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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.

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.

Airbiquity and Cyngn Partner to Add Autonomous Material Handling to Existing Vehicle Fleets
Rather than spending money and time replacing fleets with autonomous vehicles, companies can use Airbiquity and Cyngn's technology stack, which includes over-the-air updates.

Outrider Offers Autonomous Tractor-Trailer Hitching Capability
Outrider, which provides automation for yard trucks, said it is the first company to offer advanced, automated tractor-trailer hitching capabilities.

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.

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.

DXC Luxoft Works With AWS on Robotic Drive Cloud
DXC Luxoft, which provides tooling and services for autonomous driving developers, is offering its Robotic Drive Cloud technology on Amazon Web Services to cut test times.

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.

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.

Ghost Locomotion Raises $100M to Improve Autonomous Vehicle Safety
Ghost Locomotion said its crash-prevention technology uses AI to track objects in motion and avoid threats, unlike other self-driving car systems, which require human intervention.

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.

WeRide Closes $310M Series C Round for Robotic Taxis, Buses
WeRide, whose Master Platform powers its robotaxis and Mini Robobus vehicles, has received funding from Nissan and others, bringing its valuation to $3 billion.



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