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Innoviz lidar will be on all VW vehicles with automated driving capabilities

Israeli lidar startup Innoviz will supply its lidar sensors and perception software to all vehicles with automated driving capabilities within...

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Real driverless cars are now legal in China’s tech hub Shenzhen

There are plenty of autonomous driving vehicles testing on the roads of Shenzhen today: Pony.ai, Baidu, DeepRoute, AutoX, you name it. But these...

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Luminar to invest in Geely-affiliated Ecarx, eyes China market

Luminar, the Florida-based lidar company that went public via SPAC in 2020, has formed a close alliance with an auto behemoth in China. It’s...

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Vibrant Planet raises $17M seed round to grow forest restoration SaaS

The public benefit startup is developing Land Tender, SaaS for forest management, something they call an “operating system for forest...

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IKEA rolls out an AI-powered interactive design experience for shoppers

Today, IKEA is launching a new AI-driven interactive design experience called IKEA Kreativ for IKEA.com and the IKEA app. With the new feature, U.S....

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Lidar exposes the remnants of an overgrown ancient civilization in the Amazon

It’s Friday and the world is falling apart, so let’s just take a short mental health break with some interesting news out of the field of...

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Luminar hires execs from Apple, NVIDIA, and Tesla

Luminar, the U.S. lidar company, is the latest to poach executives from Apple, Nvidia and Tesla in the continuing talent war in automated driving and...

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Luminar’s Austin Russell: ‘We probably shouldn’t have existed’ but lidar will drive next-gen safety anyway

"We probably shouldn't have existed," Luminar founder/CEO Austin Russell said when asked about taking part in the hype cycle he later...

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Alibaba-backed Deeproute further slashes L4 driving costs to $3,000

Only four months after Deeproute.ai announced it planned to sell its self-driving solution at an attractive $10,000, the Shenzhen and Fremont-based...

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Aeva and NASA want to map the Moon with lidar-powered KNaCK pack

As humanity prepares to return to the Moon (“to stay,” as they remind us constantly), there’s a lot of infrastructure that needs to...

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Luminar acquisition brings high-performance laser capabilities in-house

Luminar acquires Freedom Photonics's laser technology to optimize lidar performance and unlock lower costs in supply chain.

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Plotlogic scoops up $18M to put hyperspectral imaging to work in the mines

Mining is one of the oldest industries out there, but it has increasingly embraced high-tech methods as demand has increased. Plotlogic uses...

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Luminar’s Austin Russell talks life post-IPO, AV deals and lidar’s future at TC Sessions: Mobility 2022

Achieving the vision of a world where fully autonomous vehicles are both safe and ubiquitous continues to be a long and winding road. Three...

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Autobrains nabs $19M, bringing its Series C to $120M, to take on Mobileye in autonomous driving tech

AI has been the backbone of many a technological breakthrough over the years, but one challenge it has yet to solve is that of self-driving: try as...

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What’s driving China’s autonomous vehicle frenzy?

China's autonomous vehicle industry saw a period of unprecedented acceleration in 2021, with over $8.5 billion invested in robotaxi startups,...

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Mercedes’ future vehicles will have Luminar lidar under new deal

Mercedes-Benz said Thursday it plans to use Luminar’s lidar technology in future vehicles as part of a broader deal that includes data sharing...

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Voyant raises $15M to scale production of its tiny, inexpensive lidar tech

The future of lidar is uncertain unless, as Voyant hopes to do, its price and size are reduced to fractions of their current values. As long as...

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Autonomous driving startup DeepRoute.ai prices L4 solution at $10,000

DeepRoute.ai, an autonomous vehicle startup with offices in Shenzhen and Fremont, California, unveiled an ambitious self-driving solution on...

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EV upstart Xpeng is expanding beyond China

Like Nio, Chinese electric car maker Xpeng has kickstarted its international expansion. But unlike its rival, which put on a series of splashy...

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Nvidia’s next-generation self-driving toolkit is available for 2024 vehicle models

Automakers, suppliers and startups aiming to roll out automated driving features, robotaxis and self-driving trucks are a little closer to accessing...

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GM to introduce new hands-free driver assistance system in 2023, starting with Cadillac

GM plans to roll out a new, more capable hands-free driving assistance system in 2023 that will be able to handle 95% of all driving scenarios and...

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Wayve, the lidar-free self-driving startup, raises $13.6M from Ocado

Wayve, a U.K.-based self-driving startup that is notable for its use of deep learning and cameras rather than more-costly lidar and other sensors to...

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Lidar developer Ouster agrees to buy Sense Photonics as it takes aim at the auto industry

Ouster, a lidar company that went public this year via a SPAC merger, said it would acquire solid-state lidar startup Sense Photonics in an all-stock...

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GM invests in radar software startup Oculii as demand for automated driving features rise

Oculii, a software startup that aims to improve the spatial resolution of radar sensors by up to 100-fold, has scored a new investment from General...

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Waymo to lose its CFO and head of automotive partnerships

Waymo’s chief financial officer Ger Dwyer and its head of automotive partnerships and corporate development Adam Frost — two longtime...

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Lidar startup Innovusion closes $64M round led by Temasek

More investors are joining the wave to bet on lidar, the remote sensing method that uses laser light to measure distances and has garnered ample...

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Argo’s new lidar sensor could help Ford, VW deploy self-driving vehicles at scale

Four years ago, Argo AI made its first acquisition as a young, newly backed self-driving vehicle startup. Now, Argo says its acquisition of lidar...

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Airbus taps Luminar to test how lidar could be used to make flying safer and autonomous

Luminar Technologies is expanding its lidar business beyond automotive and into aviation through a partnership with Airbus. The collaboration with...

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