Two very new startups are encouragingly moving forward with their ambitions to put self driving cars on the road as early as this year. On Jan. 28, Pony.ai, a year-old startup, said it was starting public test drives of its autonomous vehicle in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, which … Read the rest
Silicon Valley born self-driving car startup – Pony.ai is taking to the streets of Guangzhou to familiarize itself with the Chinese road conditions. One of the primary objectives for autonomous cars is to learn to piloting itself during rainy conditions. The company is said to have taken 3 months to … Read the rest
Aurora Innovation Labs founded by former Google & Tesla employee Chris Urmson has struck a deal with both Volkswagen and Hyundai in a push towards building Autonomous Cars. Described as the partnership of the century, Aurora Inc. on Thursday announced separate partnerships with the two auto makers, signaling the emergence … Read the rest
Bangalore based startup, Flux Auto has quietly worked its way to beat the likes of Google and Tesla to launch its own Self Driving Truck for the Indian roads. Kept under stealth mode till two months back, this 11-month old startup will launch its pilot programme in early February next … Read the rest
Boston-based startup Sea Machines Robotics wants to build a name for itself in the commercial shipping industry just like what Tesla and other brands have done to the car, by retrofitting ships to give them autonomous technology.
The ambitious startup, which in September released its first product- The Sea Machines … Read the rest
Optimus Drive gathered almost $18M in a new series of funding that saw investors growing significantly fond of this new technology. The investment was led by Greycroft Partners, with contributions from Emerson Collective, Fraser McCombs Capital, and MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito. The 2 year old startup has now … Read the rest
- Nutonomy is a Singapore & Boston based startup that is deep into Autonomous vehicles.
- Delphi is one of the biggest manufacturers and the leading supplier of automobile parts and technology to Automotive companies. Their recent interest has been heavily into leading the Autonomous revolution.
Delphi acquires Nutonomy for $450 Million… 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
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