lidar

  • Hau Thai-Tang.Ford.automotiveIT
    Feature

    Ford: "The shift from hardware to software is changing the cost structure"

    2017-10-30T11:11:00Z

    Ford’s global purchasing chief, Thai-Tang, 51, discusses Ford’s software-focused strategic goals, the reasoning behind some of its recent investment decisions, and the implications of the industry’s move to electric mobility.

  • ford.automotiveIT
    Article

    Ford grows its driverless-car unit through acquisition

    2017-10-29T12:03:00Z

    Lidar can see things that conventional radar may miss, making it essential for driverless cars (Photo: Argo AI) Ford Motor s recently acquired artificial intelligence company, Argo AI, bought Princeton Lightwave, in a move to further boost its in-house expertise in a technology that s key for ...

  • gm.automotiveIT
    Article

    GM acquires lidar company

    2017-10-12T14:06:50Z

    GM's Cruise Automation runs autonomous-vehicle tests in San Francisco, Phoenix and Detroit (Photo: GM) General Motors has acquired lidar specialist Strobe, joining a growing number of automotive companies that see the technology as crucial to the development of self-driving cars. The staff of Strobe will join GM's Cruise Automation, ...

  • ford.automotiveIT
    Article

    Ford sets 2021 as target date for autonomous vehicles

    2016-08-22T11:46:35Z

    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 ...

  • zf.automotiveIT
    Article

    ZF invests in lidar technology

    2016-08-02T13:21:28Z

    ZF wants to use Ibeo technology to make lidar systems smaller (Photo: ZF) In a bid to strengthen its activities in autonomous-driving technologies, ZF Friedrichshafen has acquired a 40 pc stake in lidar specialist Ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH, "Lidar gives us access to a core technology for environmental and ...