The newly-founded Volvo Cars Tech Fund has invested in Luminar, which develops lidar sensors for autonomous vehicles. The move by the Swedish carmaker builds on an existing collaboration with the start-up, which has facilities in Palo Alto, California, and Orlando, Florida. “Luminar represents exactly the type of company and technology we seek to invest in, Read More..
Sweden-based NEVS (formed from the assets of the former Saab Automobile) is working with Phantom Auto on a remote-operator solution for autonomous vehicles. In this, a human can step in to take control of the vehicle, perhaps in a critical situation or what Phantom describes as ‘edge cases’: unmapped road construction areas, severe weather, instructions Read More..
Civil Maps, creator of an edge-computing HD mapping and localization platform, is to collaborate with Renovo, currently testing a fleet of autonomous vehicles in San Jose, California. The two companies will integrate Renovo’s AWare self-driving operating system with Civil Maps’ platform, said to be a lightweight and highly scalable solution for HD mapping, usage and Read More..
Denso Corporation, Hyundai’s investment division Hyundai Cradle, and Toyota AI Ventures have all taken stakes in the start-up Metawave Corporation, which has raised an additional $10million from these three and other new strategic investors. Metawave has core technologies for expanding radar detector range, improving recognition performance, and reducing size of radar devices. Denso, which has Read More..
HERE Technologies is launching HERE OTA Connect, a new over-the-air technology for secure transfer of data, software and firmware between the cloud and a vehicle. This has been designed to integrate into an OEM’s own back-end and is available as a standalone product, although HERE is to combine it into its current suite of software Read More..
AEye has announced a new real-time data type said to enable its artificial perception systems to see ‘more like humans’. Dynamic Vixels can now be deployed to enhance the Californian company’s iDAR (Intelligent Detection and Ranging) system: these combine pixels from 2D cameras with voxels from its Agile 3D LiDAR sensors to give a single Read More..
The autonomous vehicle space is seeing its first wave of litigation as players in a crowded field fight over technology, money and, above all, talent. In each case, a senior employee who has led a company’s push into autonomous vehicles left to set up his own business or joined a competitor and stands accused of Read More..
Ford Motor, setting an ambitious new-mobility target, wants to have autonomous vehicles on the road in a ride-sharing or ride-hailing service by 2021. The US carmaker said last week that it is investing in or collaborating with four startups to speed up autonomous-vehicle development. It also is expanding its Silicon Valley R&D operations for the Read More..
Delphi will conduct a mobility-on-demand trial in Singapore, providing a fleet of driverless vehicles for the test and developing a cloud-based software suite for the purpose. The US-based automotive supplier said the test involves an urban, point-to-point, low-speed autonomous-vehicle project in Singapore’s Autonomous Vehicle Test Bed. This is located at a business park in the Read More..
LAS VEGAS — Ford Motor will put more fully autonomous Ford Fusion Hybrid test vehicles on the road this year as it accelerates its driverless-driving programs. The carmaker’s CEO, Mark Fields, said at the CES consumer electronics show that Ford will add 20 Fusion Hybrids to itsÂ test fleet this year, making a total of 30 Read More..