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SoftBank’s Self-Driving Bus Division Rakes in $4.6Mn, to Start Public Trials by 2nd Half of 2018

27 Mar

By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

SB Drive, SoftBank’s self-driving bus division has gotten a significant boost today. As announced via an official blog post, SB Drive has received a massive $4.6 million (510 million yen) capital infusion led by Yahoo Japan. SoftBank Corp has also made an investment in the same to further increase its stake in this mobility business of the future. (more…)

SMRT Partners with NEC to Preempt Bus Accidents Using Artificial Intelligence

23 Mar

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

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…)

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

15 Mar

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…)

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

11 Mar

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…)

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

24 Feb

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…)

Mobileye Fixes 4,500 New York City Cars with Collision Avoidance Technology

20 Feb

By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

Autonomous cars are a field that has generated a huge amount of attention from late, from the public yes, but more importantly, from every other tech corporation as well. (more…)

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

17 Feb

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…)

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

14 Feb

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

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…)