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..
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..