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Klas enters Dell Autonomous Drive Ecosystem with ingest receptacle

Posted on Jun 16, 2021 in News, Technology

Klas, a developer of edge intelligence solutions, says it has integrated an ingest receptacle into its TRX D8 datalogger for the Dell...

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Smartphone giant Xiaomi on hiring spree at its electric vehicle unit, listing 20 ‘urgent’ jobs in autonomous driving

Posted on Jun 16, 2021 in News

Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi is on a hiring spree for engineers at its electric vehicle (EV) operation, as the Beijing-based company...

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Hyundai Motor chief tests self-driving during US visit

Posted on Jun 16, 2021 in News

New Delhi: Hyundai Motor Group Chairman Chung Euisun has visited an autonomous vehicle joint venture in the United States and tested a...

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Alphabet’s self-driving car company Waymo announces $2.5 billion investment round

Posted on Jun 16, 2021 in Cars, Finance, News

Google sibling company Waymo announced Wednesday a $2.5 billion investment round, which will go toward advancing its autonomous driving...

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Self-driving trucks startup Kodiak Robotics snags investment, partnership from Bridgestone

Posted on Jun 16, 2021 in Finance, News, Trucks

Tire-making giant Bridgestone has taken a minority stake in Kodiak Robotics, the Silicon Valley-based startup developing autonomous...

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TuSimple’s self-driving truck network expanding eastward via Texas

Posted on Jun 16, 2021 in News, Trucks

June 16 (Reuters) – Self-driving truck technology company TuSimple Holdings Inc (TSP.O) said on Wednesday it will open a new Texas...

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General Motors to boost its electric vehicle & autonomous driving investments by 30% to $35 billion

Posted on Jun 16, 2021 in Finance, News

U.S. automaker General Motors has just made one of the biggest financial commitments in its 100+ year history. The company announced on...

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Louisiana creates rules for self-driving delivery devices

Posted on Jun 16, 2021 in News, Policy & Regulation

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana has created a framework for self-driving delivery robots to drop off packages on the state’s...

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Lidar pioneer Velodyne unveils its next-generation Velabit sensor

Posted on Jun 16, 2021 in News, Technology

Velodyne Lidar Inc. unveiled its next-generation Velabit lidar sensor on Monday. The improved sensor addresses the cost, safety, and...

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GM-backed Cruise secures $5 billion credit line as it prepares to launch self-driving robotaxis

Posted on Jun 16, 2021 in Cars, Finance, News

Cruise, a majority-owned subsidiary of General Motors, has secured a new $5 billion line of credit as it prepares for commercialization of...

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Chinese startup Pony.ai plans to launch a driverless robotaxi service in California in 2022

Posted on Jun 16, 2021 in Cars, News

Pony.ai, the robotaxi startup that operates in China and the United States, has started testing driverless vehicles on public roads in...

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LeddarTech congratulates the MILLA Group’s debut of their autonomous POD equipped with the Leddar Pixell at two major June events, including the French Grand Prix 2021 F1 Race

Posted on Jun 16, 2021 in Buses, News, Technology

QUEBEC CITY, June 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LeddarTech®, a global leader in Level 1-5 ADAS and AD sensing technology, is pleased...

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Luminar unveils ‘Blade’ lidar that’s integrated into vehicle body

Posted on Jun 15, 2021 in News, Technology

Ever since the first Velodyne lidar sensors first began appearing on the automated vehicles in the DARPA Grand Challenge in the mid-2000s,...

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Rep. Bob Latta reintroduces self-driving vehicle bill

Posted on Jun 14, 2021 in News, Policy & Regulation

Legislation meant to facilitate access to autonomous vehicles nationwide has again come before the U.S. House of Representatives. Rep. Bob...

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PGT Trucking to deploy automated convoy technology

Posted on Jun 11, 2021 in News, Technology, Trucks

Locomation has entered into a multi-year agreement with PGT Trucking to deploy Locomation autonomous truck technology for use on PGT...

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AutoBrains revolutionary AI central to leading supplier’s ADAS and AV growth strategy

Posted on Jun 11, 2021 in News, Technology

TEL AVIV, Israel, June 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Israeli artificial intelligence startup, AutoBrains, today announced that its...

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China’s Huawei aims to reach driverless car technology in 2025

Posted on Jun 11, 2021 in News, Technology

China’s Huawei Technologies (HWT.UL) aims to develop driverless passenger car technology by 2025, an executive said on Thursday, as...

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Nvidia acquires hi-def mapping startup DeepMap to bolster AV technology

Posted on Jun 11, 2021 in News, Technology

Chipmaker Nvidia is acquiring DeepMap, the high-definition mapping startup announced. The company said its mapping IP will help Nvidia’s...

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Argo AI’s CEO says IPO expected within next year          

Posted on Jun 10, 2021 in News

Self-driving startup Argo AI, backed by Ford Motor Co (F.N) and Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE), expects to pursue a public listing within the...

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Chinese lidar maker Hesai lands $300M led by Hillhouse, Xiaomi, Meituan

Posted on Jun 10, 2021 in Finance, News, Technology

The rush to back lidar companies continues as more automakers and robotaxi startups include the remote sensing method in their vehicles....

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