May 22, 2020

Delivery app Meituan Dianping has started to deploy robots in the Shunyi district of Beijing. “This project is to minimise the risk of potential infections caused by human contact and meet the needs of customers in this special time,” said Meituan in a statement. The a...

March 2, 2020

Waymo announced its first external investment round in March 2020, raising $2.25bn led by Silver Lake, Canada Pension Investment Board and Mubadala Investment Company. This investment

round follows a recent series of major operational and technical milestones; Waymo Dri...

December 9, 2019

German car manufacturer Volkswagen has announced a technology that can potentially turn any car parking space into an electric car charging location. The robot is summoned either by a driver’s

smartphone app or using vehicle-to-X communication and can communicate indepe...

August 1, 2019

U.S. logistics giant UPS has taken a minority stake in self-driving truck start-up TuSimple, only a few months after the two of them initiated the testing and use of autonomous trucks in Arizona. The size of the deal was not disclosed but it was said to be a minority i...

July 1, 2019

German car maker Volkswagen announced that it was making an investment of around $2.6 billon into autonomous car software maker Argo AI in July. The investment values Argo at just over $7 billion according to Reuters and will consist of a $1 billion cash injection as w...

June 1, 2019

Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport is currently testing a system of mobile baggage robots in the passenger recheck area at Terminal D. These autonomous vehicles have been developed by Dutch firm Vanderlande and will transport luggage to the correct baggage b...

January 2, 2019

NVIDIA

NVIDIA's CES 2020 lineup featured gaming hardware and software, but the company also displayed its commitment to GPU-driven artificial intelligence (AI) tools for autonomous vehicles and robots. Leading NVIDIA's charge into autonomous software are two products: D...

January 1, 2019

Boeing recently took a step toward the vision of the future full of autonomous passenger drones when it announced that it successfully completed a test flight of its prototype PAV (Passenger Air Vehicle) in Manassas, Virginia. During the flight, the electric vertical t...

January 1, 2019

A look around the show floor itself showed perhaps that L4 AVs would be mainly shared, rather than private cars. The promise of private cars achieving full self-driving technology was dismissed by ZF, a tier-one German auto parts supplier. Its CEO Wolf-Henning Schneide...

November 1, 2018

Autonomous trucks have begun work in a limestone quarry in Norway, in one of the early tests of Volvo’s new autonomous transport service due to be fully operational in 2019. Six autonomous trucks are working for Norwegian miner Brønnøy Kalk transporting limestone mater...

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