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    Toyota announces AV data alliance, trials multi-modal service


    Image: TRI-AD 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 ...

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    Blickfeld wants to give AVs better, more affordable vision


    Blickfeld says its lidar systems, which use off-the shelf components, will be cheaper and better (Image: Blickfeld) 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 ...

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    ZF to build e.GO Mover autonomous vehicle, showcase digital logistics


    Image: e.Go Mobile AG 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, ...

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    nuTonomy and Aptiv to test on-street in Boston, will release dataset


    Image: nuTonomy/Aptiv 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 ...

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    Autonomic partners with rideOS on autonomous fleet technology


    Image: rideOS 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 ...

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    Volvo invests in Luminar for autonomous vehicle sensors


    Luminar says its technology offers more range and a higher resolution (Image: Luminar) 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 ...

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    NEVS working with Phantom Auto on remote operation of autonomous vehicles


    Image: Phantom Auto 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 ...

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    Civil Maps, Renovo to cooperate on AV technology


    Image: Renovo 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 ...

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    DENSO, Hyundai, Toyota all invest in Metawave for smart radar


    Image: Metawave 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 ...

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    HERE launches new over-the-air tech for connected vehicles, joins OneMap Alliance


    Image: HERE Technologies 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 ...

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    AEye introduces ‘Dynamic Vixels’, promises more perceptive AV data capture


    Image: Businesswire AEye has announced a new real-time data type said to enable its artificial perception systems to see ‘more like humans’. Dynamic Vixels can now be deployed to enhance the Californian company’s iDAR (Intelligent Detection and Ranging) system: these combine pixels from 2D cameras with voxels from its ...

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    Wave of AV litigation seen to be more about talent than tech


    Faraday Future showed a flashy prototype at the 2016 CES in Las Vegas (Photo: Bongard) The autonomous vehicle space is seeing its first wave of litigation as players in a crowded field fight over technology, money and, above all, talent. In each case, a senior employee who has led ...

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    Ford sets 2021 as target date for autonomous vehicles


    Ford plans to mass-produce autonomous vehicles, Fields says (Photo: Ford) Ford Motor, setting an ambitious new-mobility target, wants to have autonomous vehicles on the road in a ride-sharing or ride-hailing service by 2021. The US carmaker said last week that it is investing in or collaborating with four startups ...

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    Delphi to run mobility-on-demand test in Singapore


    Delphi's autonomous vehicles will have a dedicated route in Singapore (Photo: Delphi) Delphi will conduct a mobility-on-demand trial in Singapore, providing a fleet of driverless vehicles for the test and developing a cloud-based software suite for the purpose. The US-based automotive supplier said the test involves an urban, point-to-point, ...

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    CES: Ford expands fleet of autonomous test vehicles


    More autonomous Ford Fusions will be tested this year (Photo: Ford) LAS VEGAS -- Ford Motor will put more fully autonomous Ford Fusion Hybrid test vehicles on the road this year as it accelerates its driverless-driving programs. The carmaker's CEO, Mark Fields, said at the CES consumer electronics show ...

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    At Ford, autonomous driving moves to next stage


    Ford's autonomous vehicle project is part of the company's Smart Mobility Program (Photo: Ford) Ford Motor appointed a director of autonomous vehicle development and said it is moving ahead with its driverless-car project. The US automaker said 29-year Ford veteran Randy Visintainer will lead a global team to work ...