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News, Analysis & Perspective on Autonomous Vehicles

Christopher Columbus and evaluating autonomous vehicles as an investor

Posted on Jun 27, 2020 in Finance, Perspective

In recent times, the news surrounding Autonomous Vehicles has been quite active. Examples include Amazon AMZN acquiring Zoox for over a...

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UC Riverside receives $1.2M grant to build GPUs for autonomous vehicles

Posted on Jun 27, 2020 in Finance, News, Technology

Three UC Riverside engineers have received a $1.2-million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a new generation of...

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Shanghai launches self-driving ride service

Posted on Jun 27, 2020 in Cars, News

SHANGHAI, June 27 (Xinhua) — Ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing (DiDi) on Saturday launched the trial run of self-driving ride service...

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TuSimple seeking $250 million in new funding to scale self-driving trucks

Posted on Jun 27, 2020 in Finance, News, Trucks

TuSimple,the self-driving truck startup backed by Sina, Nvidia, UPS and Tier 1 supplier Mando Corporation, is headed back into the...

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Countries agree regulations for automated driving

Posted on Jun 26, 2020 in News, Policy & Regulation

GENEVA – More than 50 countries, including Japan, South Korea and the European Union member states, have agreed common regulations for...

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Report: Amazon to pay $1 billion+ for self-driving tech firm Zoox

Posted on Jun 26, 2020 in Cars, Finance, News

Amazon is expected to announce a deal as early as today to purchase self-driving vehicle technology provider Zoox for upwards of $1...

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New ‘deepfake’ tech to accelerate autonomous car development

Posted on Jun 25, 2020 in News, Technology

A UK-based software company has developed ‘pioneering’ technology inspired by viral videos that, it hopes, will accelerate the...

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First full-sized automated buses to operate in Connecticut in a U.S. first

Posted on Jun 25, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

The Connecticut Department of Transportation has announced a partnership with autonomous technology provider Robotic Research LLC to...

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DriveU.auto, a LiveU spinout, comes out of stealth with $4M

Posted on Jun 25, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

Teleoperators who remotely monitor and control autonomous vehicles rely on high-performance connectivity to transfer 4K video, multiple...

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Report: Amazon to pay $1 billion+ for self-driving tech firm Zoox

Posted on Jun 25, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

Amazon is expected to announce a deal as early as today to purchase self-driving vehicle technology provider Zoox for upwards of $1...

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First full-sized automated buses to operate in Connecticut in a U.S. first

Posted on Jun 25, 2020 in Buses, News

The Connecticut Department of Transportation has announced a partnership with autonomous technology provider Robotic Research LLC to...

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Lyft releases new self-driving vehicle data set and launches $30,000 challenge

Posted on Jun 25, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Following the release of the Perception Dataset and the conclusion of its 2019 object detection competition, Lyft today shared a new...

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Volvo will use Waymo’s self-driving technology to power a fleet of electric robotaxis

Posted on Jun 25, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Waymo is the “exclusive global L4 partner” for Volvo Car Group, the two companies announced Thursday. That means that Volvo will integrate...

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New radar allows cars to spot hazards around corners

Posted on Jun 25, 2020 in News, Technology

Using radar commonly deployed to track speeders and fastballs, researchers have developed an automated system that will allow cars to peer...

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Self-driving car startup Argo AI expands in Pittsburgh

Posted on Jun 25, 2020 in Cars, News

(TNS) — Argo AI is expanding its presence in the Strip District. The self-driving car startup is taking more space in the Riverfront West...

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Autonomous taxi firms can’t afford to forget about disabled passengers

Posted on Jun 24, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

Autonomous vehicles (AVs), like self-driving taxis, continue to garner media attention as industry and political stakeholders claim that...

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Starsky Robotics founder discusses future of autonomous trucking

Posted on Jun 24, 2020 in Perspective, Technology, Trucks

Automated technology developers are shooting for the moon when they could instead be implementing ground-level initiatives in trucking...

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Mighty dust storm drifting toward southeastern U.S., even self-driving cars to be flummoxed

Posted on Jun 24, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

Meteorologists are closely following some mega-sized dust plumes that are slowly drifting from the Sahara Desert and for which those murky...

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Autonomous driving business models: Part one

Posted on Jun 24, 2020 in Finance, Perspective

Autonomous driving is one of the most disruptive developments witnessed. It will change the way we think of cities, roads, parking,...

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Life at the sensor edge: The increasing demands of autonomy

Posted on Jun 23, 2020 in Perspective, Technology

As the automotive industry rapidly evolves its autonomous-driving capabilities, some interesting trends are emerging that help propel the...

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