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Hyundai is launching BotRide, a robotaxi service in California with Pony.ai and Via

Hyundai is launching BotRide, a robotaxi service in California with Pony.ai and Via A fleet of electric, autonomous Hyundai Kona crossovers — equipped with a self-driving system from Chinese autonomous startup Pony .ai and Via’s ride-hailing platform, will start shuttling customers on public roads next week. The robotaxi service called BotRide will […]

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Volvo creates a dedicated business for autonomous industrial and commercial transport

Volvo creates a dedicated business for autonomous industrial and commercial transport Volvo Group has established a new dedicated business group focused on autonomous transportation, with a mandate that covers industry segments like mining, ports and moving goods between logistics hubs of all kinds. The vehicle maker has already been active in putting […]

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The Station: A new self-driving car startup, Inside Tesla’s V10 software, Lilium’s big round

The Station: A new self-driving car startup, Inside Tesla’s V10 software, Lilium’s big round If you haven’t heard, TechCrunch has officially launched a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and goods move from Point A to Point B — today and in the future — whether it’s by bike, bus, […]

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Toyota, GM, Nvidia, Bosch and others form new autonomous driving tech consortium

Toyota, GM, Nvidia, Bosch and others form new autonomous driving tech consortium We’re still very much in the collaboration phase of autonomous driving, since it’s looking still quite a ways off from being anything consumers can use on the regular. That means there’s plenty of opportunity for things like the new “Autonomous […]

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Aptiv and Hyundai form new joint venture focused on autonomous driving

Aptiv and Hyundai form new joint venture focused on autonomous driving Automaker Hyundai is forming a new joint venture with autonomous driving technology company Aptiv, with both parties taking a 50 percent ownership stake in the new company. The goal of the new venture will be to develop Level 4 and Level […]

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Former Google X ecec Mo Gawdat wants to reinvent consumerism

Former Google X ecec Mo Gawdat wants to reinvent consumerism Mo Gawdat, the former Google and Google X executive, is probably best known for his book Solve for Happy: Engineer Your Path to Joy. He left Google X last year. Quite a bit has been written about the events that led to […]

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Kobiton raises a $5.2M Series A round for its mobile testing platform

Kobiton raises a .2M Series A round for its mobile testing platform Kobiton, an Atlanta-based mobile testing platform that helps developers test their apps on real devices using the open-source Appium automation framework, today announced that it has raised a $5.2 million Series A round. The round was led by BIP Capital, […]

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How ‘ghost work’ in Silicon Valley pressures the workforce, with Mary Gray

How ‘ghost work’ in Silicon Valley pressures the workforce, with Mary Gray The phrase “pull yourself up by your own bootstraps” was originally meant sarcastically. It’s not actually physically possible to do — especially while wearing Allbirds and having just fallen off a Bird scooter in downtown San Francisco, but I should […]

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Inside Voyage’s plan to deliver a driverless future

Inside Voyage’s plan to deliver a driverless future In two years, Voyage has gone from a tiny self-driving car upstart spun out of Udacity to a company able to operate on 200 miles of roads in retirement communities. Now, Voyage is on the verge of introducing a new vehicle that is critical […]

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Ford acquires mobile robotics company Quantum Signal to help with self-driving

Ford acquires mobile robotics company Quantum Signal to help with self-driving Ford has acquired a small robotics company based in Michigan called Quantum Signal, which has produced mobile robots for a number of clients, including the U.S. military. The company’s speciality has been building remote control software for robotic vehicles, specifically, and […]

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