Top Story: Aiways partners with Hesai Technology to jointly promote the development of autonomous driving

•    Aiways signs strategic cooperation agreement with world leading LiDAR manufacturer, Hesai Technology •    Long-term plans for collaboration to develop hardware equipment and self-learning software•    Partnership hopes to speed up the large-scale application of automotive grade LiDAR•    Next generation assistive technology to be available on upcoming Aiways U6, available in Europe early 2022Aiways has signed a mehr >>

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Aiways partners with Hesai Technology to jointly promote the development of autonomous driving 15.09.2021

Autonomous Driving: Aiways partners with Hesai Technology to jointly promote the development of autonomous driving

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Autonomous Driving: IAA Mobility 2021 - The Space Drive 3 steer-by-wire system paves the way to autonomous mobility

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Autonomous Driving: Self-driving vehicles will have a bigger impact than electric vehicles- Johann Jungwirth, Mobileye

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Goodyear and PLUS collaborate on Autonomous trucks 23.08.2021

Autonomous Driving: Goodyear and PLUS collaborate on Autonomous trucks

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company today announced a strategic collaboration with Plus (formerly Plus.ai), a global provider of self-driving truck technology, to provide optimized, autonomous trucking solutions that elevate the intelligent and connected transformation of the logistics industry. mehr >>

Veoneer partners with Baraja to deliver Spectrum-Scan LiDAR for next generation autonomous vehicles 19.07.2021

Autonomous Driving: Veoneer partners with Baraja to deliver Spectrum-Scan LiDAR for next generation autonomous vehicles

The automotive technology company Veoneer, Inc. (NYSE: VNE and SSE: VNE SDB) has signed an agreement with pioneering LiDAR company Baraja to industrialize their Spectrum-Scan™ LiDAR technology for the next market wave of L2+ through L4 autonomous vehicle applications. mehr >>

Goodyear airless tire first on autonomous shuttles 14.07.2021

Autonomous Driving: Goodyear airless tire first on autonomous shuttles

In an industry first, Goodyear has developed a non-pneumatic (airless) tire (NPT) and wheel assembly to support autonomous vehicle transportation in a city setting for in-field use with the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA).For t mehr >>

New investment accelerate market adoption of Algolux's robust and scalable computer vision - with video 13.07.2021

Autonomous Driving: New investment accelerate market adoption of Algolux's robust and scalable computer vision - with video

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World's Most Advanced Autonomous Research Vehicle Completes Ocean Crossing from San Francisco to Hawaii 09.07.2021

Autonomous Driving: World's Most Advanced Autonomous Research Vehicle Completes Ocean Crossing from San Francisco to Hawaii

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Global Autonomous Car Market to Grow by 36% and Hit a $37B Value by 2023 21.06.2021

Autonomous Driving: Global Autonomous Car Market to Grow by 36% and Hit a $37B Value by 2023

Over the last five years, major carmakers, tech giants, and start-ups have invested more than $50bn into autonomous vehicle (AV) technology. Although there have been many financial, practical, and scientific challenges in developing these vehicles, the entire market continues growing, with many autonomous cars expected to be on the roads in the following years. mehr >>

Volvo Cars teams up with world’s leading mobility technology platform DiDi for self-driving test fleet 20.04.2021

Autonomous Driving: Volvo Cars teams up with world’s leading mobility technology platform DiDi for self-driving test fleet

Volvo Cars, a global leader in automotive safety, and DiDi Autonomous Driving, the self-driving technology arm of Didi Chuxing, the world’s leading mobility technology platform, have signed a strategic collaboration agreement on autonomous vehicles for DiDi’s self-driving test fleet. mehr >>

AB Dynamics launches world’s fastest self-propelled soft target for advanced vehicle testing 15.04.2021

Autonomous Driving: AB Dynamics launches world’s fastest self-propelled soft target for advanced vehicle testing

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Through Mcity Consortium, Honda and Verizon Test How 5G Enhances Safety for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles 08.04.2021

Autonomous Driving: Through Mcity Consortium, Honda and Verizon Test How 5G Enhances Safety for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

    Honda and Verizon are working at Mcity to explore how Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband and 5G Mobile Edge Compute (MEC) can ensure fast, reliable communication between road infrastructure, vehicles and pedestrians    The companies are testing how Honda SAFE SWARM™ using Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband and MEC can reduce the need for AI mehr >>

XPeng sets records for longest autonomous drive 03.04.2021

Autonomous Driving: XPeng sets records for longest autonomous drive

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Volkswagen is accelerating transformation into software-driven mobility provider 05.03.2021

Autonomous Driving: Volkswagen is accelerating transformation into software-driven mobility provider

Strategy ACCELERATE: Volkswagen is resolutely tackling big issues of the future – digitalization, new business models and autonomous driving     Software integration and digital customer experience to become core competencies mehr >>

4D imaging radar technology provides game-changing safety for autonomous vehicles, says GlobalData 20.01.2021

Autonomous Driving: 4D imaging radar technology provides game-changing safety for autonomous vehicles, says GlobalData

The pouring investments into autonomous vehicles has accelerated the demand for advanced sensors in the automotive industry to deliver greater safety.     Against the backdrop, 4D imaging radar technology is gaining popularity given its ability to mehr >>

New swarm testing capability to accelerate ADAS and autonomous vehicle development 17.01.2021

Autonomous Driving: New swarm testing capability to accelerate ADAS and autonomous vehicle development

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Always Forward NIO Day 2020 Held in Chengdu 09.01.2021

Autonomous Driving: Always Forward NIO Day 2020 Held in Chengdu

On January 9, 2021, NIO Day 2020 Always Forward was held in Chengdu. This year, 10 cities entered the candidature process to bid for the NIO Day. Voted by over 40,000 people, NIO Day 2020 was awarded to Chengdu. NIO users participated in every aspect of the event. mehr >>

NIO and Qualcomm Bring Immersive Experiences with Smart Cockpit and 5G Technologies to the Smart Electric Flagship Sedan NIO ET7 09.01.2021

Autonomous Driving: NIO and Qualcomm Bring Immersive Experiences with Smart Cockpit and 5G Technologies to the Smart Electric Flagship Sedan NIO ET7

On January 9, 2021, NIO Inc. and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. announced their partnership to feature the latest generation digital cockpit technologies in NIO’s smart electric flagship sedan ET7. Based on the 3rd Generation Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Automotiv mehr >>

NIO Launches First Autonomous Driving Model ET7 09.01.2021

Autonomous Driving: NIO Launches First Autonomous Driving Model ET7

NIO Day 2020 was held in Chengdu. NIO launched its first autonomous driving model, the smart electric flagship sedan NIO ET7. The ET7 has a pre-subsidy price starting from RMB 448,000, or from RMB 378,000 with BaaS.The ET7 features NIO’s latest NAD (NIO Autonomou mehr >>

Ultradur® RX – more clarity for radar sensors 21.11.2020

Autonomous Driving: Ultradur® RX – more clarity for radar sensors

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Tornado project leads the way in taking autonomy beyond the city, with video 20.11.2020

Autonomous Driving: Tornado project leads the way in taking autonomy beyond the city, with video

    Groupe Renault completes innovative three-year Tornado research project, exploring how self-driving cars could work in rural and suburban settings using an autonomous Renault ZOE    The project consisted of two key programmes located in a region to the south west of Paris: an on-demand Renault ZOE car sharing service between a tr mehr >>

Lexus and TED reimagine the automated vehicle of the future 31.10.2020

Autonomous Driving: Lexus and TED reimagine the automated vehicle of the future

TED Senior Fellows Greg Gage and Sarah Sandman share original designs for automated vehicles that prioritise the needs of the driver   As the world builds toward automated driving, Lexus continues to keep the focus on what inspires the br mehr >>

Daimler Trucks and Torc partner with Luminar to enable automated trucking – Daimler Trucks acquires minority stake in Luminar 31.10.2020

Autonomous Driving: Daimler Trucks and Torc partner with Luminar to enable automated trucking – Daimler Trucks acquires minority stake in Luminar

Today, Luminar Technologies, Inc., the global leader in automotive lidar hardware and software technology, and the world’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, Daimler Truck AG, announced a strategic partnership to enable highly automated trucking, starting on highways. mehr >>

New digital twin of Tokyo's Shuto Expressway to accelerate autonomous vehicle development -with video 08.09.2020

Autonomous Driving: New digital twin of Tokyo's Shuto Expressway to accelerate autonomous vehicle development -with video

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19.06.2020

Autonomous Driving: BMW Group and Mercedes-Benz AG put development cooperation in automated driving temporarily on hold – may be resumed later

Partners reach joint decision:Both companies will continue to pursue their own development path -  Technological understanding of both partners remains a good fit - Successful collaboration to continue in other fields as planned - Fröhlich: “Current technology puts us into excellent position for many years&rdquo mehr >>

Ford,Volkswagen sign agreements for joint projects on commercial vehicles,EVS, Autonomous driving 11.06.2020

Autonomous Driving: Ford,Volkswagen sign agreements for joint projects on commercial vehicles,EVS, Autonomous driving

   Will collaborate on commercial vehicles – city van created and built by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and later 1-ton cargo van engineered by Ford, plus Volkswagen medium pickup built on Ford Ranger platform – from 2022  mehr >>

Start-up Bestmile: In the right place at the right time 07.05.2020

Autonomous Driving: Start-up Bestmile: In the right place at the right time

The Swiss start-up Bestmile has developed an orchestration platform for on-demand mobility providers that steers every vehicle in a fleet in real time. The focus is on the control of autonomous vehicles.Our cities are constantly growing and str mehr >>

Volvo Cars to accelerate autonomous technology development 03.04.2020

Autonomous Driving: Volvo Cars to accelerate autonomous technology development

Zenuity, the assisted and autonomous driving software development company, will be split into two parts to maximise the potential of Zenuity’s developments to date.One part is a new stand-alone company, focu mehr >>

Porsche demonstrates autonomous driving in the workshop 26.02.2020

Autonomous Driving: Porsche demonstrates autonomous driving in the workshop

As part of a collaboration with “Kopernikus Automotive”, Porsche demonstrated how autonomous driving can be used in the workshop on a test field on the company’s premises in Ludwigsburg. For the system, the partners rely primarily on artificial intelligence, which requires less sensor technology and reduces the costs of the technology. mehr >>

‘Project Qatar Mobility’: Self-driving shuttles set to take Doha's local public transport to the next level in 2022 14.12.2019

Autonomous Driving: ‘Project Qatar Mobility’: Self-driving shuttles set to take Doha's local public transport to the next level in 2022

  Volkswagen CEO Dr. Herbert Diess and QIA CEO Mr. Mansoor Bin Ebrahim Al-Mahmoud.  Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) and Volkswagen AG announce pioneering autonomous, electric transport initiative to transform urban mobil mehr >>

BMW Group invests 400 million euros in Plant Dingolfing for BMW iNEXT 02.12.2019

Autonomous Driving: BMW Group invests 400 million euros in Plant Dingolfing for BMW iNEXT

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Autonomous cars: New AI prevents accidents 06.11.2019

Autonomous Driving: Autonomous cars: New AI prevents accidents

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2019 PARIS-SACLAY Autonomous Lab - Groupe Renault starts public trial 14.10.2019

Autonomous Driving: 2019 PARIS-SACLAY Autonomous Lab - Groupe Renault starts public trial

.... of its on-demand car service using autonomous, electric and shared ZOE Cab •          From 14th October to 8th November 2019, a panel of around 100 people  mehr >>

Audi publishes user typology and emotional landscape of autonomous driving 25.09.2019

Autonomous Driving: Audi publishes user typology and emotional landscape of autonomous driving

From the suspicious driver to the tech-savvy passenger: In a representative online study, the initiative “&Audi” shows how attitudes to autonomous driving are related to lifestyle.    Initiative “&Audi&r mehr >>

Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv to Form Autonomous Driving Joint Venture 23.09.2019

Autonomous Driving: Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv to Form Autonomous Driving Joint Venture

 •    Joint venture advances the development of production-ready autonomous driving systems for commercialization of Level 4 and 5 self-driving technologies•    Autonomous driving platform will be available for robotaxi providers, fleet operators, and automotive manufacturers in 2022•   mehr >>

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