Category Archives: Business Development

Cornerstone Report #11 on Hardware Utilization

The USIBD has issued Cornerstone Report #11 on hardware  and utilization. This Report is a revisit of this subject from three years ago. It takes a deeper dive into specific types of hardware and utilization of each. Five categories of … Continue reading

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AutoX to Deliver Groceries with Driverless Vehicles

AutoX, a developer of autonomous driving technology, is launching a grocery delivery pilot in San Jose, California. Well, the risk of failure in this driverless vehicle experiment seems to be significantly reduced as their will be no person in the … Continue reading

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Coord Initiative from Alphabet Sidewalk Labs

Coord could be the real time platform for bringing urban transportation into a coordinated system. (By Stephen Smyth from the Coord website) “When I look ahead to the future of urban mobility, I often think back to the challenge of … Continue reading

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Wingtra CEO Boosfeld on the Future of VTOL UAS

The Wingtra UAS vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) may make small, fixed wing  drones obsolete. (Editor’s Note – The following is from a recent interview with Maximilian Boosfeld, CEO.) Wingtra started as an ambitious research project called Pacflyer. Basil Weibel, … Continue reading

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GENIUS NY Round 3 – World’s Largest UAS Business Accelerator

Teams will now compete for one of five GENIUS NY investments – $1 million top prize and four awards of $500,000 each. If you are a UAS start-up it’s time to get serious. GENIUS NY has implemented a new investment … Continue reading

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Quanergy is Facing a Number of Challenges

In this extensive article by Bloomberg entitled, How a Billion – Dollar Autonomous Vehicle Start-up Lost its Way, the authors present a case that Quanergy is experiencing problems with its manufacturing, ability to retain key people and overall focus. This is … Continue reading

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LeddarTech Delivers Solid State Lidar

This is a very important milestone for LeddarTech based in Quebec City, Canada and the autonomous vehicle market worldwide. The firm announced today that they had delivered the first A-samples of its LeddarCore LCA2 system-on-chip (SoC) to select automotive partners, … Continue reading

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Bentley Systems Year in Infrastructure 2018 Awards

I was not able to attend the last two Bentley Systems Year in Infrastructure Awards, but I will be making up for it this year as I am a juror on three categories including Reality Modeling. As I have said … Continue reading

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Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC Launches with $4 Billion in Funding

Ford may be having trouble making money selling cars, but its F-150 pickup is the best selling vehicle in the world! That’s not a typo. To stake their claim to be a leader in electrified, autonomous ride services they announced … Continue reading

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Sensoris is an Important Step in the Right Direction

Imagine an industry-derived and supported standard for communicating between an autonomous vehicle and the cloud. Wouldn’t  that solve a lot of problems and save a lot of time (equals money)? That is what SENSORIS –SENSOR Interface Specification is all about. … Continue reading

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