TuSimple has plans of expanding its freight network with its partnership with Ryder. The Ryder facilities will serve as stops, or nodes, on its network to allow TuSimple to reach more customers.
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Canalys has said that Level 2 autonomous cars are finally becoming mainstream. In the United States, they've reached a penetration level of 30%. Globally sales hit 11.2 million in 2020.
The analyst firm TrendForce has announced that the LiDAR market's revenue will jump from $682 million in 2020 to $2.9 billion in 2025 as more autonomous vehicles and ADAS-equipped vehicles are made.
Qualcomm is working with the Chinese vehicle company, Great Wall Motors, to provide its Snapdragon Ride Platform allowing GWM to develop a system called Coffee Intelligence which will debut in 2022.
Vodafone has been selected as the 5G provider for Midlands Future Mobility, a consortium that's testing autonomous vehicle technologies on roads in the West Midland in Birmingham and Coventry.
Uber says it will start its data collection effort in Washington, D.C. roads beginning on January 24 as part of its self-driving expansion goal. However, the test vehicles will be in manual mode.
American grocery chain Walmart is set to launch test drives for its self-driving grocery deliveries. The multinational company partnered up with autonomous vehicle company Nuro to make this possible.
Gartner has announced that in 2023, the net additions of autonomous-ready vehicles will reach more than 740,000. The figure was at just 137,000 in 2018 which shows decent growth in the market.
In a report, the NTSB found that software flaws were present in a self-driving Uber vehicle that hit a pedestrian in Arizona in March 2018. Uber has since refined the software to improve responses.
Groupe Renault announced today that it is exploring the possibility of setting up a driverless mobility service in the Île-de-France region in France. The project will be developed jointly with Waymo.
LG and Unity have announced a partnership which will allow developers to use LGSVL Simulator on Unity Simulation. The solution should allow autonomous vehicles to be developed quicker.
Microsoft has expanded its partnership with automotive companies, ahead of the IAA - New Mobility World beginning this week. The company believes this move will help accelerate automotive innovation.
The new computing center will leverage Tencent's cloud computing capabilities and enable BMW to analyze the large amounts of real-time data that self-driving cars produce from their sensors.
Waymo has secured a permit to establish its manufacturing presence in Michigan, where it will select a facility to house its self-driving vehicle production. Work will start over the next few years.
LG and Microsoft have signed an MoU which will see the firms collaborate in order to develop LG's infotainment systems in vehicles, and LG's autonomous vehicle software using Microsoft's Azure.
Waymo is expected to kick off its self-driving car service in Phoenix next month, marking the first commercial autonomous fleet in the world to serve the public. It'll also likely have a new brand.
Waymo could be inching closer to the launch of its commercial self-driving taxi service after expanding the early rider program and testing a set of pricing models for the vehicles in Phoenix.
Ford announced on Monday that it will begin testing its fleet of autonomous cars on the streets of Washington, D.C. The goal of the test is to deploy a commercial self-driving service in 2021.
The high-end car maker has decided that, in order for people to trust autonomous cars on the street, they should look like a character from a Disney movie and added a pair of eyes to them.
Waymo, Alphabet's autonomous vehicle business, is now operating in Shanghai, China. The firm was registered back on May 22 and it confirmed employees are already working in the city.
Samsung has announced that its Exynos Modem 5100 will be ready for customers by the end of the year and is already working with partners. It's the industry's first 3GPP-compliant 5G modem.
Samsung has announced that it will invest $22 billion into upcoming technologies such as AI, 5G, autonomous vehicles, and biopharmaceuticals. It plans to create 40,000 direct jobs as a result.
Metamoto has launched an early engagement program with leading automotive players to gain further insights prior to launching simulation solutions that will support autonomous vehicle testing.
Waymo has released a 360-degree video featuring the technology behind its self-driving cars and a virtual ride on the backseat, in a push to convince people of the technology's safety.
Huawei and the city of Duisburg, Germany, are teaming up to make the city more digitised. The plans focus on making public transport and schools internet connected and introducing 5G to Duisburg.
Samsung has announced its DRVLINE autonomous car platform which aims to give car makers an open and modular platform to build into their cars. Samsung hopes this will future-proof cars in future.
Elon Musk expressed confidence that the current hardware in Tesla vehicles will be capable of self-driving to a level comparable to humans. He previously said Tesla cars will reach this goal in 2019.
Tesla improves its Autopilot in the latest firmware (17.32) update along with other notable improvements. We take the latest for a test spin to see how much it has improved.
Project Titan proposed a whole range of mad new ideas in car design, it was going to make Apple into the new Detroit of car-making, but Apple appears to be refocusing on smaller projects now.
Following last week's acquisition of Mobileye, Intel has now announced a partnership with Fiat Chrysler, in addition to BMW, to deliver fully automated driving for production by 2021.
Just after announcing the completion of the acquisition of Mobileye, Intel has announced its plans to build a fleet of 100 autonomous vehicles for testing in the United States, Israel, and Europe.
Intel's $15.3 billion all-cash bid for Mobileye, which develops technology for autonomous vehicles, has now completed, Mobileye will be combined with Intel's Automated Driving Group.
Microsoft and Baidu are working together "to take the technical development and adoption of autonomous driving worldwide", as part of the global Apollo alliance of over 50 companies.
Juno's mission to Jupiter has delivered its first scientific results with some stunning images; autonomous vehicles could be tested with 99.9 percent less time and costs; and AlphaGo's crowning.
A list of approved testers of autonomous vehicles on the website for California's DMV was updated on April 14th, showing that Apple now holds a permit to test autonomous vehicles in the state.
Intel is set to buy 15% of HERE, according to a filing sent to the German cartel office today. In a joint statement, both companies agree to collaborate on maps for automated driving.
It appears that Google is no longer working on its own fully autonomous vehicles, and will now focus instead on bringing its self-driving technology to more 'traditional' cars with steering wheels.
The UK Government, in its latest Budget, has approved the use of driverless vehicles on UK roads, as it wants the UK to become a 'global centre for excellence' in connected vehicles.