How Evolutionary Selection Can Train More Capable Self-Driving Cars

By Yu-hsin Chen, Senior Software Engineer* Waymo’s self-driving vehicles employ neural networks to perform many driving tasks, from detecting objects and predicting how others will behave, to planning a car’s next moves. Training an individual neural net has traditionally required weeks of fine-tuning and experimentation, as well as enormous amounts of computational power. Now, Waymo,… Read More »

Driverless parking without human supervision approved for first time

Robert Bosch GmbH and Daimler AG say they have reached a milestone on the way to automated driving: the two companies have obtained approval from the relevant authorities in Baden-Württemberg for their automated parking system in the Mercedes-Benz Museum parking garage in Stuttgart. Read the original article

Eberspaecher to commence production Redundant Safety Switch for autonomous vehicles

Specially designed to meet the high demands of autonomous driving, Eberspaecher’s electronic switch systems offer strong reliability as well as robust, series-proven design. Series production of the Redundant Safety Switch will start in fall. The semiconductor-based switch will be used in autonomous level 4 vehicles. Semi-automated driving (up to automation level 3 according to the… Read More »

PTIO Grows Workforce Coalition with Addition of UPS

Second Global Logistics Company Joins PTIO to Address Impacts of AV Technology on Workers Washington, DC — The Partnership for Transportation Innovation and Opportunity (PTIO) today announced that a new partner – the United Parcel Service (UPS) – has joined the coalition and its mission to advance autonomous vehicle (AV) technology in ways that improve the quality… Read More »

Postmates selects Ouster LiDAR for autonomous delivery rover

Ouster, a leading provider of high-resolution LiDAR sensors used for autonomous vehicles, robotics, and mapping, announced that Postmates, the only company that enables customers to get anything on-demand, has selected the Ouster OS1 LiDAR sensor for use in its Serve autonomous delivery rover deploying first in Los Angeles. The Ouster OS1 LiDAR delivers an industry-leading… Read More »

Lyft poaches Bird’s head of vehicle product

Shared electric bike and scooter services are constantly at war with each other — whether it’s battling for an operating permit in a highly-coveted market, raising a massive round of funding or making a key hire. Today, the war continues with Lyft’s recent hiring of Eugene Kwak, Bird’s now-former head of vehicle product. Kwak’s first… Read More »

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.… Read More »

Competition in LiDAR market to enhance innovation and cost-effectiveness — Erik Frohmann, Geotech

Erik Frohmann, Commercial Director, Geotech GEOTECH, the developer, and manufacturer of Lidaretto, is located in Bratislava, Slovakia. Founded in 1994, the company has deep experience with different data capturing and measuring technologies and has been a local representative of Leica Geosystems for over 20 years. Erik Frohmann, Commercial Director, Geotech, believes that the intense competition… Read More »