autonomous vehicles

Kodiak’s military prototype AV is a Ford F-150 pickup

Kodiak Robotics has unveiled its first autonomous test vehicle for the U.S. Department of Defense, a Ford F-150 pickup truck that the startup has upfitted with its software and sensor stack. The DOD i

Nvidia taps China talent for autonomous driving endeavors

Nvidia has long been involved in the development of autonomous vehicle technologies, providing the industry with graphic processing units that can perform millions of calculations simultaneously. Now

The Wild West of robotaxis: Will Texas be a regulatory haven or chaos unleashed?

All eyes might be on the California robotaxi market, but Texas is the one shaping up to be the next hot testbed of the technology — and regulatory fights that could follow. The Lone Star State has b

May Mobility rides the AV wave while Cruise and Waymo feel the heat

May Mobility has raised hundreds of millions from some of the biggest names in the auto industry, but if you haven’t heard of the autonomous vehicle startup yet, that’s apparently by desig

Two of California’s biggest robotaxi opponents join forces

Two of the biggest groups to oppose robotaxi expansion in California are now formally working together. Teamsters 856, which is tied to one of the longest-standing labor unions in the U.S., and Ridesh

XPeng starts removing HD maps from Tesla FSD-like feature in China

XPeng is often called the Chinese challenger to Tesla for its efforts to bring advanced driving capabilities to its electric vehicles. It’s now getting a step closer to its American counterpart

Robotaxis ‘do not belong in the city of Los Angeles,’ lawmaker says

Robotaxi oversight is now a priority at Los Angeles City Hall. At a press briefing on Wednesday, Councilmember Hugo Soto-Martínez told Waymo and Cruise that their robotaxis are not welcome. “Th

California agency pulls Cruise’s commercial robotaxi permit following DMV action

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has suspended Cruise’s authority to carry and charge passengers for its robotaxi service, following similar action from the state’s Depart

Robotaxi pushback grows in Los Angeles as Cruise loses permits

Less than a month after Waymo’s Los Angeles County expansion, labor organizers and an LA lawmaker are calling for new autonomous-vehicle regulations. On Tuesday, the office of LA Councilmember H

Waymo’s new simulator helps researchers train more realistic agents

Autonomous vehicle companies use simulators to train their self-driving systems and teach them how to react to “agents” — things like pedestrians, cyclists, traffic signals and other

Cruise opens robotaxi service in Houston

GM’s self-driving car subsidiary Cruise has opened its robotaxi service to users in Houston — an expansion that comes amid increasing criticism of the company’s operations in San Francis

Navigating public-private partnerships with Uber, Cruise, and the mayor of Atlanta

Tech companies say they will help cities reach their ambitious decarbonization goals, but increasing public trust and working closely with government partners is key.

Protestors rally at Cruise HQ in San Francisco

Protestors gathered Monday outside Cruise’s headquarters in San Francisco after reports of one of its robotaxis blocking an ambulance with a patient on board who later died. The incident, which

Cruise is bringing its robotaxis to Seattle and Washington, DC

Cruise, the self-driving subsidiary of General Motors, said Monday it has begun manual data collection in Seattle and Washington, DC, the first step toward launching commercial services in the cities.

VinFast takes a wild ride, a robotaxi fallout brews and the IRA one year later

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Cruise told by regulators to ‘immediately’ reduce robotaxi fleet 50% following crash

Cruise, the self-driving car subsidiary of GM, has been asked to reduce its robotaxi fleet by 50% in San Francisco following a crash Thursday night with a fire truck. The California Department of Moto

Cruise and Waymo score a win and a surprising deal between electric aircraft rivals

Welcome back to The Station, your central hub for all past, present and future means of moving people and packages from Point A to Point B. All eyes were on San Francisco this week as critics and supp

5 lessons robotics founders can learn from the AV industry

We've identified five lessons that the next generation of robotics founders can take from the successes and failures of the AV industry.

Cruise begins testing self-driving vehicles in Atlanta

Cruise said Monday it has started testing its self-driving vehicles in Atlanta as the company continues its ambitious plan to launch its robotaxi service in multiple cities. The announcement confirms

Array Labs is scanning Earth from space to equip autonomous vehicles with 3D maps

It’s an oft-told story: The boom of space startups today can be traced to dramatically lowered cost in launch and satellite manufacturing over the past 10 years. But Array Labs, a two-year-old start
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