The company, which was founded by veterans of Google and Uber’s self-driving car projects, has lost the financial support of Ford and VW, a source said, writes Andrew J. Hawkins.
The Autonomous Vehicle Industry Association (AVIA) has appointed Jeff Farrah as the organization’s inaugural executive director.
Waymo plans to begin offering rides for a fee to people in central and downtown Phoenix to test its autonomous Jaguar I-Pace vehicles, writes Ryan Randazzo. Here is the link: https://www.azcentral.com/story/money/business/tech/2022/05/10/waymo-offer-autonomous-vehicle-rides-phoenix/9711015002/
Cariad, a software company from the Volkswagen Group, will be using Qualcomm system-on-chips (SoCs) for its software platform.
Nissan says it is developing a new driver-assistance technology, that utilizes highly accurate, real-time information about the vehicle’s surrounding environment for collision avoidance.
Walmart said Monday it has started using fully driverless trucking in its online grocery business, writes Frank Holland. Here is the link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/08/walmart-is-using-fully-driverless-trucks-to-ramp-up-its-online-grocery-business.html
Employees of Cruise, the self-driving subsidiary of General Motors, will be the first to jump inside one of the company’s autonomous vehicles that operate in San Francisco without a human driver,...
Nodar, a provider of multi-camera 3D vision technology, has secured a $1.67 million SBIR Phase II contract with the United States Army to develop 3D vision systems.
Burro utilizes what it calls “pop-up autonomy,” which is able to navigate a space without training, writes Brian Heater. Here is the link: https://techcrunch.com/2021/09/28/burro-raises-10-9m-for-autonomous-produce-field-transport/
It’s easy to forget each segment of the transition to connected, autonomous, shared and electric — or C.A.S.E. — vehicle technologies are on their own respective paths, writes Nicholas Albanese. Here is...
FedEx on Wednesday launched a new initiative that will test autonomous truck routes between Dallas and Houston, writes Mychael Schnell. Here is the link: https://thehill.com/policy/transportation/573463-fedex-launches-autonomous-truck-routes
Argo AI, Ford, and Walmart are working together to launch an autonomous vehicle delivery service in Miami, Austin, Texas, and Washington, D.C.
Autonomous weaponry is the third revolution in warfare, following gunpowder and nuclear arms, writes Kai-Fu Lee. Here is the link: https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2021/09/i-weapons-are-third-revolution-warfare/620013/
Livermore, Calif.-based Monarch Tractor, a driver-optional, electric smart tractor manufacturer, has raised $20 million.
Seoul, South Korea-based autonomous vehicle simulation startup Morai has raised $1.8M in a Series A funding round.