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Toyota and Japanese Telecom Giant NTT to Combine Connected Car Research Efforts

30 Mar OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

Two significant Japanese majors, Toyota and NTT (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation), have decided to band together to further their research and development efforts in the connected car space. (more…)

SMRT Partners with NEC to Preempt Bus Accidents Using Artificial Intelligence

23 Mar SMRT-Double-Deckered-buses-990x408

Japanese IT giant NEC has collaborated with the Singapore public transport provider SMRT Corporation to prevent bus accidents using AI technology. (more…)

Uber Has Not Been Having a Particularly Good Time Developing Its Self-Driving Tech

18 Mar uber-self-drive-1-990x554

By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

Uber and Alphabet subsidiary Waymo currently find themselves embroiled in a legal battle over whether or not the former stole the latter’s technology and used it to create its own autonomous vehicles. We are no wiser than the courts however, a set of documents leaked to Recode put an interesting light upon things. (more…)

Intel Acquires Mobileye in Anticipation of First Major Wave of Sales for Self-Driving Cars in 2021, Says TrendForce

15 Mar mobileye-intel-self-driving-car-2021-624x351

Intel on March 13 announced that the company will purchase Mobileye, a global provider of advanced driver assistance system (ADAS). (more…)

By 2030, Nearly 15 Percent of Cars Sold Will be Autonomous: Study

15 Mar Uber_Mapping_Car-768x512

By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

Autonomous vehicles are going to be here whether you are comfortable with the idea of a car without steering wheels or not. And a new study from Arcadis, HR&A Advisors and Sam Schwartz Consulting suggests that by 2030, autonomous vehicles will account for 15 percent of auto sales worldwide. (more…)

Didi to Reportedly Take Over 19Pay to Obtain Payment Processing License

15 Mar 26777063870_1a73771322_b-e1489033423489

By Kajal Joshi, The Tech Portal

Reports suggest Didi is in talks for acquisition of payment firm 19Pay for RMB4.3 billion RMB (US$622 million). The news that was first speculated by payment news website Paynews states the deal is expected to complete in July or August this year. However, Didi has neither confirmed nor denied the rumor. (more…)

Ford Outlines Hardware Challenges That Must be Overcome to Make Self-Driving Cars a Reality

11 Mar 62-990x562

By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

Like almost all of its peers and compatriots, Ford is also hard at work towards unlocking the door to almost certain business success — by pushing research in autonomous cars, which is widely being touted as the next big step for the automotive industry. (more…)

Uber Has Finally Received a Self-Driving Vehicle Test Permit for Californian Roads

11 Mar ubermapslede-990x659

By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

Finally! Uber has received a permit which now allows its self-driving cars to take to the roads in the state of California. The permit means that the Californian public may soon see driver-less cars toting around on public roads. Indeed, some of them may even be called upon to pick up passengers using the Uber platform sometime in the future. (more…)

Ford looks to 3D printing to manufacture large one-piece auto parts for its future vehicle prototypes

7 Mar ford-logo-1024x768

By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

The art of 3D printing has been around for long but not many real-world applications of the same have emerged to the surface. Ford is, however, looking to break the mold by experimenting with 3D printing technology to manufacture large one-piece auto parts. The said initiative will enable the automaker to print components (like spoilers) for its future prototypes and production vehicles. (more…)

Toyota Is Now Using a Lexus for Testing Its Autonomous Tech

5 Mar Capture-990x469

By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

Toyota is an auto manufacturer. And like all auto manufacturers currently in business, autonomous cars are a huge area of concern for it. The Toyota Research Institute has recently debuted its new second-gen autonomous car that demonstrates the advances made by the company in the field. And, it is a Lexus! (more…)