Civil Maps Secures OEM Partners for New Localization Platform

  • Emma Sandler
  • April 3, 2017
Civil Maps, a developer of cognition systems for autonomous vehicles, has already secured new OEM partnerships, just one month after publicly announcing its AtlasDevKit platform for localization, Mobility Buzz has learned. Civil Maps’ cognition system — an AI system that allows a car to understand or see its surroundings — enables autonomous vehicles to crowdsource high-definition, machine-readable dynamic […]

Volvo Considers International Expansion for Drive Me Program

  • Emma Sandler
  • March 16, 2017
Volvo Cars is now using TomTom’s high-definition mapping software to power Volvo’s autonomous vehicle Drive Me program — which begins in Gothenburg, Sweden, and may expand internationally after 2017, Mobility Buzz has learned. Volvo may be targeting London and parts of China for the program’s expansion, a Volvo spokesperson told Mobility Buzz, with China more likely being the first expansion. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]