Toyota Research Institute – Advanced Development has announced Woven Capital, a new $800 million fund that it said will consolidate support for R&D into smart cities, connected vehicles, and autonomous vehicles.
In August 2020, autonomous vehicles, industrial automation for manufacturing and supply chains, and healthcare robotics continued to receive funding.
Motional, the joint venture of Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv, said that the additions of nuScenes-lidarsseg and nuImages to the nuSceness dataset will help teach autonomous vehicles how to travel safely.
Luminar Technologies, which has been developing lidar hardware and autonomous vehicle software, is merging with SPAC Gores Metropoulos as it readies its full stack for Volvo’s 2022 models.
DeepRoute’s self-driving system will be used in Cao Cao’s autonomous robotaxi service at the multisport event.
PrecisionHawk, which provides drone and data services to the energy and other industries, has received two patents for UTM, or a unified traffic management system for aircraft and drones.
AutoX is rolling out its RoboTaxi autonomous ride-hailing service in Shanghai with operational support from taxicab company Letzgo.
In July 2020, autonomous vehicles, industrial automation, and surgical robots continued to receive funding at steady levels in comparison with the same period last year.
Amazon.com Inc. has agreed to acquire self-driving startup Zoox but didn’t say whether it would focus on autonomous vehicles for delivery or transporting ride-hailing passengers.
Toyota AI Ventures has renewed its call for innovative startups to submit technologies that solve urban challenges for up to $2 million in funding.
As part of our ongoing coverage of robotics applications during the COVID-19 pandemic, we look at more uses in healthcare, transportation, and utilities.
Self-driving cars currently use expensive lidar sensors, but a cheaper chip could lead to more affordable autonomous vehicles.
Autonomous vehicle Waymo received the biggest investment in March 2020, but other fundings and acquisitions continued as the novel coronavirus pandemic spread.
Cognitive Pilot has developed a Mini Radar that it says is compact, affordable, and suitable for use in autonomous vehicles, emergency-response drones, and delivery robots.
CARMERA has been using cameras to build maps that could be valuable, not only for developers of autonomous vehicles, but also to urban transportation authorities.
UL 4600 addresses safety principles and processes for evaluating fully autonomous systems, including self-driving cars and aerial drones.
In February 2020, companies developing field robotics, which are designed to operate outdoors, joined self-driving car makers and healthcare robotics firms in receiving funding.
Robotic Research, which already supplies government and major transportation providers, is ready to start testing its fully automated shuttles without an attendant on board.
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Shacman Trucks has chosen the InnovizPro lidar system from Innoviz for a proof-of-concept project in a Chinese port where it ultimately hopes to deploy 600 autonomous vehicles.
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Lyft and Aptiv have successfully provided more than 100,000 rides on demand in self-driving vehicles in Nevada.