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Israeli autonomous vehicle startupVayaVision acquired by Canada’s LeddarTech

Posted on Jul 7, 2020 in Finance, News, Technology

Canadian company LeddarTech Inc. announced Tuesday it has acquired Israeli automotive company VayaVision Sensing Ltd. The financial terms...

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Basemark raises $7.9 million for autonomous car graphics software

Posted on Jul 7, 2020 in Finance, News, Technology

Basemark, a maker of graphics software for autonomous vehicles, has raised $7.9 million in funding. ETF Partners was the sole investor in...

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The federal government says Bird got at least a $5 million bailout loan, but the company denies it

Posted on Jul 6, 2020 in Buses, Cars, Finance, News, Technology

Bird, the beleaguered e-scooter company, received a loan worth between $5 million and $10 million from the federal government’s Paycheck...

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Velodyne becomes latest tech company to go public using a SPAC, eschewing the traditional IPO path

Posted on Jul 3, 2020 in Finance, News, Technology

Velodyne Lidar, the leading supplier of a sensor widely considered critical to the commercial deployment of autonomous vehicles, said...

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Autonomous vehicle control tower project receives funding in Ski, Norway

Posted on Jun 30, 2020 in Finance, News, Technology

The CONNECTING project in Ski, Norway looks to progress the removal of on-board operators from autonomous vehicles, instead making the...

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

Posted on Jun 23, 2020 in Finance, News, Technology

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

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The political economy of autonomous vehicles

Posted on Jun 23, 2020 in Finance, Perspective

In the 1960s flying cars, moving walkways, smart homes, smart watches, talking robots, video conferencing even tanning beds were things of...

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AImotive raises $20 million for driver-assistance and self-driving car software

Posted on Jun 22, 2020 in Finance, News, Technology

AImotive has raised a $20 million round to further develop its software for self-driving cars and advanced driver assistance. This brings...

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Ohio gets $4.4M for autonomous trucking corridor

Posted on Jun 12, 2020 in Finance, Infrastructure, News, Trucks

Ohio has received a $4.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to build an autonomous trucking corridor along a freeway...

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Why investors are abandoning ride-hailing and automotive startups because of COVID-19

Posted on Jun 9, 2020 in Finance, Perspective

Once the darlings of venture capital and private equity, mobility and automotive startups are falling on hard times in 2020, thanks to the...

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VW finalizes investment in self-driving tech company Argo AI

Posted on Jun 2, 2020 in Cars, Finance, News

Eleven months after Volkswagen Group announced a $2.6 billion investment in self-driving startup Argo AI, the deal has closed....

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Didi Chuxing’srobotaxi unit lands $500 million from Softbank-led group

Posted on May 29, 2020 in Cars, Finance, News

Didi Chuxing, the Chinese ride-hailing service, said it has raised $500 million for its autonomous vehicle business from an investment...

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Volkswagen’s board approves multi-billion dollar alliance with Ford to develop electric & commercial vehicles

Posted on May 29, 2020 in Cars, Finance, News

German carmaker Volkswagen AG said on Thursday its supervisory board had approved several projects in a multibillion-dollar alliance with...

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Amazon buying Zooxmay save $20 billion, put Tesla on its heels

Posted on May 27, 2020 in Finance, Perspective

(Bloomberg) — Amazon.com Inc.’s talks to buy driverless vehicle startupZoox Inc. has analysts speculating the deal could save the...

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Amazon said to be in talks to buy self-driving startupZoox

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

Amazon may be preparing to make a big move into the self-driving vehicle world as the logistics giant is said to be in “advanced” talks to...

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