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Einride launches freight mobility platform for planning and emissions insights

Posted on Jun 3, 2020 in News, Technology, Trucks

Einride, a Swedish startup building driverless electric trucks, has launched a new “intelligent” freight mobility platform for shippers...

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Underwriters Laboratories and SAE International to collaborate on autonomous vehicle standards

Posted on Jun 3, 2020 in News, Policy & Regulation

Underwriters Laboratories and SAE International have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to formalize a cooperative relationship...

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Audi launches high-tech car unit Artemis to fast-track a ‘pioneering’ EV to market

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

Audi  has created a new business unit called Artemis to bring electric vehicles equipped with highly automated driving systems and other...

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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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China’s NIO, Mobileye launch level 4 trials in Israel

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

The Chinese electric vehicle maker is installing Mobileye kits for driverless cars. The electric vehicles of Chinese carmaker NIO (NYSE:...

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Russia’s Yandex aims to double self-driving fleet with Hyundai

Posted on Jun 2, 2020 in Cars, News

(Bloomberg) — Yandex NV will test a driverless car it developed with Hyundai Motor Co. in Detroit as the Russian technology giant...

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Foretellix and Vires collaborate to improve the effectiveness of autonomous vehicle safety testing

Posted on Jun 1, 2020 in News, Technology

TEL AVIV, Israel, June 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Foretellix, an Israel-based start-up with a mission to enable measurable safety of...

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LeddarTech accelerates LiDAR deployment for advanced driver assistance systems, autonomous driving, and industrial applications in cooperation with STMicroelectronics

Posted on Jun 1, 2020 in News, Technology

QUEBEC CITY, June 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LeddarTech®, an industry leader in providing the most versatile and scalable auto and...

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Waymo’s robot minivans are ready to roll in the Bay Area for the first time since COVID-19 outbreak

Posted on May 30, 2020 in Cars, News

Waymo’s self-driving cars are returning to Bay Area roads for the first time since the company halted its public testing in early March...

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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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China’s Baidu finishes building ‘world’s largest’ test ground for autonomous vehicle, smart driving systems

Posted on May 28, 2020 in Infrastructure, News

Chinese search engine giant and artificial intelligence (AI) champion Baidu said on Tuesday that it has completed construction of what it...

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Mobileye demos self-driving car that uses cameras to get around

Posted on May 28, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Mobileye, Intel’s driverless vehicle R&D division, today published a 40-minute video of one of its cars navigating a 160-mile stretch...

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Nuro’s self-driving vehicles to deliver prescriptions for CVS Pharmacy

Posted on May 28, 2020 in Cars, News

Nuro, the autonomous robotics startup that has raised more than $1 billion from SoftBank Vision Fund, Greylock and other investors, said...

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Purpose-built autonomy driver for OEM GNSS receiver built on Robot Operating System

Posted on May 28, 2020 in News, Technology

Hexagon | NovAtel has released its first purpose-built driver, powered by Robot Operating System (ROS), to support its OEM7 family of GNSS...

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Optimus Ride begins delivering food to families in need in Washington, D.C.

Posted on May 28, 2020 in Buses, News

Optimus Ride, a startup developing self-driving shuttles principally for transportation, today announced that three of its vehicles will...

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How Mercedes Benz is keeping drivers safe using ‘Car-to-X’ communication technology

Posted on May 28, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

A major focus of German automaker Dailmer AG throughout its history is the automaker’s commitment to the safety of passengers. For...

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BMW Driving Assistant Professional gets additional functions

Posted on May 27, 2020 in News, Technology

Starting this summer, BMW’s Driving Assistant Professional package will come with a few new functions, to make highway driving a tad bit...

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Carnegie Mellon University to join Roborace autonomous racing championship

Posted on May 27, 2020 in Cars, News

LOS ANGELES, May 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — A student team from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is joining the upcoming season of...

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Autonomous car company Aurora increases hiring amid industry struggles

Posted on May 27, 2020 in Cars, News

Autonomous vehicle (AV) startup Aurora today announced it has roughly doubled its workforce to 500 people (up from 250 as of May 2019) and...

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