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China is building a 5G smart highway for autonomous cars and AI traffic monitoring

China is building a 5G smart highway for autonomous cars and AI traffic monitoring

China's 5G highway will start by testing smart toll stations and move on to traffic predictions from big data and support for self-driving cars.
Honda Dream Drive — hands-on with a prototype for car infotainment

Honda Dream Drive — hands-on with a prototype for car infotainment

Dean Takahashi of VentureBeat took a ride in a Honda Passport SUV with an experimental connected car platform dubbed Honda Dream Drive.
Brumbrum raises $23 million led by Accel for retail car platform

Brumbrum raises $23 million led by Accel for retail car platform

Milan-based Brumbum raised a $23 million round of venture capital as the company expands its platform that sells refurbished cars and rents new ones.
Avinew raises $5 million for car insurance that rewards you for using autonomous safety features

Avinew raises $5 million for car insurance that rewards you for using autonomous safety features

Avinew, an insurance technology company that offers auto policies with usage-based discounts for autonomous safety features, has raised $5 million.
Argo.ai obtains California permit to test driverless cars

Argo.ai obtains California permit to test driverless cars

Argo.ai, which has close relationship with automaker Ford, has obtained a permit to test driverless cars on California roads.
Michigan leans on manufacturing history in bid to become a hub for autonomous vehicles

Michigan leans on manufacturing history in bid to become a hub for autonomous vehicles

Wooing Waymo to build a factory for L4 vehicles is just one way Michigan is leaning on its manufacturing history to build a new narrative.
Yandex let us ride in its autonomous Prius

Yandex let us ride in its autonomous Prius

Yandex let us ride around in its driverless car at the 2019 CES in Las Vegas. The trip didn't disappoint -- and we returned without a scratch.
Ford taps Clinc for conversational AI in autos

Ford taps Clinc for conversational AI in autos

Ann Arbor conversational AI startup Clinc has partnered with Ford to add natural language processing capabilities to the automaker's cars.
Mobileye proposes automatic preventative braking to eliminate ‘nearly all’ rear-end collisions

Mobileye proposes automatic preventative braking to eliminate ‘nearly all’ rear-end collisions

Intel's Mobileye proposes a new automatic braking technique that it claims could eliminate 'nearly all' rear-end collisions.
Panasonic showcases intelligent highways and an electric Harley-Davidson you can ride on them

Panasonic showcases intelligent highways and an electric Harley-Davidson you can ride on them

Panasonic is collaborating with Harley-Davidson on an electric motorcycle, the Livewire. That was one of its CES announcements.
Guardian Optical Technologies creates ‘passenger aware’ car cabins

Guardian Optical Technologies creates ‘passenger aware’ car cabins

Guardian Optical Technologies has unveiled a new technology for detecting what drivers and passengers are doing inside the cabin of a moving automobile.
Hyundai joins the Linux Foundation to embrace AGL’s open source connected car technologies

Hyundai joins the Linux Foundation to embrace AGL’s open source connected car technologies

Ahead of CES 2019, Hyundai is joining the Linux Foundation and Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) effort, which include software developed by over 140 companies.
DoorDash and GM’s Cruise team up to pilot food delivery via self-driving cars

DoorDash and GM’s Cruise team up to pilot food delivery via self-driving cars

GM and DoorDash will enable on-demand food deliveries via driverless cars, with a pilot delivery program kicking off in San Francisco in early 2019.
Baraja raises $32 million for autonomous vehicle lidar with prism-like optics

Baraja raises $32 million for autonomous vehicle lidar with prism-like optics

Australian lidar startup Baraja has raised $32 million for autonomous vehicle lidar system that uses prism-like optics and no moving parts.
California grants Zoox first permit to transport passengers in driverless vehicles

California grants Zoox first permit to transport passengers in driverless vehicles

Self-driving car startup Zoox has become the first company to receive approval from California regulators to operate an autonomous ride service.
Luminar collaborates with Audi’s Autonomous Intelligent Driving on driverless vehicles

Luminar collaborates with Audi’s Autonomous Intelligent Driving on driverless vehicles

Palo Alto lidar startup Luminar is teaming up Autonomous Intelligent Driving, Audi's self-driving car spinoff, to boost the latter's launch plans.
Mobility startup Dott raises $23 million for its durable electric scooters and bikes

Mobility startup Dott raises $23 million for its durable electric scooters and bikes

Mobility startup Dott raised $23 million in venture capital as the electric scooter and bike company prepares to launch its first pilot early next year.
Rolls-Royce demonstrates fully autonomous passenger ferry in Finland

Rolls-Royce demonstrates fully autonomous passenger ferry in Finland

Rolls-Royce has demonstrated what it calls the "world's first fully autonomous ferry" in Finland, after partnering with Finferries back in May.
Autonomous vehicles will completely change how we shop

Autonomous vehicles will completely change how we shop

The retailer of the future has to explore the opportunities autonomous vehicles offer -- from deliveries to roving showrooms to other capabilities not yet imagined.
Volvo and Luminar demo advanced lidar tech that gives autonomous cars detailed view of pedestrian movements

Volvo and Luminar demo advanced lidar tech that gives autonomous cars detailed view of pedestrian movements

Volvo and Luminar gave a glimpse into the future of autonomous cars at the Automobility LA trade show today, as the duo demoed advanced lidar technology.