23 Oct 2020

Applied Intuition Reaches $1.25 Billion Valuation In New Funding For Its Autonomous Vehicle Testing Software

A less popular Bay Area autonomous vehicle startup called Applied Intuition has raised a significant amount of Series C funding that may allow it to compete with other industry leaders such as Tesla and Waymo. All of the tech companies are working to make self-driving vehicles achievable and safe. According

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27 Aug 2020

Robotaxi Startup Voyage Loads Self-Driving Vans With Coronavirus-Killing Tech

A self-driving startup that caters to the elderly has transformed its autonomous minivans to self-sterilize the vehicle’s interior after each ride through a high-tech ultraviolet lighting system. The company, Voyage, adapted the sterilization technique from ambulances dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Voyage’s new technological implementation is being tested in the

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10 Jul 2020

Tesla Autopilot ‘Self-Driving’ Possibly Getting More Aggressive In Evasive Maneuvering Which Could Be A Hidden Sign About Level 5

Recently, a news report arose in which a Tesla on Autopilot managed to avoid hitting a deer. However, the car instead performed an aggressive swerve maneuver that could have injured the driver or surrounding cars. Although nobody was injured in this instance, including the deer, the evasive maneuver was reportedly

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21 May 2020

Intel/MobilEye Promises Self-Driving Robotaxi Service In 2022, While Others Back Off

Earlier this week, MobilEye announced that they intend to offer a robotaxi service without safety drivers by early 2022. The statement was made at the EcoMotion self-driving conference that was held virtually from Israel. The company, which is now a unit of Intel INTC, plans to begin self-driving car operations

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13 Mar 2020

Waymo Steps Up Cleaning, Adds Sanitizer To Keep Coronavirus Out Of Robotic Ride Service

Waymo is a self-driving ride service created by Alphabet Inc., which currently offers its services solely in Arizona. New pandemic, Coronavirus, has forced Waymo to initiate new hygiene actions to ensure that all 1,500 registered riders remain safe. Alphabet Inc. hopes to set the minds of their suburban Phoenix riders

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11 Mar 2020

Waymo’s $30 Billion Valuation Shows The New Reality Of Automated Driving Is Sinking In

Waymo is an automated driving company created by Google in 2009. Before 2020, Waymo had not received any investments outside of Google or Alphabet. However, this week Waymo released a surprise announcement that they had received an outside investment of $2.25 billion dollars. For many, this investment constituted a newfound

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27 Feb 2020

Waymo And Cruise Vie For Supremacy In Murky California Self-Driving Data

Waymo, Google’s self-driving car initiative, boasts the best annual statistics for how infrequently humans need to interact with self-driving vehicles throughout tests but is competing with Cruise, General Motor’s equivalent program. Cruise reported numbers just behind Waymo in 2019 and seemed to have increased its capabilities greatly throughout the second

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16 Jan 2019

The Transportation Department is Funding Autonomous Drones

The Department of Transportation’s Volpe National Transportation Systems Center is seeking vendors to develop A.I. tools for autonomous drones. It is also seeking to expand its understanding of ways in which autonomous vehicles could be hacked or manipulated by malicious actors. The solicitation is open only to vendors situated within

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20 Dec 2018

Your High-Tech Car Is a Magnet for Hacking

“Hopping into an Uber or a Car2Go is a great way to get around. Unfortunately, hackers agree, exploiting weaknesses in apps to go on ‘phantom rides’ with someone else’s profile. From such trips—like a man in Australia who went on more than 30 free drives on the GoGet car-sharing platform

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19 Oct 2018

Most Big Cities Are Planning for Autonomous Vehicles

“More than half of the largest U.S. cities are preparing for autonomous vehicles in their long-range transportation plans—up from less than 10 percent three years ago, according to a new National League of Cities report. Between 2011 and 2017, 22 states passed 46 bills, and five governors signed executive orders

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