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Volvo creates a dedicated business for autonomous industrial and commercial transport

Volvo Group has established a new dedicated business group focused on autonomous transportation, with a mandate that covers industry segments like mining, ports and moving goods between logistics hubs of all kinds. The vehicle maker has already been active in putting autonomous technology to work in these industries, with self-driving projects including at a few quarries and mines, and in the busy port located at Gothenburg, Sweden. The company sees demand for this kind of autonomous technology ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Technology, Sweden, Tech, Mining, Automotive, Automation, Mobility, Robotics, Volvo, Here, Emerging-technologies, Autonomous Car, Gothenburg Sweden, Volvo Cars


The Station: A new self-driving car startup, Inside Tesla’s V10 software, Lilium’s big round

If you haven’t heard, TechCrunch has officially launched a weekly newsletter dedicated to 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, flying car, robotaxi or rocket. Heck, maybe even via hyperloop. Earlier this year, we piloted a weekly transportation newsletter. Now, we’re back with a new name and a format that will be delivered into your inbox every Saturday morning. We’re calling it The Station, ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Lyft, Asia, Twitter, Europe, Elon Musk, China, Africa, Cars, Tech, Tesla, AV, Mit


Waymo to customers: “Completely driverless Waymo cars are on the way”

Waymo, the autonomous vehicle business under Alphabet, sent an email to customers of its ride-hailing app that their next trip might not have a human safety driver behind the wheel, according to a copy of the email that was posted on Reddit. The email entitled “Completely driverless Waymo cars are on the way” was sent to customers that use its ride-hailing app in the suburbs of Phoenix. It isn’t clear if the email was sent to members of its early rider program or its broader Waymo One serv...
Tags: Google, TC, Technology, California, Tech, X, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Arizona, Transport, Reddit, Chrysler, Self-driving Cars, Alphabet, Emerging-technologies, Autonomous Car


Waymo is creating 3D maps of Los Angeles to better understand traffic congestion

Waymo, the autonomous vehicle company under Alphabet, has started creating 3D maps in some heavily trafficked sections of Los Angeles to better understand congestion there and determine if its self-driving vehicles would be a good fit in the city. For now, Waymo is bringing just three of its self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans to Los Angeles to map downtown and a section of Wilshire Boulevard known as Miracle Mile. Waymo employees will initially drive the vehicles to create 3D maps of ...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Florida, California, Washington, La, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, AV, X, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Chrysler, Mountain View, Michigan


Volkswagen is launching a full range of EVs, but it doesn’t want to be Tesla

Volkswagen is preparing to release the 2020 ID.3 - an electric, Golf-sized model developed for Europe. It sheds insight into the brand's future EVs, including ones built and sold in the United States. The post Volkswagen is launching a full range of EVs, but it doesn’t want to be Tesla appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Europe, Cars, Trends, Tesla, United States, Volkswagen, Fuel Cell, Electric Car, Autonomous Car, Emerging Tech


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


Dan Ammann, Cruising Man; GM Prez Sent to Autonomous Group

Even though GM is no longer serious about the Cruze, it appears to be very serious about Cruise. For those with short memories, Cruise Automation is The General’s unit that focuses on autonomous cars. News has broken that current GM president Dan Ammann will take over as CEO of Cruise, pushing aside current CEO and […] The post Dan Ammann, Cruising Man; GM Prez Sent to Autonomous Group appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Autonomous, Cruise, Mary Barra, Gm, Autos, Autonomous Car, Dan Ammann, Kyle Vogt, News Blog, Autonomous Group


Drive.ai brings free, on-demand self-driving car rides to second Texas city

After deploying its self-driving shuttles in Frisco, California-based start-up Drive.ai is launching a second pilot program in Arlington. Riding in a shuttle -- which operates in a geo-fenced area -- is free. The post Drive.ai brings free, on-demand self-driving car rides to second Texas city appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Texas, News, Cars, Trends, Self-driving Car, Autonomous Car, Arlington, Drive.ai, Frisco California


Lunewave is pitching a new sensor offering better vision for autonomous vehicles

The investment arms of BMW and the Chinese search technology giant, Baidu, along with a large original equipment manufacturer for the auto industry and a slew of technology investors have all come together to back Lunewave, a startup developing new sensor technologies for autonomous vehicles. The $5 million seed round which the company just closed will serve as a launching pad to get its novel radar technology, based on the concept of a Luneburg antenna, to market. First developed in the 1940...
Tags: TC, Technology, Softbank, Tech, Equipment, 3d Printing, Arizona, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Lasers, John, Bmw, University Of Arizona, Baidu, Radar, Financial Services, Mini


Uber is investing $150M in Toronto to expand self-driving car efforts

Months after an Uber self -driving vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona, the ride-hailing giant has announced it’s adding a new engineering hub in Toronto and expanding its autonomous research team as it refocuses its self-driving car efforts. In his first visit to the Canadian tech hub since becoming CEO of Uber last year, Dara Khosrowshahi announced plans to invest $150 million in Toronto over the next five years. Uber will bring on 300 new employees, bringing the comp...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Uber, California, Toronto, Tech, Canada, Automotive, Commuting, University of Toronto, Carsharing, Autonomous Car, Toronto Star, Tempe Arizona, Dara Khosrowshahi, Khosrowshahi


Mercedes-Benz’s vision for autonomy is flexible and fugly

Mercedes-Benz shared on Monday its vision for how people and packages will someday move in dense urban environments. It’s called Vision Urbanetic — an all-electric autonomous concept vehicle that can change from a toaster-looking cargo van to a dung beetle-esque (or it is bike helmet) people mover. The Vision Urbanetic joins a growing list of fugly autonomous vehicle concepts to debut in the past two years. But that’s not really the point here. Moving past the hot takes on its looks, the Urbanet...
Tags: Transportation, Tech, Automotive, Robotics, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes, Autonomous Car, Vision Urbanetic, Urbanetic, Mercedes Benz Vision Urbanetic Mercedes


AutoX is using its self-driving vehicles to deliver groceries

Autonomous vehicle startup AutoX has launched a grocery delivery and mobile store pilot in a partnership with GrubMarket.com and local high-end grocery store DeMartini Orchard. The pilot will initially be limited to an area of about 400 homes in north San Jose. The company, which employees nearly 90 people, has just two autonomous vehicles that will be used for the initial launch. Eventually, AutoX aims to expand the pilot west to Mountain View and Palo Alto, with more delivery partners joini...
Tags: Transportation, China, Tech, Palo Alto, Automotive, Alibaba, Mountain View, San Jose, Lidar, Autonomous Car, Li, Xiao, Jianxiong Xiao, autoX, Hugo Fozzati, Starship Technologies Mountain View Calif


Carmera, the mapping startup for autonomous vehicles, raises $20 million

Autonomous vehicles need more than a brain to operate safely in a world filled with obstacles. They need maps. Or more specifically, self-driving vehicles need maps that constantly refresh and can deliver important information—like that sudden lane closure due to construction or a double parked vehicle—so they can take the safest and most efficient route possible. This specific need has provided an opening for startups in what once looked like a locked up mapping market dominated by a few giants...
Tags: Transportation, New York, New York City, Tech, Automotive, Automation, Voyage, Seattle, Google Ventures, Autonomous Car, Downtown Brooklyn, Gupta, GV, Carmera, Ro Gupta, Google Ventures Carmera


Drive.ai is bringing free, on-demand self-driving car rides to Frisco, Texas

Beginning now, Drive.ai and the Frisco Transportation Management Association will offer more than 10,000 people rides in self-driving vehicles. The best part? They'll be free. The post Drive.ai is bringing free, on-demand self-driving car rides to Frisco, Texas appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Texas, News, Cars, Trends, Self-driving Car, Autonomous Car, Frisco Texas, Drive.ai, Frisco Transportation Management Association


With new tech coming online, cities need a department of urban testing

Shaun Abrahamson Contributor Shaun Abrahamson is a managing partner at Urban Us Ventures and serves on the Investment Committee at URBAN-X. More posts by this contributor How should startups work with city governments? The design and operation of cities is the province of urban planning. But an explosion of startups in cities means a lot of new products and services for urban areas. The problem is, we don’t really know how people are go...
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Lyft, Uber, Column, Real Estate, La, Germany, US, San Francisco, Tech, United States, Transport, Zimbabwe, Manhattan, Sharing Economy, Bird


Tesla adds autonomous parking mode to Model 3

The Model 3 can now park itself. Called Summon, the feature is now available on the company’s new sedan. It’s a clever feature that takes advantage of the vehicle’s connectivity and autonomous driving capabilities. With Summon owners can command their Model 3 to pull into a parking spot and power down. It can even control garage doors — all without a driver behind the wheel or controlling the vehicle remotely. Tesla added the feature to Model S and Model X vehicles last year. Note, no one ...
Tags: Gadgets, Tech, Tesla, Model, Transport, Automotive Industry, Driver, Tesla Model S, Model 3, Tesla Model X, Autonomous Car


6 self-driving car crashes that tapped the brakes on the autonomous revolution

Self-driving won't mean the end to road traffic accidents. Crashes can happen for reasons of both human and technical error. Here are the most significant incidents to have occurred so far. The post 6 self-driving car crashes that tapped the brakes on the autonomous revolution appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Self-driving Car, Autonomous Car, Emerging Tech


By 2021, you could be sleeping behind the wheel of an autonomous Volvo XC90

Volvo plans to release an autonomous car by 2021. The Swedish automaker's research and development chief recently said that the company is planning to sell a Level 4 self-driving crossover SUV. The post By 2021, you could be sleeping behind the wheel of an autonomous Volvo XC90 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Volvo, Self-driving, Autonomous Car, XC90, Level 4


Lessons to be learned: A brief history of self-driving car crashes

Self-driving won't mean the end to road traffic accidents. Crashes can happen for reasons of both human and technical error. Here are the most significant incidents to have occurred so far. The post Lessons to be learned: A brief history of self-driving car crashes appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Self-driving Car, Autonomous Car, Emerging Tech


Autonomous driving is coming to all Cadillac models, other GM brands

Starting in 2020, Cadillac will start to offer autonomous driving on every Cadillac model. The Super Cruise system is already available today but limited to just the full-size CT6 sedan. General Motors is also announcing today that the SuperCruise system will start hitting other GM brands — such as Chevrolet, GMC, and Buick —  after 2020. And then by 2023, an unnamed, high-volume Cadillac crossover will have vehicle-to-everything communication to let it speak to similarly equipped vehicles, i...
Tags: Tech, General-motors, Tesla, Car, Cruise, Canada, Automotive, United States, Transport, Gm, Automotive Industry, Gps, Autonomous Car, Cadillac, Buick, Chevrolet GMC


The race to build autonomous delivery robots rolls on

It’s been a busy year in delivery robot land. Starship Technologies sounded the starting gun to bring autonomous delivery vehicles to market with a $17.2 million round led by Daimler back in January 2017. Then in January this year the Mountain View, Calif.-based company Nuro, raised the curtain on its own vision for robo-delivery with a whopping $92 million in funding. Meanwhile, upstart Robomart has its own notion for delivery vehicles that it unveiled at CES. And not to be outdone, everyone’s ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, TC, Uber, Business, California, China, Israel, Entrepreneur, Supply Chain, Tesla, E-commerce, Engineer, Automation, Alibaba, Transport


Jeep wants you to share a semi-autonomous SUV that can pay for parking

Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles is making large investments to play catch-up in the world of tech. It's developing semi-autonomous driving technology for its Jeep, Maserati, and Alfa Romeo brands. The post Jeep wants you to share a semi-autonomous SUV that can pay for parking appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Jeep, Fiat Chrysler, Autonomous Car, Alfa Romeo, Semi-autonomous Car


Drive.ai is bringing free on-demand self-driving car rides to Frisco, Texas

Beginning in July, Drive.ai and the Frisco Transportation Management Association (TMA) will offer more than 10,000 people rides in self-driving vehicles. The best part? They'll be free. The post Drive.ai is bringing free on-demand self-driving car rides to Frisco, Texas appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Texas, News, Cars, Trends, Self-driving Car, Autonomous Car, Frisco Texas, Drive.ai, Frisco Transportation Management Association TMA


This zero-emissions flying water car lets you ditch traffic and sail to work

Have you ever been stuck in traffic, wishing you had a faster way to get to your destination? Then check this out: The Bubble is a flying water car that can get you out of rush hour and onto a river, sea or lake for your commute. The water taxi, made by French company SeaBubbles, is silent, emits zero emissions and glides through the water without creating waves. The company tested its latest prototype on a lake in Geneva last month and is currently conducting a five-week trial in Paris.  Sea...
Tags: Design, News, Renewable Energy, Paris, Dubai, Geneva, Bubble, Electric Car, Green Transportation, Autonomous Car, Zero-emissions, Dubai Marina, SeaBubble, SeaBubbles, Water Transportation, Bubble water taxi


Investing in frontier technology is (and isn’t) cleantech all over again

Shahin Farshchi Contributor Shahin Farshchi is a partner at Lux Capital. More posts by this contributor The dos and don’ts of crafting frontier-tech companies Five billion-dollar businesses for the driverless future I entered the world of venture investing a dozen years ago.  Little did I know that I was embarking on a journey to master the art of balancing contradictions: building up experience and pattern recognition to identif...
Tags: Iphone, Google, Energy, Startups, Column, Business, Technology, Entrepreneurship, Cloud Computing, Economy, Intel, Encryption, Artificial Intelligence, Computing, Private Equity, Salesforce


What crash? Waymo to test autonomous cars without safety drivers

Already testing autonomous cars without safety drivers on the streets of Arizona, Waymo is vying to become the first company to conduct similar trials on the streets of California. The post What crash? Waymo to test autonomous cars without safety drivers appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, California, Cars, Trends, DMV, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Car, Waymo, Arizona Waymo, Safety Drivers


Tesla and NTSB Squabble Over Crash; America Tries to Figure Out How to Market ‘Mobility’ Responsibly

The National Transportation Safety Board, which is currently investigating last month’s fatal crash involving Tesla’s Autopilot system, has removed the electric automaker from the case after it improperly disclosed details of the investigation. Since nothing can ever be simple, Tesla Motors claims it left the investigation voluntarily. It also accused the NTSB of violating its […] The post Tesla and NTSB Squabble Over Crash; America Tries to Figure Out How to Market ‘Mobility’ Responsibly appear...
Tags: Elon Musk, Safety, America, Tesla, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Tesla Motors, Self-driving Car, Automotive Technology, Autopilot, Autonomous Car, Driving Safety, Ntsb, National Transportation Safety Board, News Blog, Automotive Safety


Citing broken rules, agency boots Tesla from fatal accident investigation

The NTSB removed Tesla from the investigation of a March 23 fatal accident involving a Tesla Model X, claiming company violated its agreement to withhold opinion or analysis until the final report. The post Citing broken rules, agency boots Tesla from fatal accident investigation appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Tesla Model X, Autonomous Car, Ntsb, Tesla Crash


Driving Aids Allow Motorists to Tune Out, NTSB Wants Automakers to Fix It

Driving aids are touted as next-level safety tech, but they’re also a bit of a double-edged sword. While accident avoidance technology can apply the brakes before you’ve even thought of it, mitigate your following distance, and keep your car in the appropriate lane, it also lulls you into a false sense of security. Numerous members […] The post Driving Aids Allow Motorists to Tune Out, NTSB Wants Automakers to Fix It appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Research and development, Studies, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Car, Automotive Technology, Autopilot, Autonomous Car, Driving Safety, Ntsb, National Transportation Safety Board, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, KBB, IIHS, News Blog


How Nvidia is helping autonomous cars simulate their way to safety

To be competent, autonomous vehicles need to drive 100 billion miles, a feat that’s unfeasible. Instead, the industry is turning to simulation to train, test and validate self-driving cars using better graphics-generated models. The post How Nvidia is helping autonomous cars simulate their way to safety appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Uber, Cars, Trends, Computing, Nvidia, Gpu, Self-driving Car, Autonomous Car, GTC 2018