NVIDIA has opened up its Drive Constellation simulation platform to partners for virtual testing and validation of autonomous driving hardware and software. Partners are invited to integrate their world models, vehicle models and traffic scenarios to create real-world representations of unpredictable and complex environments, which will in turn make Drive Constellation ever-more comprehensive. Partners already Read More..
BYD has launched an open-source platform it calls ‘D++’ and a ‘developer version’ of its Qin Pro, claimed to be the world’s first autonomous car open to third-party developers. It announced these at its worldwide developer conference in Shenzhen, China, attended by representatives from companies including Baidu, Horizon and Roadstar.ai. Wang Chuanfu, BYD president and Read More..
The latest partner to join the Renovo AWare ecosystem, Perceptive Automata adds its expertise in human behaviour prediction software to the AWare OS for automated vehicles. The young company claims to have developed algorithms “understanding the human mind”, giving vehicles “the ability to anticipate what people might do next”. This is said to facilitate smooth Read More..
Hyundai Autron has selected Wind River of Alameda, California, to collaborate on safety-critical IoT software for autonomous vehicles. Intellectual property from both companies will be used to create a platform to integrate features such as advanced sensing, ethernet-based communication, and artificial intelligence applications. Wind River describes the new platform as leveraging advanced system partitioning via Read More..
Jaguar Land Rover is working with cognitive psychologists to study how pedestrians prepare to cross a road, and how they might safely interact with an autonomous vehicle. In this part of the Autodrive project supported by the UK government, autonomous pods are running on a simulation of a street scene in the UK city of Read More..
Toyota Motor Corporation and Uber Technologies are expanding their partnership, with Uber to deploy purpose-built Toyota vehicles on its fleet. Toyota is also investing $500 million in the ride-hailing firm, subject to regulatory approval. The collaboration aims to advance, commercialize and scale up technologies for autonomous ride-sharing. An initial pilot ‘Autono-Maas’ (autonomous Mobility as a Read More..
Mobility software company Renovo and mapping and location services specialist HERE Technologies have formed a partnership to develop and deploy open interfaces for automated vehicles. For highly and fully automated vehicles, these will have open standards for interoperability and data exchange across the transportation ecosystem. The first phase of the collaboration involves the development of Read More..
Luxoft, a global IT service provider based in Zug, Switzerland, has acquired Objective Software GmbH, a 20-year-old consultancy with its headquarters in Munich, Germany plus offices in Turin, Italy; Luxembourg; and Wroclaw, Poland. Objective specializes in software development for the automotive industry, with a focus on connected cars and autonomous drive. Objective’s portfolio of IP Read More..
Daimler AG is restructuring its business divisions in a strategy which will see the reassignment of over 700 subsidiaries in over 60 countries. This is described as a move making the Daimler Group “fit for the future” and, according to supervisory board chairman Manfred Bischoff, positions it “to tackle the rapid pace of change in Read More..
Bosch has developed a cloud-enabled predictive road conditions technology for automated and connected vehicles, incorporating weather data from Finnish firm Foreca. This will alert drivers to hazards including wet roads, snow and ice before a critical situation occurs, warning them to take back the wheel from a self-driving system, for example, and will be rolled Read More..