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.
Nvidia announced details of its functional safety architecture for Nvidia Drive, its AI autonomous vehicle platform at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show.
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 are creating a production-ready AI autonomous vehicle platform designed for China.
Hyundai and Aurora have inked a strategic partnership to bring self-driving Hyundai vehicles to market by 2021.
BlackBerry and Baidu will collaborate to accelerate the deployment of connected and autonomous vehicle technology for automotive OEMs and suppliers.
Chinese artificial intelligence company SenseTime has signed a long-term development agreement with Japanese car manufacturer Honda, to build cars with autonomous driving.
Velodyne is partnering with Unmanned Solution (UMS) of South Korea.
Volvo has signed a non-exclusive framework agreement with Uber, to sell 'tens of thousands' of autonomous driving compatible base vehicles
Insitu, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Boeing, has announced a contract with QGC, to leverage Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems.