Ford to Launch BlueCruise: How it Works & How it Compares to Similar Systems

Ford will begin offering its new BlueCruise hands-free highway driving system later in 2021. Via over-the-air software updates, the feature will be available for 2021 F-150 and 2021 Mustang Mach-E models equipped with the optional Ford Co-Pilot360 Active 2.0 Prep Package. Ford is anticipating the sale of more than 100,000 vehicles equipped with BlueCruise in […]

Lexus Teammate to Include New ADAS Features for 2022 LS 500h Hybrid Sedan

The 2022 Lexus LS 500h hybrid sedan will be the first vehicle in the automaker’s U.S. lineup to offer “Lexus Teammate” ADAS technology. Lexus Teammate, which will initially be available for all-wheel drive models, will consist of two features: Advanced Drive and Advanced Park. Although details about these latest ADAS features from Lexus are limited […]

Safety Pool Scenario Database to Facilitate Global Transparency & Inclusion in ADAS & Autonomous Vehicle Development

The World Economic Forum, Deepen AI, and WMG, an academic department at the University of Warwick, have announced the launch of the Safety Pool Scenario Database. The database houses different driving scenarios and situations that industry and academia can utilize when testing and validating new ADAS innovations and autonomous driving platforms. The Safety Pool Scenario Database is […]

Innoviz Technologies & Collective Growth Corporation Announce Closing of New Business Combination

Innoviz Technologies and Collective Growth Corporation have successfully completed their plans to create a new business combination. The business combination provides Innoviz with approximately $371 million in gross proceeds comprised of Collective Growth’s $141 million of cash held in trust following public stockholder redemptions and $230 million from an ordinary share PIPE, including strategic investments […]

Do Parents Drive Differently Alone Than With Children? Here Is What The Data Says

A recent study sheds light on how parents drive alone versus when they are with their children. The National Safety Council (NSC), Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firemen’s Association, and the Emergency Responder Safety Institute conducted the study for Distracted Driving Awareness Month (April). The survey featured 1,000 adults age 25 and above who regularly drive with […]

Self-Driving Truck Company Plus Upsizes Recent Fundraising Efforts to $420 Million

Plus (formerly Plus.ai) has secured $220 million in new financing co-led by FountainVest Partners and ClearVue Partners, with participation from Quanta Computer Inc. and Millennium Technology Value Partners. The company’s existing investors, including Sequoia, SAIC Capital, and Full Truck Alliance (FTA) also participated. This latest investment round builds upon the $200 million already raised in February, […]

Hyundai IONIQ 5 to Serve as Motional’s Next-Generation Robotaxi

Motional has announced that the Hyundai IONIQ 5, an all-electric crossover, will serve as its next-generation robotaxi. This most recent news follows a December 2020 announcement from Motional and Lyft. Together, the companies revealed plans to launch the world’s largest robotaxi deployment partnership. According to Motional and Lyft, the forthcoming ridesharing network has the potential […]

New Genetic Algorithms: CEA-Leti Envisions LiDAR Systems Based on Integrated Optical Phased Arrays

CEA-Leti, a technology research institute at CEA, has developed genetic algorithms to calibrate high-channel-count optical phased arrays (OPAs), as well as an advanced measurement setup enabling wafer-scale OPA characterization. According to CEA-Leti, the genetic algorithms provide an essential step forward in the effort to develop robust LiDAR systems for widespread commercial applications. Said applications are […]

Plus Selects NVIDIA DRIVE Orin for Next-Gen Autonomous Driving System for Heavy Trucks

Plus (formerly Plus.ai) has announced it will equip the next generation of its autonomous truck driving platform with NVIDIA DRIVE Orin, a software-defined system with high-performance AI algorithms that can support over-the-air updates. According to NVIDIA, the system, known as PlusDrive, can be fitted to newly-manufactured trucks or those already in service. Plus will roll […]