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Daimler acquires majority stake in Torc Robotics to accelerate autonomous truck development
April 1, 2019

Daimler is betting big on autonomous trucks, as the German automotive giant today announced that its trucking division is buying a majority stake in self-driving vehicle company Torc Robotics. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 2005 by a group of engineers from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Torc Robotics initially focused on automated technologies across industries such as military, agriculture, mining,...

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Adobe previews connected car platform with maintenance tips
March 28, 2019

At its annual Summit conference in Las Vegas this week, Adobe took the wraps off of a cloud-based app designed to anticipate — or mitigate, worst-case scenario — serious mechanical issues. It made its debut during the eighth annual Adobe Sneaks, an internal program that offers Adobe engineers, researchers, product managers, and designers the chance to submit proposals for an opportunity to demonstrate them in front of an audience of...

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Innoviz raises $132 million to develop an end-to-end lidar platform
March 26, 2019

Hot on the heels of Ouster’s fresh fundraising round, Israeli lidar startup Innoviz Technologies this week announced that it, too, has secured additional venture capital — and an enormous amount of it, to boot. Innoviz says it’s raised $132 million in series C financing led by China Merchants Capital, with participation from Shenzhen Capital Group, New Alliance Capital, Harel Insurance Investments and Financial Services, and Phoenix...

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Starship Technologies rolls out delivery robots to Northern Arizona University's Flagstaff campus
March 26, 2019

Starship Technologies two months ago rolled out delivery robots to George Mason University’s Fairfax campus, and it turns out that was just the start of a quest to conquer higher ed. The San Francisco-based robotics startup today announced that it has expanded service to Northern Arizona University (NAU) in Flagstaff, marking the first commercial deployment of sidewalk delivery robots in Arizona. Courtesy of an ongoing collaboration between...

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Oslo to become first city to enable wireless charging for electric taxis
March 24, 2019

(Reuters) — Norway’s capital Oslo will become the first city in the world to install wireless charging systems for electric taxis, hoping to make recharging quick and efficient enough to speed the takeup of non-polluting cabs. The project will use induction technology, with charging plates installed in the road at taxi ranks linking to receivers installed in the vehicle, Finnish utility Fortum said on Thursday. From 2023 onward all taxis...

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Voi Technology bags another $30 million to expand its electric scooters across Europe
March 5, 2019

If electric scooters emerged as one of the big breakout trends of last year, then 2019 is already shaping up for more of the same. Voi Technology, a Sweden-based electric scooter startup, has today announced a fresh $30 million in funding from Balderton Capital, Vostok New Ventures, LocalGlobe, Raine Ventures, Project A, and Creandum. Notably, this “top up round” comes just three months after Voi announced a substantial $50 million series...

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Tesla starts selling $35,000 Model 3, shifts sales exclusively online
March 3, 2019

Tesla today began selling the standard Model 3 at a base price of $35,000 in the U.S. and Canada. The model has 220 miles of range, a top speed of 130 miles per hour (mph), and a 0-60mph acceleration of 5.6 seconds. An enhanced version of the Model 3 — the Model 3 Standard Range Plus — starts at $37,000 and offers 240 miles of range, a top speed of 140mph, and 0-60mph acceleration of 5.3 seconds, in addition to “most” premium...

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Daimler and BMW enter long-term partnership for self-driving cars
February 28, 2019

German car giants Daimler and BMW have announced a “long-term strategic cooperation” around self-driving cars that will see the duo collaborating to bring new automated driving technology to market by the mid-2020s. In an announcement today, Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler and BMW — which operates a number of brands, including Mini and Rolls-Royce — revealed plans to develop next-generation technologies for driver-assistance...

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Linux Foundation launches ELISA, an open source project for building safety-critical systems
February 22, 2019

Machines have a trust problem — particularly autonomous machines deployed in safety-critical scenarios, like industrial robots and driverless cars. In a pair of surveys published by the American Automobile Association last January and by Gallup in May, 63 percent of people reported feeling afraid to ride in a fully self-driving vehicle and more than half said they’d never choose to ride in one. Moreover, in a report published by...

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Didi plans Chile, Peru, and Colombia launches to take on Uber
February 19, 2019

(Reuters) — Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing is planning to take on U.S. rival Uber in some of Latin America’s fastest-growing markets, recruiting managers in Chile, Peru and Colombia, according to job postings and a company official. Didi has moved senior executives from China to lead its expansion in markets like Chile and Peru, and began in recent weeks advertising for driver operations, crisis management, marketing and business...

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