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Chinese autonomous vehicle company WeRide raises $200 mln from bus maker Yutong

Posted on Dec 22, 2020 in Buses, Finance, News

BEIJING: WeRide, a Chinese startup developing autonomous vehicles, said on Wednesday it had raised $200 million from Yutong Group, the...

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Baidu Apollo given green light to carry out road test of autonomous cars in Nanjing

Posted on Dec 22, 2020 in Cars, News

Shanghai (Gasgoo)- Baidu Apollo received five Level 4 autonomous driving testing licenses from Nanjing municipal government on Dec. 21,...

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Chery teams up with Huawei to develop smart cars

Posted on Dec 22, 2020 in News, Technology

On December 16, Chery Automobile Co., Ltd. (Chery) and Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (Huawei) concluded an all-round framework agreement...

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CES 2021: Smart 4D image radar to debut for self-driving cars

Posted on Dec 22, 2020 in News, Technology

Smart Radar System Inc. is poised to introduce an upgraded version of its sub-1° 4D image radar technology designed to work with...

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Apple inches toward record after report on autonomous car plans

Posted on Dec 22, 2020 in Cars, Finance, News

Apple Inc. rose on Tuesday, with the stock returning to near-record levels after Reuters reported that the company plans to build a...

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Lidar makers jump after report on Apple’s autonomous car plans

Posted on Dec 22, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Some lidar suppliers gained Tuesday after Reuters reported that Apple Inc. plans to build a self-driving car for consumers and is tapping...

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Toyota’s driverless shuttles could double as ‘office-on-the-go’

Posted on Dec 22, 2020 in Buses, News

(Bloomberg) — Toyota Motor Corp. is aiming to commercialize an autonomous shipping-container-like vehicle within a few years that it...

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Horizon Robotics, a Chinese rival to Nvidia, seeks to raise over $700M

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

In their rush to offer alternatives to advanced western chipsets, Chinese semiconductor companies are racking up large fundings from...

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Exclusive: Self-driving startup Ouster nears $1.9 billion deal to go public – sources

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

(Reuters) – Ouster Inc, a U.S. startup that makes lidar sensors for self-driving cars and smart cities, is nearing a deal to go...

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Giuseppe Rosso, Veoneer, appointed new Chairman of Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium

Posted on Dec 22, 2020 in News

STOCKHOLM, Dec. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Giuseppe Rosso, VP Engineering Advanced Assisted Driving Systems at the automotive...

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Exclusive: Apple targets car production by 2024 and eyes ‘next level’ battery technology – sources

Posted on Dec 22, 2020 in Cars, News

(Reuters) – Apple Inc is moving forward with self-driving car technology and is targeting 2024 to produce a passenger vehicle that...

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Volvo Cars imagines the future of autonomous drive by tapping into origins of human communication

Posted on Dec 22, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

GOTHENBURG,  Sweden, Dec. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Volvo Cars has established itself as one of the leaders in autonomous drive...

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SPI’s Phoenix Motorcars and EasyMile collaborate to deploy delivery trucks as well as autonomous shuttle buses

Posted on Dec 21, 2020 in Buses, News, Technology, Trucks

SANTA CLARA, CA / ACCESSWIRE / December 21, 2020  / California based Phoenix Motorcars, which was recently acquired by SPI Energy Ltd....

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Cerence receives funding from Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy to drive innovation in automotive assistants for autonomous cars

Posted on Dec 21, 2020 in Finance, News, Technology

BERLIN and BURLINGTON, Mass., Dec. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cerence Inc. (NASDAQ: CRNC), AI for a world in motion, today...

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Tesla is going to release Full Self-Driving monthly subscription in early 2021

Posted on Dec 20, 2020 in News, Technology

Elon Musk has confirmed that Tesla plans to release its Full Self-Driving software package as a monthly subscription service as soon as...

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Saskatchewan anticipating the driverless future with new legislation

Posted on Dec 18, 2020 in News, Policy & Regulation

The Saskatchewan government is gearing up for a future where vehicles will drive themselves. The Traffic Safety Act has been amended to...

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Velodyne Lidar signs multi-year sales agreement with Motional to provide Alpha Prime sensors for its driverless vehicles

Posted on Dec 18, 2020 in News, Technology

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (Nasdaq: VLDR) today announced a multi-year sales agreement for Alpha...

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Autonomous vehicle makers should be held responsible for accidents, says Law Commission

Posted on Dec 18, 2020 in News, Policy & Regulation

What do you call the person behind the wheel of a self-driving car? Are they a passenger or owner or are they still the driver? Whatever...

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Aurora sends offers to majority of Uber ATG employees, but not the R&D lab

Posted on Dec 18, 2020 in Cars, News

Autonomous vehicle company Aurora Innovation  sent offers Thursday to more than 75% of employees at Uber  Advanced Technologies Group,...

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Self-driving cars to be trialled as part of transport network in Oslo

Posted on Dec 17, 2020 in Cars, News

Companies including Toyota Motor Europe (TME), mobility company Holo and Finnish firm Sensible 4 have announced a collaboration to trial...

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