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Autonomous Vehicles

Velodyne to Merge with Acquisition Specialist

Deal increases funding for further development and commercialization of lidar  

Autonomous Vehicles

Velodyne Readies $100 Lidar

Scaled-down unit targets low-speed applications

Autonomous Vehicles

Velodyne Touts Improved Lidar

Velodyne Lidar Inc. says its new Alpha Prime sensor for autonomous vehicles significantly outperforms its previous-generation lidar.

Business

Hyundai Mobis Teams with Velodyne on Lidar Tech

Hyundai Mobis Co. has agreed to work with Velodyne Lidar Inc. to supply lidar systems for Level 3 autonomous vehicles, starting in 2021.

Business

Velodyne Claims Chinese Patent Infringement

Velodyne Lidar Inc. has accused two Chinese companies of infringing on its patents for rotating 3D sensors used by autonomous vehicles to detect objects around them.

Business

Velodyne Buys Mapping Tech Startup

Velodyne Lidar Inc. has acquired Mapper.ai, a 3-year-old San Francisco-based startup that specializes in mapping and localization software.

Economics

Report: Velodyne Lidar Poised for IPO

San Jose, Calif.-based Velodyne Lidar Inc. has hired bankers to evaluate a possible public stock offering as the company prepares to ramp up for mass production, Business Insider reports.

Design

Students Driving Autonomous Tech Forward

This is where the future of autonomous vehicle engineering is going to come from.

Design

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.”

Production

Nikon to Produce Lidar for Velodyne

Camera giant Nikon Corp., which invested $25 million in Velodyne Lidar Inc. last year, will produce lidar systems for the California-based company through its Sendai Nikon subsidiary in Japan.

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.

Electronics

Velodyne Passes 30,000 Lidar Systems

Velodyne’s founder and CEO David Hall is credited with inventing, in 2005, real-time, surround-view lidar.

Electronics

TRI to Launch New Automated Driving Test Vehicle

One of the advantages that the Toyota Research Institute (TRI) has in its pursuit of developing automated driving technology is that it is part of Toyota.

AI

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Invests in Chinese Autonomous Tech Startup

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance is making an unspecified investment in WeRide.ai, a Chinese startup company specializing in autonomous vehicle technology.

Additive Manufacturing

Tech: Infrared, 3D, LiDAR, and Cameras

New research and big plays from Local Motors, Volvo, Mobileye and ZF

Business

Lidar Takes Flight

The advent of advanced driver-assist systems and autonomous vehicles opens the door for several new technologies and the suppliers developing them.

Autonomous Vehicles

Autonomous Vehicle Tech Developer Partners with China’s Guangzhou Auto

Silicon Valley-based startup Pony.ai and Guangzhou Automobile Group Co. (GAC) have agreed to develop self-driving technology and other new mobility systems.

Autonomous Vehicles

Veloydne Launches Upgraded Lidar Sensor

Velodyne Lidar Inc. says it has developed a new lidar technology that outperforms all currently available sensors to better enable fully autonomous vehicle operations.

Autonomous Vehicles

Autonomy + Mobility Awards: Hot, Hot, Hot

Give or take a few degrees, the temperature on the surface of the Sun is 9,940°F.

Design

GM Dominates Autonomy + Mobility Awards

General Motors Co. captured three of this year’s six Autonomy+Mobility Awards, which are presented by Automotive Design & Production and AutoBeat Daily.

AI

Ford-Backed Argo Buys Lidar Firm

Ford Motor Co.’s Argo AI unit has acquired lidar specialist Princeton Lightwave Inc.

Business

Autoliv Acquires Lidar Specialist

Autoliv Inc. is buying lidar and high-tech camera developer Fotonic i Norden AB.

Electronics

Domino’s and Ford Deliver Autonomously

When you think about technology developments in autonomy, you probably think of companies like Uber or Velodyne or Continental or Delphi.

Autonomous Vehicles

Report: Cheap Lidar Unfit for Autonomous Highway Driving

The new wave of lower-cost lidar sensors being developed for self-driving vehicles may not provide sufficient performance to allow for hands-free driving at highway speeds, reports the MIT Technology Review.