Self-Driving Cars
Apple publishes brief overview of its ‘approach to autonomous driving system safety’  9to5Mac · 1 day
Following the release of self-driving car disengagement statistics earlier this month, Apple today has released a brief whitepaper about its self-driving car efforts. The... more
Apple Shares White Paper on Self-Driving Car Safety  MacRumors · 1 day
Apple today released a white paper outlining its self-driving car testing procedures as required by the National Highway Traffic Safety... more
Apple sets a high bar for operators of its self-driving car - Roadshow  CNET · 1 day
With an underwhelming 2018 in the books for Apple's self-driving car program, this new NHTSA report seems to show the company is... more
Nauto, a Softbank-backed mobility startup, brings on team from Newton  TechCrunch · 2 days
Nauto, the transportation company that aims to make human drivers safer and train autonomous vehicles for all types of scenarios, has scooped up the team from Newton Technologies,... more
Nauto, a Softbank-backed mobility startup, acquires Newton  TechCrunch · 2 days
Nauto, the transportation company that aims to make human drivers safer and train autonomous vehicles for all types of scenarios, has acquired Newton Technologies for an undisclosed amount. Newton Technologies aims to reduce the... more
Sphero Launches Kickstarter for New Programmable Robot 'RVR'  MacRumors · 3 days
Sphero today debuted a Kickstarter for its latest robot, the RVR, a fully programmable and customizable RC car that the... more
Vision system for autonomous vehicles watches not just where pedestrians walk, but how  TechCrunch · 5 days
The University of Michigan, well known for its efforts in self-driving car tech, has been working on an improved algorithm for predicting... more
Apple's Self-Driving Car Performance May Not Be So Bad After All  MacRumors · 1 week
Apple's preliminary disengagement data for its self-driving car project surfaced yesterday pointing towards a... more
Audio tech supplier to Rolls Royce and Xiaomi secures another $13.2M in funding  TechCrunch · 1 week
As autonomous driving eventually transforms cars from transportation devices to mobile theaters or conference rooms we will need better audio inside them.... more
Autonomous truck startup TuSimple hits unicorn status in latest round  TechCrunch · 1 week
Another autonomous vehicle unicorn has joined the herd. TuSimple, a self-driving truck startup running daily routes for customers in Arizona, has raised $95 million in a Series D funding... more
Waymo CTO on the company’s past, present and what comes next  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
A decade ago, about a dozen or so engineers gathered at Google’s main Mountain View campus on Charleston Road to work on Project Chauffeur, a secret... more
Airbnb Eyes the Sky With Hire of Aviation Executive  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Airbnb on Thursday said that it hired airline industry veteran Fred Reid away from an autonomous flight vehicle startup backed by Google co-founder Larry Page. more
Autonomous cars are driving the reinvention of IP protection  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Our concepts of intellectual property protection will need to evolve, if not require invention of new concepts, to enable transition to autonomous vehicles.  more
Amazon, Sequoia invest in self-driving car startup Aurora  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Aurora, the buzzy startup founded by early pioneers of self-driving car technology who led programs at Google, Tesla, and Uber, has raised more than $530 million in a Series B round led by Sequoia... more
Optimus Ride deploys more self-driving vehicles  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Optimus Ride, an MIT spinoff, is gearing up to deploy its self-driving vehicles within a mixed-use development located in Reston, Virginia. Thanks to a partnership with Brookfield Properties, Optimus Ride will deploy an autonomous vehicle service throughout... more
Another self-driving car startup is starting small, and that’s a good thing  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Boston-based self-driving startup Optimus Ride said on Thursday that it will provide rides in its golf cart-sized vehicles to tenants of a $1.4 billion... more
How this robot learned Jenga video - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Engineers at MIT taught a robotic arm the delicate game of Jenga. Also, how doctors can now get realistic sensations when they practice surgery in VR, and why self-driving cars could make... more
UK to trial driverless cars without safety drivers  Sky News · 2 weeks
Completely driverless cars without safety drivers could be on British roads by the end of the year. more
UK moves toward driverless car tests without safety drivers  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
The U.K. government has announced it’s working on a process to support so-called “advanced trials” of autonomous vehicles — i.e. trials without human safety drivers. It also says it will... more
UK wants fully autonomous cars on road  BBC · 2 weeks
Currently, the law requires a human remote driver - not necessarily inside the vehicle but ready to take over control if needed. more
UK tightens rules around self-drive cars  BBC · 2 weeks
The government wants to see fully autonomous cars on roads by 2021. more
UK moves towards driverless car tests without safety drivers  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
The UK government has announced it’s working on a process to support so-called ‘advanced trials’ of autonomous vehicles — i.e. trials without human safety drivers. It also says it will... more
Google Said to Partner With Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance on Self-Driving Cars  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
The partners are considering the joint development of unmanned taxis using Nissan vehicles and a system that handles reservation and payments. more
Waymo reportedly in talks with Renault-Nissan Alliance on self-driving partnership  9to5Google · 2 weeks
Besides offering a Lyft and Uber competitor, Waymo is also exploring self-driving trucks as it makes... more
Google parent company reports bumper profits, but shares fall 3%  Sky News · 2 weeks
Shares in Alphabet, Google's parent company, fell 3% in after-hours trading despite the company reporting bumper profits - as it ramped up spending on projects such as cloud... more
Relatives of woman killed in Uber crash file $10M claim  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Two relatives of a woman killed when she was struck by an autonomous Uber vehicle have filed a $10 million claim against the Phoenix suburb where the incident... more
Another Apple Engineer Accused of Stealing Company's Self-Driving Car Tech  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
Jizhong Chen - a Chinese national - was investigated after another employee reported seeing the engineer taking photographs in a sensitive workspace. more
Argo AI can now test self-driving cars in California - Roadshow  CNET · 3 weeks
The company, which counts Ford among its investors, received the permit to do so this week. more
A second Apple employee was charged with stealing self-driving car project secrets  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
The Federal Bureau of Investigation accused an Apple employee, who is a Chinese citizen, of attempting to steal trade secrets related to the company’s... more
Argo.AI acquires permit to test autonomous vehicles in California  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Argo.AI, the self-driving car startup that burst onto the scene in 2017 with $1 billion in backing from Ford, has obtained a permit to test its autonomous vehicles in California.... more
Microsoft, MIT Researchers Develop Model for Safer Self-Driving Cars  Gadgets 360 · 4 weeks
The AI systems powering driverless cars are trained extensively in virtual simulations to prepare the vehicle for nearly every event on the road. more
Apple's Project Titan shake-up, Sonos entering headphone market? video - CNET  CNET · 4 weeks
Today's major tech stories include a major shake-up at Apple's self-driving car department, a possible entry into the headphone market by Sonos and Verizon's Visible carrier... more
Daily Crunch: Apple shrinks its autonomous car team  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
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Apple cuts 200 staff from its Project Titan autonomous car division  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Apple’s secretive efforts to develop a self-driving car — its so-called ‘Project Titan’ — have taken a hard turn in 2019 after it emerged that the... more
Apple shrinks autonomous vehicle team by 200 employees  THE VERGE · 4 weeks
Apple has dismissed as many as 200 people from Project Titan, its secretive autonomous vehicle project, reports CNBC. In a... more
Apple Dismisses Over 200 Employees From Its Autonomous Car Project: Report  Gadgets 360 · 4 weeks
Apple this week dismissed over 200 employees from its autonomous electric car project codenamed "Project Titan" to different parts of the company, CNBC reported on Thursday. more
Apple Cuts 200+ Employees From 'Project Titan' Autonomous Car Team  MacRumors · 4 weeks
Apple this week removed more than 200 employees from its autonomous car team, known internally as... more
The discounted Eufy RoboVac 30C vacuum includes a free Genie Smart Speaker  Windows Central · 4 weeks
Take her for a spin. Amazon has this Eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 30C Robot Vacuum on sale. The price dropped from $299.99 to $239.99. This... more
Google Spinoff Waymo to Put Self-Driving Car Factory in Michigan  Gadgets 360 · 4 weeks
Google's self-driving car spinoff Waymo said Tuesday it will bring a factory to Michigan, creating up to 400 jobs. more
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