Waymo Via Expands UPS Partnership to Autonomous Freight With Class 8 Trucks
November 24, 2021
Waymo Via, the delivery service of Alphabet's autonomous vehicle unit, is expanding its partnership with UPS from self-driving vans to Class 8 trucks for freight.
Walmart and DroneUp Announce Multi-Site Drone Deliveries in Arkansas
November 23, 2021
Walmart is launching three full-time DroneUp airport "Hubs" for on-demand drone deliveries, with the first operation already running in Farmington, Ark.
Locomation’s Autonomous Trucks Could Save Millions in Fuel, Operating Costs, Finds Independent Study
November 22, 2021
From safety to environmental sustainability, Locomation says its Autonomous Relay Convoy can improve on conventional trucking. A new Boundless Impact study has found potential savings.
Quanergy Releases M1 Edge Lidar Sensor for Industrial Automation
November 16, 2021
Quanergy says its new M1 Edge lidar sensor and QORTEX Aware software offer a significant price and performance advantage for mobile robots and industrial applications.
AutoX Operates Fully Driverless Robotaxi Service, Covering 65 Square Miles of Shenzhen
November 16, 2021
AutoX, which has been developing Level 4 autonomous vehicles, has widened its operating area for robotaxis in Shenzhen, China, claiming it is the first to serve an entire district.
Motional and Lyft Plan to Launch Las Vegas Driverless Ride-Hailing Service in 2023
November 9, 2021
Lyft and Motional say the IONIQ 5 electric robotaxis, developed with Hyundai and using Lyft's app, will enable people in Nevada to ride in autonomous vehicles for the first time.
Self-Driving Truck Provider Plus and SPAC Call Off Planned Merger
November 9, 2021
Autonomous truck developer Plus has called off its planned merger with Hennessy Capital Investment Corp. V and is considering business restructuring because of stakes in the U.S. and China.
MBZIRC Maritime Grand Challenge With $3M Prize Launches in Abu Dhabi
November 5, 2021
In the Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge, to be held by ASPIRE in the United Arab Emirates in June 2023, teams will deploy unmanned vehicles in a GNSS-denied environment.
Momenta Drives Off With $500M in Series C Funding for Autonomous Driving
November 4, 2021
Momenta, which says its "flywheel" path will lead to rapid development and mass production of self-driving cars, has raised more than $1.2 billion total from investors and automakers.
Autobrains Raises $101M Series C Funding for Autonomous Vehicle AI
November 1, 2021
To achieve self-learning AI, Autobrains maps raw data to signatures, which are then analyzed for patterns to form concepts, leading to real-time perception of complex environments.
Perrone Robotics to Use Ouster Lidar in Scaling Autonomous Vehicle Deployments
October 31, 2021
Ouster plans to supply hundreds of its OS digital lidar sensors to Perrone Robotics for a range of autonomous vehicles. The company also introduced its L2X sensor on a...
Aurora Releases Beta of Aurora Driver in Commercial Self Driving Truck Pilot
October 30, 2021
In the pilot of the Aurora Horizon autonomous trucking service, Aurora is using the first commercial beta of its Aurora Driver suite. The company is also working with Colrspace on...
FedEx and Neolix Test Autonomous Delivery Vehicle in China
October 29, 2021
As part of its sustainability and technology innovation efforts, FedEx Express is testing an autonomous delivery vehicle with Neolix this month in China.
TUM Autonomous Motorsport Wins $1M Indy Autonomous Challenge Powered By Cisco
October 24, 2021
The Technical University of Munich beat eight other university teams in developing and racing its autonomous race car on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
ROS Powered Race Cars Ready for Indy Autonomous Challenge
October 23, 2021
ADLINK provides a peek under the hood at the university teams, corporate sponsors, and open-source technologies participating in the Indy Autonomous Challenge.
Reliable Robotics Raises $100M to Expand Remotely Piloted Commercial Cargo Flights
October 15, 2021
Reliable Robotics, which has been working with the FAA and NASA to demonstrate safe remote operation of any aircraft, hopes to expand access to underused airports.
AI Chipmaker Hailo Raises $136M to Expand Edge AI Systems to Meet Global Demand
October 12, 2021
Hailo says its Series C round is the largest in the edge AI chip space to date, demonstrating the exploding demand for AI processors for smart cities, smart retail, Industry 4.0,...
TRI Announces Machine Learning Advances at International Conference on Computer Vision
October 11, 2021
The Toyota Research Institute, or TRI, is presenting six papers that it said advance the state of the art in machine learning and computer vision for robots and other applications.
AEye, Seoul Robotics Offer Long-Range Perception System for Smart Traffic Systems
October 8, 2021
AEye and Seoul Robotics said the integration of their 4Sight M lidar and SENSR 3D perception software will detect and classify objects at greater range and accuracy.
Wayve Partners With Ocado Group to Develop Autonomous Global Delivery Globally
October 7, 2021
The data collected by Ocado's grocery delivery vans outfitted with Wayve's deep learning and camera technology will help the partners overcome last-mile challenges.