Self-driving vehicles (automotive)

ArgoMiami400x275Autonomous vehicle technology developer Argo AI has announced it began driverless operations in Miami, Fla., and Austin, Texas, two of the eight global cities in which it is currently developing its technology. 


MotionalUberSantaMonica400x275Driverless technology provider Motional has announced teaming up with Uber to launch autonomous deliveries for Uber Eats customers in Santa Monica, Calif. Motional will use all-electric IONIQ 5 vehicles that operate autonomously to conduct end-to-end food deliveries.


KodiakFallback400x275Kodiak Robotics has publicly demonstrated its fallback system, technology that autonomously pulls a self-driving truck over to the side of the road in the event of a truck or system failure. The company said a fallback is critical to safely deploying driverless trucks on public roads.


NowRX 400x275NowRX, a technology-powered pharmacy looking to provide same-day prescription delivery and telehealth services, has partnered with Hyundai Motor Group to explore the use of new solutions in the delivery of prescription medications, including autonomous vehicles.


SoloAVT SD1 400x275Solo Advanced Vehicle Technologies (Solo AVT) has revealed the design and specifications of the SD1, its long-haul, battery-electric Class 8 truck tailored specifically for autonomous driving.


Volvo DHL 400x275Volvo Autonomous Solutions (VAS), a division of Volvo Group, has announced it will offer a new hub-to-hub autonomous transport solution that aims to serve four main customer segments: shippers, carriers, logistics service providers and freight brokers. The company also announced it will partner with DHL Supply Chain as its first customer to pilot the system, in order to develop a business model with customers that addresses the steps required to bring its autonomous solutions to market with a safe, sustainable approach.


Intel RACER Sim 400x275The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) has awarded Intel Federal LLC, with support from Intel Labs and other collaborators, the opportunity to develop advanced simulation solutions for off-road autonomous ground vehicles (AGVs). The program, titled the Robotic Autonomy in Complex Environment with Resiliency – Simulation (RACER-Sim), aims to create the next generation of off-road simulation platforms to help developers significantly reduce the cost of development, and bridge the gap between simulation and the real world.


MayMobilityBraunAbility400x275May Mobility, which develops autonomous vehicle (AV) technology and ride-share operations, has announced partnering with BraunAbility, a manufacturer of mobility transportation solutions, to modify the May Mobility Toyota Sienna Autono-MaaS (S-AM) fleet to include ADA-compliant vehicles.


CyngynKit400x275Cyngn, which develops autonomous driving software solutions for industrial and commercial enterprises, has announced the official launch of DriveMod Kit, a turnkey autonomous vehicle (AV) solution. The initial manufacturing run of DriveMod Kit began coming off the assembly line earlier this month.


Opinion CarsOnLot Pixabay400x275Global consulting firm Simon-Kucher & Partners released results from its Automotive consumer Survey 2022, which showcased U.S. consumer attitudes around new mobility choices, technologies and their preferred buying experience. While much of the survey covered areas such as how much people dislike going to the car dealership or negotiating on price, the survey did tackle some questions around people’s attitudes towards autonomous vehicles.


NODAR Hammerhead400x275NODAR, which is developing long-range 3D vision technology, has announced it secured $12 million in Series A funding, led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) with participation from existing investor Rhapsody Venture Partners. Funds will be used for research and development and further productization of NODAR’s core technology, as well as expanded sales and marketing.


LocomationTrucksNewStudy400x275Locomation, which is developing autonomous trucking technology, has announced a new analysis that shows a major reduction in CO2 through the adoption of the company’s Autonomous Relay Convoy (ARC) system.


STEERTech DFW400x275STEER Tech, an autonomous vehicle technology company, has announced it was awarded funding to develop a cutting-edge testbed at the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) to demonstrate a comprehensive automated parking ecosystem.


Kodiak USXpress400x275Self-driving trucking company Kodiak Robotics has announced a partnership with U.S. Xpress to launch Level 4 autonomous freight service between the Dallas-Fort Worth and Atlanta route, using Kodiak’s self-driving trucks. U.S. Xpress will become a cornerstone truckload partner in Kodiak’s Partner Deployment Program, working with Kodiak to deploy the self-driving technology. The partnership also marks the launch of the first commercial autonomous trucking lane to the East Coast, the companies said.


TorkDaimlerCascadia400x275Torc Robotics, a subsidiary of Daimler Truck that is working on autonomous trucking, has announced opening a technology and software development center in Stuttgart, Germany. Torc Europe GmbH said it will tap into the available talent pool in one of Germany’s prime automotive development regions, as well as support ongoing development of Level 4 virtual driver technology for deployment in autonomous trucks in the U.S.


AuroraTruck400x275Aurora Innovation has announced a collaboration and commercial pilot with Werner Enterprises, a transportation and logistics provider. The two companies aim to test and safely deploy autonomous trucks to haul loads between Fort Worth, Texas, and El Paso, Texas, one of the most commercially active highways in the U.S.