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Amazon to acquire autonomous driving startup Zoox

Amazon to acquire autonomous driving startup Zoox Amazon has announced that it will acquire Zoox, a self-driving startup founded in 2014, which has raised nearly $1 billion in funding and which aims to develop autonomous driving technology, including vehicles, for the purposes of providing a full-stack solution for ride-hailing. Zoox will continue to exist as […]

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Five, the self-driving startup, raises $41M and pivots into B2B, away from building its own fleet

Five, the self-driving startup, raises M and pivots into B2B, away from building its own fleet We are still years away from a time when fully-autonomous cars will be able to drive us from A to B, and the complexity of getting to that point is likely going to need hundreds of billions of dollars […]

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Walmart partners with self-driving startup Nuro to test autonomous grocery delivery in Houston

Walmart partners with self-driving startup Nuro to test autonomous grocery delivery in Houston Walmart this morning announced a new pilot program that will test autonomous grocery delivery in the Houston market starting next year. The retailer is partnering with autonomous vehicle company Nuro, a robotics company that uses driverless technology to deliver goods to customers. […]

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Yandex inks deal with Hyundai to build self-driving car tech for its Mobis OEM division

Yandex inks deal with Hyundai to build self-driving car tech for its Mobis OEM division On the heels of becoming the latest investor in Ola, today Hyundai announced another key deal to further its ambitions in next-generation automotive services. Yandex, the Russian search giant that has been working on self-driving car technology, has inked a […]

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Remote-control driverless car startup partners with vehicle manufacturers

Remote-control driverless car startup partners with vehicle manufacturers Phantom Auto, a platform that can remotely control autonomous vehicles if something goes wrong, has partnered with Einride, Transdev and NEVS, formerly known as Saab Automobile. Phantom Auto’s tech enables a remote driver to take control of an autonomous vehicle, in the event the car encounters something […]

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Watch a truly driverless car navigate city streets

Watch a truly driverless car navigate city streets Drive.ai, the company that’s gearing up to launch an autonomous ride-hailing pilot in Frisco, Texas, just released a video showing off its driverless capabilities. Drive.ai’s service will initially launch with safety drivers in July, but the goal is to ultimately operate the ride-hailing platform without a driver […]

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GM and Cruise on track to field a self-driving ride hailing service by 2019

GM and Cruise on track to field a self-driving ride hailing service by 2019  GM and Cruise have articulated more specifically when they want to put their self-driving service on the roads, at today’s investor call for the company from San Francisco. GM said that they can make it happen within two years, with a […]

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Cruise’s self-driving launch plan doesn’t include small-scale pilots like Waymo’s

Cruise’s self-driving launch plan doesn’t include small-scale pilots like Waymo’s  Cruise spent some time this week detailing its plans for self-driving deployment, and one of the key features of its approach is how it differs from that of some of its competitors. “We’re not going to do small-scale pilots,” explained Cruise CEO and cofounder Kyle […]

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Waymo racks up 4 million self-driven miles

Waymo racks up 4 million self-driven miles  Waymo continues to press its lead in terms of actual miles driven on roads, which is potentially the most important metric out there when it comes to building successful autonomous driving technology. The Alphabet-owned company that began life as Google’s self-driving car project around a decade ago now […]

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Crunch Report | Look, ma! No hands

Crunch Report | Look, ma! No hands Today’s Stories  Apple Pay Cash launches in beta today, letting you send and receive cash in Messages Waymo now testing its self-driving cars on public roads with no one at the wheel Waymo’s first product will be its own on-demand ride hailing service These are Uber’s new ‘cultural […]

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