After its recent acquisition of high end audio equipment manufacturer Harman International Industries Inc., Samsung Electronics is angling to become the go-to supplier of everything from in-car entertainment to connected-auto services. With the deal, Samsung hope to marry its fast microprocessor and software technology with Harman’s infotainment and vehicle systems … Read the rest
With discussions being in their early stages, Telecommunications group- Softbank is keen on funding autonomous vehicle startup Zoox. With Softbank openly admitting their interest in Zoox, the startup is also in talks with other unnamed potential investors.
Alongside a current valuation of more than $1.5 billion, sources say that Zoox’s … Read the rest
In a quest to make autonomous driving more safe, Israeli Startup; AdaSky believes it can resolve a major issue revolving around the concept of vision detection. The startup aims at solving this problem by, deploying thermal cameras to detect heat from pedestrians, animals and objects.
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While most companies are focused on the core concept of developing autonomous cars, a few others seem to be exploring the opportunities with its counterpart i.e, The Taxi Services. One such company is a British Startup- FiveAI who have raised close to $18 million, in a series A round of … Read the rest
A latest inside report from Bloomberg, revealed that a total of 17 engineers working on Apple’s Project Titan have left for automotive startup Zoox. The decision came after Apple’s CEO Tim Cook revealed that the company would now rather focus on building advanced autonomous tech than build a fully … Read the rest
Silicon Valley-based Drive.ai announced Tuesday that, Andrew Ng has joined its board of directors. Ng was the chief scientist at Chinese tech giant Baidu until March, and previously founded and led the Google Brain project, an artificial intelligence effort. “This is one horse worth betting on,” Ng told CNN Tech. … Read the rest
Oryx Vision, based out of Israel is developing object sensors for self-driving cars. On Tuesday, it announced that it had raised $50 million in a second funding round led by Third Point Ventures and Walden Riverwood Ventures (WRV).
Union Tech Ventures along side existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners, Maniv Mobility … Read the rest
According to a recent news report, Nauto has grabbed an investment of $159 million Series B from General Motors and Japan’s Softbank Group. Nauto, is the startup that is into making software and cameras aimed to make autonomous vehicles all the more safer. Currently the company creates advanced bi-dirctional Dashcams … Read the rest
Momenta – which is into building software for autonomous cars, has raised $46 million in Series B round led by NIO Capital. It offers Deep-learning powered 3D mapping of routes in real time with object recognition sensors.The startup claims to be collecting 60 Billion miles of data to test their … Read the rest
This is the age of AI ( Artificial Intelligence ). One area where AI is creating real disruption is the Automobile space. AI powered Self-driving is the talk of the town. Lets take a look at the top 10 interesting startups working in the Autonomous Self-driving vehicle space.
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