autonomous vehicles

Autonomous delivery startup Nuro to restructure, pause commercial expansion

Autonomous delivery startup Nuro is in the midst of a restructuring that will result in layoffs and shift resources away from commercial operations and toward R&D. This is the second time in less

Why Halo is betting on a remote-operated car-sharing service

Driverless cars are often marketed as a safe and convenient means of travel that allows customers to watch movies, scroll through TikTok or nap — all without worrying about taking over control. Whet

Woven Capital, Nvidia back Foretellix’s autonomous vehicle validation tech

Startups working on driverless cars fully may no longer attract the kind of nine-figure acquisition or funding offers that were prevalent just a few years ago. But there are still pockets within the b

How Aurora is navigating the bumpy road to commercial self-driving trucks

Amid economic uncertainty, tight capital markets, wary investors and consolidation in the nascent autonomous vehicle industry, Aurora Innovation is still motoring on toward its target of commercializi

Cruise recalls 300 robotaxis, issues software update after crashing into city bus

GM’s self-driving unit Cruise filed with federal regulators a voluntary recall to update the software in 300 robotaxis after one struck the back of a city bus in San Francisco. Cruise said in a

Saildrone takes the wraps off its Voyager autonomous research vessel

Saildrone has quickly risen to the surface of the growing field of autonomous seagoing vehicles — a category you could be forgiven for not knowing about but that is increasingly important across num

Venti raises $29M to design autonomous vehicles for industrial and logistics hubs

A startup called Venti Technologies has raised $28.8 million, a Series A that it plans to use to continue building its software, partner with third parties for hardware, and to secure more deals.

Embark Trucks lays off workers, explores liquidation of self-driving truck assets

Embark Trucks, the autonomous trucking company that went public in 2021 via a merger with a special purpose acquisition company, is cutting 70% of its workforce and shutting down two offices. And the

Zoox robotaxis start rolling out on California public roads

More than two years ago, Amazon subsidiary Zoox unveiled an electric, autonomous robotaxi it built from the ground up. Now, the cube-like vehicle that is loaded with sensors — and not a steering whe

Self-driving truck companies face a potential roadblock in California

After years of pressure from the autonomous vehicle industry, The California Department of Motor Vehicles is on the verge of allowing companies to test and deploy self-driving trucks on public roads.

AV company Aurora hires president ahead of commercial launch

Aurora Innovation said Monday it has hired Ossa Fisher as president as the autonomous vehicle company prepares to commercially launch its self-driving trucks business next year. The company said Fishe

Waymo lays off staff as Alphabet announces 12,000 job cuts

Waymo, the self-driving technology unit under Alphabet, quietly laid off workers Monday, according to The Information and several posts on LinkedIn and Blind. The cuts at the autonomous vehicle compan

Outrider raises $73M to bring its autonomous electric yard trucks into the mainstream

Autonomous vehicle technology may no longer be the fuel powering the hype machine. But companies applying the technology to agriculture, commercial and logistics applications are still attracting vent

Cruise soft-launches robotaxi rides in Phoenix and Austin

Cruise has soft-launched its fully driverless robotaxi service in Austin. Texas and near Phoenix, Arizona, making its own deadline to enter two new markets before the end of 2022. The GM-backed compan snags $31M to scale its ‘unsupervised’ autonomous driving software

A few bright spots remain in the autonomous vehicle industry even amid macroeconomic headwinds that have nearly shut off the spigot of venture capital and led to further consolidation., a star

Zeekr files for an IPO, Elon sells more Tesla shares and a message to readers

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Waymo opens Phoenix airport rides to the public, doubles downtown service area

Members of the general public will be able to take a Waymo robotaxi, with no human safety operator behind the wheel, between downtown Phoenix and Sky Harbor International Airport starting Friday. Waym

Autonomous driving’s blunders are good news for the climate

If autonomous driving would have taken off before EVs got a foothold in the market, the results could have been catastrophic for the climate.

Hyundai-backed AV startup Motional cuts workforce

Motional, the Aptiv-Hyundai joint venture developing autonomous vehicle technology, cut its workforce this week — the latest example of layoffs in the AV industry and more broadly in the tech sector

GM’s Cruise pursuing permit to test its custom-built ‘Origin’ robotaxi in San Francisco

Cruise, GM’s self-driving technology subsidiary, has started the long and winding regulatory process to test its next-generation “Origin” robotaxi on public roads in San Francisco. T
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