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A Promising Breakthrough in LiDAR Sensors in Korea could be a huge benefit to Apple’s Project Titan and Autonomous Vehicles in General

Earlier this morning Patently Apple posted a report about Apple Vans are out in full force this morning mapping out the streets of Hong Kong. These vans use massive LiDAR sensors on the roof of the vans to capture 360º images. Earlier this year Bloomberg had reported that Apple was in discussions with multiple suppliers… Read More »

The Station: Einride preps for a US expansion, Argo AI reveals its lidar specs and a Tesla Autopilot reality check

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hello and welcome back to The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages move (today and in the future) from Point A to… Read More »

Tesla refutes Elon Musk’s timeline on ‘full self-driving’

What Tesla CEO Elon Musk says publicly about the company’s progress on a fully autonomous driving system doesn’t match up with “engineering reality,” according to a memo that summarizes a meeting between California regulators and employees at the automaker. The memo, which transparency site Plainsite obtained via a Freedom of Information Act request and subsequently… Read More »

Autonomous vehicle pioneers Karl Iagnemma and Chris Urmson are coming to TC Sessions: Mobility 2021

Long before the multi-million-dollar acquisitions and funding rounds pushed autonomous vehicles to the top of the hype cycle, Karl Iagnemma and Chris Urmson were researching and, later, developing the foundations of the technology. These pioneers, Iagnemma coming from MIT, Urmson from Carnegie Mellon University — would eventually go on to launch their own autonomous vehicle… Read More »

Faraday Future Selects Velodyne as Exclusive Supplier

Faraday Future Selects Velodyne as Exclusive Lidar Supplier for Flagship FF 91 Luxury Electric Vehicle Utilizing Velodyne Sensors, Faraday Future Will Bring Advanced Safety and ADAS to FF 91 SAN JOSE, Calif. (April 29, 2021) – Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (Nasdaq: VLDR, VLDRW) today announced it has been selected by Faraday Future (FF) as the exclusive supplier of lidar for… Read More »

Kyle Vogt’s Insight

Timothy B. Lee, one of the top journalists covering self-driving technology, just published an article in Ars Technica that asks the question, “Why hasn’t Waymo expanded its driverless service?” Lee covers several different possibilities, from the cost of remote operations staff, to the difficulty of serving areas like Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and Arizona State… Read More »

Outsight introduces the first LiDAR pre-processing software engine

Outsight, the pioneer of 3D Spatial Intelligence solutions, has announced the launch of a game-changing product: the Augmented LiDAR Box (ALB). It’s the first real-time LiDAR Software Engine that allows application developers and integrators to seamlessly use LiDAR data from any hardware supplier. Created as a turnkey solution, the ALB enables leveraging 3D Spatial Intelligence’s… Read More »

Oculii raises $55 million series B to accelerate the future of autonomy with AI-powered radar

Oculii, the leading provider of advanced AI software for radar perception, has announced a $55 million Series B funding round. The round was co-led by Catapult Ventures and Conductive Ventures, with participation from Taiwania Capital, Susquehanna Investment Group (SIG), HELLA Ventures, PHI-Zoyi Capital, R7 Partners, VectoIQ, ACVC Partners, Mesh Ventures, Schox Ventures, and Signature Bank.… Read More »

Breakthrough new lidar technology gives Argo AI the edge in autonomous delivery and ride-hail services

With the introduction of Argo Lidar, the global self-driving technology company Argo AI has overcome the limitations preventing most competitors from commercializing autonomous delivery and ride-hail services. By detecting the most difficult-to-see objects from farther away and with more precision, the Argo Self-Driving System (SDS) is capable of 360-degrees awareness day or night and can… Read More »