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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)...

An interview with self-driving visionary Larry Burns, co-author of ‘Autonomy’– Forbes

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...

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.

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

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.

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.

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...

Harvard Researchers Continue Work On Autonomous Robotic Insects

Harvard University researchers are continuing work on autonomic robotic insects, says the university in a statement. Researchers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the Wyss Institute for Biologically...

Toyota investing $500M in Uber; to launch autonomous-mobility as a service fleet

Toyota is investing $500 million in Uber. The two companies are also expanding their autonomous ride-sharing collaboration.

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.

ANSI launches unmanned aircraft systems standardization collaborative

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has announced the launch of its Unmanned Aircraft Systems Standardization Collaborative (UASSC), with a kick-off meeting scheduled for September 28 in Washington, DC. The UASSC's mission...

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...

Baidu to use Microsoft cloud for self-driving cars outside of China

The self-driving car alliance formed by Chinese Internet search giant Baidu will be using Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform. As a member of the Apollo alliance, Microsoft will provide global scale for Apollo...

Japan aims to launch self-piloting ships by 2025 — Nikkei Asian Review

Japan's shipbuilders and maritime shippers are teaming up to make self-navigating ships a reality, reports the Asian Nikkei Review. Here is the link.

Pony.ai raises $112 million

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