Toyota & Mcity Collaborate to Establish “Roadmanship” for Autonomous Vehicles

Toyota has partnered with experts from the University of Michigan’s Mcity to rethink the parameters of autonomous driving and establish the concept of “roadmanship” between autonomous and human-driven cars. Toyota has recently expanded investments to its Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC) to take a deeper look into the safety needs of future mobility by researching […]

Audi C-V2X Deployment Shows Real-World Safety Benefits for Drivers & Roadside Workers in Virginia

Audi of America recently collaborated with American Tower, Commsignia, Qualcomm Technologies, and Traffic Technology Services in utilizing cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) technology along U.S. 50 in Northern Virginia. Alongside the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI), Audi and its partners deployed C-V2X communications technology on Virginia’s roadways to help improve road […]

How Big of a Milestone is Walmart’s Use of Autonomous Trucks?

Autonomous box trucks powered by Gatik are now transporting customer orders from a Walmart fulfillment center to a Neighborhood Market store in Bentonville, Arkansas, without a safety driver. Gatik’s deployment with Walmart in Arkansas represents the first time an autonomous trucking company has removed the safety driver from a middle mile commercial delivery route anywhere […]

Plus Selects Aeva 4D LiDAR: Instant Velocity Detection to Increase Overall Safety of Autonomous Trucks

Plus (formerly Plus.ai), a global provider of self-driving truck technology, has announced that Aeva will supply automotive-grade long-range 4D LiDAR for the production of driver-in and fully autonomous trucks powered by the PlusDrive system. Aeva’s LiDAR technology is designed to shorten response times in safety-critical situations and address additional edge cases autonomous trucks might encounter […]

Verizon, Nissan, CCTA Collaborate on C-V2X Deployment in California

Verizon and Nissan North America’s Research and Advanced Engineering team have finished a proof-of-concept demonstrating how sensor data from vehicles and surrounding infrastructure can be processed at the edge of Verizon’s wireless network and communicated back to those vehicles for safety-critical driver notifications in near real-time. “Communication between vehicles and the environment around them, or […]

Plus Delivers Initial Self-Driving Production Units to Heavy Truck Manufacturer FAW in China

Plus (formerly Plus.ai), a global provider of self-driving truck technology, has successfully delivered its initial production batch of PlusDrive autonomous driving units to FAW. According to a recent press release, FAW will integrate the units in an effort to launch China’s first driver-in autonomous trucks. The delivery is part of an agreement between FAW and Plus, […]

City of Long Beach Partners with Mercedes-Benz Research & Development & Xtelligent to Improve Urban Transportation

The City of Long Beach has entered into a public-private partnership with Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, with support from Mercedes-Benz USA Urban Mobility Solutions, and Xtelligent to develop transportation technology systems that will improve urban transportation management and enhance liveability and environmental sustainability in and around the city. “This public-private partnership will keep […]

OTA Updates & Last Mile Navigation: 2022 Ram Trucks Now Standard With Enhanced Uconnect 5 System

In a recent press release, Stellantis announced that most 2022 Ram trucks would come standard with Uconnect 5. The fifth-generation, Android-based Uconnect infotainment system is the most advanced in-car technology under the Stellantis umbrella of brands, including Dodge, Fiat, Chrysler, and Ram. Uconnect 5 is available with a standard 8.4-inch or optional 12-inch touchscreen display. […]

Plus & Teledyne FLIR to Test Thermal Cameras for Autonomous Trucks

Plus (formerly Plus.ai) will collaborate with Teledyne FLIR on a development project to explore adding thermal cameras to the sensor stack used with Plus’s Level 4 autonomous driving technology. Plus utilizes a multi-modal sensor approach with LiDAR, cameras, and radar to provide trucks powered by its autonomous driving technology a 360-degree view around the vehicle. […]

Motional & Hyundai Motor Group Unveil New IONIQ 5 Robotaxi

Motional recently revealed its next-gen robotaxi and its first fully driverless commercial vehicle: the Hyundai IONIQ 5 Robotaxi. Unlike the traditional Hyundai IONIQ 5 EV unveiled earlier this year, Motional’s self-driving taxi is an SAE Level 4 autonomous electric vehicle equipped with a combination of cameras, radar, and LiDAR sensors that provides 360-degree vehicle and […]

HAAS Alert Raises $5 Million to Expand Cellular V2X Network Nationwide

HAAS Alert recently closed $5 million in investment capital to support the expansion of Safety Cloud across the United States. The funding was led by R^2 and Blu Ventures, along with TechNexus, Stacked Capital, UrbanUs, Techstars, Ride Ventures, and Gramercy Fund. Real-Time Safety Alerts As described by HAAS Alert, Safety Cloud is a vehicle communication […]