ZF and Faurecia have co-developed an operating and display concept cockpit for fully-automated Level 4 vehicles, which has no steering wheel or pedals. The Trendsetting Cockpit demonstration unit has instead three screens, plus a control lever in the center console that allows drivers to select either left- or right-hand positions for manual operations. Underpinning the Read More..
A platform connecting city and road authorities with autonomous vehicle operators has been launched by Inrix. This allows the assignation, validation and management of traffic rules and restrictions, via a quick and easy process to digitize local information such as speed limits, crosswalks, school zones or stop signs. Inrix AV Road Rules also enables HAVs Read More..
DARPA, the US Defense Advance Research Projects Agency, has demonstrated some of its upcoming technologies to be applied in combat vehicles. The GXV-T (Ground X-Vehicle Technologies) program has been looking at ways to make vehicles lighter, faster and more agile over a variety of terrain – and also at the use of augmented reality. Reducing Read More..
Ford-owned Autonomic, creator of the Transportation Mobility Cloud (TMC) platform, is partnering with rideOS, a San Francisco-based start-up founded by two former Uber employees, to develop routing software and dispatch instructions for fleets of autonomous cars. rideOS, founded in 2017, aims to provide a platform-agnostic, modular set of products and services to distribute information across Read More..
Hyundai Motor has announced a series of partnerships and joint collaborations covering artificial intelligence, autonomous driving technology, and fuel cell technology. At CES Asia 2018 in Shanghai, it outlined plans to work with Chinese start-up DeepGlint on AI, which it plans to use in four key focus areas: manufacturing, retail, environment and seamless mobility. It Read More..
Byton has unveiled a concept previewing its second car, the K-Byte sedan, in advance of CES Asia in Shanghai. This is the result of a partnership with autonomous driving technology firm Aurora, and the two companies claim that they will have a fleet of level 4-capable vehicles ready for testing by the end of 2020. Read More..
Hyundai Mobis has announced its intentions to develop sensors for all-autonomous driving by 2020. The Korean supplier said it is developing both high- and entry-level radars with a view to production from next year. It is working with Germany’s SMS and ASTYX on five radars for 360-degree detection, and is also collaborating with researchers from Read More..
The 5G Automotive Association (5GAA), Audi, Ford and Qualcomm Technologies have demonstrated Cellular Vehicle-To-Everything (C-V2X) real-time direct communications. This will be compatible with future 5G cellular technology, is said to promise benefits for road safety, automated driving and traffic efficiency, and could be ready for industry deployment by 2020. The showcase in Washington DC, involving Read More..
Great Wall Motors is to launch its first connected vehicle with a remote software updating service in 2019. The over-the-air (OTA) technology will be supplied by Harman, whose Remote Vehicle Updating Service has already been fitted in more than 25 million cars worldwide. The Harman technology allows for full monitoring and control of updates by Read More..
Autonomous-vehicle technology start-up Aurora raised 90 million dollars in a financing round led by two venture capital companies, Greylock Partners and Index Ventures. Aurora was co-founded by Chris Urmson, the former Google executive who spearheaded that company’s autonomous car initiatives. Urmson now is CEO of Aurora. Reid Hoffman, Greylock partner and one of the co-founders Read More..