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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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