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Business

Hyundai/Kia to Spend Big on EVs, Mobility

The Korea-based company is making a big commitment. Make that BIG.

Car/Ride Sharing

Self-Driving Bimmers Rate High with Lyft Riders

Lyft Inc. says ride-hailing customers in Las Vegas who try the company’s autonomous BMW 540i cars rate them an average 4.97 out of 5.

Mobility

Lyft Expands Autonomous Vehicle Testing

Lyft Inc. is opening its own test track for autonomous vehile, expanding its engineering team and adding more vehicles to its test fleet.

Mobility

Hyundai to Test Robo-Taxis in California

Next week Hyundai Motor Co. will begin testing a robo-taxi service in Irvine, Calif.

Autonomous Vehicles

Apple Co-Founder: Robo-Cars Unlikely Anytime Soon

Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Wozniak, once a proponent of autonomous vehicles, now doubts the technology will be available within his lifetime.

Propulsion

Hyundai to Invest $35 Billion on Advanced Mobility

Hyundai Motor Group plans to invest 41 trillion won ($34.6 billion) over the next six years to develop next-generation mobility technologies and services.

Autonomous Vehicles

Hyundai Invests in AI-Based Mapping Startup

Hyundai Motor Co. is making an undisclosed investment in Netradyne Inc., a San Diego-based startup that uses cameras with artificial intelligence to help map roads for autonomous driving systems.  

Business

Zoox to Add Autonomous Testing in Las Vegas

California-based autonomous-car startup Zoox Inc. plans to begin testing self-driving electric vehicles in Las Vegas.   

Autonomous Vehicles

Hyundai and Aptiv Going for Levels 4 and 5

Creating a $4-billion joint venture (JV) for autonomous vehicle (AV) tech

Mobility

Hyundai to Mass-Produce Robo Cars in 2024

Hyundai Motor Co. says it will begin high-volume production of Level 4 driverless vehicles within five years.

Business

Hyundai, Aptiv Form Autonomous Vehicle JV

Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv plc have announced a 50:50 joint venture set up to design and develop technologies for self-driving cars.

Car/Ride Sharing

Bizarre Notions of Self-Driving Cars

What do Americans think about the likelihood of climbing into a robot car?

The Advantage of Data Monetization

The automotive supplier business model is evolving quickly from just software to data that can be monetized and has the potential to create significant competitive barriers.

Car/Ride Sharing

Lyft Shares Autonomous-Car Test Data

Lyft Inc. has released research data from self-driving vehicle sensors and mapping systems.  

Mobility

Why Detroit Needs the Valley—and Vice Versa

Anyone can see the looming changes facing global automakers who are grappling with new technologies, stricter emissions standards, and apps that are turning car buyers into renters (or simply riders). Automobiles are increasingly becoming connected, electrified, and autonomous supercomputers on wheels.

Autonomous Vehicles

Advance and Retract

“It speaks a lot of the advantages of having a tremendous amount of vertical integration to allow you to do concurrent engineering.”

Propulsion

Winning in the Future Automotive Market

As the automotive industry races toward the overall electrification, autonomy, and connectivity of vehicles, the related technologies are transforming from predominantly hardware-based systems to software-driven electronics.

Intelligent Transportation

Singapore Teams People and Tech in "Smart Nation" Initiatives

Thanks to strong government support, Singapore has become a leader in the development, testing and implementation of self-driving vehicles, ride-sharing, mobility-as-a-service and a host of smart city initiatives. 

Propulsion

Tenneco Powertrain Nabs 2 PACE Innovation Awards

The winners of this year’s PACE Awards (Premier Automotive Suppliers’ Contribution to Excellence) for innovation consisted of 13 suppliers from around the world.

Interiors & Electronics

About Blackmore and Its Approach to Lidar

Stephen Crouch spent some time at Delphi in the earlier part of this decade (pre-spinning off of the company now known as “Aptiv”) as a radar systems engineer where he worked on such things as signal processing algorithms.

Mobility

Aptiv Touts Open-Source Dataset for Autonomous Cars

Aptiv plc has created an open-source dataset that developers of autonomous driving systems can use for free.   

Business

Israeli Lidar Firm Lands $130 Million in Funding

Israel’s Innoviz Technologies Inc. has secured $132 million in its Series C funding round.

Batteries

WiTricity Buys Qualcomm’s Wireless Charging Business

Boston-based WiTricity Corp. has acquired Qualcomm Inc.’s Halo wireless charging business for an unspecified amount.

Business

Harman to Produce Lidar for Innoviz

Innoviz Technologies Inc. has formed a partnership with Stamford, Conn.-based Harman International Industries Inc. to produce the Israeli startup company’s InnovizOne solid-state lidar system for carmakers.