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Waymo says it’s ditching the term ‘self-driving’ in dig at Tesla

Posted on Jan 6, 2021 in Cars, News

Waymo is saying so long to “self-driving.” The Google sister company says it is through using the term “self-driving cars” to describe its...

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Molex releases results of global automotive survey on the ‘car of the future’

Posted on Jan 6, 2021 in Cars, News

LISLE, Ill., Jan. 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Molex, a leading global connectivity and electronics solutions provider, unveiled results...

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NXP and Real-Time Innovations partner to advance autonomous driving

Posted on Jan 6, 2021 in News, Technology

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 05, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Real-Time Innovations (RTI), the largest software framework provider for smart...

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LeddarTech announces the appointment of Carl-Peter Forster to its board of directors

Posted on Jan 6, 2021 in News, Technology

QUEBEC CITY, Jan. 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LeddarTech®, a global leader in Level 1-5 ADAS and AD sensing technology, is pleased...

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The Andromeda Consortium, led by DriveU.auto, publishes key deliverables to advance autonomous vehicle teleoperation, and remote management of autonomous robotic fleets

Posted on Jan 6, 2021 in News, Technology

KFAR SABA, Israel, Jan. 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — DriveU.auto, developer of a software-based connectivity platform for autonomous...

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Oxbotica raises $47M to deploy its autonomous vehicle software in industrial applications

Posted on Jan 5, 2021 in Finance, News, Technology

While the world continues to await the arrival of safe, reliable and cost-effective self-driving cars, one of the pioneers in the world of...

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Micro mirror gives autonomous vehicles vision upgrade

Posted on Jan 5, 2021 in News, Technology

Researchers at Germany’s Fraunhofer Society have developed a new type of microscanner mirror that integrates with LiDAR to provide...

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Teledyne is buying FLIR to create a super-sized sensor shop with thermal and laser vision

Posted on Jan 4, 2021 in Finance, News, Technology

Industrial sensor giant Teledyne will acquire FLIR, an Oregon-based company that makes thermal-imaging and night vision technology, the...

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Lidar startup Aeva raises another $200M ahead of its debut as a public company

Posted on Jan 4, 2021 in Finance, News, Technology

Aeva, the lidar company started by two former Apple engineers, has raised an additional $200 million in private investment from Hong Kong...

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Tesla’s China rival Xpeng to use lidar sensors from DJI affiliate Livox

Posted on Jan 4, 2021 in News, Technology

The battle is heating up between Tesla and its Chinese challenger Xpeng as the latter makes clearer its stance on the future of autonomous...

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Toyota files for car wash judgement patent for autonomous vehicles

Posted on Dec 31, 2020 in News, Technology

On Christmas Eve, the United States Patent and Trademark Office released a patent application from Toyota for something called a “car wash...

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Elon Musk promises 3 free months of Tesla’s ‘self-driving’ software for vehicles delivered in the final 3 days of 2020

Posted on Dec 30, 2020 in News, Technology

Newly minted Tesla owners who receive their vehicles this week, before 2020 is over, will get a surprise holiday bonus: three free months...

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Great Wall Motor to realize Level 3 autonomous driving with full-car redundancy in 2021

Posted on Dec 30, 2020 in News, Technology

Shanghai (Gasgoo)- On December 30, Great Wall Motor (GWM) announced it will achieve the Level 3 autonomous driving function with...

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StradVision appoints new Head of Sales in Japan

Posted on Dec 28, 2020 in News, Technology

SEOUL, South Korea, Dec. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — StradVision, a leading innovator in AI-based camera perception software for...

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Apple car not coming before 2025-2027 at earliest, says analyst Ming-Chi Kuo

Posted on Dec 28, 2020 in Cars, News, Perspective

San Francisco: Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed that the launch of Apple Car is unlikely to happen until 2025-2027....

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Nuro can now operate and charge for autonomous delivery services in California

Posted on Dec 24, 2020 in Cars, News

Autonomous delivery startup Nuro  is allowed to launch commercial driverless services on public roads in California — the first company to...

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Chinese robocar maker plans hunt for fresh capital in new year

Posted on Dec 23, 2020 in Cars, Finance, News, Trucks

(Bloomberg) — Beijing Idriverplus Technology Co. plans a fresh fundraising round in the new year and may eye an initial public...

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Driverless tech firm extends crowdfunding campaign

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

A Birmingham company which is developing driverless vehicle technology has extended its crowdfunding campaign. Conigital has so far raised...

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Volkswagen CEO is ‘looking forward’ to Apple’s upcoming self-driving car

Posted on Dec 23, 2020 in Cars, News

Volkswagon’s CEO, Herbert Diess, posted on LinkedIn that he welcomes Apple’s Project Titan as a competitor in the autonomous...

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Nuro acquires self-driving truck startup Ike

Posted on Dec 23, 2020 in Cars, News, Trucks

Driverless truck company Ike today announced that it’s been acquired by Nuro, the autonomous delivery vehicle startup, for an undisclosed...

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