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CMU Researchers Develop Algorithm to Help Autonomous Vehicles Navigate Busy Streets
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University said they have found a new method for autonomous vehicles and delivery robots to balance aggressive and cooperative behavior.

Top 10 Robotics, Autonomous Vehicle Transactions of July 2021
Although the number of transactions in July 2021 held steady, self-driving car companies and startups working on robot software still raised billions.

Inceptio Technology Raises $270M Series B for Autonomous Truck Development
Inceptio, which has been working with Chinese OEMs on autonomous heavy-duty trucks, plans to use its latest funding to further develop its ruggedized technology.

Motional to Use Ottopia to Remotely Support Robotaxi Fleets
Ottopia will integrate its remote vehicle assistance teleoperation capability with Motional's autonomous vehicles for a safer and more efficient robotaxi service.

Buffalo Automation and Future Mobility Network Launch Autonomous Ferry Service in Europe
Buffalo Automation is working with international partners to launch an autonomous robotaxi service that is different from others -- it's a ferry in the Netherlands.

Cognitive Pilot CTO Explains How Autonomy Will Advance Agriculture
Not only can kits enable equipment to be self-driving right away, but they could also change the nature of farming, says Anton Emelyanov, CTO of Cognitive Pilot.

TuSimple Teams Up With Ryder to Expand Autonomous Trucking in Southern U.S.
TuSimple is working with Ryder to identify fleet maintenance facilities that can serve as terminals for its Autonomous Freight Network, enabling self-driving trucks nationwide.

Motional, Eversource to Pilot Autonomous Vehicles for Energy Infrastructure Monitoring
In what it described as the first pilot of its kind, Motional has deployed autonomous vehicles to collect infrastructure data for New England utility provider Eversource.

Optimus Ride Forms Strategic Advisory Board Around Autonomous Transportation
Optimus Ride, which has been developing autonomous shuttles for campus and urban environments, has formed a strategic advisory board including business and government experts.

Five Robotics Failures and What Developers Can Learn From Them
Humanoid robots, fruit-picking robots, and the ongoing self-driving car race show that rather than blame luck or overestimate technology, designers can learn from past mistakes.

Tencent Invests $400M in Meituan to Keep Developing Autonomous Vehicles, Delivery Drones
Food delivery firm Meituan, which has invested in service robots, 3D vision, and autonomous vehicles, plans to continue development with latest funding from Tencent.

Autonomous Vehicle Developer Aurora Innovation to Enter $1B SPAC Merger, Be Publicly Listed
Aurora said it expects to have $2.5 billion in cash upon closure of the transaction, and it plans to launch its first autonomous driving product by the end of 2023.

Toyota’s Woven Planet Unit Acquires CARMERA for Autonomous Vehicle Mapping
After acquiring the Level 5 data division from Lyft, the Toyota unit adds CARMERA's high-definition mapping expertise to its team developing autonomous vehicles.

Top 10 Robotics Transactions of June 2021
Self-driving vehicle developers continued fueling up for their long march toward full autonomy in June 2021, followed by factory, warehouse, and other automation.

AutoX Launches Production of Gen5 Fully Driverless Systems for Robotaxis
AutoX, which has developed Level 4 autonomous vehicle systems, has launched production of its Gen5 systems to expand fully driverless taxi services in cities across China.

Freetech Raises $100M Series A Funding to Produce ADAS, Autonomous Driving
Freetech Intelligent System is developing perception for ADAS and autonomous cars and shuttle buses. The company plans to use its funding to move into mass production.

Yutong Xiaoyu 2.0 Autonomous Bus Wins 2021 Red Dot Design Award
Yutong said its award-winning Xiaoyu 2.0 self-driving bus has a full stack of sensors, onboard computing, and 5G cloud connectivity to enable smart cities across China.

Sense Photonics Unveils Autonomous Vehicle Lidar Ready for Mass Production
Sense Photonics' solid-state lidar systems include proprietary technologies to deliver high-data point clouds with design flexibility for automotive designers, suppliers, and manufacturers.

Xpeng Announces Hong Kong IPO, Could Raise $2B for Electric, Autonomous Vehicles
Xpeng, which has been developing electric, self-parking, and autonomous vehicles, is already trading on the New York Stock Exchange and could be valued at up to $32 billion.

Embark Trucks to Raise $614M, Go Public Through SPAC Merger
Embark Trucks, which provides autonomous software to U.S. trucking market, will be valued at $4.55 billion, and former Secretary of Transportation and Labor Elaine Chao is joining its board.



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