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Nexar is building a ‘digital twin’ of cities using crowdsourced dash cam data

Posted on Nov 17, 2021 in News, Technology

Nexar, a company best-known for its line of smart dash cams, has raised $53 million in a Series D financing round led by Qumra Capital....

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Grubhub launches robot delivery at the University of Arizona

Posted on Nov 17, 2021 in Cars, News

CHICAGO, Nov. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Grubhub, the leading online and mobile food-ordering and delivery platform on college...

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UPS adds Waymo as second partner to test autonomous big rigs

Posted on Nov 17, 2021 in News, Technology, Trucks

United Parcel Service Inc. is adding Waymo, the autonomous vehicle unit owned by Google parent Alphabet Inc., as a second partner to test...

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REE automotive unveils new EV chassis, reports third-quarter loss of $414.9 million

Posted on Nov 16, 2021 in Finance, News, Technology

REE Automotive, the Israeli-based manufacturer of modular platforms to support autonomous vehicles, unveiled its Leopard automated...

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Helm.ai raises $26M for ‘unsupervised’ autonomous driving software

Posted on Nov 16, 2021 in Finance, News

Helm.ai, a startup creating software for autonomous vehicles, today announced that it raised $26 million in series B financing led by...

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Qualcomm, diversifying from mobile phones, to supply chips for BMW self-driving cars

Posted on Nov 16, 2021 in News, Technology

Nov 16 (Reuters) – Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) on Tuesday said that German automaker BMW (BMWG.DE) will use its chips in its next...

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Baraja unveils Spectrum HD, a world-first LiDAR built to enable Level 4 autonomy at automotive scale and integration

Posted on Nov 16, 2021 in News, Technology

DETROIT, Nov. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Baraja, creator of the breakthrough Spectrum-ScanTM LiDAR technology for autonomous vehicles,...

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Plus selects Aeva 4D LiDAR for production of autonomous trucks

Posted on Nov 15, 2021 in News, Technology, Trucks

Plus, a self-driving truck technology provider, has selected Aeva to supply automotive-grade long-range 4D LiDAR for the production of...

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FAW-Jiefang-backed Zhito Technology receives hundred of millions RMB in first investment round

Posted on Nov 15, 2021 in Finance, News, Trucks

Beijing (Gasgoo)- Zhito Technology, the FAW Jiefang-backed commercial vehicle autonomous driving startup, has completed a...

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Hyundai Mobis to assist driving in a narrow street with its new automated urban driving system

Posted on Nov 15, 2021 in News, Technology

SEOUL, South Korea , Nov. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Drivers no longer have to worry about passing a narrow street or facing a car...

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Apple adds more drivers to its autonomous car fleet; number of cars remains at 69

Posted on Nov 15, 2021 in Cars, News, Technology

After cutting its California self-driving test fleet to 54 in May, Apple has been consistently expanding the number of drivers as months...

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Honda puts its autonomous vehicle tech to work at construction site

Posted on Nov 15, 2021 in News, Technology

Honda and the engineering and construction firm Black & Veatch have tested a prototype of Honda’s autonomous work vehicle at a...

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Buick teases smart pod autonomous electric concept

Posted on Nov 13, 2021 in News, Technology

Buick will unveil an autonomous and electric vehicle concept called the Smart Pod at the Guangzhou Auto Show on November 19. We don’t know...

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Tomorrow Mobility will showcase new disruptive and sustainable urban vehicles

Posted on Nov 12, 2021 in News, Technology

BARCELONA, Nov. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — How will we get around the cities of the future? Which forms of transportation will redefine...

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North Carolina legalizes driverless delivery vehicles

Posted on Nov 12, 2021 in News, Policy & Regulation

(TNS) — North Carolinians may someday have pizzas or groceries delivered to their homes or businesses by driverless vehicles, under a bill...

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Luminar surges on plan to supply laser sensors for Nvidia’s self-driving car platform

Posted on Nov 11, 2021 in Cars, News, Technology

Laser lidar startup Luminar, founded and led by the youngest self-made billionaire tracked by Forbes, will supply its sensors to Nvidia...

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Motional’s robotaxis will be fully driverless in Las Vegas by 2023

Posted on Nov 11, 2021 in Cars, News, Technology

Motional, the autonomous vehicle company that is a $4 billion joint venture between Hyundai and Aptiv, announced the city in which it...

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Applied Intuition raises $175 million for automotive software tools

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

Applied Intuition Inc., which makes software development tools for automotive engineers, has raised $175 million as automakers pile more...

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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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