Yoshi Launches On-Demand Car Services in Austin, Expands Into Fleet Management

  • Emma Sandler
  • March 30, 2017
Yoshi Inc. launched its on-demand vehicle maintenance services in Austin today, but that’s not the only expansion planned for the startup. The company is also opening up its business model to include fleet management services, as demonstrated by Yoshi’s recent partnership with Ford Motor Co.-owned Chariot, Mobility Buzz has learned. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based company operates in San Francisco, […]

AutoX Demos Self-Driving Car Using Camera-Only Approach

  • Natalie Mattila
  • March 24, 2017
Nearing the era of autonomous cars, it seems everyone is racing to develop the best lidar sensor to enable the self-driving revolution. That is, everyone except AutoX. The startup is taking a more radical approach to self-driving by using only cameras. Tesla is also attempting to achieve fully self-driving capability using a camera-based system. But […]

Ford Aims to Be Software System Integrator for Autonomous Cars

  • Emma Sandler
  • March 23, 2017
Ford Motor Co. wants to position itself as a “software system integrator” for autonomous vehicles, Bob Shanks, the automaker’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, said during Ford’s investor presentation call today. Rather than develop the technology in-house, Ford has been investing billions on autonomous software and transportation-as-a-service providers, in particular. Last month, the automaker announced its […]

Ford Backs Startup Autonomic, Pursues Investments in Mobility Services

  • Natalie Mattila
  • March 16, 2017
Ford Motor Co. invested in startup autonomous software company Autonomic, just one month after investing $1 billion in Argo AI. But artificial intelligence and autonomous software are not the only investment interests for the automaker. Ford will “aggressively pursue” opportunities in the mobility-as-a-service marketplace, Alan Hall, Ford’s communications manager for mobility technology, autonomous vehicles, research […]

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 […]
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