Vehicular automation

Strategy Analytics: Operating Systems for Autonomous Driving Face a Technology and Methodology Transition

Friday, February 26, 2021 - 12:37pm

The Strategy Analytics Autonomous Vehicles Service (AVS) report, Operating Systems for Autonomous Driving: Automakers Transitioning to Software Companies , tracks automakers, suppliers, platform enablers and start-up companies who are working towards the adoption of complicated operating system platforms required for high levels of automated driving.

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  • The Strategy Analytics Autonomous Vehicles Service (AVS) report, Operating Systems for Autonomous Driving: Automakers Transitioning to Software Companies , tracks automakers, suppliers, platform enablers and start-up companies who are working towards the adoption of complicated operating system platforms required for high levels of automated driving.
  • The report outlines the different types of operating systems, middleware and other software solutions, while discussing on the fact the many major automakers are transitioning into becoming a software company.
  • Automakers such as Toyota and Volkswagen are aiming to release its own software stack and operating system for the whole of its automotive ecosystem.
  • However, other OEMs are opting to embed operating systems, middleware for autonomous driving and other software solutions from suppliers and technology providers such as NVIDIA, Intel/Mobileye, Blackberry QNX, Baidu, and others.

Dennis Mooney Joins Self-Driving Truck Company Plus as Chief Platform Officer

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 2:00pm

Plus (formerly Plus.ai), a leading company in self-driving truck technology, announced that Dennis Mooney, a former senior executive of Navistar International Corporation and General Motors, has joined the company as Chief Platform Officer.

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  • Plus (formerly Plus.ai), a leading company in self-driving truck technology, announced that Dennis Mooney, a former senior executive of Navistar International Corporation and General Motors, has joined the company as Chief Platform Officer.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210225005210/en/
    Dennis Mooney Joins Plus as Chief Platform Officer (Photo: Business Wire)
    In his new role, Mooney will draw on his decades of expertise in global product development for world-class automotive and truck manufacturers to further scale and integrate Pluss automated driving system with different trucking platforms.
  • The company works with four of the top 10 truck makers in the world.
  • Mooney will also provide strategic direction on go-to-market plans as the company accelerates commercial deployment across the U.S., China and Europe.

Ibeo Automotive Systems Tests LiDAR Systems for Autonomous Driving in Berlin and Beijing

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 1:00pm

The aim is to reach series production for automated driving at L3 and potentially L4 levels, and to define standards which should make autonomous driving possible in the near future.

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  • The aim is to reach series production for automated driving at L3 and potentially L4 levels, and to define standards which should make autonomous driving possible in the near future.
  • The test tracks are located in Germany (Berlin) and China (Beijing).
  • Ibeo itself has already been testing automated and networked driving on public roads since 2017, and is also working together with TV SD to improve the safety of components and systems used in autonomous vehicles.
  • Ibeo reaches an important milestone in preparing for mass production of its ibeoNEXT sensor, as validation begins for L3 automated driving features for the Chinese market.

Neural Propulsion Systems Revolutionizes L4/L5 Autonomous Driving With Next Generation Zero Accidents Sensing Platform

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 2:00pm

PLEASANTON, Calif., Feb. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Neural Propulsion Systems (NPS), a pioneer in autonomous sensing platforms, today emerged from stealth to launch NPS 500, the safest and most reliable platform for autonomous vehicles that enables the industry to reach Zero Accidents Vision.

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  • PLEASANTON, Calif., Feb. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Neural Propulsion Systems (NPS), a pioneer in autonomous sensing platforms, today emerged from stealth to launch NPS 500, the safest and most reliable platform for autonomous vehicles that enables the industry to reach Zero Accidents Vision.
  • "Our goal to prevent all transportation accidents is the holy grail for autonomous vehicles," said Behrooz Rezvani, founder and CEO of NPS.
  • "We are the sensing system behind the Zero Accidents Platform for large volume deployment at affordable cost.
  • The NPS next generation precision-built, multi-modal sensor system is the industry's most advance autonomous driving solution that addresses physics-based limitations of each sensory system.

RoadDB Crowdsourced 3D Maps, Localization Software Meet Automaker Requirements for Automated Driving

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 6:19pm

RoadDBs crowdsourced 3D maps and its localization software for automated driving in consumer vehicles have passed field trials with BMW, GM, Honda, Toyota, and Volkswagen.

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  • RoadDBs crowdsourced 3D maps and its localization software for automated driving in consumer vehicles have passed field trials with BMW, GM, Honda, Toyota, and Volkswagen.
  • Automated driving in consumer vehicles requires a 3D roadmap with more detail and accuracy than for navigation or advanced driver assistance systems.
  • RoadDB has developed its software from the ground up by working with major automakers to meet their requirements for functionality, cost, and ease of implementation.
  • RoadDB provides a disruptive software solution for road data and localization for automated driving products (SAE Level 2+ to Level 4) in consumer vehicles.

Motional Operates Driverless Vehicles On Public Roads

Monday, February 22, 2021 - 1:00pm

BOSTON, Feb. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Motional today announced it is operating driverless vehicles on public roads, becoming one of the world's first companies to do so.

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  • BOSTON, Feb. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Motional today announced it is operating driverless vehicles on public roads, becoming one of the world's first companies to do so.
  • It's a significant step on our path to making driverless vehicles a safe, reliable, and accessible reality, and a proud day for Motional."
  • Building public trust in driverless vehicles is critical.The technology has the power to save millions of lives, but for this potential to become a reality, the general public must trust and adopt it.
  • Motional is a driverless technology company making self-driving vehicles a safe, reliable, and accessible reality.

CapStone Holdings Inc. Invests $10M in Perrone Robotics

Monday, February 22, 2021 - 12:11pm

Perrone delivers mobility excellence through the world's first and only patented general purpose robotics operating system and autonomous vehicle retrofit kit (TONY).

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  • Perrone delivers mobility excellence through the world's first and only patented general purpose robotics operating system and autonomous vehicle retrofit kit (TONY).
  • CapStone 's engagement with Perrone Robotics highlights its ongoing strategic investments in proven enterprises well-positioned for substantial growth.
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    Perrone Robotics developed one of the earliest driverless vehicles in the space using its patented full-stack software platform called "MAX."
  • "CapStone Holdings' investment allows us to scale and capture the extraordinary pipeline of opportunity and interest our technology has garnered over the past few years," said Perrone Robotics Inc.

MCNEX, Korea’s Most Reputed ADAS & Autonomous Vehicle Camera Maker Showcases New Solutions at CES 2021

Friday, February 19, 2021 - 12:00am

MCNEX is a camera and total image solution company that has six business divisions: Smartphone Camera, Automotive Camera, Biometrics, Actuator, IoT Business, and AR/VR/MR.

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  • MCNEX is a camera and total image solution company that has six business divisions: Smartphone Camera, Automotive Camera, Biometrics, Actuator, IoT Business, and AR/VR/MR.
  • As the era of autonomous driving emerges, the automotive camera technology of MCNEX is more relevant than ever.
  • The company specializes in manufacturing the camera module for ADAS & autonomous vehicles.
  • During CES 2021, MCNEX has showcased three autonomous driving related solutions.

How EHang Pioneers the Future of Urban Air Mobility

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 2:15pm

Mr. Huazhi Hu (Mr. Hu): I founded EHang to make air mobility accessible for ordinary people.

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  • Mr. Huazhi Hu (Mr. Hu): I founded EHang to make air mobility accessible for ordinary people.
  • We firmly believe that autonomous vehicles are the key to bringing air mobility to the mass population.
  • We believe we have a deep understanding of command-and-control systems and know how to use them to revolutionize urban air mobility.
  • EHang provides customers in various industries with AAV products and commercial solutions: air mobility (including passenger transportation and logistics), smart city management, and aerial media solutions.

Marcel De Rycker Joins ProovStation as Director of International Business Development

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 7:00am

ProovStation , the European leader in automated vehicle inspections using artificial intelligence technologies, is strengthening its teams with the appointment of Marcel De Rycker as Director of International Business Development.

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  • ProovStation , the European leader in automated vehicle inspections using artificial intelligence technologies, is strengthening its teams with the appointment of Marcel De Rycker as Director of International Business Development.
  • This appointment comes in a context of strong growth for the start-up and prospects for international development requiring the support of experienced profiles with solid experience in the international sector.
  • The arrival of Marcel De Rycker will thus make it possible to support this growth and participate in the implementation of an international development strategy of the product and service offers.
  • He then took the head of International Warranty Solutions as Managing Director before joining the ProovStation adventure as of February 1, 2021.