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The latest partnership focuses on accelerating the commercialization of self-driving vehicles. It also sees Microsoft become Cruise's and General Motor's preferred cloud provider.
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.
The firm has reportedly agreed to pay over $1 billion to acquire Zoox. This will give Amazon control of the 1000-person startup; however, Zoox is expected to operate as an independent subsidiary.
HumanDrive, a project led by Nissan, has performed the longest and most complex autonomous journey in the UK. Only revealing the success today, HumanDrive completed the drive last November.
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.
Bosch has announced that it's producing a new, low cost, lidar sensor that would unlock SAE level 3 - 5 vehicles for more people. Lidar is usually prohibitively expensive but this could change things.
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.
Launching November in Irvine, California, Hyundai is entering the self-driving market in a first of its kind for the company offering public rides free to all users during a pilot scheme.
Waymo has announced via e-mail that it plans to begin operating fully self-driving vehicles, without safety drivers, in Phoenix, Arizona in the near future. It's unclear how many vehicles there'll be.
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.
The two companies will extend their existing alliance on development of commercial vehicles to electric and self-driving passenger cars, with Ford getting access to Volkswagen's MEB platform.
Tesla has filed a lawsuit against a former employee who used to work on the Autopilot team. Tesla says that Guangzhi Cao stole 300,000 files that pertained to Autopilot code before leaving the firm.
The UK has inched ever closer to advanced trials of self-driving cars on its public roads. The Department for Transport said it's developing a process to begin trials on public roads soon.
Ford Motor, Walmart, and delivery service Postmates will work together to develop a service for delivering goods and other groceries to Walmart consumers which could someday use self-driving cars.
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.
Four months after it pulled all of its self-driving cars from public roads due to a fatal accident, Uber is now getting the vehicles back on the road, but they won't actually be driving themselves.
The self-driving car technology company has today announced that its cars have driven a total of eight million miles on public roads, with an average of 25,000 miles driven per day.
Tesla has lost one of its head honchos who was responsible for dealing with federal safety regulators. The loss comes at a sensitive time for the company after March's Model X fatality.
Waymo, Alphabet's subsidiary focused on autonomous vehicles, went on stage today at Google I/O to announce that driverless autonomous cars are on the way, starting in Phoenix, Arizona.
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.
New patents have surfaced which show mock-ups of Apple's self-driving car software. It's probably not how the final software will look but does give us cues about the feature set Apple will include.
Apple shares details about the company's research on self-driving cars for the first time, disclosing the use of VoxelNet software to help autonomous vehicles better detect distant 3D objects.
It has been revealed by a lawyer for Uber that the upper limit that Alphabet's Waymo is seeking from Uber over the stolen trade secrets is $2.6 billion. Waymo is currently seeking to delay the trial.
Tesla and AMD may be working together in order to build and AI chip intended for Tesla's self-driving cars. A source near the project has said Tesla received samples of the chip and is doing tests.
Alphabet is believed to be examining a potential investment in Lyft to the tune of $1 billion. Should it proceed, the cash injection would help shore up the company against its main rival, Uber.
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.
Baidu will adopt Nvidia's Drive PX 2 autonomous vehicle platform and use next-generation Volta GPUs in its data centers. Nvidia's Shield TV will receive the Chinese company's DuerOS digital assistant.
Uber has sacked the VP at the centre of a court case it's fighting with Alphabet which owns the self-driving car firm, Waymo. The firing shows that Uber does believe its employee stole trade secrets.
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.
The ride-hailing company, Lyft, and Waymo have come to a deal to bring about an autonomous ride-hailing service. The two companies hope that they can better compete against Uber with the deal.
With expressways, bus lanes, parking areas, and more, K-City will offer a 360,000 square metre automated vehicle testing area for Hyundai, Kia, Samsung, and many other South Korean companies.
Samsung has received the approval to test its modified self-driving Hyundai Grandeur on public roads in South Korea. The South Korean giant also reiterated that it does not want to build a car.
Residents of Phoenix, Arizona now have the opportunity to apply for Waymo's early access program which offers free rides in its autonomous vehicles for individuals and the rest of their households.
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.
IBM has received a patent for what it calls a "cognitive system" aimed at improving the way self-driving vehicles respond to problems, giving them the ability to relinquish control to a human driver.
Uber will now resume its self-driving program after it was halted because of a crash last Friday. The crash caused an Uber vehicle to be turned on its side, but nobody was seriously injured.
Intel has announced that it will be acquiring Mobileye - a company which develops technology for autonomous vehicles - in an all-cash deal valued at $15.3 billion, priced at $63.54 per share.
BMW has revealed its vision for connected self-driving cars, opting to integrate Microsoft's Cortana as the "digital assistant that customers are familiar with in other areas of their daily life."