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Lidar startup Innovusion closes $64M round led by Temasek

Posted on May 11, 2021 in Finance, News, Technology

More investors are joining the wave to bet on lidar, the remote sensing method that uses laser light to measure distances and has garnered...

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Former CEO of Shouqi Limousine & Chauffeur named VP of Baidu’s Intelligent Driving Group

Posted on May 10, 2021 in Cars, News

Shanghai (Gasgoo)- Chinese Internet giant Baidu announced on May 10 that Wei Dong, former CEO of the Chinese state-controlled online...

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Ottopia announces availability of teleoperation software on NVIDIA DRIVE platform

Posted on May 10, 2021 in News, Technology

TEL AVIV, Israel, May 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Ottopia Technologies, the global leader in teleoperation, announced today that its...

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Toyota-backed self-driving car Pony.ai partners with Luminar

Posted on May 10, 2021 in Cars, News, Technology

(Reuters) – Self-driving tech company Pony.ai, backed by Toyota Motor Corp, said on Monday its next-generation technology for...

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AutoX marks first 100 days of fully driverless robotaxi operations

Posted on May 10, 2021 in Cars, News

The launch of AutoX’s fully driverless robotaxi in January 2021 was a major milestone for the company, as it provided the first commercial...

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Driverless truck startup Plus to list in $3.3 billion deal

Posted on May 10, 2021 in Finance, News, Trucks

Self-driving truck startup Plus agreed to merge with special purpose acquisition company Hennessy Capital Investment Corp. V, becoming the...

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Tesla refutes Elon Musk’s timeline on ‘full self-driving’

Posted on May 8, 2021 in News

What Tesla CEO Elon Musk says publicly about the company’s progress on a fully autonomous driving system doesn’t match up with...

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Study reveals trust and safety among top priorities for self-driving cars

Posted on May 7, 2021 in Cars, News

Trust, safety and security are the most important factors affecting passengers’ attitudes towards self-driving cars. Younger people felt...

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Plus hires former FMCSA official Wiley Deck

Posted on May 6, 2021 in News, Trucks

Plus, a company specializing in self-driving truck technology, has appointed former federal official Wiley Deck to serve as vice president...

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Local Motors receives investment from GameAbove Mobility to scale American-made autonomous vehicle, Olli

Posted on May 6, 2021 in Buses, Finance, News

CHANDLER, Ariz., May 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Local Motors, a leader in the design, manufacturing, and deployment of autonomous...

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Self-driving startup Aeva says its sensor can detect vehicles over 500m away

Posted on May 6, 2021 in News, Technology

(Reuters) – Self-driving sensor startup Aeva Technologies Inc, founded by former Apple Inc engineers, said on Thursday its sensor...

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Oculii looks to supercharge radar for autonomy with $55M round B

Posted on May 6, 2021 in Finance, News, Technology

Autonomous vehicles rely on many sensors to perceive the world around them, and while cameras and lidar get a lot of the attention, good...

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VW considers charging over $8 an hour for Level 4 autonomous driving tech

Posted on May 6, 2021 in News, Perspective, Technology

GM charges a subscription for their Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving system and it appears Volkswagen will follow suit. In an...

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Outsight develops a edge computing device that can pre-processes 3D Lidar data from sensors built by different manufacturers

Posted on May 6, 2021 in News, Technology

As lidar sensors for perception become an essential technology for developers of autonomous vehicles, there are dozens of companies...

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Holger Ippach joins Swift Navigation as Executive Vice President of Product

Posted on May 5, 2021 in News

SAN FRANCISCO, May 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Swift Navigation, a San Francisco-based tech firm redefining GNSS (Global Navigation...

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Austin’s National Instruments wades deeper into autonomous vehicle tech

Posted on May 5, 2021 in News, Technology

Austin-based National Instruments is making big investments in autonomous vehicle and safety technology as demand grows for assisted...

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Arbe announces availability of 4D imaging radar solution on NVIDIA DRIVE platform

Posted on May 5, 2021 in News, Technology

TEL AVIV, Israel and HOUSTON, May 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Arbe, a global leader in next-generation 4D Imaging Radar Solutions, today...

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TuSimple and Liberty Mutual Insurance partner to study the safety benefits of autonomous trucks

Posted on May 5, 2021 in News, Trucks

SAN DIEGO, May 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — TuSimple (Nasdaq: TSP), a global self-driving technology company based in San Diego,...

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How driverless electric cars may factor into public transit

Posted on May 5, 2021 in Cars, News

(TNS) — Pittsburg has hopped aboard a preliminary plan calling for a transit system that uses driverless electric cars to shuttle...

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Autonomous trucking startup Einride raises $110M ahead of expansion into US

Posted on May 5, 2021 in Finance, News, Trucks

Einride, the Swedish startup known for its unusual-looking electric and autonomous pods that are designed to carry freight, has raised...

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