Toyota is establishing a business alliance with the Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd., and the Toyota Research Institute – Advanced Development, Inc. (TRI-AD). The insurance company’s data, including that on circumstances and causes of accidents, will be deployed to develop automated driving technology; Toyota and TRI-AD will mix this real-world data with artificial Read More..
Blickfeld wants to give autonomous vehicles the gift of sight. Using cheaper components and deploying micromechanics to reduce size and weight, the Munich-based startup hopes to play an important role in speeding up the mass-market rollout of driverless cars. Once Level 5 autonomy comes into play, fully automated driverless cars will need 360 degree vision Read More..
ZF will start production of the e.GO Mover autonomous electric vehicle next year, and will display it at the IAA commercial vehicle show in Hanover in September to highlight its services in the field of digital logistics. The e.GO Mover will be built in Aachen, Germany, with ‘five-digit’ volumes initially planned, the company says, and Read More..
Autonomous driving software startup nuTonomy, acquired in October 2017 by Aptiv, has gained permission to operate AVs on the streets of Boston. nuTonomy has been testing in the Seaport district of Boston for the last 18 months, and it is now the first company to receive a permit to operate AVs city-wide. Aptiv, formerly known 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..
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..