Tag: Autonomous Vehicles

Uber begins mapping public roads in Dallas for its self-driving systems

Uber’s self-driving cars are heading south for the winter, in a manner of speaking. The ride-hailing giant today revealed that its Advanced Technologies Group will kick off manual driving in Dallas, Texas this November, with the goal of developing high-definition maps and capturing scenerios that can be recreated in simulation and on test tracks. It’s […]

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TuSimple raises $120 million to expand its fleet of driverless delivery trucks

Riding high on a newly formed partnership with the United States Postal Service (USPS), self-driving truck startup TuSimple today announced that it’s secured an extension to its $95 million series D round led by Weibo creator Sina, which reached a total of $215 million and valued the company at $1 billion. CDH Investments, Lavender Hill […]

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Applied Intuition raises $40 million for autonomous vehicle simulation tools

Simulators are invaluable tools in the arsenal of companies developing autonomous vehicles (AVs). They’re used by Waymo, GM’s Cruise, Zoox, and countless others to validate systems’ scalability and safety, not to mention train the machine learning algorithms underlying their real-world cars. But not every company has the resources to build their own software simulator from […]

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Daimler brings driverless truck tests to public roads in Virginia

Another day, another fleet of self-driving vehicles hit the road. Daimler, the Stuttgart, Germany-based automaker behind Mercedes-Benz, announced that it’s begun testing autonomous trucks on Virginia highways in partnership with Torc Robotics, the startup in which it recently agreed to acquire a majority stake. The trucks in question — Freightliner Cascadias retrofitted with arrays of […]

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Automakers Asks NHTSA to Remove Autonomous Hurdles

<img data-attachment-id="1675948" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/waymo-fleet-chandler_depot-e1559322664263.jpg" data-orig-size="2076,1198" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="waymo fleet chandler_depot" data-image-description=" waymo ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/waymo-fleet-chandler_depot-450×260.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/waymo-fleet-chandler_depot-610×352.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1675948″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/waymo-fleet-chandler_depot-610×352.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”352″> The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been pretty good about letting companies test autonomous vehicles on public roads. And yet pretty much every automotive manufacturer, ride sharing firm and tech giant still […]

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CERN scientists join Zenuity machine learning for autonomous vehicles initiative

Zenuity, a joint venture between Volvo and Autoliv, today said it plans to work with European Organization for Nuclear Research or CERN to speed machine learning for autonomous vehicles. Based near Geneva, Switzerland, CERN works with scientists from 23 EU member states and is best known as makers of the Hadron Particle Collider, a 16-mile […]

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Bestmile raises $16.5 million to optimize autonomous vehicle fleets

Bestmile has raised $16.5 million in venture capital as the Switzerland-based startup continues expansion of a platform that manages autonomous and human-driven vehicles. The company’s software was originally designed to help transportation companies optimize fleets of self-driving vehicles, including cars, trucks and shuttles. But it has also evolved to work with traditional vehicles as it’s […]

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U.S. DoJ indicts former Alphabet engineer for stealing self-driving car secrets from Waymo

(Reuters) — The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday filed criminal charges accusing Anthony Levandowski, a former high-ranking engineer at Alphabet, of stealing the company’s self-driving car technology before joining rival Uber. The 33-count indictment largely mirrors allegations that Alphabet’s Waymo unit, where Levandowski had worked, had made in a civil lawsuit against Uber in 2017, […]

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Pony.ai and Toyota partner to build self-driving cars and services

Guangzhou, China-based self-driving car startup Pony.ai today announced it’ll team up with Toyota, the Japanese auto giant with a roughly 9% share of the global car market, to explore “safe” mobility services involving driverless technology across a range of segments and industries. Specifically, the two companies say they’ll collaborate on a pilot program to “accelerate […]

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Adding Audi: German Automakers Update Autonomous Alliance

<img data-attachment-id="1685946" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/A164193_medium.jpg" data-orig-size="3508,2338" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"8","credit":"","camera":"Canon EOS 5D Mark III","caption":"Tags: Audi, sales, model range, single frame, symbol, brand, logo,","created_timestamp":"1463037637","copyright":"AUDI AG","focal_length":"160","iso":"200","shutter_speed":"0.0125","title":"AUDI AG Ingolstadt","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="AUDI AG Ingolstadt audi grilles audi lineup parking lot parked cars" data-image-description=" Audi ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/A164193_medium-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/A164193_medium-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1685946″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/A164193_medium-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/A164193_medium-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/A164193_medium-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/A164193_medium-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/A164193_medium-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/A164193_medium-120×80.jpg […]

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Uber Whistleblower: Autonomous Vehicles Need New Safety Metrics, Aren’t Really Any Safer

<img data-attachment-id="1590622" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Screen-Shot-2017-09-13-at-10.20.40-AM.png" data-orig-size="1052,648" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="vision 2.0 NHTSA Autonomous vehicles" data-image-description=" Image: NHTSA ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Screen-Shot-2017-09-13-at-10.20.40-AM-450×277.png” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Screen-Shot-2017-09-13-at-10.20.40-AM-610×376.png” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1590622″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Screen-Shot-2017-09-13-at-10.20.40-AM-610×376.png” alt=”vision 2.0 NHTSA Autonomous vehicles” width=”610″ height=”376″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Screen-Shot-2017-09-13-at-10.20.40-AM-610×376.png 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Screen-Shot-2017-09-13-at-10.20.40-AM-75×46.png 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Screen-Shot-2017-09-13-at-10.20.40-AM-450×277.png 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Screen-Shot-2017-09-13-at-10.20.40-AM-768×473.png 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Screen-Shot-2017-09-13-at-10.20.40-AM-120×74.png 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Screen-Shot-2017-09-13-at-10.20.40-AM.png 1052w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Over the past year the automotive industry has carefully walked […]

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Nvidia CEO: AI is the single most powerful force of our time

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang said that AI would drive long-term demand because it is the “single most powerful force of our time.” Nvidia reported earnings and revenues that beat analysts’ expectations as demand for graphics and artificial intelligence chips picked up in the second fiscal quarter. Huang also said that his company’s near-term growth will […]

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Another Study Shows Consumers Hesitant to Embrace Mobility

<img data-attachment-id="1532457" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Nightvision-goggles.jpg" data-orig-size="1280,853" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="autonomous hardware" data-image-description=" Image: Ford Motor Company ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Nightvision-goggles-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Nightvision-goggles-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1532457″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Nightvision-goggles-610×407.jpg” alt=”autonomous hardware” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Nightvision-goggles-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Nightvision-goggles-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Nightvision-goggles-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Nightvision-goggles-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Nightvision-goggles-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Nightvision-goggles.jpg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> With automakers investing heavily into the development of electrified and autonomous vehicles, it might […]

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Ford Triples Down on Mobility, Acquires Two Tech Firms

<img data-attachment-id="1497705" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201.jpeg" data-orig-size="1024,634" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Ford badge emblem logo" data-image-description=" Image: Ford Motor Co. ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-450×279.jpeg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-610×378.jpeg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1497705″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-610×378.jpeg” alt=”Ford badge emblem logo” width=”610″ height=”378″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-610×378.jpeg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-75×46.jpeg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-450×279.jpeg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-768×476.jpeg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-120×74.jpeg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201.jpeg 1024w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> While mobility has placed the automotive industry in a state […]

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Gatik begins using robot vans to haul goods between Walmarts in Arkansas

Retail giant Walmart today revealed that it’s launched a pilot with Gatik, a two-year-old startup developing an autonomous vehicle stack for B2B short-haul logistics, to ferry customer orders between select store locations in Bentonville, Arkansas. The announcement comes months after the Arkansas legislature approved a Walmart-backed proposal allowing companies to test self-driving vehicles on public […]

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Lyft releases open source data set for autonomous vehicle development

In an effort to bolster the development of cars capable of driving themselves around without human supervision, Lyft today released an autonomous vehicle data set that the company is calling the largest of its kind. It’s freely available in the existing nuScenes format, which was initially developed by Aptiv. “Autonomous vehicles are expected to dramatically […]

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Lidar startup Luminar raises $100 million, unveils Iris sensors

Luminar, a lidar startup that in 2017 emerged from five years of stealth with $36 million in funding from 1517 Fund, Canvas Ventures, and GVA Capital, is now expanding its product lineup substantially as it looks to corner an autonomous vehicles market that’s anticipated to be worth $556.67 billion by 2026. Alongside a new lidar […]

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Baidu releases Apollo 5.0 with upgrades for ‘complex’ road scenarios

Beijing-based Baidu last week quietly released the latest version of Apollo, its open source full-stack software solution for driverless vehicles. Apollo 5.0 — which follows on the heels of Apollo Lite, the company’s vision-based framework that enables nearly fully autonomous driving under select conditions — introduces a number of new features, including an upgraded perception […]

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Some Drivers Still Oblivious About Automated Systems, IIHS Faults the Name Game

<img data-attachment-id="1678478" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_652818520.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="sleeping while driving, sleeping at the wheel" data-image-description=" metamorworks/shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_652818520-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_652818520-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1678478″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_652818520-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_652818520-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_652818520-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_652818520-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_652818520-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_652818520-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_652818520.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Many consumers continue to misunderstand the driver-assistance technologies being placed in modern vehicles, according […]

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Attention Automakers: Ajit Pai is Not Your Friend

<img data-attachment-id="1678176" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1425739742.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="ajit pai FCC chairman" data-image-description=" Aaron_Schwartz/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1425739742-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1425739742-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1678176″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1425739742-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1425739742-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1425739742-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1425739742-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1425739742-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1425739742-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1425739742.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Two decades ago, the Federal Communications Commission decided to allocate a portion of the radio frequency spectrum […]

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