The rides will be given in Motional’s IONIQ 5 robotaxi with a safety driver behind the wheel, on certain routes along the Las Vegas Strip.
Motional & Lyft launch robotaxi service in LA
Motional and Lyft announced that the companies are rolling out an autonomous ride-hailing service in Los Angeles.
Motional partners with Uber for 10-year commercial agreement
Motional and Uber signed a 10-year framework agreement that would include autonomous vehicles providing ride-hailing and delivery services.
Motional, Lyft begin autonomous rides in Las Vegas
Motional rolled out its all-electric IONIQ 5-based autonomous vehicle for public use for the first time in Las Vegas.
Motional, Serve Robotics begin autonomous deliveries with Uber Eats
Motional and Serve Robotics are both beginning autonomous deliveries with Uber Eats in California this week.
Motional open-sources VR environments for autonomous vehicle research
Motional’s nuReality set of VR environments are designed to study interactions between autonomous vehicles and pedestrians.
Motional autonomous vehicles get a bird’s-eye view in Las Vegas
Cameras above two intersections in Las Vegas will transmit data to Motional autonomous vehicles for a different view of tough intersections.
Motional testing fully driverless vehicles in Las Vegas
Motional is now testing Level 4 fully driverless vehicles on public roads in Las Vegas. The Hyundai-Aptiv joint venture said the testing, which began earlier in February, consist of multiple driverless Chrysler Pacifica minivans navigating intersections, unprotected turns, and interactions with other road users, including pedestrians and cyclists. There is a caveat: a Motional employee…
Motional, MIT roboticists to examine the future of human-robot collaboration in RoboBusiness Direct
In their RoboBusiness Direct session moderated by MassRobotics Executive Director Tom Ryden, Motional CTO Laura Major and MIT Professor Julie Shah will examine the future of human-robot interaction.
How the U.S. election could affect the future of autonomous driving, China relations
Pär-Olof Johannesson, CEO of TerraNet AB, offers his perspective on how the U.S. presidential election will affect the development of autonomous and electric vehicles worldwide, as well as relations with China.
Motional fully driverless vehicle tests approved in Nevada
Motional, the $4 billion autonomous driving joint venture between Hyundai and Aptiv, today received approval to test fully driverless vehicles in Nevada. While Nevada won’t require a human safety driver behind the wheel, Motional will still have a safety driver in the passenger seat. The tests of Chrysler Pacifica minivans without a human driver will begin in…
The future of human-robot collaboration the subject of a new book, RoboBusiness Direct session
“What to Expect When You’re Expecting Robots” is a new book co-authored by MIT Associate Professor Julie Shah and Motional CTO Laura Major that explores a future populated with robot helpers.
Motional robotaxi service (with safety drivers) resumes in Las Vegas
Motional today resumed its robotaxi service in Las Vegas. The service, which is open to the public, has provided 100,000-plus paid rides via Lyft’s ride-sharing network. Like many other autonomous vehicle efforts, Motional’s service was put on hold in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Unlike the Waymo One robotaxi service near Phoenix, Motional’s service…
Demystifying China’s robotics industry, Motional talks robotaxis, TRI previews kitchen robot
In this week’s episode of The Robot Report Podcast, we learn about industrial automation in China, self-driving taxis and trucks, and robots for household and commercial kitchens,
nuScenes datasets for driverless car safety training get additions from Motional
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.