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Authorities Claim No One Was in the Driver’s Seat in Tesla Crash

  A crash involving a Tesla Model S in Texas killed two passengers. We say “passengers” instead of “occupants” because it appears there was no one in the driver’s seat at the time of the crash. At least, that’s what authorities claim. “I can tell you our investigators are certain no one was in the […] The post Authorities Claim No One Was in the Driver’s Seat in Tesla Crash appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autonomous Vehicles, News Blog, Tesla, Autonomous Driving, Autonomy, Autopilot, Crashes, Elon Musk, FSD, Full Self-driving, Level 2, Level 2 autonomy, Level 5, Level 5 autonomy, Model S, Safety

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: Technology, Marketing, General Motors, Tesla, Ford, Autos, Mobility, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Driving, Ford Motor Co, Self Driving, News Blog, Advanced Driving Aids, Over-the-air, OTA updates

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

TuSimple’s IPO filing reveals roadblocks for self-driving startups with Chinese ties

While the governments of the United States and China are pushing policies for technological decoupling, private tech firms continue to tap resources from both sides. In the field of autonomous vehicles, it’s common to see Chinese startups — or startups with a strong Chinese link — keep operations and seek investments in both countries. But as these companies mature and expand globally, their ties to China also come under increasing scrutiny. When TuSimple, a self-driving truck company headquarte...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Asia, California, China, Ipo, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, United States, San Diego, Weibo, Self-driving, Reuters, Autonomous Driving, Committee on Foreign Investment, Momenta

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

UBS more than doubles its Tesla price target, citing huge upside in the automaker's software business

Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images UBS more than doubled its price target for Tesla from $325 to $730 this week. The analysts cited the electric car maker's emerging leadership in software. "Tesla has the potential to become one of the most valuable software companies," UBS said. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell UBS more than doubled its price target for Tesla on Tuesday, from $325 to $730, while keeping its neutral rating, citing the electric car...
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Elon Musk, Trends, Markets, Tesla, Ubs, Autonomous Driving, Tesla Stock, Johannes Eisele, Patrick Hummel, Analyst Commentary, Isabelle Lee, Opening Bell UBS, Getty Images UBS

Transportation planners now have a new challenge: mapping out the future of self-driving cars in cities

A Waymo self-driving vehicle on the road. Waymo Transportation planners have been dealing with change for over a century. But while the arrival of automobiles in cities was a challenge, self-driving cars are something new. Planners today must adapt to constantly thinking about how planning itself could change. Because of her work, Insider named Meera Joshi to our annual list of the 10 leaders transforming supply chain in North America. Visit Insider's Transforming Business ho...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, New York, New York City, Trends, General Motors, Arizona, North America, Self-driving Car, Business Insider, San Francisco Bay Area, Autonomous Car, Autonomous Driving, Schwartz, Joshi, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Paccar shares rise on deal with Amazon-backed Aurora for autonomous driving tech

Aurora Innovation Paccar and autonomous driving startup Aurora have entered into a strategic partnership to develop self-driving trucks. Paccar's revenue fell significantly in 2020, although the stock managed to gain over 9% on the year. The competition in the trucking industry is heating up with new entrants and industry veterans making waves. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Paccar shares were up as much as 3% on Wednesday morning after the semi-...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Transportation, Texas, US, Trends, Markets, Tesla, SEC, Goldman, Daimler, Carnegie Mellon, Wells Fargo, Chris Urmson, Autonomous Driving, Aurora

Intel CES 2021 highlights: New processors and CPUs

Intel is kicking off CES with two press conferences. Autonomous driving updates will happen in the morning, with processor announcements set for the afternoon.
Tags: News, Trends, Intel, Ces, Computing, CPU, Processor, Autonomous Driving, CES 2021

Everything Intel has announced at CES 2021 so far

Intel is kicking off CES with two press conferences. Autonomous driving updates will happen in the morning, with processor announcements set for the afternoon.
Tags: News, Trends, Intel, Ces, Computing, CPU, Processor, Autonomous Driving, Everything Intel, CES 2021

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

Chinese autonomous driving startup WeRide bags $200M in funding

WeRide, one of China’s most-funded startups developing autonomous driving capabilities, said on Wednesday that it has raised a $200 million strategic round from Chinese bus maker Yutong. Mega investments aren’t uncommon at companies like WeRide developing the next-generation level 4 driving standard, which denotes that the car can handle the majority of driving situations independently without human intervention. WeRide did not disclose its valuation for this round, which is the first tranche of...
Tags: Transportation, Asia, China, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Beijing, United States, Alibaba, Shenzhen, Autonomous Driving, Guangzhou, Pony, Renault Nissan Mitsubishi, Suzhou Baidu, Yutong Mega, Yutong

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

The Chinese electric vehicle industry is on a rebound after an almost year-long slump, but startups BYD and NIO are taking initiative to shield against market volatility

NIO EP9 electric car is displayed at its store in Beijing REUTERS Chinese passenger EV sector is on a rebound after a prolonged period of low sales volume but volatility remains. With over 400 registered EV manufacturers In the country, some level of sector consolidation is expected. Leading EV companies such as BYD and NIO are innovating in customer service and charging infrastructure. The future of EVs in China will be closely linked to the development of autonomous d...
Tags: Transportation, Asia, China, US, Trends, Tesla, Customers, Chicago, Beijing, Shanghai, Alibaba, Toyota, Michael O Neill, Norway, Baidu, Business Insider

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

Amazon to acquire autonomous driving startup Zoox

Amazon has announced that it will acquire Zoox, a self-driving startup founded in 2014, which has raised nearly $1 billion in funding and which aims to develop autonomous driving technology, including vehicles, for the purposes of providing a full-stack solution for ride-hailing. Zoox will continue to exist as a standalone business according to Amazon’s announcement, with current CEO Aicha Evans continuing in her role, as well as CTO and co-founder Jesse Levinson. Their overall company mis...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, TC, Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Intel, Artificial Intelligence, Evans, Self-driving, Cto, Alphabet, Autonomous Driving, Aurora, Aicha Evans

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

The planet's oldest asteroid crater, Pigalle basketball court's revamp, moon cars, musical archives and more Earth’s Oldest Asteroid Impact is Two Billion Years Old The oldest asteroid collision on the planet, the Yarrabubba impact crater in Western Australia, is a whopping 2.229 billion years old. After analyzing minerals at the crater site, researchers have found the asteroid hit at the end of an era called …
Tags: Auto, Space, Music, Science, Design, Australia, Films, India, Radiohead, Cruise, Paris, Lexus, Moon, Documentaries, Skateboarding, Archaeology

Toyota’s City of the Future at the Base of Mount Fuji

Announced at CES 2020, Toyota has an ambitious plan for a newly redeveloped 175-acre site at the foot of Japan’s Mount Fuji. Ground will officially break next year on Woven City, a Bjarke Ingels Group-designed prototype town meant for piloting mobility services, in-home and public technologies, and connected innovations. Autonomous vehicles will be the only cars allowed in this pedestrian-centric city. Green space will takes …
Tags: Japan, Design, Tech, Ces, Cities, Architecture, Smart Technology, Bjarke Ingels, Toyota, Green Spaces, Linkaboutit, Bjarke Ingels Group, Autonomous Driving, Mount Fuji, City Planning, CES 2020

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

Autonomous Truck Company TuSimple Adds $95M to Rev Up Commercial Fleet

TuSimple has pulled in $95 million more in venture funding to advance its development of a commercial autonomous fleet of trucks.The new Series D round of financing announced Wednesday boosts the San Diego-based company’s valuation to land it on the growing list of “unicorns”—the tech-world term coined for companies valued at $1 billion or above.TuSimple, founded in 2015 in San Diego and Beijing, raised its Series C round of $55 million in late 2017. Composite Capital, a Hong Kong-based investm...
Tags: Deals, Hong Kong, Funding, Trends, Vc, Beijing, San Diego, Ai, Trucks, Financing, Self-driving, Autonomous Driving, Sina, San Read, National blog main, National top stories

Testing ZF’s Autonomous Ride-Hailing Taxi

We try out a robo-taxi at CES, and learn where the industry really is at on the road to autonomous lifts As Silicon Valley and the car industry continue to converge, we’re seeing an increasing presence of autonomous cars at the Consumer Electronics Show, including an autonomous robo-taxi that we caught a ride in this year. The ZF Autonomous Ride-Hailing Taxi is a prototype that’s meant …
Tags: Design, Tech, Ces, Silicon Valley, Autonomous Cars, Taxi, Consumer Electronics Show, Autonomous Driving, ZF, CES 2019

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 raises $15.5 million for autonomous vehicle software 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, develops operating systems for various types of autonomous mobility platforms. Today, is also announcing a $15.5 million Series A round led by Canaan with participation from Lightspeed Venture Partners, which invested in’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