Tag: driverless cars

Nuro raises $940 million for robot car deliveries

Nuro, a startup targeting the multibillion-dollar autonomous delivery robot market, has attracted sizeable venture capital from Softbank. The Japanese holding conglomerate today announced that it has invested almost $1 billion — $940 million — in Nuro through its Vision Fund, at a valuation of around $2.7 billion. That’s up substantially […]

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Avinew raises $5 million for car insurance that rewards you for using autonomous safety features

As the deployment of autonomous vehicles ramps up globally, it’s raising all sorts of prickly regulatory questions. Which parties should be held responsible if a self-driving car swerves off course and kills a pedestrian — the driver, the automaker, or the systems supplier? And which safeguards should be legislatively mandated […]

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Argo.ai obtains California permit to test driverless cars

Pittsburg-based Argo.ai, a driverless vehicle startup founded by former executives on self-driving teams at Google and Uber, has obtained a permit to test its autonomous cars on California roads. The approval, which was issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles, was first spotted by TechCrunch and confirmed by a spokesperson […]

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mclaren’s ‘future grand prix’ vision includes all-electric AI-powered racers

grand prix racing meets the age of advanced technology in mclaren‘s ‘future grand prix’ concept. codenamed MCLExtreme (or MCLE for short), mclaren sets out its vision for grand prix racing three decades from now and imagines a 2050 formula 1 world championship transformed by artificial intelligence (AI), autonomy, electrification and mixed reality. images […]

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Mobileye plans to deploy fully autonomous cars in 4 years

Watch out, Waymo — Mobileye has its sights set on you. The Tel Aviv developer of autonomous car systems, which Intel paid $15.3 billion to acquire in March 2017, had an eventful few days at CES 2019 in Las Vegas. During a presentation headlined by cofounder and CEO Amnon Shashua, […]

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California grants Zoox first permit to transport passengers in driverless vehicles

(Reuters) — Self-driving car startup Zoox has become the first company to receive approval from California regulators to operate an autonomous ride service for public passengers, state regulators said on Friday. The California Public Utilities Commission said Silicon Valley-based Zoox is the first company to join a state pilot program in […]

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honda’s autonomous work vehicle is a multi-talented quad bike for off-grid missions

japanese carmaker honda has developed an autonomous work vehicle (AWV) platform built off its ATV architecture. basically a honda agricultural 4WD quad bike that uses AI, GPS and visual sensors, to serve as a small self-driving wagon, the AWV has been designed to transport supplies, equipment and water to hard-to-reach locations. the […]

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Waymo’s First Commercial Self-driving Service Launches in Phoenix

We’ve arrived. It’s officially #TheFuture. After years of talk within the auto industry, Waymo says it will become the first company to offer a commercial taxi service using autonomous vehicles when the program launches in Arizona today. Called Waymo One, the Google subsidiary plans to offer the first batch of rides […]

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AEye raises $40 million for sensor that merges camera and lidar data

With some analysts predicting as many as 10 million self-driving cars will hit the road by 2030, it’s no wonder that the lidar market is projected to be worth $1.8 million in just five years. Lidar — sensors that measure the distance to target objects by illuminating them with laser light […]

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Ford partners with Postmates and Walmart for autonomous grocery delivery in Miami area

Driverless grocery delivery is a hot new trend. Nuro teamed up with grocery giant Kroger for self-driving grocery deliveries in the U.S. this summer, and shortly after, startup Robotmart announced plans to test its driverless grocery store on wheels. In September, Udelv partnered with Farmstead grocery chains in Oklahoma City to transport perishables to […]

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driverless vehicle by stavros mavrakis redefines the way we explore while traveling

stavros mavrakis has designed a sustainable, shared-use autonomous vehicle that hopes to offer users a unique, original local experience while traveling. challenging traditional automotive design, zephyr is created as a piece of moving architecture, and not just as a means of transport, as it provides a flexible ephemeral space of living, making it the key part of […]

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2018 festival of speed: siemens reveals trio of new designs

siemens has outfitted a 1965 ford mustang with autonomous technology to accomplish a historic hillclimb to mark goodwood’s 2018 festival of speed and it’s 25-year anniversary, effectively combining classic engineering with the latest modern day technology.this 1965 ford mustang received a revamp with autonomous capabilityimages courtesy of siemens in collaboration with cranfield university, the engineers behind […]

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Automakers must decide how much uncertainty is acceptable for autonomous vehicles

To meet the goal of autonomous vehicles that can operate safely and without any need for human input — that is, L5 automation — automakers must train AI systems to navigate myriad conditions they’ll run into in the real world so that they don’t actually run into anything in the real world). Our highways and roads are, […]

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The future of AI relies on a code of ethics

Matthew Howard Contributor More posts by this contributor Brands, Platforms, The Live Video Labyrinth And How Everyone Can Win Facebook has recently come under intense scrutiny for sharing the data of millions of users without their knowledge. We’ve also learned that Facebook is using AI to predict users’ future behavior and selling that data to advertisers. Not surprisingly, Facebook’s business model […]

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The AI winter is well on its way

Deep learning has been at the forefront of the so-called AI revolution for years now, and many people believed that it would take us to the world of the technological singularity. Many companies talked big in 2014, 2015, and 2016 when technologies such as Alpha Go were pushing new boundaries. For example, Tesla announced that […]

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