Tag: autonomous vehicle

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

GM’s Cruise to Resume Robotaxi Tests in Phoenix This Week

May 13, 2024

Via: Transport Topics

General Motors’ troubled Cruise autonomous vehicle unit said May 13 that it will start testing robotaxis in Arizona this week with human safety drivers on board. Cruise said during the testing, it will check the vehicles’ performance against the company’s […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Cruise Weighs Expanding Self-Driving Car Tests

March 21, 2023

Via: Transport Topics

General Motors’ Cruise autonomous vehicle unit on March 20 asked California for permission to test the cars across the entire state. Cruise already is running an autonomous ride-hailing service in its hometown of San Francisco after testing for more than […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Honda Unveils 3rd-gen Autonomous Work Vehicle for Easier Transport, Delivery of Construction Materials

March 7, 2023

Via: Tech Times

Honda is set to unveil its newest autonomous robot that is designed to lighten a load of construction-related works in the future. The Japanese automobile firm confirms that it will reveal more information about the third-gen Autonomous Work Vehicle (AWV) […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Driverless Car Development Taking Longer Than Anticipated

October 21, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Autonomous vehicle companies and suppliers have collectively spent around $75 billion developing self-driving technology, with scant sign of meaningful revenue emerging from robocar services. This has spelled disaster for Aurora Innovation, TuSimple Holdings and Embark Technology, whose shares have each […]

Design & Planning, Process

How Following Vital Industry Standards Makes Autonomous Vehicles Safer

July 6, 2021

Via: Design News

Radical changes are propelling the automotive industry forward as electrification transforms vehicles from mechanical systems into electronic wonders. Massive advances in sophisticated electronics and computer systems are making self-driving cars a reality. In response, automotive manufacturers and suppliers have rallied […]

Logistics, Process

J.B. Hunt, Waymo Partner to Test Self-Driving Trucks in Texas

June 10, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

J.B. Hunt Transport Services has partnered with autonomous vehicle developer Waymo to move freight with self-driving trucks in Texas. Through this limited pilot program, Waymo’s autonomous trucking unit, Waymo Via, will transport loads along Interstate 45 between facilities in Houston […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Waymo Provides Look Inside Self-Driving Truck Testing

March 25, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Autonomous vehicle developer Waymo offered a look inside the day-to-day testing of its self-driving trucks on public roads through a virtual ride-along event for members of the press. During the March 24 live demonstration, a Class 8 tractor outfitted with […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Self-driving vehicle watches human to cope better in strange environments

August 13, 2020

Via: Electronics Weekly

The team designed an algorithm that allows an autonomous ground vehicle to improve its existing navigation systems by watching how a human driver remote-controlled the same vehicle, calling the approach ‘adaptive planner parameter learning from demonstration’ – APPLD. The approach […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Volkswagen closes $2.6 billion investment in self-driving start-up Argo AI

June 2, 2020


Volkswagen AG has closed on its $2.6 billion investment in Argo AI, the Pittsburgh-based autonomous vehicle start-up announced in a blog post Tuesday. The German automaker’s deal with Argo and Ford Motor, which acquired a majority stake in the start-up […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

GM’s Cruise to unveil first car built to operate with no driver

January 21, 2020

Via: Automotive News

Cruise LLC, the autonomous-car startup majority owned by General Motors, plans to show its first vehicle designed to operate without a driver on Tuesday, people familiar with the matter said. The vehicle Cruise has been developing along with GM is […]

Process, R & D

Ford sees help from startups as key to managing industry changes

June 11, 2019

Via: Automotive News

TEL AVIV, Israel — Ford Motor Executive Chairman Bill Ford said the automaker will rely on startups much more than in its past as it attempts to navigate challenges to its traditional business. Speaking at the 7th annual EcoMotion mobility […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Apple said to be in discussions with potential suppliers of AV sensors

April 17, 2019

Via: Automotive News

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple Inc. has held talks with at least four companies as possible suppliers for next-generation lidar sensors in self-driving cars, evaluating the companies’ technology while also still working on its own lidar unit, three people familiar with […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Continental says AV revenues won’t be significant until 2030

March 7, 2019

Via: Automotive News

FRANKFURT — Revenues from autonomous driving will not ramp up until 2030 and beyond, the CEO of German auto supplier Continental AG said on Thursday. “Until 2030, the market will be driven mainly by assistance systems. Significant revenues will only […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Every part of a self-driving car will change, even the doors

October 9, 2018

Via: Automotive News

Even if self-driving cars never make it to the streets in large numbers — or if they are deployed only in geofenced areas — the huge amount of money invested in the technology will have benefits that could improve all […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Honda acquires $2.75bn stake in General Motors Cruise autonomous vehicle unit

October 3, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

The company has agreed to pay $750mn in advance for the minority stake in Cruise and will also contribute another $2bn over the next 12 years. As part of the deal, Honda, GM and Cruise will develop autonomous vehicles in […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Easy Ride trial to mark Nissan’s first stop on road to taxi services

February 23, 2018

Via: Reuters

YOKOHAMA (Reuters) – Nissan Motor Co is taking its first steps to becoming an operator of autonomous vehicle services, hoping to break into a segment set to be dominated by Uber [UBER.UL] and other technology firms. While automakers for more […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

The Road To The Autonomous Age Will Be Paved By Smart Cities

January 24, 2018

Via: Forbes

The age of the autonomous vehicle will usher in sweeping changes to transportation, energy consumption, passenger safety, and business efficiency. But before autonomous cars can transform modern life, cities will have to transform themselves. Smart cities will be the linchpins […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, R & D

FEV North America, Inc. to show Cyber Security Test System at 2018 CES

January 5, 2018

Via: PR Newswire

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Jan. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — To address cyber security, one of the largest hurdles in autonomous vehicle development, FEV North America, Inc. (FEV) has developed a test system to provide flexible, end-to-end security test coverage. The FEV […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, R & D

Software startup helps maintain shared vehicles

November 14, 2017

Via: Automotive News

SAN FRANCISCO — General Motors’ Maven car-sharing service has grown significantly since its launch in 2016, with help from a quiet partner that has made sure the service’s vehicles are always fueled, clean and road-ready. Now that partner, San Francisco […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Self-driving car advocates launch ad campaign to prod Congress

September 26, 2017

Via: Automotive News

WASHINGTON — A coalition of supporters of self-driving cars on Tuesday said that it will run ads this week in social media and Washington newspapers, in an effort to convince Congress to adopt sweeping legislation to boost the nascent industry. […]