Xiaomi announced its plans to invest RMB 3.3 billion ($490 million) in developing Xiaomi Pilot Technology. The investment pays R&D costs of the 500 researchers and acquisitions of 10+ enterprises.
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Ericsson has launched the beta of Ericsson Routes, a service that it hopes will optimise the routes autonomous vehicles take by improving coverage in low-connectivity areas where information degrades.
NVIDIA has announced that it has bought DeepMap, a firm that specialises in building maps detailed enough for use by self-driving vehicles. This will help improve NVIDIA's DRIVE solution.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Waymo has joined forces with automotive giants Renault and Nissan to explore the development of driverless mobility services in France and Japan. The goal is to transport people and goods.
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.
Apple has reportedly laid off more than 200 employees within its secretive autonomous vehicle group in what appears to be another scaling back of the company's self-driving car efforts.
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.
Uber is hiring a “micromobility robotics” team to develop self-driving scooters and bicycles that can drive themselves to charging stations. The goal is to save costs on maintenance contractors.