Month: May 2020

UK's Leading Autonomous Vehicle Show

Autonomous bots disinfecting streets

Ouster, Inc., a leading provider of high-resolution lidar sensors for autonomous vehicles, robotics, security, and mapping announced a partnership with Chinese robotics leader iDriverplus for autonomous cleaning and sanitation robots used to safely sanitize and disinfect potentially contaminated sidewalks and public areas. In February, after China entered into a state of emergency due to COVID-19,…
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Unmanned ship to journey across the Atlantic

A fully autonomous ship tracing the journey of the Mayflower is being built by a UK-based team, with help from tech firm IBM. The vessel will make its own decisions on its course and collision avoidance, and will even make expensive satellite phone calls back to base if it deems it necessary. The sensor technology…
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GM self-driving unit Cruise cuts jobs as pandemic hits sector

Auto giant General Motors (GM), the main shareholder in autonomous car company Cruise, confirmed Friday that the business will cut 160 jobs, or eight percent, of its workforce. “It was a very prudent action,” GM chief Mary Barra told an online conference organized by Bank of America, noting that the layoffs will not involve technical…
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Velodyne Lidar Announces Agreement with EasyMile

Velodyne Lidar, Inc. have announced a three-year agreement with EasyMile, a global leader in driverless technology and smart vehicle solutions. EasyMile uses Velodyne lidar sensors in production of its EZ10 autonomous passenger shuttles that are deployed on public and private roads in more than 30 countries around the world. EasyMile will enhance its EZ10 shuttle…
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