Self-Driving Cars
China unveils the first autonomous amphibious military landing vehicle  THE VERGE · 2 days
Earlier this month, a Chinese shipbuilder unveiled an amphibious autonomous landing vehicle that could someday be part of... more
Uber's Self-Driving Unit Valued at $7.25 Billion in New Investment  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Uber's autonomous vehicle unit has raised $1 billion from a consortium of investors including SoftBank Group, giving the company a much-needed funding boost for its pricey self-driving ambitions. more
Audi self-driving unit taps newcomer Aeva for its unique lidar  TechCrunch · 4 days
Audi’s self-driving unit has tapped a startup with a unique approach to lidar as it ramps up testing in Munich using a fleet of autonomous electric e-tron crossover... more
Apple Said to Be in Talks With Potential Suppliers of Sensors for Self-Driving Cars  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
Apple is seeking lidar units that would be smaller, cheaper and more easily mass produced than current technology more
Aptiv takes its self-driving car ambitions (and tech) to China  TechCrunch · 4 days
Aptiv, the U.S. auto supplier and self-driving software company, is opening an autonomous mobility center in Shanghai to focus on the development and eventual deployment of its technology... more
Boston Dynamics’ SpotMini robot can haul vehicles, too  THE VERGE · 5 days
Boston Dynamics has shown its SpotMini robot doing a new trick: joining a robot army to pull a large vehicle... more
Waymo launches robotaxi app on Google Play  TechCrunch · 5 days
Waymo is making its ride-hailing app more widely available by putting it on the Google Play store as the self-driving car company prepares to open up its service to more Phoenix residents. The company,... more
Audi AI:Me concept is an autonomous city car of the future - Roadshow  CNET · 6 days
Audi's concept electric car combines a surprisingly large cabin, self-driving technology and even VR technology to create a high-tech rush hour refuge. more
Tesla is raising the price of its full self-driving option  TechCrunch · 1 week
In a few weeks, Tesla buyers will have to pay more for an option that isn’t completely functional, but that CEO Elon Musk promises will one day deliver... more
California to allow testing of light-duty self-driving trucks  THE VERGE · 1 week
California would allow for the testing of light-duty autonomous trucks on public roads under a proposed rule announced Friday. The... more
The robot supermarket shelf scanner and other news  BBC · 1 week
BBC Click's Paul Carter looks at some of the week's best technology stories. more
Uber spent $457 million on self-driving and flying car R&D last year  TechCrunch · 1 week
Uber spent $457 million last year on research and development of autonomous vehicles, flying cars (known as eVTOLs) and other “technology programs” and will... more
CMU’s robotic arm attaches to a backpack to lend a helping hand  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Carnegie Mellon’s Biorobotics Lab is probably best known as the birthplace of the modular snake robot. Initially designed to squeeze into tight spots for... more
Your Tesla can now change lanes without asking permission  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Today, Tesla is taking a step closer to a true self-driving car future with a mode that entirely... more
Low-bandwidth radar technology provides improved detection of objects  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers have demonstrated a different type of ranging system for radar that possesses superior range resolution and is almost completely free of bandwidth limitations. The technology has important applications for the self-driving... more
Teaching computers to intelligently design 'billions' of possible materials  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers are applying one of the first uses of deep learning -- the technology computers use to intelligently perform tasks such as recognizing language and driving autonomous vehicles -- to... more
Mobileye CEO Amnon Shashua at TC Sessions: Mobility on July 10  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Mobileye, the Israeli-based automotive sensor company acquired by Intel in 2017for $15.3 billion, is one of the companies at the center of the emerging world of autonomous... more
Search giant Baidu has driven the most autonomous miles in Beijing  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
While the public is asking, “When are we going to ride in autonomous cars?” Technology companies have been moving apace to test them on designated roads.... more
April Fools' pranks: Space burps, Waymo self-driving cars for cats, pickle burger - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
From Logitech, Duolingo, McDonald's and other big names, here's a tally of this year's finest -- or, at least, most... more
Daimler Asks EU Antitrust Regulators to Probe Nokia Patents  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
Tech companies and mobile telecoms providers are playing an increasingly important role in the auto industry, with their technologies used in navigation systems, vehicle-to-vehicle communication and self-driving cars. more
Lyft drivers strike as the money-losing company goes public  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Drivers on strike, questions about profitability, and the looming specter of autonomous vehicles — what’s up with Lyft’s... more
Autonomous vehicle IP protection — when HAL is driving  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Present-day machine learning requires binary experiential training. The collected learning then becomes valuable. But how can that very valuable intellectual property be protected? more
Earn a free ticket to TC Sessions: Mobility 2019 with SocialLadder  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Mobility is an expansive topic that includes drones, dockless scooters and autonomous cars — both terrestrial and aeronautic — plus all the ancillary tech required to... more
This self-driving AI faced off against a champion racer (kind of)  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Developments in the self-driving car world can sometimes be a bit dry: a million miles without an accident, a 10 percent increase in pedestrian detection range,... more
This self-driving AI faced off against an champion racer (kind of)  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Developments in the self-driving car world can sometimes be a bit dry: a million miles without an accident, a 10 percent increase in pedestrian detection range,... more
Lidar and perception startup Innoviz raises $132 million  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Innoviz, the Israel-based startup developing solid-state lidar sensors and perception software for autonomous vehicles, has raised $132 million in a Series C funding round that includes major Chinese financial institutions. The round,... more
Mobileye CEO clowns on Nvidia for allegedly copying self-driving car safety scheme  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
While creating self-driving car systems, it's natural that different companies might independently arrive at similar methods or results — but the similarities in a... more
New EV startup Canoo will only sell cars on a subscription basis  THE VERGE · 4 weeks
Electric vehicle startup EVelozcity, which was founded in late 2017 by three former BMW executives (and ex-Faraday Future employees), has a new name and... more
How Nuro plans to spend Softbank’s $940 million  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Autonomous delivery startup Nuro is bursting with ideas since SoftBank invested nearly $1 billion in February, new filings reveal. A recent patent application details how its R1 self-driving vehicle could carry smaller... more
Gates-backed Lumotive upends lidar conventions using metamaterials  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Pretty much every self-driving car on the road, not to mention many a robot and drone, uses lidar to sense its surroundings. But useful as lidar is, it also involves physical compromises that limit... more
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