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26-year-old CEO takes his autonomous truck company public in $5 billion deal

Posted on Nov 11, 2021 in Finance, News, Trucks

When Alex Rodrigues started his company Embark Trucks Inc., he couldn’t rent a car without age restrictions. Now 26, Rodrigues becomes one...

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2022 WM Motors M7 EV has hardware for Level 5 self-driving

Posted on Nov 11, 2021 in News, Technology

WM Motor, also known as Weltmeister, may sound German, but it’s actually a Chinese electric vehicle startup founded in 2018. The...

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Chinese self-driving startup QCraft enters into partnership with Nvidia, aiming to commercialize and mass produce Level 4 robobuses and robotaxis

Posted on Nov 11, 2021 in News, Technology

QCraft, a Chinese startup co-founded by four former engineers of Google’s driverless car project Waymo, announced on Wednesday that the...

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Metrolinx introduces new autonomous electric shuttle in Whitby, Canada

Posted on Nov 10, 2021 in Buses, News

In summer 2021, Metrolinx partnered with several agencies to begin testing an autonomous vehicle (AV) that was set to operate within...

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Self-driving truck startup Kodiak Robotics raises $125M

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

Kodiak Robotics, one of the last privately held autonomous truck outfits in Silicon Valley, has raised $125 million in new capital,...

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Self-driving truck startup Plus, Hennessy Capital pull merger on regulatory uncertainty

Posted on Nov 9, 2021 in Finance, News, Trucks

Nov 8 (Reuters) – Self-driving truck startup Plus and blank-check company Hennessy Capital Investment Corp V (HCIC.O) have called...

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Michigan State University introduces electric autonomous bus through collaboration with state, Karsan and ADASTEC

Posted on Nov 9, 2021 in Buses, News

Michigan State University introduced an electric autonomous bus that will serve students, staff and faculty beginning early 2022 as part...

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Toyota arm to spend $30 million studying human interactions with mobility, autonomous vehicles

Posted on Nov 9, 2021 in Finance, News, Technology

Toyota says it will spend at least $30 million over the next five years, through its Collaborative Safety Research Center, studying how to...

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Nvidia’s next-generation self-driving toolkit is available for 2024 vehicle models

Posted on Nov 9, 2021 in News, Technology

Automakers, suppliers and startups aiming to roll out automated driving features, robotaxis and self-driving trucks are a little closer to...

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Torc Robotics collaborates with Applied Intuition to accelerate development and validation of autonomous trucks

Posted on Nov 9, 2021 in News, Technology, Trucks

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Torc Robotics, an independent subsidiary of Daimler Truck AG and a leader in...

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Serve Robotics and Uber expand partnership to bring robotic delivery to Uber Eats

Posted on Nov 8, 2021 in News, Technology

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Serve Robotics, the leading autonomous sidewalk delivery company, today announced a...

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Chinese auto giant Geely launches electric truck, its rival to Tesla’s Semi

Posted on Nov 8, 2021 in News, Technology, Trucks

SHANGHAI — China’s Geely on Monday launched a new electric semi truck as automakers look to bring new technology to the commercial...

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Self-driving software developer Aurora goes public

Posted on Nov 8, 2021 in Finance, News

Self-driving technology company Aurora announced it completed its business combination with Reinvent Technology Partners Y, a special...

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Point One Navigation raises $10M to bring its precise location tech to all vehicles

Posted on Nov 8, 2021 in Finance, News, Technology

Drivers who spend any time commuting in a new car or truck have likely experienced ping ponging — a phenomenon when a vehicle equipped...

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Gatik’s self-driving trucks are now making driverless deliveries for Walmart in Arkansas

Posted on Nov 8, 2021 in News, Trucks

Autonomous vehicle startup Gatik has reached a new milestone in its partnership with Walmart and within the industry. Gatik said Monday it...

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eSync™ Alliance and Autoware Foundation join forces to accelerate autonomous vehicle software deployment

Posted on Nov 8, 2021 in News, Technology

SILICON VALLEY, Calif., Nov. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The eSync™ Alliance and the Autoware Foundation have formed a joint work group...

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GM-backed Cruise seeks California permit for robotaxi fares

Posted on Nov 6, 2021 in Cars, News

Cruise LLC, the self-driving car startup that is majority owned by General Motors Co., filed an application with the State of California...

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Cruise lays out its plan for ‘how’ it will make robotaxis a reality

Posted on Nov 5, 2021 in News, Technology

The string of engineers who spoke Thursday night during a deep dive into Cruise’s autonomous vehicle technology never mentioned Tesla’s...

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Autonomous driving startup Momenta raises another $500M

Posted on Nov 5, 2021 in Cars, Finance, News

In the wake of a $300 million investment from General Motors in September, Momenta, an autonomous driving solution provider from China,...

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BMW 7 series to reach Level 3 autonomy next year

Posted on Nov 4, 2021 in News, Technology

A string of legacy carmakers, lead by BMW, will look to leapfrog Tesla’s “full self-driving” system next year by into Level 3 autonomous...

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