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Daimler-backed Momenta says its robotaxis will be fully driverless and profitable in 2024

In China and the U.S., there’s much debate about when and how humans will achieve fully autonomous robotaxis at scale — cars that chauffeur passengers under complex road conditions without safety drivers behind the wheel. Many pieces are needed to make this happen: mammoth amounts of test data, advanced algorithms, strong operational teams, big checks from investors, local policy support, to name a handful. Until that day arrives, the bold claims from players in the field seem mostly out of reac...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Asia, Elon Musk, Microsoft, China, Softbank, Tech, Tesla, Artificial Intelligence, Beijing, Automotive, Shanghai, Toyota, Autonomous Vehicles, Baidu


Lyft’s self-driving test vehicles are back on public roads in California

Lyft’s self-driving vehicle division has restarted testing on public roads in California, several months after pausing operations amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Lyft’s Level 5 program said Tuesday some of its autonomous vehicles are back on the road in Palo Alto and at its closed test track. The company has not resumed a pilot program that provided rides to Lyft employees in Palo Alto. The company said it is following CDC guidelines for personal protective equipment and surface cleaning. It has ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Lyft, California, Cdc, Tech, Palo Alto, Automotive, United States, Autonomous Vehicles, California Department of Motor Vehicles, Robert Morgan, Waymo, Self Driving Vehicles, London Munich, Sameer Qureshi


Volkswagen – and With It, Ford – Secures Self-driving Deal

U.S. self-driving startup Argo AI has completed a deal with Volkswagen AG on self-driving vehicle technology, fulfilling VW’s wishes for a secure and affordable source of gee-whiz gadgetry for future mobility solutions. The deal, valued at $2.6 billion, will see VW fork over a cool billion while folding its Autonomous Intelligent Driving team into Argo AI’s […] The post Volkswagen – and With It, Ford – Secures Self-driving Deal appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Vw, Ford, Autos, Mobility, Volkswagen, Autonomous Cars, Partnerships, Volkswagen AG, Alliances, News Blog, Self-Driving Vehicles, Argo AI


Waymo Refocuses on Semis, Heads Back to Phoenix for Testing

Alphabet’s Waymo probably operates the most successful autonomous fleet in North America right now. While we can debate its technical prowess versus its rivals forever, it’s still one of the only companies offering a commercial taxi service using autonomous vehicles in North America. It also has an enviable safety record. The company has also worked […] The post appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Google, Testing, Autos, Alphabet, News Blog, Self-Driving Vehicles, Autonomous Trucks, Semi-Trucks, Waymo, Autonomous Testing, Semis, Road Tests


Waymo Picks Detroit Plant for Self-driving Vehicle Conversions

It’s a long way from the company’s fledgling, Phoenix-area autonomous ride-hailing service, but Detroit has enough available space and local talent for Waymo to sign a lease. On Tuesday, the self-driving tech company announced a deal to mate Chrysler Pacificas and Jaguar I-Paces with autonomous hardware in an abandoned assembly plant sitting in the heart […] The post Waymo Picks Detroit Plant for Self-driving Vehicle Conversions appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Autonomous, Autos, Jaguar, Detroit, Phoenix, News Blog, Self-Driving Vehicles, Waymo, Chrysler Pacificas, Waymo Picks Detroit Plant


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


Trump’s No Fan of Autonomous Vehicles, Like Most Other People

Donald Trump apparently belongs to the 71 percent of Americans who remain averse to the thought of riding in self-driving cars. It’s a position that appears to be incongruous with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s deregulation strategy. But there’s always a little room for someone’s personal preference to exist in tandem with public policy. At least, […] The post Trump’s No Fan of Autonomous Vehicles, Like Most Other People appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Government, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Donald Trump, Automotive Technology, Trump, Nhtsa, Avs, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, News Blog, Self-Driving Vehicles


Toyota Among Investors Backing Airbiquity With $15M for Vehicle Tech

Airbiquity, a Seattle-based developer of connected vehicle systems powering navigation, entertainment, and other software in cars, has raised $15 million in new financing from three Japanese automotive corporations, the company announced Monday.The investors that participated in the equity funding round are Denso Corp., Toyota Motor Corp. (NYSE: TM), and Toyota Tsusho Corp, which supports Toyota Motor’s automobile business, including the integration of Internet-connected technologies and device...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Transportation, Cars, Trends, Tech, Vc, Automotive, United States, AT&T, Autos, Mobility, Toyota, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Seattle


ZF’s New Camera System Focuses on an Oft-ignored Danger: the Driver

The rollout of semi-autonomous driver assist systems designed to turn long highway slogs into stress-free, breezy jaunts isn’t in any way perfected, but OEMs and suppliers are working on it. Depending on who builds what, lane-holding can be dodgy, automatic braking can be capricious, forward-facing cameras and radar can misidentify or ignore objects, and drivers […] The post ZF’s New Camera System Focuses on an Oft-ignored Danger: the Driver appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Safety, Cameras, Autos, Autonomous Cars, News Blog, Self-Driving Vehicles


How Safe Is Level 2 Autonomy? As Safe as the Automaker Makes It

No longer content with just crashing vehicles into walls or poles, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has turned its attention to the ever-expanding buffet of new technologies found in today’s automobiles. Driver assistance features ease the driver’s workload and make for comfortable highway cruising, but all systems aren’t made equal. For its test of […] The post How Safe Is Level 2 Autonomy? As Safe as the Automaker Makes It appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Safety, Autonomy, Autos, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, News Blog, Adaptive Cruise Control, Self-Driving Vehicles, Driver Assistance Technology, Lane-keeping, Level 2 autonomy


Uber Killing Off Autonomous Trucking Division

Uber is shutting down its self-driving trucks unit due to a lack of progress and the controversy surrounding its multi-million dollar acquisition of Otto in 2016. The firm was purchased with the intent of developing self-driving cargo haulers, potentially saving the trucking company a fortune by outsourcing driving jobs to robots. But it was slow […] The post Uber Killing Off Autonomous Trucking Division appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Uber, Technology, Research and development, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Trucks, Trucking, Avs, Otto, News Blog, Self-Driving Vehicles, Uber Advanced Technologies


Uber safety driver of fatal self-driving crash was watching Hulu, not the road

A safety driver operating an Uber self-driving vehicle looked down at a phone that was streaming The Voice on Hulu 204 times during a 43-minute test drive that ended when pedestrian Elaine Herzberg was struck and killed in Tempe, Arizona, according to a 318-page police report reviewed by TechCrunch. The Tempe Police Department released late Thursday evening the report on the fatal self-driving car crash that occurred in a Phoenix suburb in March. The lengthy report reveals that safety driver ...
Tags: Uber, Tech, Automotive, Hulu, Volvo, Voice, Phoenix, Ntsb, National Transportation Safety Board, Doug Ducey, Vasquez, Maricopa County, Mill Avenue, Tempe Arizona, Christopher Hart, Curry Road


In Wake of Crashes, Public Confidence in Self-driving Cars Pulls a U-Turn

Following a Wild West-like expansion in autonomous vehicle testing, coupled with years of rosy predictions from automakers and Silicon Valley types, the public seemed ready to embrace self-driving cars with open arms. Opinion polls showed significant distrust in the technology, but least among young adults, the idea of self-driving cars remained a popular one. That’s […] The post In Wake of Crashes, Public Confidence in Self-driving Cars Pulls a U-Turn appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Safety, AV, Autos, Silicon Valley, Autonomous Vehicles, Surveys, Polling, News Blog, Self-Driving Vehicles


Lyft launches self-driving cars on the Las Vegas strip

For the first time ever, after you’re done partying on the strip, you’ll be able to hail an autonomous ride with Lyft. The ride sharing company is bringing thirty self-driving cars to the streets of Las Vegas in partnership with developer Aptiv. The new initiative will offer the public the option of hailing a self-driving car using Lyft’s app. For those concerned about the interaction between robot and human drivers, trials show that the Aptiv-designed vehicles are more than capable of maneuver...
Tags: Lyft, Design, News, Autonomous, Cities, Automotive, Urban Design, Robots, Innovation, Jaguar, Autonomous Vehicles, Las Vegas, Lidar, Self-driving Car, Self Driving Cars, Kevin Clark


Old Man Lutz Gives Dealerships 20 Years to Live, Doubles Down on Driving Dystopia

Longtime auto executive Bob Lutz has always been an incredibly outspoken individual. His years of hard work have given him an insight into the industry that few possess, and he’s only become more willing to share that information as he ages. Like the industrious caterpillar, his ceaseless labor has allowed him to metamorphose into what is […] The post Old Man Lutz Gives Dealerships 20 Years to Live, Doubles Down on Driving Dystopia appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Government, Regulation, Autos, Automotive Industry, Autonomous Vehicles, Autonomous Cars, Bob Lutz, Dealerships, Avs, Lutz, Self Driving, News Blog, Dealer News, Self-Driving Vehicles, Automotive Future


Is Uber Putting It in Reverse on Autonomous Vehicles?

Is ride-hailing company Uber backing away from self-driving cars now that one of their test vehicles was involved in a fatality? Following the death of a pedestrian hit by one of Uber’s experimental autonomous vehicles in Tempe, Arizona, the ride sharing company suspended the testing Uber was doing with AVs on public roads in Pennsylvania, […] The post Is Uber Putting It in Reverse on Autonomous Vehicles? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Uber, Technology, Pennsylvania, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Mobileye, Tempe Arizona, News Blog, Self-Driving Vehicles, Waymo, Elaine Herzberg


Self-driving Company Waymo to Buy Thousands of High-end, Sporty Jaguar EVs for Taxi Service

Let’s hope future robo-taxi passengers appreciate a sport-tuned suspension and crisp driving dynamics, because there’s a slim chance they’ll notice it when shuttling around in a driverless Jaguar. On Tuesday, Waymo, autonomous car unit of Google, announced its intent to purchase up to 20,000 Jaguar I-Pace electric crossovers for its future fleet of AV EVs. […] The post Self-driving Company Waymo to Buy Thousands of High-end, Sporty Jaguar EVs for Taxi Service appeared first on The Truth About Ca...
Tags: Google, Technology, Green, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Jaguar, Autonomous Vehicles, EVs, SUVs, Partnerships, News Blog, Product Planning, Ride-hailing, Gizmology, Self-Driving Vehicles, Waymo


Aurora, Led by Google and Tesla Driverless Car Vets, Lands $90M

Aurora Innovation, a self-driving car startup whose founders have ties to Google, Tesla, and Uber, has raised $90 million in Series A funding co-led by Greylock Partners and Index Ventures. Along with the money, Greylock and Index are adding a member each to Aurora’s board of directors: Reid Hoffman, the co-founder of LinkedIn and partner at Greylock, and Mike Volpi of Index, who is a former Cisco executive. Aurora’s approach is to supply original equipment manufacturers with “a full stac...
Tags: Google, Startups, Uber, Technology, Cars, San Francisco, Trends, Startup, Linkedin, Cisco, Tesla, Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous, Cameras, Reid Hoffman, Machine Learning


Old Man Lutz Outlines the ‘End of the Automobile Era’

Although semi-retired from the automotive industry, Bob Lutz still has his fingers in a lot of pies and continues to provide insight into the vehicular world as he sees it through veteran eyes. I never miss an opportunity to read what he’s got to say about the industry because he provides unusually frank insight paired […] The post Old Man Lutz Outlines the ‘End of the Automobile Era’ appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Government, Autos, Automotive Industry, Autonomous Vehicles, Autonomous Cars, Bob Lutz, Lutz, Self Driving, News Blog, Self-Driving Vehicles, Automotive Future, The Car Of Tomorrow


Waymo Drops Comprehensive Self-Driving Safety Assessment, Tries to Educate Public

Autonomous cars have the unique capability to captivate the public’s imagination while simultaneously making them feel uneasy after considering things on a more practical level. A handful of self-driving related accidents, inconsistent development timetables, and a hands-off regulation strategy haven’t helped. But there is a sense that if the populace had a better handle on what went into making […] The post Waymo Drops Comprehensive Self-Driving Safety Assessment, Tries to Educate Public appear...
Tags: Google, Safety, Advertising, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, Reports, Alphabet Inc, News Blog, Self-Driving Vehicles, Waymo, Safety Report


Talking with Lights: Ford Disguises Driver As a Seat to Scrutinize a Confused Public

Ford Motor Company has been funding research at Virginia Tech that takes an interesting approach to autonomous vehicle development. In early August, a reporter for an NBC affiliate in Washington D.C. filmed a video of a Ford Transit being driven by a man dressed up as the front seat of a car. Initially, it seemed like a strange campus […] The post Talking with Lights: Ford Disguises Driver As a Seat to Scrutinize a Confused Public appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Nbc, Washington, Ford, Autos, Mobility, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, Ford Motor Company, Virginia Tech, Ford Transit, News Blog, Fomoco, Self-Driving Vehicles, Goofs, Autonomous Testing


LIDAR Will Make First Generation Autonomous Vehicles Insanely Expensive or Pathetically Slow

Thanks to rhetoric beaten into us by the automotive industry, we know autonomous vehicles are “right around the corner.” Some manufacturers predict self-driving vehicles will be on the commercial market by an ambitiously early target date of 2021. However, those trick new rides are going to come at a premium that’ll keep them out of […] The post LIDAR Will Make First Generation Autonomous Vehicles Insanely Expensive or Pathetically Slow appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Research and development, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Autonomous Cars, R&D, Lidar, Automotive Technology, Autonomous Technology, Imaging, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Self-Driving Vehicles, The Price Of Progress


Honda Officially Joins the Rest of the World in EV and Autonomous Development

Honda Motor Company finally expressed an interest in developing autonomous cars on Thursday, while also stating its intention to bring two new electric vehicles to market by 2018. The Japanese automaker has been cautious in making tech-related promises, especially those that relate to self-driving models, even as many of its rivals wear their autonomous development […] The post Honda Officially Joins the Rest of the World in EV and Autonomous Development appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Research and development, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Honda, R&D, News Blog, Honda Motor Company, Self-Driving Vehicles, BEVs, Autonomous Tech, Honda Motors, Autonomous Development


Uber Loses Another Executive as Self-driving Program Head Quits

Despite having put in as much testing time as most of the major players, experts have remained skeptical of Uber’s autonomous driving program. This isn’t because it lacks the necessary technology or hardware, but because it lacks a stable corporate environment. There have been no shortage of ugly headlines surrounding the company this year, and […] The post Uber Loses Another Executive as Self-driving Program Head Quits appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Uber, Autos, Automotive Industry, Autonomous Vehicles, Automotive Technology, Corporate Culture, News Blog, Ride-hailing, Self-Driving Vehicles, Sherif Marakby, Autonomous Testing


Intel buys Mobileye in $15.3B deal, moves its automotive unit to Israel

 First they partnered, and now comes the acquisition: the computing giant Intel has confirmed that it is acquiring Mobileye, a leader in computer vision for autonomous driving technology, for $15.3 billion — the biggest-ever acquisition of an Israeli tech company. Specifically, “Under the terms of the agreement, a subsidiary of Intel will commence a tender offer to acquire all of… Read More
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Europe, Israel, Intel, Automotive, Mobileye, Self Driving Vehicles


Intel buys Mobileye in $15.3B deal to expand in self-driving tech

 First they partnered, and now comes the acquisition: the computing giant Intel has confirmed that it is acquiring Mobileye, a leader in computer vision for autonomous driving technology, for $15.3 billion — the biggest-ever acquisition of an Israeli tech company. Specifically, “Under the terms of the agreement, a subsidiary of Intel will commence a tender offer to acquire all of… Read More
Tags: Fundings & Exits, TC, Europe, Tech, Intel, Automotive, Mobileye, Self Driving Vehicles


Trump and Kalanick: Twin Chief Executives Face Similar Problems

In the rinse-repeat rhythm of Uber’s PR crises, it’s easy to miss that this particular cycle has been a long one. Uber’s latest wave of negative press began in January with a backlash against CEO Travis Kalanick’s role on President Donald Trump’s White House business advisory panel. There’s some irony here, because Trump and Kalanick have so much in common. Both men built success on a ruthless disregard for both convention and opposition; both have seen their rule-breaking instincts turn rapidly...
Tags: Google, Startups, Transportation, Uber, Politics, Leadership, White House, Trends, Management, People, Policy, Culture, Automotive, National, Travis Kalanick, Donald Trump


California bans Ubers self-driving cars, but Arizona welcomes them

Only a week after Uber launched its fleet of self-driving cars in San Francisco, the state of California has already shut the experiment down. Just hours after Uber launched the service, the state’s Department of Motor vehicles was threatening legal action for not properly licensing the cars as test vehicles. After Uber refused to apply for the permits necessary, the state simply revoked the registration of the cars. The major issue that caused talks to break down was, ironically, whether Ube...
Tags: Google, Uber, Design, News, California, San Francisco, Policy, Automotive, Arizona, Autonomous Vehicles, Green Transportation, Mark Warner, Self Driving Cars, Department of Motor Vehicles, Ducey, Doug Ducey


Self-Driving Uber Car Filmed Running a Red; California Shuts Down Pilot Program

Uber proudly released a fleet of eleven driverless Volvos onto the streets of San Francisco Wednesday morning and one or two immediately started running amok. One person tweeted about seeing a self-driving vehicle nearly hitting another car, while another posted a video showing an autonomous tech-equipped XC90 breezing through a red light and active pedestrian cross-walk. Before […] The post Self-Driving Uber Car Filmed Running a Red; California Shuts Down Pilot Program appeared first on The Tru...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Technology, California, San Francisco, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Volvo, Autonomous Car, News Blog, Self-Driving Vehicles


Comma.ai Bypasses NHTSA, Releases Self-Driving Technology to the Public

George Hotz has revived his Comma One self-driving technology project — sort of — after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shut down the commercial launch of his product earlier this year. Today, Hotz announced he would release the hardware schematics and code for the project for free to the public, targeting hobbyists and researchers. […] The post Comma.ai Bypasses NHTSA, Releases Self-Driving Technology to the Public appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, George Hotz, Nhtsa, Autonomous Driving, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Hotz, News Blog, Gizmology, Self-Driving Vehicles, Comma.ai



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