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Waymo hits 7 million self-driving miles, eyes Europe expansion — Mashable

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...

Volvo, Nvidia developing AI software for self-driving cars

Volvo Cars and Autoliv are teaming up with Nvidia to develop advanced systems and software for AI self-driving cars, the companies announced on Tuesday. The three companies will work together along with...

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.

DataRobot Raises $100 million

Machine learning startup DataRobot has raised $100 million in Series D funding.

Renovo, Velodyne ink LiDAR partnership

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

FBI catches another man allegedly stealing Apple self-driving car secrets — Ars Technica

According to the FBI, "hundreds of the files on Chen's personally owned computer were photographs of computer screens with Apple information on the screen," writes Timothy Lee. Here is the link: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/01/second-man-accused-of-stealing-apple-self-driving-secrets-for-chinese-firm/

AEye closes $16M Series A round

Pleasanton, California-based robotic vision company AEye has closed a $16 million series A venture round from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Airbus Ventures, Intel Capital, and Tyche Partners. AEye develops advanced vision...

Waymo early riders can hail actual driverless minivans now — Fortune

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/ 

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 EY, and can help lay the groundwork...

Automation technology company Festo investing $900 million to expand operations in Ohio

Festo will invest $90 million in an expansion of its Regional Service and Manufacturing Center in Mason, Ohio.

Kroger launches unmanned delivery service in Scottsdale, AZ

Kroger is launching an unmanned delivery service, available to the general public (to the general public in Scottsdale, Arizona, only for now; but nonetheless), in association with Nuro, a...

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.

Autonomous Car, Battery Charger, Galaxy Simulations Win Intel Science Fair Prize

Ionut Budisteanu, 19, of Romania was awarded first place for using artificial intelligence to create a viable model for a low-cost, self-driving car at this year’s Intel International Science and Engineering...

New York State okays autonomous vehicle testing with Audi

New York has approved Audi's application to be the first company authorized to perform autonomous vehicle testing in the state. The automaker says it intends to demonstrate and test vehicles in New York with Society of Automobile Engineers (SAE)...

Altavian awarded $250 million UAS contract by the U.S. Army

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.