3 Promising Startups Leading Israel’s Self-Driving Tech Race

  • Natalie Mattila
  • March 23, 2017
Israel is positioning itself to be at the core of future transportation, as demonstrated by Intel’s $15.3 billion acquisition of Israeli software company Mobileye last week. The country is now home to hundreds of startups developing the technology that will essentially serve as the brains of self-driving cars, and that places Israel alongside Silicon Valley […]

Does Apple’s $500 Million R&D Investment Include Driverless Cars?

  • Emma Sandler
  • March 17, 2017
Apple invested 3.5 billion Yuan — approximately $500 million USD — on two new research-and-development centers in Shanghai and Suzhou, China, which could indicate increased investment in its driverless car program. Apple has been notoriously quiet about its driverless car program, dubbed internally as project “Titan.” While the announcement does not specify what types of […]

Toyota Redesigning Autonomous Car Tech to Widen Driving Capabilities

  • Natalie Mattila
  • March 14, 2017
Toyota Research Institute is re-architecting the technology underlying the Guardian driver-assist system, to support Toyota’s autonomous cars with more capabilities to access a wider expanse of roadways, Mobility Buzz has learned. Toyota unveiled its first autonomous car last week, a Lexus LS 600hL test vehicle equipped with LiDAR, camera arrays, and radar, to enable self-driving […]

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 […]

Navigant Reveals Companies Leading the Pack in Autonomous Cars

  • Natalie Mattila
  • March 10, 2017
Autonomous driving has been a long-term goal for the auto industry for decades. But only recently have self-driving vehicles started to become a realistic objective for automakers and autonomous tech developers. So who is leading the pack? According to Navigant Research, the answer includes Nissan, Daimler, General Motors, Ford, and Waymo — among others. Navigant is […]
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