TransPod Targets 2020 for Deployment of Hyperloop System

  • Emma Sandler
  • March 15, 2017
Following its $15 million seed round, hyperloop transportation company TransPod, is opening offices in Canada, Italy, and France to position the company for increased global growth as it focuses on producing a commercially viable product by 2020, Mobility Buzz has learned. The expansion will allow the company to be in closer proximity to its research and development, […]

Ford Reveals ‘Autolivery’ Concept to Launch Drones From Self-Driving Vans

  • Natalie Mattila
  • March 14, 2017
As more consumers shop online, the pressure to improve delivery services will grow, and Ford is working on a solution. The automaker is aiming to solve the last-mile delivery challenge — that is, the last 15 meters between a delivery truck and a drop-off location. Ford demonstrated its “Autolivery” concept for autonomous parcel delivery vehicles at the […]

Spatial AI Is On the Hunt for New Talent to Expand Data Sources

  • Natalie Mattila
  • March 9, 2017
Spatial AI is actively seeking new talent — engineers, tech developers, and natural language specialists — to expand the data sources for its artificial “social” intelligence product, Mobility Buzz has learned. Spatial’s top priority this year is to use its funding received from a $2 million round in October 2016 — which was led by […]

4 Integral Autonomous Car Technologies Under Development

  • Natalie Mattila
  • March 8, 2017
As more automakers test autonomous cars and prep for deployment on public roads, startups and engineers are working tirelessly to develop the technology that will power the vehicles. Innovative advancements have accelerated with the participation of leading car manufacturers, including Ford, Tesla, BMW, and Audi, among others. But, while automakers have been testing self-driving cars […]

Peloton to Deliver Truck ‘Platooning’ to Public Roads This Year

  • Natalie Mattila
  • March 6, 2017
SILICON VALLEY — Peloton Technology will deliver its truck platooning technology to “select customers” this year, Chief Executive John Switkes told attendees at Autonomous Vehicles Silicon Valley 2017. The Mountainview, Calif.-based startup — whose investors include Volvo and UPS, among others — has been testing driver-assisted “platooning” in which trucks essentially tailgate to reduce drag […]
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