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Self-driving car service open sources new tool for securing firmware

Self-driving car service open sources new tool for securing firmware

BYO IMAGE — FwAnalyzer provides continuous automated analysis of firmware images. Dan Goodin - Aug 7, 2019 6:16 pm UTC Collin MullinerDeveloping and maintaining secure firmware for tablets, cars, and IoT devices is hard. Often, the firmware is initially developed by a third party rather than in-house. And it can be tough as projects move…
Self-Driving Trucks Are Ready to Do Business in Texas

Self-Driving Trucks Are Ready to Do Business in Texas

Don Burnette and Paz Eshel are Silicon Valley, through and through. Burnette is a veteran of Google’s self-driving car project and Otto, the robotic trucking company acquired by Uber. Eshel has a background in venture capital, and his résumé is a rolling list of enterprise startups.Aarian Marshall covers autonomous vehicles, transportation policy, and urban planning…
Gatik’s self-driving vans have started shuttling groceries for Walmart

Gatik’s self-driving vans have started shuttling groceries for Walmart

Gatik AI, the autonomous vehicle startup that’s aiming for the sweet middle spot in the world of logistics, is officially on the road through a partnership with Walmart . The company received approval from the Arkansas Highway Commissioner’s office to launch a commercial service with Walmart . Gatik’s autonomous vehicles (with a human safety driver…
Postmates’ self-driving delivery rover will see with Ouster’s lidar

Postmates’ self-driving delivery rover will see with Ouster’s lidar

Postmates’ cooler-inspired autonomous delivery robot, which will roll out commercially in Los Angeles later this year, will rely on lidar sensors from Ouster, a burgeoning two-year-old startup that recently raised $60 million in equity and debt funding. Postmates unveiled the first generation of its self-described “autonomous rover” — known as Serve — late last year.…
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…
Waymo’s self-driving system has driven 10 billion virtual miles – Engadget

Waymo’s self-driving system has driven 10 billion virtual miles – Engadget

"We've driven ten billion miles in simulation," says CTO Dmitri Dolgov at #TCMobility pic.twitter.com/NHtL90wJLX— Waymo (@Waymo) July 10, 2019The company runs the equivalent of 25,000 self-driving cars 24 hours a day in the simulation. Every time one of them learns something new from what it experiences, it will share its findings with the rest of…
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 Drive.ai is closing down

Self-driving startup Drive.ai is closing down

Drive.ai, the autonomous vehicle tech startup once valued at $200 million, is shutting down after four years, according to a state regulatory filing. The closure was first reported by the San Francisco Chronicle. The company is not responding to media inquiries, a PR rep told TechCrunch. The company’s Mountain View headquarters will close down on Friday,…
Self-driving car startup Argo AI is giving researchers free access to its HD maps

Self-driving car startup Argo AI is giving researchers free access to its HD maps

Argo AI is releasing curated data along with high-definition maps to researchers for free, the latest company in the autonomous vehicle industry to open-source some of the information it has captured while developing and testing self-driving cars. The aim, the Ford Motor-backed company says, is to give academic researchers the ability to study the impact…
Domino’s will use self-driving vehicles to deliver pizza in Houston

Domino’s will use self-driving vehicles to deliver pizza in Houston

Domino's is determined to make autonomous pizza delivery a practical reality. The chain has unveiled plans to deliver pies to "select" Houston customers later in 2019 using Nuro's self-driving R2 vehicle. If you order online from a participating store and have a little bit of luck, you'll get the choice of a robotic courier --…

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Google announces Android Go based on Android 10 – Android Authority

Google Today, Google officially took the lid off Android Go based on Android 10, the latest iteration of the operating system designed specifically for entry-level phones. The new OS is smaller, faster, and better than ever.Android Go is built to run on phones that have 1.5GB of RAM or less. Phones such as these are…

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