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Autonomous Vehicles

Consortium Targets Software Standards for Self-Driving Cars

A new group called the Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium (AVCC) aims to develop common software platforms and open standards for autonomous vehicle systems.

Autonomous Vehicles

Autonomous-Truck Company Raises $120 Million

TuSimple Inc., a San Diego-based startup that supplies autonomous driving technology for commercial truck applications, has raised $120 million in its latest funding round.

Autonomous Vehicles

Volvo Trucks Teams with Nvidia on Autonomous Tech

Truckmaker AB Volvo is using chipmaker Nvidia Corp.’s artificial intelligence processing technology to further develop, test and operate self-driving trucks.

Mobility

Nvidia Touts Supercomputer for Autonomous Vehicle Development

Nvidia Corp. says its new DGX SuperPOD processing system’s 9.4 petaflops of processing power can speed the development of self-driving car systems.

Autonomous Vehicles

ZF to Show Autonomous Car in Shanghai

ZF Friedrichshafen AG will unveil a new self-driving demonstration vehicle and updated driver-assist technologies at the Shanghai auto show.

Quality

Toyota First in Line for Nvidia Development System

Silicon Valley-based Nvidia Corp. is introducing a new simulation tool to aid the development and testing of automated driving technologies.

Tech Watch

NVIDIA’s Level 2 system; a 3D solution from U-M that sees the light; Toyota aims to smarten China’s car industry; a camera that sees like the fishes.

Car/Ride Sharing

ZF, Nvidia Team Up on Level 4 Autonomous Car Computer

ZF Friedrichshafen AG says its new ProAI RoboThink central control unit will be the most powerful in-vehicle supercomputer aimed at Level 4 autonomous driving and mobility-as-a-service applications.

Mobility

Mercedes, Nvidia to Partner on Integrated Processor

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit is working with chipmaker Nvidia Corp. to develop an in-vehicle supercomputer that can manage multiple vehicles systems, including advanced user interfaces and autonomous driving technologies.

Quality

Rage Against the Machine

There have been more than 20 reported attacks against Waymo’s self-driving fleet in Chandler, Ariz., since the company began testing the technology on public roads there two years ago.

Design

About Autonomy: Three Views

Yes, there will be more autonomous technology coming at an ever-increasing rate. Which means all the more considerations must be taken into account.

AI

Aptiv Partners with Startup on AI-Based Driver Sensors

Aptiv plc has signed a partnership agreement with Affectiva, a Boston-based startup specializing in artificial intelligence, to bring advanced driver sensors to market.

Autonomous Vehicles

Continental Addresses the Challenges of Automated Driving

And those challenges aren’t all sensor- and algorithm-based, either.

Business

Report: Nvidia to Supply Self-Driving-Tech for Isuzu Trucks

Isuzu Motors Ltd. reportedly is in final negotiations with Nvidia Corp. to use the California-based chipmaker’s self-driving-car technology for commercial vehicles, The Nikkei reports.

Business

Volvo, Nvidia Ink Deal for Automated Vehicle Processors

Nvidia Corp. has agreed to supply its latest Drive AGX Xavier autonomous vehicle technology to Volvo Car Corp.

Autonomous Vehicles

ZF and the Development of Tech for Autonomy

As executive vp with global operational responsibility for the Global Electronics business and Occupant Safety Systems businesses within the ZF Active and Passive Safety Technology division of the ZF Group, Christophe Marnat has his proverbial plate full, especially nowadays when there are burgeoning efforts on behalf of OEMs and suppliers like ZF to develop the technologies that are related to ADAS, all the way to the point of providing Level 4 or Level 5 technology.

Interiors & Electronics

Ever-Evolving Automotive Electronics

Revolution or evolution? Whether in terms of electrical architecture or electronic capability, it all depends on your perspective.

Design

Porsche, Nvidia Team Up on "Speed of Light" Design

Porsche is working with chipmaker Nvidia and video game specialist Epic Games on a new design tool that could significantly speed vehicle development and improve real-time modeling capabilities.

Autonomous Vehicles

Daimler, Bosch Will Test Robotic Shuttle Service in California

Daimler AG and Robert Bosch GmbH plan to begin testing a self-driving shuttle service in Silicon Valley in the second half of 2019.

Electronics

Networking for Autonomous Vehicles Alliance Established

When a working group consisting of a major customer/developer and suppliers is formed around a particular technology, you know that things are moving along at some speed in that technological area.

Production

GM’s Stock Zooms as Cruise Automation Unit Lands $2.3 Billion Investment

Japan’s SoftBank Vision Fund is investing $2.3 billion in General Motors Co.’s Cruise Automation unit.

Mobility

NTT DoCoMo Develops Taxi Demand App

Japanese cellular phone giant NTT DoCoMo Inc. says it has created a software program that helps taxi drivers identify areas with a large number of potential passengers.

Autonomous Vehicles

Chris Urmson Talks Autonomous Tech

From Carnegie Mellon to Google to Aurora: Chris Urmson is driving autonomous driving technology.

Mobility

Malgorzata Wiklinska Is Looking for Technology

If the enthusiasm that Dr. Malgorzata Wiklinska expresses when she talks about what she does for ZF is any indication of her level of commitment as she searches the world for technology that can benefit the supplier’s portfolio, chances are ZF and the companies she discovers are going to both benefit.