Robo taxis to accelerate autonomous public transportation

The race to advance and autonomous mobility and transportation is heating up. In recent years, the world has witnessed a revolution in the taxi industry with the emergence of ride-booking applications.  Following the trend, various existing firms have updated their offerings by presenting new taxi booking applications. However, this hasn’t been enough for them. The… Read More »

iDriverplus Selects Ouster Lidar for Autonomous Robotics Platform

Ouster, Inc. announced a partnership with Chinese robotics leader iDriverplus for autonomous cleaning and sanitation robots used to safely sanitize and disinfect potentially contaminated sidewalks and public areas. In February, after China entered into a state of emergency due to COVID-19, iDriverplus and Ouster partnered to outfit a fleet of robots with OS1-64 lidar sensors to help… Read More »

Voyage partners with FCA to deliver fully driverless cars

Voyage has teamed up with FCA to accelerate Voyage’s deployment of fully driverless cars. Voyage has integrated its self-driving technology into a purpose-built Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, developed specifically by FCA for the integration of automated technology. Building a self-driving car requires a deep connection between software and hardware, and both pieces need to be considered in tandem.… Read More »

Waymo expands first external investment round to $3 billion

Waymo has added an additional $800 million to the $2.25 billion funding round that it first announced in March, bringing the total size of the financing (its first from investors outside of Alphabet) to $3 billion. The extension comes from new investors including those managed by T. Rowe Price, Perry Creek Capital, Fidelity Management and… Read More »

Fiat Chrysler and AV startup Voyage partner on self-driving minivans

Self-driving vehicle startup Voyage said Monday that it has inked a deal with Fiat Chrysler to supply purpose-built vehicles, a partnership that will help accelerate its plan to launch a fully driverless ride-hailing service. Voyage, a three-year-old startup that tests and operates a self-driving vehicle service (with human safety operators) in retirement communities in California… Read More »