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BMW and Mobileye Will Start Crowd Sourcing Real-Time, Self Driving Car Data from 2018

24 Feb 89-990x479

By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

When it comes to autonomous car, it is a given that we will have to take one small step at a time. There is not going to be a quantum leap wherein we simply take off the steering and let the car zip us to our destinations. Instead, it is going to be one small step at a time and Mobileye is among one of the companies making those small steps possible. (more…)

Uber’s Self-Driving Cars Are Now Picking Passengers in Arizona

23 Feb uber-self-driving-990x543

By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

Uber has officially started offering self-driving cars to passengers in Arizona. Folks in Tempe, Arizona can now hail one of Uber’s self-driving Volvo XC90 SUV’s through the company’s ride-hailing platform. (more…)

Volkswagen Prefers Sierra Wireless to Enable Next-Generation Connected Vehicles With 4G LTE Embedded Modules

17 Feb chip-tp-featured-e1447837678700-1024x512

Sierra Wireless, a leading provider of fully integrated device-to-cloud solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), has announced that Volkswagen has selected Sierra Wireless AirPrime AR Series modules and the Legato platform for its next generation of connected cars. Sierra Wireless’ integrated 4G technology will reach the market beginning in 2018 in several Volkswagen models worldwide. (more…)

Uber Rival Grab Is Acquiring Indonesian Payment Firm Kudo

16 Feb Screen-Shot-2017-02-02-at-11.06.43-AM

By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

In its first major acquisition, Uber’s Southeast Asian arch-rival Grab has decided to purchase Indonesia-based online payment startup Kudo. The deal is expected to close with a price somewhere around (or under) $100 million and the announcement could come as early as this week. (more…)

To Push Its Self-Driving Ambitions, Ford Will Invest $1 Billion in Argo AI

14 Feb ford-logo-1024x768

By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

Ford is planning to pour in investments to the tune of $1 Billion into Argo AI. The investment, which will be made over the course of the next five years, could help push the company’s efforts towards an AI-driven, ride sharing fleet by 2021. (more…)

WiTricity Collaborating with Nissan on Wireless Charging for Electric Vehicles

14 Feb Print

WiTricity, the industry pioneer in wireless power transfer over distance, has announced it is collaborating with Nissan, the leading manufacturer of electric vehicles (EVs), to drive adoption of wireless EV charging systems. (more…)

Uber’s Platform Will Play Host to Daimler’s Self Driving Cars

3 Feb Uber-e1484576085117

By Aditya Srivastava, The Tech Portal

Uber has entered into an alliance with Daimler, which will allow the automaker to launch its self driving cars from the former’s ride hailing platform. Uber is raring to deliver a self driving service for its customers, for which it had previously allied with Volvo as well. Daimler is its second partner in the pursuit of the goal. (more…)

Google’s Recent Patent Reveals More of the Company’s Autonomous Cab Ambitions

18 Jan google-self-driving-car-tp-new-1320x990

By Mudit Mohilay,  The Tech Portal

If you can put aside the Google Glasses you were never able to put on for a second, Google has succeeded in almost every major field it ventured in. Its website is basically how most of us were introduced to the web, its mobile platform Android, is how a majority of the world interacts with their smartphones — and so on and so forth. Well, the company is now readying to venture into the cab aggregation business and a recent patent filing reveals just how Google may be hoping to take on the already established players in the field. (more…)

Volvo Is Joining the Growing List of Automakers with Independent Mobility Units

14 Jan Capture-20

By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

Automakers seem to be in a frenzy now a days. Most are investing in self-driving tech and the few that aren’t (and many that are) are pumping in resources to create car sharing units. Volvo has jumped the bandwagon as well and is creating a dedicated business unit focused upon the car sharing business. (more…)

Connected Car Startup CloudCar Rakes in $15Mn from Jaguar Land Rover

11 Jan screen-shot-2017-01-10-at-1-53-54-am
By Disha Manocha, The Tech Portal
CloudCar, a cloud service provider for connected car companies, has managed to get its hands on a $15 million “minority investment” from UK based automotive giant Jaguar Land Rover.