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Provizio closes $6.2M seed round for its car safety platform using sensors and AI

Provizio closes .2M seed round for its car safety platform using sensors and AI Provizio, a combination hardware and software startup with technology to improve car safety, has closed a seed investment round of $6.2million. Investors include Bobby Hambrick (the founder of Autonomous Stuff); the founders of Movidius; the European Innovation Council (EIC); ACT Venture […]

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Waymo pauses operations in San Francisco, stays the course in Phoenix on Election Day

Waymo pauses operations in San Francisco, stays the course in Phoenix on Election Day Waymo has taken a dual approach to operations on Election Day. In San Francisco, where Waymo has been testing its autonomous vehicles, driving operations have been temporarily suspended Tuesday and Wednesday “out of an abundance of caution.” Its fleet of autonomous […]

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Daimler Trucks partners with Waymo to build self-driving semi trucks

Daimler Trucks partners with Waymo to build self-driving semi trucks Two automotive giants are teaming up to bring self-driving semi-trucks to market. Under this deal, Waymo and Daimler Trucks are partnering to build an autonomous version of the Freightliner Cascadia truck. This is Waymo’s first deal in the freight business. The truck would be equipped […]

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Daily Crunch: Waymo opens up driverless ride-hailing

Daily Crunch: Waymo opens up driverless ride-hailing Alphabet’s self-driving technology company hits a major milestone, Apple TV+ extends its free subscription period and Affirm files to go public. This is your Daily Crunch for October 8, 2020. The big story: Waymo opens up driverless ride-hailing Waymo hit a major milestone today: It’s offering fully driverless […]

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Waymo and TuSimple autonomous trucking leaders on the difficulty of building a highway-safe AI

Waymo and TuSimple autonomous trucking leaders on the difficulty of building a highway-safe AI TuSimple and Waymo are in the lead in the emerging sector of autonomous trucking; TuSimple founder Xiaodi Hou and Waymo trucking head Boris Sofman had an in-depth discussion of their industry and the tech they’re building at TC Mobility 2020. Interestingly, […]

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Zoox becomes fourth company to land driverless testing permit in California

Zoox becomes fourth company to land driverless testing permit in California Zoox, the automated vehicle technology startup that was acquired by Amazon this year, has been issued a permit from California regulators that will allow it to test driverless vehicles on public roads. The permit is not for all public roads in the state, but […]

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Ford, Bosch and Bedrock announce an automated valet parking garage in Detroit

Ford, Bosch and Bedrock announce an automated valet parking garage in Detroit Ford, Bosch and Bedrock Technologies today announced an automated valet parking demonstration in downtown Detroit. This system is designed to allow drivers to exit a vehicle and the vehicle would park itself in the parking structure. Systems in a Ford Escape test vehicle […]

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Waymo’s Boris Sofman and TuSimple’s Xiaodi Hou to join us at TC Sessions: Mobility 2020

Waymo’s Boris Sofman and TuSimple’s Xiaodi Hou to join us at TC Sessions: Mobility 2020 One of the areas of autonomous driving technology with the most potential to have a near-term and dramatic impact remains trucking: There’s a growing lack of drivers for long-haul routes, and highway trucking remains a relatively uncomplicated (though still very […]

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Anthony Levandowski sentenced to 18 months in prison, as new $4B lawsuit against Uber is filed

Anthony Levandowski sentenced to 18 months in prison, as new B lawsuit against Uber is filed Anthony Levandowski, the former Google engineer and serial entrepreneur who was at the center of a lawsuit between Uber and Waymo, has been sentenced to 18 months on one count of stealing trade secrets.  Judge Alsup said that home […]

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The Station: Winners and losers in Paris, Rivian sets a delivery date, Waymo and FCA deepen ties

The Station: Winners and losers in Paris, Rivian sets a delivery date, Waymo and FCA deepen ties The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox.  Hello and welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to […]

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