John Lawler takes over as the CEO of Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC

John Lawler, since March 2018 the company’s Vice President, Strategy, is moving to a new position as Chief Executive Officer, Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC, and Vice President, Mobility Partnerships.  He takes over AV LLC leadership from Sherif Marakby, who has elected to take a personal leave from the company. With Ford AV LLC, Lawler leads… Read More »

O2 plans rollout 5G connectivity for London-based testbed for self-driving vehicles

O2 has signed an agreement to provide 5G connectivity for the testing of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) in the world’s most advanced urban testbed, the Smart Mobility Living Lab (SMLL) in London. O2’s 3.4GHz 5G-ready spectrum will enable car manufacturers, self-driving technology companies, start-ups as well as other private and public organisations involved in the… Read More »

RoboSense Wins Award for World’s First MEMS-based Smart LiDAR Sensor for Self-Driving Passenger Vehicles

RoboSense 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 Technology category. The RoboSense award-winning RS-LiDAR-M1 is the world’s first and only… Read More »

Transportation’s Capital: Autonomous Vehicles Get a Move on at GTC DC

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays the coming of autonomous vehicle technology, according to the U.S. Postal Service. The USPS Wednesday discussed the results of its autonomous mail delivery pilot with NVIDIA DRIVE ecosystem member TuSimple at GTC DC. The discussion follows the announcement earlier this week that the USPS… Read More »

Yandex is now testing a self-driving sidewalk cargo delivery robot

Add another one to the list of companies piloting small wheeled autonomous robots for small package and food delivery: Yandex . Russia’s search and services giant has expanded its ambitions in the world of autonomous transportation, building on its work with self-driving cars to deploy a six-wheeled robot that adopts the popular cooler on wheels… Read More »

Sofar Ocean’s new autonomous surface vehicle makes data collection of coastal and inland waters easy and affordable

Sofar Ocean Technologies, the leading manufacturer of ocean drones and sensors, launches Strider, an autonomous surface vehicle designed to make ocean data collection more accessible. Sofar Strider is designed for operations in coastal, near-shore and inland waters. It combines autonomous navigation, solar power, and a modular design to enable it to operate autonomously or remote-controlled through… Read More »

Velodyne announces ADAS collaboration with Hyundai Mobis

US: Velodyne has announced an agreement with Hyundai Mobis to launch a new lidar-based advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) that integrates Velodyne lidar technology and Hyundai Mobis cognitive software. The Velodyne Velarray™-based system is designed specifically for ADAS in consumer vehicles. “We believe that powerful ADAS systems can be the stepping-stone to building public trust and a… Read More »