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Autonomous Vehicle Annotated Lidar Data Set for Simulation

Roughly a year ago, Scale and NuTonomy released an autonomous vehicle data set called NuScenes that they claimed at the time surpassed corpora like KITTI, Baidu’s ApolloScape, and the Udacity Self-Driving Car library in size, scale, and accuracy. Since then, … Continue reading

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Look Out Uber and Lyft – Here comes Amazon

Amazon announced Friday that it will acquire Zoox, a self-driving startup founded in 2014 that has raised nearly $1 billion in funding and which aims to develop autonomous driving technology, including vehicles, for the purposes of providing a full-stack solution … Continue reading

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California DMV Permits Third Driverless Vehicle

The California Department of Motor Vehicles – California DMV today awarded autonomous car startup AutoX a permit authorizing it to test driverless vehicles on streets within a designated part of San Jose. While AutoX has had state authority to pilot … Continue reading

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Waymo Will License Their Lidar Sensor Via Non-Compete

Many autonomous vehicle (AV) developers, including Waymo have been in hot pursuit of lidar technologies, which are important because of their ability to build 3D models of the environment around a car, an essential feature in the race for self-driving … Continue reading

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Autonomous Trucks Finding Some New Traction

Today during a briefing with members of the media, Waymo head of commercialization for autonomous trucks Charlie Jatt outlined the company’s go-to-market plans for Waymo Via, its self-driving delivery division. In the future, Waymo will partner with OEMs and Tier … Continue reading

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AV Test Initiative Will Encourage Failure Reporting

Federal safety regulators on Monday launched an effort to get companies working on autonomous vehicle – AV technology to share more data about the limits of their systems. From an article in Forbes by Greg Gardner. The National Highway Traffic … Continue reading

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Training Data for AVs is Key to Success

High-quality data is the fuel that powers AI algorithms. Without a continual flow of labeled training data, bottlenecks can occur and the algorithm will slowly get worse and add risk to the system. From an article in Tech Crunch by … Continue reading

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Automotive Lidar Companies Analyzed – Will Consolidate

Part 1 (published 4/12/2020), dealt with the parallels between the automotive LiDAR and telecom optics investment booms, and posited that going forward, consolidation and pivots for LiDAR companies are inevitable. Part 2 (this article) discusses which types of companies will … Continue reading

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Waymo Autonomous Vehicles Upgraded to Gen 5

People who are accustomed to seeing the Waymo autonomous vans rolling around Chandler and the East Valley are due for a surprise. These are likely to be the most sophisticated AVs on the market and the safest. From an article … Continue reading

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Google Driverless Car Project Founder Pleads Guilty

ANTHONY LEVANDOWSKI, the once-lauded engineer who co-founded Google’s self-driving car project and helped spark interest in autonomous vehicles, pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing a confidential Google document shortly before leaving the company. In the agreement, Levandowski agreed to a maximum … Continue reading

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