Self-driving vehicles (automotive)

JIDU ROBO 01 concept400x275JIDU, a China-based electric vehicle company backed by Baidu and Geely, has announced its first concept production robocar, the ROBO-01. The design integrates intelligent driving powered by Baidu and a “cutting-edge futuristic design” aimed to revolutionize the automobile industry that leads to cars driven by AI.

 

TeleoFunding400x275Teleo, a construction robotics company that retrofits existing construction and mining heavy equipment to turn them into semi-autonomous robots, has announced raising $12 million in Series A funding. The funding will be used to scale the deployment of their product and further invest in research and development in Teleo Supervised Autonomy technology, to address critical industry challenges around the skilled operator shortage and low productivity.

 

Kodiak SensorPod400x275Kodiak Robotics, which is developing self-driving truck technology, has announced a technical partnership with Southern Tire Mart / Southern Tire Mart at Pilot, demonstrating that its pre-calibrated, pre-built SensorPods can be completely removed and replaced by a mechanic without specialized training. The goal is to eliminate the need for a specialized technician to replace AV sensors, especially when long-haul trucks may need service in remote areas.

 

OSS XpoBooth400x275At the One Stop Systems (OSS) booth at Xponential 2022, we saw several computer systems designed for use in autonomous vehicles of several types, or at ground stations. The San Diego-based company designs and manufactures edge computing modules and systems.

 

GatikKansas400x275Gatik, which develops autonomous vehicles for middle-mile logistics tasks, has announced it will be expanding operations to Kansas following the signing of Senate Bill 313 into law by Governor Laura Kelly. The Kansas law enables the deployment of fully autonomous trucks on public roads in the state.

 

AuroraFedEx400x275Aurora Innovation and FedEx Corp. have announced the expansion of its pilot program to autonomously move FedEx shipments on an additional commercial lane in Texas.

 

TeksboticsSaudiArabia400x275Hong Kong-based Teksbotics has announced it started a pilot of last-mile autonomous delivery in the King Abdullah University of Science and Technologies (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia. It has partnered with Alshrouq Express for the project, which aims to design and build a cost-effective autonomous delivery vehicle for the last-mile delivery of e-commerce orders.

 

ArgoMiami400x275Autonomous vehicle technology developer Argo AI has announced it began driverless operations in Miami, Fla., and Austin, Texas, two of the eight global cities in which it is currently developing its technology. 

 

MotionalUberSantaMonica400x275Driverless technology provider Motional has announced teaming up with Uber to launch autonomous deliveries for Uber Eats customers in Santa Monica, Calif. Motional will use all-electric IONIQ 5 vehicles that operate autonomously to conduct end-to-end food deliveries.

 

KodiakFallback400x275Kodiak Robotics has publicly demonstrated its fallback system, technology that autonomously pulls a self-driving truck over to the side of the road in the event of a truck or system failure. The company said a fallback is critical to safely deploying driverless trucks on public roads.

 

NowRX 400x275NowRX, a technology-powered pharmacy looking to provide same-day prescription delivery and telehealth services, has partnered with Hyundai Motor Group to explore the use of new solutions in the delivery of prescription medications, including autonomous vehicles.

 

SoloAVT SD1 400x275Solo Advanced Vehicle Technologies (Solo AVT) has revealed the design and specifications of the SD1, its long-haul, battery-electric Class 8 truck tailored specifically for autonomous driving.

 

Volvo DHL 400x275Volvo Autonomous Solutions (VAS), a division of Volvo Group, has announced it will offer a new hub-to-hub autonomous transport solution that aims to serve four main customer segments: shippers, carriers, logistics service providers and freight brokers. The company also announced it will partner with DHL Supply Chain as its first customer to pilot the system, in order to develop a business model with customers that addresses the steps required to bring its autonomous solutions to market with a safe, sustainable approach.

 

Intel RACER Sim 400x275The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) has awarded Intel Federal LLC, with support from Intel Labs and other collaborators, the opportunity to develop advanced simulation solutions for off-road autonomous ground vehicles (AGVs). The program, titled the Robotic Autonomy in Complex Environment with Resiliency – Simulation (RACER-Sim), aims to create the next generation of off-road simulation platforms to help developers significantly reduce the cost of development, and bridge the gap between simulation and the real world.

 

MayMobilityBraunAbility400x275May Mobility, which develops autonomous vehicle (AV) technology and ride-share operations, has announced partnering with BraunAbility, a manufacturer of mobility transportation solutions, to modify the May Mobility Toyota Sienna Autono-MaaS (S-AM) fleet to include ADA-compliant vehicles.

 

CyngynKit400x275Cyngn, which develops autonomous driving software solutions for industrial and commercial enterprises, has announced the official launch of DriveMod Kit, a turnkey autonomous vehicle (AV) solution. The initial manufacturing run of DriveMod Kit began coming off the assembly line earlier this month.