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BMW Group opens new center for autonomous driving research and development

BMW Group opens new center for autonomous driving research and development BMW Group announced the opening of its latest R&D facility in Germany specifically for researching and developing autonomous driving tech, showcasing the automaker’s transition into a “tech company.” The post BMW Group opens new center for autonomous driving research …

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Volkswagen tests autonomous parking, aims for 2020 commercial launch

Volkswagen tests autonomous parking, aims for 2020 commercial launch Volkswagen is testing autonomous parking at Germany’s Hamburg Airport. In addition to making life more convenient, the automaker believes self-parking cars could enable a variety of new services for its customers. The post Volkswagen tests autonomous parking, aims for 2020 commercial …

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Ford determined to launch self-driving car service ‘at scale’ by 2021

Ford determined to launch self-driving car service ‘at scale’ by 2021 Ford has signaled its determination to begin operating an autonomous-car service “at scale” by 2021. Early indications are that it’ll launch some a delivery business rather than a ridesharing service using its driverless vehicles. The post Ford determined to …

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Luminar puts its lidar tech into production through acquisitions and smart engineering – TechCrunch

Luminar puts its lidar tech into production through acquisitions and smart engineering – TechCrunch When Luminar came out of stealth last year with its built-from-scratch lidar system, it seemed to beat established players like Velodyne at their own game — but at great expense and with no capability to build …

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World’s first highway test facility for autonomous vehicle opens in Michigan

The American Center for Mobility has opened a new highway testing division at its facility in Michigan, enabling the testing of semiautonomous and autonomous driving technology in high-speed situations. The post World’s first highway test facility for autonomous vehicle opens in Michigan appeared first on Digital Trends.

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California DMV has new regulations for self-driving car companies – TechCrunch

Self-driving car programs have been under close scrutiny as of late. That is due in part to a fatal accident involving one of Uber’s self-driving cars in Tempe, Arizona, as well as a fatal crash involving one of Tesla’s Model X vehicles, which had its semi-autonomous Autopilot system engaged. Today, …

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