autonomous driving

China’s Didi to dispatch robotaxis 24/7 in 2025, announces trucking service

China’s ride-hailing giant Didi is back in public view after two years of staying low amid a regulatory crackdown. The SoftBank-backed company announced Friday at a company open day a series of

China’s robotaxi upstart WeRide confidentially files for IPO, one of the most funded Chinese robotaxi operators, has confidentially filed to go public in the U.S., Bloomberg reported on Monday. The company declined to comment when reached by TechCrunc

Ford forms automated driving subsidiary from Argo AI’s remains

Ford has launched a wholly owned subsidiary — staffed by hundreds of former employees of Argo AI — that will initially focus on commercializing a hands-free, eyes-off driver-assistance system. The

Amid merger and bankruptcy in the West, lidar maker Hesai nails $190M IPO

Last week, China’s lidar maker Hesai raised an upsized IPO in the U.S. at a time the industry is reeling from layoffs, bankruptcy and consolidation. The Shanghai- and California-based company, w

Oxbotica raises $140M more as its B2B autonomous vehicle platform gains ground

Activity in the self-driving car industry, frenetic for years, has somewhat stalled in more recent times, but a handful of the most promising companies are continuing to see their businesses grow and

Baidu starts offering nighttime driverless taxis in China

Baidu, the Chinese internet giant that became known for its search engines, is making some big strides in autonomous driving. Starting this week, the public can ride its robotaxis in Wuhan between 7 a

Parallel Domain says autonomous driving won’t scale without synthetic data

Achieving autonomous driving safely requires near endless hours of training software on every situation that could possibly arise before putting a vehicle on the road. Historically, autonomy companies

Hyundai and WeRide plan to fuel self-driving with hydrogen in China

While hydrogen is still relatively niched as a fuel for electric vehicles, a startup in China is jumping ahead to embrace it for autonomous driving scenarios. WeRide, one of the most funded robotaxi o

Volkswagen to plough €2.4B into vehicle automation in China and form JV with Horizon Robotics

Volkswagen is accelerating the pace to automate its electric vehicles for Chinese customers. CARIAD, a wholly owned automotive software company of the German auto behemoth, intends to set up a joint v

Innoviz lidar will be on all VW vehicles with automated driving capabilities

Israeli lidar startup Innoviz will supply its lidar sensors and perception software to all vehicles with automated driving capabilities within Volkswagen group brands, the company said Tuesday. Innovi

Cruise’s driverless autonomous cars start giving rides to paying passengers

The era of commercial autonomous robotaxi service is here — Cruise officially became the first company to offer fared rides to the general public in a major city as of late Wednesday. The milestone

Moovit adds Beep’s autonomous shuttle to trip-planning app

Israeli trip-planning app Moovit is integrating with Orlando-based autonomous shuttle startup Beep, which will allow riders to view options for taking Beep shuttles alongside other forms of transit, l

Waymo opens driverless robotaxi testing to San Francisco employees

Waymo, Alphabet’s self-driving unit, has begun offering its San Francisco employees fully autonomous rides, the company said Wednesday. Waymo will begin its rider-only operations within its &#82

The tech inside the new Lotus Eletre EV hints at autonomous driving ambitions

Lotus unveiled Tuesday a battery-electric “hyper” SUV called the Eletre — the first of a trio of EVs Lotus plans to launch over the next four years. The upshot? The Eletre, which mea

BYD, Lucid are latest EV makers to adopt Nvidia’s self-driving toolkit

Nvidia has added two electric vehicle makers to its portfolio of automotive companies adopting its Drive Hyperion platform, a compute and sensor toolkit that powers automated driving capabilities in e to issue recall of autonomous driving software

Autonomous vehicle startup will issue a recall for three vehicles following an October crash in California, according to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA). The age

Kia unveils ‘Automode’ autonomous driving tech that will debut on the EV9 SUV

Kia revealed that its EV9 SUV, unveiled in concept form last November at the LA Auto Show, will be the first to use autonomous driving tech it calls "Automode."

Volkswagen in talks to buy Huawei’s autonomous driving unit: report

The autonomous driving space might be seeing the marriage of two titans. Volkswagen is in talks with Huawei to acquire the latter’s nascent autonomous driving unit for billions of euros, Germany

Mobileye and Zeekr plan to build an autonomous EV for Chinese consumers

Intel subsidiary Mobileye is partnering with Chinese automaker Zeekr to develop an all-electric autonomous vehicle for consumers. The vehicle will be sold in China starting in 2024 and eventually roll

With Intel Mobileye’s newest chip, automakers can bring automated driving to cars

Intel subsidiary Mobileye plans to bring a new supercomputer to market designed to give passenger cars, trucks and SUVs autonomous driving powers. The company introduced Tuesday at the 2022 CES tech t
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