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 franchised stores, AutoNation USA stores and other...

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 "Connected Technologies" group will have approximately 100...

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...

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...

Fiat Chrysler joins BMW, Intel, Mobileye to build driverless cars

Fiat Chrysler is joining BMW, Intel and Mobileye to build driverless cars. The companies have signed a memorandum of understanding on autonomous driving, which makes Fiat Chrysler the first automaker to...

Oryx raises $50 million

Israeli automotive LiDAR company Oryx has raised a $50 million Series B funding round. Third Point Ventures and WRV led the rinvestment, which was joined by Union Tech Ventures, and existing...

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...

Nvidia, Baidu ink artificial intelligence partnership

Nvidia and Baidu have inked a broad partnership on artificial intelligence technology, for cloud computing, self-driving vehicles and AI home assistants. The announcement was made by Baidu president and COO Qi...

Autoliv to develop, market LiDAR sensors with Velodyne

Automotive safety systems company Autoliv has signed an agreement with Velodyne, where the company will develop auto-grade LiDAR sensors using Velodyne's 3D software technology and LiDAR ASIC engine. Autoliv will also serve...

Swift Navigation raises $34M

San Francisco-based Swift Navigation, a company working on GPS positioning technology for autonomous vehicles, raised a $34 million Series B financing round. The investment was led by Forest Baskett and Greg...

Drive.ai raises $50 million

Drive.ai, a company founded by former lab mates out of Stanford University’s Artificial Intelligence Lab, and working on creating AI software for autonomous vehicles, has raised a $50 million series B...

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...

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...

Jaguar invests in Lyft; inks autonomous vehicle partnership

InMotion, Jaguar Land Rover’s mobility services business, has announced a $25 million investment in rideshare company Lyft. This investment will support Lyft’s expansion and technology plans, and will provide Jaguar the opportunity...