BMW Group and Suning Logistics have both announced that they are joining Apollo, Baidu’s open, shared autonomous driving platform. Apollo, launched in July 2017, now involves 118 global partners across the automotive and technology sectors. The BMW Group is working with other OEM and technology partners on a scalable autonomous driving platform spanning Level 2 Read More..
Bosch and Daimler have announced a pilot trial of fully-automated and driverless driving in an as-yet unnamed metropolitan city in California, with a test fleet hitting the road in the second half of next year. Daimler Mobility Services is expected to be the operator of a fleet of on-demand, shared shuttle vehicles, summoned via an Read More..
Visteon Asia Pacific and China’s ZongMu Technology have confirmed their cooperation to jointly develop autonomous driving technologies from Level 3 upward. A self-parking solution integrating Visteon’s DriveCore autonomous driving platform and ZongMu’s autonomous parking system [pictured] is the first product announced. The Visteon DriveCore platform comprises hardware, in-vehicle ‘middleware’ and PC-based software toolsets to develop Read More..
The first European on-road trial of a shared mobility service using autonomous vehicles is beginning near Rouen, France. The partners in this Rouen Normandy Autonomous Lab initiative are Groupe Renault, Métropole Rouen Normandie, Transdev Group and Matmut, and the on-demand service will be open for public use from September 2018. The service will use four Read More..
Ford Commercial Solutions – a business unit of Ford Smart Mobility – has launched an open platform called Transportation Mobility Cloud (TMC) for fleets to manage data flow to and from their vehicles. Aimed primarily at large company fleets, telematics providers and fleet management companies, the TMC uses the vehicles’ built-in modems to transfer data Read More..
V2X provider Commsignia, based in Santa Clara, California, has announced two new products to support the Cellular Vehicle-To-Everything (C-V2X) and 5G ecosystem. Its roadside and onboard units, ITS-RS4 and ITS-OB4 respectively, use the Qualcomm 9150 C-V2X chipset for radio communication and are offered as standalone products or with dedicated short-range communication configurations. These units work Read More..
Israeli LiDAR and computer vision technology provider Innoviz Technologies is partnering with HiRain Technologies to supply autonomous driving systems to Chinese carmakers. Beijing-based automotive electronics supplier HiRain is integrating Innoviz’s MEMs-based solid-state LiDAR into its products, which are developed with an eye to mass production. It is supporting Levels 1-3 of driving assistance; developing higher-level Read More..
Daimler Trucks & Buses is establishing a new Automated Truck Research and Development Center in Portland, Oregon. This US facility is developing, fine-tuning, testing and validating automated driving systems, in collaboration with other Daimler Trucks centers in Stuttgart and Bangalore. Other Daimler business divisions – especially the passenger car unit – will benefit from its Read More..
Local Motors is partnering with Robotic Research, best-known for its work for the US Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, to further develop Olli, its autonomous-driving shuttle bus. They will collaborate on integrating new sensor sets, technologies and other applications, with a view to facilitating and optimizing the industrialization and commercialization of Olli, which was Read More..