Autonomous Vehicles

Apple Inc. has expanded its California self-driving test fleet to 27 vehicles — Bloomberg Technology

Apple Inc. has expanded its California self-driving test fleet to 27 vehicles as it accelerates efforts to catch up with competitors such as Alphabet Inc’s Waymo; writes Alex Webb of Bloomberg Technology.  Here is the link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-25/apple-expands-california-self-driving-test-fleet-to-27-cars

Pony.ai raises $112 million

Autonomous driving solutions company Pony.ai has closed a Series A funding round of $112 million.

Nvidia details out safety features of its Drive OS for autonomous vehicles

Nvidia announced details of its functional safety architecture for Nvidia Drive, its AI autonomous vehicle platform at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show.

Stryke, Scorpion to apply AI engine ScenGen to US Army’s UAS fleet

Stryke Industries was awarded a contract from the U.S. Army as part of the U.S. Defense Research and Development Rapid Innovation Fund (RIF) Program.

Nvidia, ZF and Baidu collaborating on autonomous vehicle platform for China

Nvidia, ZF and Baidu are creating a production-ready AI autonomous vehicle platform designed for China.

Hyundai, Aurora ink self-driving car technology deal

Hyundai and Aurora have inked a strategic partnership to bring self-driving Hyundai vehicles to market by 2021.

BlackBerry, Baidu collaborating on autonomous vehicle technology

BlackBerry and Baidu will collaborate to accelerate the deployment of connected and autonomous vehicle technology for automotive OEMs and suppliers.

Honda signs autonomous driving deal with Chinese AI company SenseTime

Chinese artificial intelligence company SenseTime has signed a long-term development agreement with Japanese car manufacturer Honda, to build cars with autonomous driving.

Velodyne partners with UMS for autonomous vehicle testing in South Korea

Velodyne is partnering with Unmanned Solution (UMS) of South Korea.

Volvo to sell ‘tens of thousands’ of autonomous vehicles to Uber

Volvo has signed a non-exclusive framework agreement with Uber, to sell 'tens of thousands' of autonomous driving compatible base vehicles

Insitu inks remotely piloted aircraft services contract with QGC

Insitu,  a wholly-owned subsidiary of Boeing, has announced a contract with QGC, to leverage Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems.

Renovo, Velodyne ink LiDAR partnership

Renovo, Velodyne partnering to include Velodyne LiDAR as the preferred sensor provider for AWare powered highly automated vehicles.

AutoNation signs vehicle maintenance deal with Waymo

Automotive retailer AutoNation has partnered with Waymo, the self-driving technology company from the Alphabet stable, in a multi-year agreement to support its autonomous vehicle program. AutoNation...

Toyota creates “Connected Technologies” team under CIO Zack Hicks

Toyota is forming a new group in US focused on user experiences and new technologies for its Toyota and Lexus vehicles. The newly formed...

EY launches blockchain-based mobility platform

EY has launched Tesseract, a mobility platform for blockchain technology. The platform can facilitate fractional vehicle ownership, shared use and seamless multimodal transport, says...