Friday, January 17, 2020
- Advertisement -
Speed up your site performance today, Free site transfer, same renewal price
Uber debuts a new self-driving car with more fail-safes

Uber debuts a new self-driving car with more fail-safes

Uber just announced a third-generation version of its self-driving car, developed in partnership with Volvo. The new XC90 SUV will be built to fit Uber’s self-driving technology at the factory level, instead of needing to be retrofitted like previous versions of the car. Uber will start testing the new car on public roads in 2020.…
How self-driving startup Aurora is wooing carmakers

How self-driving startup Aurora is wooing carmakers

Self-driving cars — Prominent startup aims to make its self-driving stack an industry standard. Timothy B. Lee - Jun 10, 2019 6:08 pm UTC Enlarge / AUSTIN, Texas - MARCH 09: Chris Urmson speaks onstage at Featured Session: Self-Driving Cars: The Future is When? with Malcolm Gladwell & Chris Urmson during the 2019 SXSW Conference…
Hyundai self-driving deal points to industry-wide pattern

Hyundai self-driving deal points to industry-wide pattern

Self-driving cars — Hyundai is the latest carmaker to make a big self-driving bet. Timothy B. Lee - Jun 13, 2019 4:20 pm UTC HyundaiIt has been a busy week for Aurora, the self-driving startup founded by veterans of the Google, Tesla, and Uber self-driving programs. On Monday, Aurora announced it had forged a partnership…
Elon Musk says free self-driving chip upgrade could come to older Teslas this year

Elon Musk says free self-driving chip upgrade could come to older Teslas this year

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the company will “most likely” start retrofitting its new, more powerful processing chip into older vehicles near the end of the year. The new FSD chip is the first to have been designed in-house. Tesla says it offers 21 times the performance of the Nvidia chips it replaces — a…
Self-driving startup AutoX expands beyond deliveries and sets its sights on Europe

Self-driving startup AutoX expands beyond deliveries and sets its sights on Europe

AutoX, the Hong Kong and San Jose, Calif.-based autonomous vehicle technology company, is pushing past its grocery delivery roots and into the AV supplier and robotaxi business. And now, it’s taking its business to Europe. AutoX has partnered with NEVS — the Swedish holding company and electric vehicle manufacturer that bought Saab’s assets out of…
UPS is testing self-driving trucks in Arizona

UPS is testing self-driving trucks in Arizona

According to UPS, the trucks have been roaming a 100-mile stretch between Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona since May. The fleet is designed as "level four autonomous trucking," which means all operations are automated; a driver and engineer are only on-board as a fallback. The effort aims to reduce the cost of shipping via tractor trailer…
VW’s partnership with self-driving car startup Aurora has ended

VW’s partnership with self-driving car startup Aurora has ended

A partnership between Volkswagen and self-driving vehicle startup Aurora has ended, according to a report by the Financial Times, citing three people familiar with the matter.  A spokesperson from VW confirmed the news, telling TechCrunch that “activities under our partnership have been concluded.” VW did not provide any further details.  Aurora didn’t provide any details…
Waymo self-driving cars head to Florida for rainy season

Waymo self-driving cars head to Florida for rainy season

Waymo is taking some of its autonomous vehicles to Florida just in time for hurricane season to begin testing in heavy rain. The move to Florida will focus on testing how its myriad of sensors hold up during the region’s rainy season as well as to collect data. All of the vehicles will be manually…
Uber is bringing its self-driving cars to Dallas

Uber is bringing its self-driving cars to Dallas

Uber will begin testing its self-driving cars in Dallas, Texas in November, the company announced Tuesday. The vehicles will be operated by human drivers in downtown Dallas to start out, collecting mapping data and capturing driving scenarios which Uber’s engineers will then reproduce in simulation. This doesn’t mean Uber is planning to offer trips in…
Self-driving vehicle startup Zoox has expanded to Las Vegas

Self-driving vehicle startup Zoox has expanded to Las Vegas

Zoox, the autonomous vehicle startup, is expanding to Las Vegas, CTO Jesse Levinson said at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. The startup, which has raised $800 million and has been testing on public roads in San Francisco, said Las Vegas is a target market for its autonomous driving fleet and service. Las Vegas will serve as an…

APLICATIONS

Oscars 2020: all the nominations

This year’s Academy Award nominations went as predictably as possible, giving Netflix another run to nab some trophies this awards season after practically being shut out at the Golden Globe Awards. Netflix took home 22 Oscar nominations, mostly for movies like Marriage Story, The Two Popes, and The Irishman. Martin Scorsese’s three-and-a-half-hour epic received some…

HOT NEWS