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Snapdragon Ridge hails autonomous vehicles with customisable SoC

Scalable and open autonomous driving solutions from Qualcomm Technologies, a subsidiary of Qualcomm, consist of the family of Snapdragon Ride Safety system on chips (SoCs), Snapdragon Ride Safety Accelerator and Snapdragon Ride autonomous stack. Snapdragon Ride aims to address the complexity of autonomous driving and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) by leveraging power-efficient hardware, artificial…
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20th January 2020 0

A $100 box is the cheapest way we’ve seen to add LiDAR to cars

Velodyne, one of the companies that helped invent modern LiDAR, says it has developed a component that will make adding laser-based radar to autonomous cars and other vehicles more affordable. At CES, the company showed off its new Velabit LiDAR system, which it plans to sell to manufacturers for about $100 per unit. That’s significantly…
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13th January 2020 0

Sony to test self-driving cars to boost sensing, safety technologies

Sony Corp said it would start testing self-driving cars as early as this year to beef up the company’s sensing and safety technologies, as the Japanese electronics and entertainment giant accelerates its automotive push. Sony revealed the plan as it unveiled an electric concept car with 33 embedded sensors, including image sensors and solid-state light…
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9th January 2020 0

Germany’s Bosch to offer lower-cost sensors for self-driving cars

German automotive supplier Robert Bosch said Thursday it has developed a sensor that lets cars “see” a three-dimensional view of the road, aiming to lower the cost of technology that could speed the development of self-driving vehicles. Privately-held Bosch said the internally-developed lidar sensor, which it will show at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las…
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6th January 2020 0

Toyota Will First Deploy Advanced Self-Driving Tech In Commercial Vehicles

Before it brings advanced self-driving features to cars intended for personal use, Toyota Motor Corp plans to deploy them in commercial vehicles first. Toyota Research Institute-Advanced Development (TRI-AD) Chief James Kuffner said it will be easier to apply tech that doesn’t need direct, constant human monitoring to taxis and vehicles the firm is working on…
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20th December 2019 0

Nuro and Walmart select Houston for self-driving delivery pilot program

A California-based autonomous vehicle robotics company that has deployed self-driving delivery cars in Houston already has announced another pilot program. Nuro and Walmart announced a new collaboration for high-tech, affordable grocery delivery — first to a select group of shoppers, and then, later in 2020, to a wider range of customers. “Walmart is committed to…
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18th December 2019 0

Oxbotica integrating its autonomous vehicle software with ZF hardware

Oxbotica, an autonomous vehicle software spinout from Oxford University, has signed an MoU with ZF to integrate its autonomous driving software with ZF’s automotive-grade ProAI compute platform and sensor sets. (Earlier post.) Oxbotica provides a full suite of Universal Autonomy software that is fully modular, has low computing power requirements and uses best-in-class laser vision…
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17th December 2019 0

Now iPhone Users Can Tap Waymo’s Self-Driving Ride-Hail App

The Google sibling says it has 1,500 monthly riders, including some who are chauffeured without a human backup driver. A year after launching its self-driving ride-hail program, Waymo is offering an iOS version of its app in the App Store, making it easier for iPhone users to catch a robotic ride in the Phoenix suburbs.…
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12th December 2019 0

Toyota leads $50 million investment in autonomous shuttle startup May Mobility

May Mobility, a Michigan-based startup that is operating autonomous shuttle services in three U.S. cities, has raised $50 million in a Series B round led by Toyota Motor Corp. The funding, which comes less than a year after May Mobility raised $22 million, will be used to expand every aspect of the company, including its…
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6th December 2019 0

Mapping autonomously: The cost of helping a self-driving car get around the city

In the highly competitive race to get self-driving cars to the market, most companies hold their secrets close. But when it comes to helping those cars figure out where they are on the road, some experts are ready to open up. Argo AI, based in the Strip District, and Aptiv, based in O’Hara, publicly released…
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5th December 2019 0