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Argo AI, Ford, and Walmart to Launch Autonomous Vehicle Deliveries in Three Cities
Self-driving vehicle developer Argo AI, automaker Ford, and retailer Walmart said they will address growing demand and learn about last-mile, autonomous deliveries.

DeepRoute.ai Closes $300M Series B Funding, Plans to Scale Urban Logistics and Fleet Operation
DeepRoute.ai, which raised $100 million in addition to the stake that Alibaba acquired last month, plans to grow its urban robotaxi and autonomous truck operations.

Tower Semiconductor Says New Lidar Technology Can Make Autonomous Vehicles More Responsive
Tower Semiconductor, which provides foundry platforms for integrated circuits, said it has made a breakthrough for high-precision lidar in autonomous vehicles.

Top 10 Robotics and Autonomous Vehicle Transactions of August 2021
In August 2021, the total number of deals and their dollar value fell from the previous month, but industrial automation, self-driving cars, and logistics still thrived.

Unikie and Valmet Automotive Develop Automated Valet Parking for Logistics
Finland-based Unikie is testing Automated Factory Parking technology that doesn't require cars to be self-driving to be autonomously moved in factory premises.

9 Robotics and AI Companies Make Futurology List of 101 Silicon Valley Innovators
Silicon Valley is home to hundreds of robotics and AI companies, but here are nine innovators worth watching in autonomous vehicles, dexterous manipulation, and more.

Xiaomi Acquires DeepMotion as It Moves Into Automotive Sector
Xiaomi has reported record Q2 revenue and is diversifying from consumer electronics into electric and autonomous vehicles with its purchase of Deep Motion Technology.

Motional and Hyundai Unveil IONIQ 5 Driverless Robotaxi
Motional and Hyundai Motor Group have collaborated on the electric, driverless robotaxi, which is based on Hyundai's IONIQ 5 and will enter commercial service in 2023.

Nuro to Build Autonomous Vehicle Testing, Manufacturing Facilities in Nevada
Nuro, which has developed autonomous vehicles for robotic deliveries, is building a factory with BYD North America and taking over part of the Las Vegas Speedway.

Alibaba Group Buys Stake in Autonomous Robotaxi Firm DeepRoute
DeepRoute, which says it is developing "full-stack" autonomous driving, is the latest startup to receive funding from e-commerce company Alibaba, "China's Amazon."

Perrone Robotics Signs OEM Agreement With Local Motors for Autonomous Shuttles
Autonomous vehicle pioneers Perrone Robotics and Local Motors are collaborating to integrate Perrone's TONY autonomy kit into Local Motors Olli electric shuttle this year.

AutoX Demonstrates Autonomous Robotaxis in ‘Urban Villages’
In a new video, AutoX showed how its Gen5 system enables an autonomous robotaxi to maneuver through dense neighborhoods. The company has permission to operate in China and California.

AEye Closes SPAC Merger, and Lidar Maker Begins Trading on Nasdaq
AEye said its software-configurable, adaptive iDAR system provides range, resolution, and speed advantages over existing lidar for autonomous vehicles, driver assistance, and robots.

Flying Ship Technologies, PROBOTEK to Jointly Deliver Robotic Maritime Vessels
Flying Ship Technologies plans to integrate PROBOTEK's software into its wing-in-ground-effect vessels for semi-autonomous, low-emissions deliveries, starting in Greece.

Perrone Robotics and Tropos Team up to Develop Autonomous Electric Compact Utility Vehicles
Perrone Robotics said it will combine its TONY autonomous vehicle kit with Tropos Motors' ABLE electric compact utility vehicles for applications such as delivery and construction.

Infinidrome, Honeywell to Develop Technology to Protect GPS Signals
From GPS-denied environments such as under bridges to signal jamming, Honeywell and InfiniDome's joint offering will address sensors and resilience for protected drone navigation.

Qcraft Raises $100M Series A Funding for Autonomous Shuttle Bus Development
Qcraft, which is developing a full stack of autonomous vehicle technology using simulation and 5G technologies, is planning to deploy more 'Dragon Boat' buses.

DoD Chooses Stratom for Stage II of Modular Autonomy and Robotic Software Program
Stratom, which worked on the first stage of the MARS program, will continue to help migrate military ground robots from ROS-M to ROS 2, the latest version of the Robot Operating...

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Local Motors Chooses alwaysAI to Provide Computer Vision for Olli Autonomous Shuttle
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