handed responsibility for educating its self-driving vehicles, just received a go-ahead for testing in the State of California. The company gained a testing permit from the California Department of Motor Vehicles on Tuesday, making its autonomous trials perfectly legal on public roads. Ford’s current trajectory has its […] The post California Gives Ford’s Argo AI Green Light to Test AVs appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, California, General Motors, Ford, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Pittsburgh, Ford Motor Company, Ford Motor Co, Avs, California Department of Motor Vehicles, News Blog, Waymo, Argo AI, Autonomous Testing


Want to build self-driving cars? The University of Toronto will teach you how

The University of Toronto and online-education company Coursera are offering a specialization program in self-driving cars. The series of courses provides an overview of this hot-button technology. The post Want to build self-driving cars? The University of Toronto will teach you how appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Self-driving Cars, University of Toronto, Coursera, Online Education


Argo.AI acquires permit to test autonomous vehicles in California

Argo.AI, the self-driving car startup that burst onto the scene in 2017 with $1 billion in backing from Ford, has obtained a permit to test its autonomous vehicles in California. The permit, issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles, is for one vehicle and two drivers. Unlike other self-driving car companies, California isn’t the first, or even third, market where Argo.AI is testing its tech. The company, which founded by former Google self-driving project veteran Bryan Salesky an...
Tags: Google, Uber, Technology, California, Washington, Tech, Car, Automotive, Ford, Automation, Transport, Miami, Self-driving Cars, Dc, Robotics, Driver


Waymo plans to open a self-driving car factory in Michigan

Waymo and Magna plan to build thousands of self-driving cars at a factory in southeast Michigan, including autonomous versions of the all-electric Jaguar I-PACE and Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan. Waymo, the former Google self-driving project that spun out to become a business under Alphabet, announced Tuesday that the Michigan Economic Development Corporation voted to approve the company’s plan to set up a manufacturing facility in the state to build its self-driving vehicles. The MEDC ...
Tags: Google, Tech, Companies, X, Austria, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Fca, Transport, Chrysler, Jaguar, Jaguar Land Rover, Michigan, Self-driving Cars, Emerging-technologies, John Krafcik


Lyft and Aptiv’s self-driving car program has come a long way, but not far enough

Many companies talk about self-driving cars, but Lyft and Aptiv are already using a fleet of them to transport paying customers in Las Vegas. Hop in for a close look at the tech of autonomous cars, and the challenges they face. The post Lyft and Aptiv’s self-driving car program has come a long way, but not far enough appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Lyft, Cars, Trends, Las Vegas, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, Aptiv, Las Vegas Hop


Nissan IMs concept teases a future long-range, autonomous electric car

Debuting at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, the Nissan IMs is an electric car with a 380-mile range, autonomous-driving capability, and a backseat designed for being chauffeured. Too bad it's just a concept car. The post Nissan IMs concept teases a future long-range, autonomous electric car appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Self-driving Cars, Concept Cars, Nissan, Electric Cars, Detroit Auto Show, 2019 Detroit Auto Show


CES 2019: What’s Next for Self-Driving Cars, Connected Vehicles and Vehicle Technology

Today, vehicles are evolving to be more connected and autonomous. Innovators continually develop new ideas to make transportation more convenient, efficient and eco-friendly. And CES 2019 in Las Vegas is the place to see the latest and greatest. With over 290K net square feet of vehicle-tech exhibit space, CES 2019 is your opportunity to see the self-driving cars, concept cars, connected vehicles and… flying taxis!? In fact, you can even test drive the latest vehicle technology including parkin...
Tags: Amazon, Autos, Toyota, Autonomous Vehicles, Las Vegas, Connected Cars, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, Concept Cars, Driverless Cars, Kia, Car Tech, AAA, Driverless Car, Alexa, TomTom


Walmart taps startup Udelv to test autonomous grocery deliveries in Arizona

More autonomous vehicles are poised to descend on Arizona. This time, Walmart has signed a deal with startup Udelv to test the use of autonomous vans to deliver online grocery orders to customers. Under the agreement, Udelv will provide its second-generation autonomous delivery van, called the Newton, to Walmart to deliver groceries in Surprise, Arizona. The trial is set to begin in February, Udelv announced Tuesday at CES 2019. The Newton, which is being shown at CES, is based on  Baidu’s la...
Tags: Transportation, Texas, Technology, Cars, San Francisco, Tech, Walmart, Automotive, Arizona, Las Vegas, Self-driving Cars, Baidu, Robotics, Newton, Emerging-technologies, Chandler


Mobileye is using its sensors to create detailed maps of the UK

Mobileye, the Israeli-based automotive sensor company acquired by Intel in 2017, is leveraging the huge amounts of data it can collect to help build precise maps of the UK’s roads and infrastructure. The company announced at CES 2019 that it has reached an agreement with Ordnance Survey to help the UK mapping agency bring high-precision location data to businesses in the country. Under the agreement, Mobileye’s sensors will be retrofitted onto Ordnance’s utility fleets to collect volumes o...
Tags: TC, UK, Technology, Utilities, Tech, Ceo, Economy, Intel, Car, Britain, Telecommunications, United Kingdom, Survey, Self-driving Cars, Ordnance Survey, Mobileye


Bell is building a self-flying air taxi, and it brought a prototype to CES 2019

Bell, the storied aviation manufacturer, dropped a surprise at CES 2019 by unveiling its design for a full-scale vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) passenger vehicle - in other words, they're building a flying taxi. The post Bell is building a self-flying air taxi, and it brought a prototype to CES 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Flying Cars, Bell, Vtol, Emerging Tech, Bell Helicopter, Bell Nexus


Toyota’s Guardian system aims to help human drivers, not replace them

Toyota believes self-driving cars could still use a human touch. At CES 2019, the Japanese automaker offered more details on its Guardian system, which is designed to assist human drivers. The post Toyota’s Guardian system aims to help human drivers, not replace them appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Toyota, Self-driving Cars, CES 2019


Audi, Mobileye, Waymo, other top automakers unite to spread the self-driving gospel

The self-driving vehicle evangelists are uniting. A number of major automakers, technology companies and organizations with a stake in autonomous vehicles, including Audi, Aurora, Cruise, GM, Mobileye, Nvidia, Toyota, Waymo and Zoox has formed a coalition to spread the word about advanced vehicle technologies and self-driving vehicles. Their message: this tech can transform transportation and make it safer and more sustainable. The Partners for Automated Vehicle Education, or PAVE, coal...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Technology, Tech, Automotive, Ford, Automation, Transport, Nvidia, Toyota, Las Vegas, Self-driving Cars, Robotics, Audi, Driver


This futuristic autonomous pod hotel drives you around as you sleep

Design studio Aprilli is reimagining the future of transportation with its new concept, describing a kind of self-driving sleeper van that’s like a hotel room on wheels. Coming soon to a freeway near you? It's not as crazy as it sounds. The post This futuristic autonomous pod hotel drives you around as you sleep appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, Emerging Tech


Torc Robotics and Transdev are launching autonomous shuttles to deliver people to public transit

Self-driving technology company Torc Robotics is partnering with Transdev, the public transportation giant, to deploy fully autonomous electric shuttles designed to provide free connections to existing transit like trains and buses. The companies, which made the announcement Monday at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, are integrating Torc’s self-driving software stack and sensor suite into an autonomous shuttle known as i-Cristal that was unveiled earlier this year by Transdev and French manufacturer...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Tech, Automotive, Automation, Las Vegas, Self-driving Cars, North America, Robotics, AAA, Rouen, Chrysler Pacifica, Massy, Asimov, Transdev, Cristal


Autonomous trucking startup TuSimple is taking 3 to 5 commercial trips a day

A little more than a year ago, autonomous trucking startup TuSimple —flush with a fresh round of venture capital — was preparing to scale up its testing to two full truck fleets in China and the U.S. TuSimple, a China-based company with an R&D facility in San Diego and test operations in Tucson, has put that money to use. The startup, which launched in 2015, is taking three to five fully autonomous trips per day for customers on three different routes in Arizona, TuSimple said Monday at CES 2...
Tags: Texas, China, Tech, Automotive, Arizona, San Diego, Nvidia, Las Vegas, Self-driving Cars, Weibo, Tucson, Cummins Inc, Sina, Autonomous Trucks, TuSimple, CES 2019


Toyota rolls out an updated autonomous car prototype for CES 2019

Toyota's latest autonomous-driving test car, dubbed Platform 4.0 (or P4 for short) is based on the latest Lexus LS luxury sedan. It also features more sensors and greater computing power than its predecessor. The post Toyota rolls out an updated autonomous car prototype for CES 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Lexus, Toyota, Self-driving Cars, Lexus LS, CES 2019


Cruise and DoorDash to test food delivery using self-driving cars in San Francisco

Cruise is partnering with DoorDash to pilot food and grocery delivery in San Francisco using self-driving vehicles. The companies announced Thursday that the testing program will begin in early 2019 with an initial focus on the San Francisco market. “Delivery is a significant opportunity for Cruise as we prepare to commercialize our autonomous vehicle technology and transform transportation,” said Dan Ammann, who became CEO of Cruise late last year. “Partnering with DoorDash will provide u...
Tags: Transportation, San Francisco, Tech, Cruise, Automotive, Automation, Gm, Self-driving Cars, Cto, Doordash, Dan Ammann, Tony Xu, Kyle Vogt, Cruise Automation


Waymo’s autonomous cars are coming under attack in Arizona

It's not just technological challenges that autonomous-car companies have to overcome. Waymo's testing of self-driving cars near Phoenix, Arizona, shows that they still have to win over some members of the public, too. The post Waymo’s autonomous cars are coming under attack in Arizona appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Arizona, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, PHOENIX Arizona, Waymo


Waymo’s autonomous cars are coming under attack from some folks in Arizona

It's not just technological challenges that autonomous-car companies have to overcome. Waymo's testing of self-driving cars near Phoenix, Arizona, shows that they still have to win over some members of the public, too. The post Waymo’s autonomous cars are coming under attack from some folks in Arizona appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Arizona, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, PHOENIX Arizona, Waymo



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