Audi’s AID (Autonomous Intelligent Driving) subsidiary, formed in 2017 to supply autonomous technologies to the Volkswagen Group brands, will leverage LiDAR technology from Luminar for its first on-road deployments of autonomous vehicles in 2021. It will source forward-facing high-fidelity and long-range LiDAR from Luminar, which is also participating in AID’s program for full-stack development. AID Read More..
Bosch will display a driverless electric shuttle at CES 2019 in Las Vegas next month, to be offered fully-integrated with a full suite of hardware, software and related digital services. The concept shuttle, whose outer shell is constructed of display screens and glass, effectively comes with its own connected ecosystem – including software, platforms and user Read More..
Californian electric vehicle start-up Rivian Automotive, founded 2009, has hit the headlines this week with the unveiling of two tough-looking, load-carrying, active-outdoors models: the R1T, a five-seater pick-up truck, and the R1S, a seven-seater SUV [pictured]. These are both to be built in the USA in Normal, Illinois, and are based on a skateboard chassis Read More..
Volvo Cars is showing no actual cars at the Los Angeles auto show (now known as Automobility LA) this week – it has instead elected to “demonstrate its vision” for the future of mobility – but it is exhibiting the LiDAR sensor and perception technology it is leveraging for autonomous driving. This has been developed Read More..
Veniam, a young provider of networking software for connected vehicles and mobility systems, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Japan’s long-established Denso. The planned joint project will explore the integration of Veniam’s intelligent data networking features into Denso’s communication management systems: this will, says Veniam, “improve the ability of vehicles to move large amounts Read More..
A collaboration between Ericsson, Telia and Einride is trialling an autonomous transport ecosystem at a DB Schenker logistics facility in Jönköping, Sweden. This marks the first commercial application of Einride’s autonomous electric transportation (AET) technology in its T-pod driverless vehicle, which will operate continuously at the facility. The Einride T-pod will be supervised by a Read More..
Alliance Ventures, the venture capital division of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, has made two new strategic investments. Its latest is in Transit, a multi-modal transport app firm based in Montreal, Canada, which has produced an app functional in over 175 metropolitan areas around the world. Transit’s app aggregates and maps real-time transportation data from modes including Read More..
Volkswagen Group is to establish a self-driving Mobility as a Service (MaaS) venture in Israel with partners Mobileye and Champion Motors. It will provide a fleet of electric vehicles for the New Mobility in Israel operation; Mobileye will provide its Level 4 AV hardware, map data, safety software and driving policy technology; and Champion Motors Read More..
BMW Group has signed up KPIT and TTTech as software partners in its autonomous driving programme. The collaboration will involve the development of a scalable autonomous driving platform and functions at autonomous driving Levels 3 and 4/5 (Highway Pilot and Urban Pilot). KPIT is a global cross-industry consultancy with its headquarters in Pune, India. TTTech, Read More..
Toyota Motor Corporation and SoftBank Corporation are to establish a joint venture company, MONET Technologies Corporation, by the end of the 2018-19 fiscal year. The aim is to create new mobility services, co-ordinating Toyota’s connected-vehicles Mobility Services Platform (MSPF) and SoftBank’s IoT platform, which collects and analyses data from smartphones and sensor devices. MONET (‘MObility Read More..