The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance and Google have inked a technology partnership to embed the Android operating system in vehicles sold by the automotive alliance, starting from 2021.
As cars go autonomous, their interiors can resemble living spaces. Ikea is poised to capitalize on that, writes Katharine Schwab. Here is the link: https://www.fastcompany.com/90237224/ikea-is-now-interested-in-self-driving-cars
Iridium Communications has signed a Letter of Intent with Rolls-Royce Marine (RRM), in support of their autonomous vessel development program.
Minivan equipped with sensors makes four round-trips a day on a busy stretch of road, picking up paying passengers, writes Justin McCurry. Here is the link: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/aug/28/driverless-taxi-debuts-in-tokyo-in-world-first-trial-ahead-of-olympics
Toyota is investing $500 million in Uber. The two companies are also expanding their autonomous ride-sharing collaboration.
Greg Gardner interviews Lawrence Burns, a former vice president of research, development and planning at General Motors, who has been an advisor to Waymo (formerly Google’s self-driving car project) since 2011. Here is...
Tesla has developed its own silicon for running the neural networks it uses to do vision processing in its AutoPilot software, writes David Cardinal. Here is the link: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/274795-tesla-dumps-nvidia-goes-it-alone-on-ai-hardware
RideOS has raised $9 million in Series A funding. Sequoia Capital led the round with participation from Graph Ventures and SV Angel.
Waymo is still chugging along with plans to offer a truly driverless car service in the Phoenix, Arizona, area by the end of this year — but it's also moving its...
Altavian, a U.S. based Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) engineering and manufacturing firm, was awarded a $250 million Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity contract with the US Army.
Festo will invest $90 million in an expansion of its Regional Service and Manufacturing Center in Mason, Ohio.
Waymo and Jaguar Land Rover are joining forces to design and engineer an electric fully self-driving vehicle, built for Waymo’s transportation service.
Self-driving taxis are (finally) here! Fortune's Kirsten Korosec writes about Waymo shuttling a group of early riders in self-driving vehicles without a human test driver behind the wheel. Here is the link: http://fortune.com/2018/03/13/waymo-driverless-minivans-phoenix/
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
Autonomous driving solutions company Pony.ai has closed a Series A funding round of $112 million.