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AUTONOMY: Addison Lee and Oxbotica want fully autonomous vehicles by 2021

  • Date: 06-11-18
  • Category: AUTONOMY
  • Source: Fleet News

Addison Lee and UK autonomous driving tech company Oxbotica will be ready to put fully autonomous vehicles on the road in London by 2021, but UK legislation needs to move forward to make it possible.

The ambitious co-operation project between Addison Lee and Oxbotica will see the former’s fleet of around 4,800 vehicles in the capital gradually transitioning to feature more autonomous vehicle (AV) technology.

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AUTONOMY: AImotive Unveils Third-Generation Neural Network for Self-Driving Cars

  • Date: 05-11-18
  • Category: AUTONOMY
  • Source: Electronics360

AImotive has been working on its autonomous vehicle (AV) technology for a number of years, focusing on vision-first technology that will help automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers achieve self-driving capabilities faster. It showed off these capabilities in a highway test last year.

Now the company has released its AiWare3, the third-generation, scalable, low-power, hardware neural network (NN) acceleration core. The technology is designed for the rigorous requirements of automotive embedded solutions by providing heightened performance in both central processing and sensor fusion units for those companies seeking to achieve Level 3 autonomy.

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AUTONOMY: GM CEO promises autonomous cars on the roads next year

  • Date: 05-11-18
  • Category: AUTONOMY
  • Source: Smart Highways

General Motors will not “fall behind” in the race to put driverless cars on the streets and will have them deployed on geofenced public roads in the US next year, according to company CEO Mary Barra.

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AUTONOMY: Ford & Baidu collaborate to develop self-driving cars: Level 4 autonomy tests to begin by year-end

  • Date: 01-11-18
  • Category: AUTONOMY
  • Source: Financial Express

Besides collaborating with Ford Motor Company, Baidu also made an announcement about joining forces with Volvo Cars to develop 'robotaxis' in China. The two aim to manufacturer Level 4 robotaxis in China after 2020.

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AUTONOMY: Here's When Waymo, GM and Others Will Actually Put Self-Driving Cars on the Road

  • Date: 26-10-18
  • Category: AUTONOMY
  • Source: https://www.thestreet.com/

Autonomous driving solutions are just around the corner, but will regulators and tech be able to keep working together on this matter?

When looking at the autonomous driving industry, there are multiple components to consider before it becomes a reality. Broadly speaking, two main components have found their way to the forefront: Technology and regulation.

Companies like General Motors' (GM - Get Report) Cruise, Alphabet's (GOOGL - Get Report) Waymo, Mercedes Benz, Uber and others will be able to offer autonomous taxi services to customers in just a few years. Waymo is looking to launch its commercial service sometime this year in Arizona, while Cruise is eyeing a 2019 launch. Zoox, an autonomous mobility startup from the Bay Area, says it's aiming for a launch in 2020. Really, this is happening now.

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AUTONOMY: Oxbotica to double workforce after raising £14m in first funding round

  • Date: 19-09-18
  • Category: AUTONOMY
  • Source: The Telegraph

Self-driving startup Oxbotica has raised £14m in its first funding round, in the latest indication of growing interest in the autonomous vehicle space.

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AUTONOMY: Top 8 self-driving startups to watch in 2018 and 2019

  • Date: 24-08-18
  • Category: AUTONOMY
  • Source: TechGenix

Here is a list of the top eight dynamic full-stack self-driving startups that are successfully making autonomous vehicles a reality today.

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AUTONOMY: Robotaxi Revolutions Don't Come Cheap, So Zoox Boosts Funding By $500 Million

  • Date: 17-07-18
  • Category: AUTONOMY
  • Source: Forbes

Zoox knows it needs hefty investment to turn a vision of an on-demand ride service using purpose-built robotic vehicles designed without conventional driving controls into reality. Luckily, the stealthy startup made more progress on the financial front, snagging $500 million in a Series B funding round led by Atlassian cofounder and CEO Mike Cannon-Brookes, who is also joining the Zoox board.

Led by Australian artist and entrepreneur Tim Kentley-Klay and computer scientist Jesse Levinson, the Foster City, California, company has raised nearly $800 million with a goal of launching its branded service in 2020. The new funds, reported earlier by Bloomberg Businessweek, lift Zoox's valuation to about $3.2 billion, Kentley-Klay told Forbes.

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