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6 killer apps for autonomous cars

From the time businesses started buying Apple II computers just to run VisiCalc, the power of the “killer app” has been undeniable. While mostly homogenized app ecosystems and largely browser-based activities like social media have dulled the concept of the killer app outside of console-exclusive video games, autonomous vehicles open a new market where the… Read More »

Baraja announces partnership with Macnica

Baraja Pty Ltd, developers of Spectrum-Scan LiDAR, announces partnership with Macnica, Inc., a $5 billion global leader in the distribution of high-technology products. The two companies have signed an agreement to bring Baraja’s innovative LiDAR platform to Japan’s automotive OEMs, and to partners on vehicle automation opportunities in the Japanese market across a range of industries… Read More »

Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium adds Honda as its latest member

The Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium (AVSC) expanded its international reach with the addition of Honda to the consortium. The AVSC, which launched in April 2019, convenes leading OEM and technology member organisations to collaborate on the development of best safety practices around which automated vehicle (AV) technology can be responsibly developed and adopted ahead of… Read More »

Sharing Self-driving Momentum at Lyft

By: Luc Vincent, EVP Autonomous Driving It’s an exciting time for our self-driving team here at Level 5. We are driving four times more autonomous miles per quarter than we were just six months ago, which is helping us make significant progress on our technology stack. Needless to say, our global team of ~400 is… Read More »

Lyft is adding Chrysler Pacificas to its AV fleet and opening a new dedicated self-driving test facility

Lyft has another year of building out its autonomous driving program under its belt, and the ride-hailing company has been expanding its testing steadily throughout 2019. The company says that it’s now driving four times more miles on a quarterly basis than it was just six months ago, and has roughly 400 people worldwide dedicated… Read More »

Yandex starts testing Autonomous Delivery Robot

Yandex, a technology company that builds intelligent products and services powered by machine learning, has started road testing an autonomous delivery robot for small-size cargos. Called Yandex.Rover after a space exploration device, a suitcase-sized vehicle can autonomously navigate the way along its route on city sidewalks at a walking pace. A number of Yandex.Rovers are… Read More »

RoboSense wins CES 2020 Innovation Award for Autonomous Vehicle Technology

RoboSense, the world’s leading autonomous driving LiDAR perception solution provider, announced that it has won the CES 2020 Innovation Award the second year in a row for autonomous vehicle technology. RoboSense won this year’s CES 2020 Innovation Award for the first MEMS-based Smart LiDAR Sensor, the RoboSense RS-LiDAR-M1, winning in the Vehicle Intelligence and Self-Driving… Read More »