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AutoX becomes China’s first to remove safety drivers from robotaxis

AutoX becomes China’s first to remove safety drivers from robotaxis Residents of Shenzhen will see truly driverless cars on the road starting Thursday. AutoX, a four-year-old startup backed by Alibaba, MediaTek and Shanghai Motors, is deploying a fleet of 25 unmanned vehicles in downtown Shenzhen, marking the first time any autonomous driving […]

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Provizio closes $6.2M seed round for its car safety platform using sensors and AI

Provizio closes .2M seed round for its car safety platform using sensors and AI Provizio, a combination hardware and software startup with technology to improve car safety, has closed a seed investment round of $6.2million. Investors include Bobby Hambrick (the founder of Autonomous Stuff); the founders of Movidius; the European Innovation Council […]

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Daily Crunch: Waymo opens up driverless ride-hailing

Daily Crunch: Waymo opens up driverless ride-hailing Alphabet’s self-driving technology company hits a major milestone, Apple TV+ extends its free subscription period and Affirm files to go public. This is your Daily Crunch for October 8, 2020. The big story: Waymo opens up driverless ride-hailing Waymo hit a major milestone today: It’s […]

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Yandex spins out self-driving car unit from its Uber JV, invests $150M into newco

Yandex spins out self-driving car unit from its Uber JV, invests 0M into newco Self-driving cars are still many years away from becoming a ubiquitous reality, but today one of the bigger efforts to build and develop them is taking a significant step out as part of its strategy to be at […]

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Hear E-Prix Champion di Grassi on the future of electric motor sports (including scooters)

Hear E-Prix Champion di Grassi on the future of electric motor sports (including scooters) Lucas di Grassi is returning to TechCrunch’s stage, and we’re going to talk racing electric vehicles. Again. Because electric is the future of motoring including motorsports. There’s a lot to talk about with di Grassi. He’s an outspoken […]

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Ford, Bosch, and Bedrock announce an automated valet parking garage in Detroit

Ford, Bosch, and Bedrock announce an automated valet parking garage in Detroit Ford, Bosch, and Bedrock Technologies today announced an automated valet parking demonstration in downtown Detroit. This system is designed to allow drivers to exit a vehicle and the vehicle would park itself in the parking structure. Systems in a Ford […]

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Waymo’s Boris Sofman and TuSimple’s Xiaodi Hou to join us at TC Sessions: Mobility 2020

Waymo’s Boris Sofman and TuSimple’s Xiaodi Hou to join us at TC Sessions: Mobility 2020 One of the areas of autonomous driving technology with the most potential to have a near-term and dramatic impact remains trucking: There’s a growing lack of drivers for long-haul routes, and highway trucking remains a relatively uncomplicated […]

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Scale AI releases free lidar dataset to power self-driving car development

Scale AI releases free lidar dataset to power self-driving car development High quality data is the fuel that powers AI algorithms. Without a continual flow of labeled data, bottlenecks can occur and the algorithm will slowly get worse and add risk to the system. It’s why labeled data is so critical for […]

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Voyage gets the green light to bring robotaxi service to California’s public roads

Voyage gets the green light to bring robotaxi service to California’s public roads Voyage has cleared a regulatory hurdle that will allow the company to expand its self-driving service from the private roads of a retirement community in San Jose, Calif. to public roads throughout the rest of the state. The California […]

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Self-driving car engineer Anthony Levandowski files motion to force Uber into arbitration

Self-driving car engineer Anthony Levandowski files motion to force Uber into arbitration Anthony Levandowski, the star self-driving car engineer who was at the center of a trade secrets lawsuit, has filed a motion to compel Uber into arbitration in the hopes that his former employee will have to shoulder the cost of […]

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