Waymo LiDAR Costs 10% Less Than Similar Tech, Lawsuit Claims

  • Natalie Mattila
  • February 28, 2017
Waymo’s proprietary in-house LiDAR designs — which the company claims Uber and Otto have stolen — cost less than 10% of the benchmark LiDAR systems available just a few years ago. That, according to a Mobility Buzz investigation of Waymo’s civil complain against Uber and Otto. This alleged-tech theft has reportedly netted Otto employees more […]

3 Startups Powering Autonomous Cars

  • Emma Sandler
  • February 28, 2017
For every Waymo, Uber, or OEM working on autonomous vehicles, there are dozens of startups providing the underlying technology to make autonomy possible. Mobility Buzz took a look at some of the most cutting-edge companies involved in high-definition mapping, artificial intelligence, and centimeter-accurate positioning, which will all play crucial and specific roles in advancing autonomous tech. Here are […]

Nissan Brings Autonomy to London With First Test of Self-Driving Car

  • Emma Sandler
  • February 28, 2017
The city of London appears eager to join the race to deploy autonomous cars on public roads, as demonstrated Monday by the appearance of a self-driving Nissan car — marking the Japanese company’s first European tests of an autonomous vehicle. Britain has been trying to court developers of autonomous vehicles, which could develop into an estimated $1.1 […]

DRIVE Lands 5 Startups to Accelerator Program

  • Natalie Mattila
  • February 27, 2017
There is a new innovation center in town that is setting itself up to be a mediator between startups and OEMs — and it’s already snagged five mobility startups through its accelerator program, Mobility Buzz has learned. Tel Aviv-based DRIVE, which launched operations last week, aims to promote the development of cutting-edge smart mobility technology, including […]

ZongMu Closes Series B, Advancing China’s Role in Autonomous Cars

  • Emma Sandler
  • February 27, 2017
ZongMu Technology closed a $14 million Series B, just days after becoming a listed entity on China’s New Third Board. The Series B was co-led by Legend Capital, the venture capital arm of Legend Holdings Ltd., and an undisclosed private equity firm. China-based ZongMu Technology, a self-driving technology company, joined China’s New Third Board (NTB) on Feb. […]
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