360° view on Self Driving Cars

Hyundai opts to test at Willow Run in Detroit

Carmaker Hyundai plans to test its self-driving car at Willow Run, a test site being developed near Detroit, Michigan. The site will be ready in 2017 and companies can pay per time they use the... Read more
29.08.16 | Comment | author: Vincent Krabbendam
Nvidia processor

Nvidia launches mobile processor for autonomous vehicle

Nvidia launched a new mobile processor for the next generation of autonomous vehicles, called Parker. The company reveiled the architecture and underlying technology of this processor at the Hot Chips conference in Cupertino, California. According... Read more
26.08.16 | Comment | author: Marieke Van Gompel

First self-driving taxi available in Singapore

NuTonomy has launched the first-ever public trial of a robo-taxi service. The trial, which will continue on an on-going basis, is being held within Singapore’s one-north business district, where nuTonomy has been conducting daily autonomous... Read more
25.08.16 | Comment | author: Vincent Krabbendam
Quanergy sensors on a Mercedes car

Quanergy raises 90 million for self-driving car sensors

Quanergy Systems, a company that makes light detection and ranging sensors used in self-driving cars, has raised 90 million dollar (80 million euros) from investors. According to the company this illutrates their growing interest in... Read more
23.08.16 | Comment | author: Marieke Van Gompel
Audi A7 piloted driving concept

VW committed to fully automated driverless vehicles

Volkswagen is planning further acquisitions in the market for new transportation technologies and services as it seeks to make up ground after its emissions scandal. Europe’s largest automaker, which had been reluctant to commit to new... Read more
22.08.16 | Comment | author: Vincent Krabbendam
Volvo, Uber, autonomous car

Volvo Cars and Uber jointly develop autonomous cars

Volvo Cars and Uber are going to join forces to develop next generation autonomous cars. The two companies have signed an agreement to establish a joint project that will develop new base vehicles that will... Read more
19.08.16 | Comment | author: Marieke Van Gompel

Helsinki experiments with self-driving buses in real traffic

The Finnish city of Helsinki has started a one month trial in which two EasyMile EZ10 self-driving buses transport people trough actual traffic. After Helsinki, the same experiment will take place in Espoo and Tampere. The... Read more
18.08.16 | Comment | author: Vincent Krabbendam
Ford Fusion Hybrid Autonomous Vehicle

Ford plans to have a autonomous car fleet in 2021

Ford is going to build a fully autonomous car without a steering wheel or gas and brake pedals. The vehicle is expected to be in commercial operation in 2021. The company will collaborate with four... Read more
17.08.16 | Comment | author: Marieke Van Gompel

Self-driving BMW’s on Chinese market in 2021

BMW is planning to release its self-driving vehicles on the Chinese market five years from now. Recently, the German car manufacturer announced it will work together with Intel and Mobileye to bring solutions for highly... Read more
16.08.16 | Comment | author: Vincent Krabbendam
Tesla S

‘Tesla autopilot will be safer with more sensors’

The next generation of the autopilot of car producer Tesla will be powered by more radar and a new triple camera. Some of the equipment is already in production. The new sensor suite will enable... Read more
15.08.16 | Comment | author: Marieke Van Gompel
Gill Pratt Toyota

Toyota invests millions in autonomous driving research

Research focused on autonomous driving, artificial intelligence, and robotics at the University of Michigan (U-M) is boosted by an initial 22 million dollar commitment from the Toyota Research Institute (TRI). TRI’s CEO Gill Pratt announced the... Read more
12.08.16 | Comment | author: Vincent Krabbendam
Olli, self-driving vehicle, photo: Rich Riggins/Feature Photo Service for IBM

Self-driving vehicle Olli ‘chats’ with passengers

Local Motors has introduced the first self-driving vehicle that has advanced cognitive computing capabilities of IBM Watson. The Watson system is able to chat with people, allaying their fears about being driven around a city... Read more
11.08.16 | Comment | author: Marieke Van Gompel

Japan and US put pressure on Germany

Germany is still the leading country when it comes to incorporating automated functions in mass produced vehicles. The USA is in second place. But other, mainly Asian countries are catching up and the competition is... Read more
09.08.16 | Comment | author: Vincent Krabbendam
Self-driving bus, Connexxion, Kralingse Zoom in Rotterdam

‘Insights in driverless transit’ conference in the Netherlands

The development of self driving vehicles is growing tremendously. What is the impact of automated vehicles in public transport? How can we prepare the city for these self driving vehicles and specifically for public transport?... Read more
08.08.16 | Comment | author: Marieke Van Gompel
Driverless buses, Citymobil2

Danish municipality wants to introduce selfdriving buses

The Danish municipality of Vesthimmerland plans to introduce autonomous and electric shuttle buses for public transport. Local politicians hope to save time and money with the introduction of selfdriving buses. According to the politicians, the municipality is very large with... Read more
02.08.16 | Comment | author: Inge Jacobs

SDC360 Newsletter signup



Follow us on Twitter