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Automakers Rev Up Venture Capital Engine With 38 Investments in 2017

“As such, automakers are hitting the venture capital highway in droves” reports pymnts.com. Peck is confident this will happen: “We believe they have the capability to quickly make self-driving, autonomous taxis in residential communities a reality,” Peck said in an announcement.In the rideshare arena, InMotion, Jaguar Land Rover’s venture capital arm, invested $25 million in a $600 million funding round for Lyft in 2017. Source: pymnts.com Share This:

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Self-Crashing Cars

“Recall that the third thing to understand about cyber security was that some classes of cyber attack compromise all instances of a device” writes Zach Aysan for zachaysan.com. With cyber security the first thing to understand is that the internet is ungovernable because locality is irrelevant and identity shroudable.Gordon: Before it was a company concealing the fact of a cyber attack because they have a fiduciary responsibility.Stuxnet taught the cyber security community two things: First, viruses aren’t just intelligence tools—they’re weapons of war.I’m convinced it is why some voices in…

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DUSTIN WALSH: At Detroit auto show, autonomous future starts to feel tangible

“Google’s Waymo autonomous driving unit partnered with Fiat Chrysler, suppliers logged hundreds of thousands of autonomous driving miles, and Tesla maintained meteoric stock prices and glowing headlines with its semi-autonomous capabilities” reports autonews.com. DETROIT — The 2018 Detroit auto show is the first meaningful attempt to, excuse the use of a political term, normalize the future of driving.Automakers are about to bring the autonomous future to scale — largely through acquisitions and the age-old engineering clout these companies hold. Source: autonews.com Share This:

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Waymo’s self-driving minivan spotted in San Francisco

“But it would seem the company neglected to tell us about a crucial sixth city: its home base of San Francisco” writes Jan Est for theverge.com. TechCrunch obtained pictures of a Waymo autonomous minivan on the fog-soaked streets of San Francisco, forcing the company to admit that it has returned to its city of origin, where it first began testing back in 2009.Last year, the company began testing its minivans on public roads in Arizona without human safety drivers behind the wheel.And it would appear to be a shot across…

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Self-driving cars take over CES: Here’s how big tech is playing the market

“But nearly all the major tech companies now agree that the market potential is too big to ignore” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. The promise of self-driving cars has gone mainstream, and this week’s massive CES trade show was proof. Here’s where the 12 most valuable U.S. tech companies are focusing their investment in autonomous driving, ranked by market cap from biggest to smallest.Amazon, Intel, Nvidia and Cisco all made announcements about autonomous driving at CES, joining a host of rivals and partners that have publicly reported their efforts.To accommodate,…

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A robotics startup called ‘Robomart’ wants to replace Postmates and Instacart with self-driving grocery stores

“This week at the Consumer Electronics Show, a startup (of the same name) debuted a self-driving, nearly fully autonomous grocery store on wheels” writes Finanzen Net Gmbh for businessinsider.com. A robot grocery called Robotmart is coming for the humble delivery worker in California. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Edmunds highlights top car tech trends from CES 2018

“The cellular vehicle-to-everything technology also has the ability to communicate at short range, even when there is no cellular signal” writes The Associated Press for seattletimes.com. Ford also is announcing plans to adopt what’s called “cellular vehicle-to-everything” technology (C-V2X for short) in the coming years.Ford believes that cellular vehicle-to-everything technology is the key to getting more automakers to commit to connected-car systems and to standardize the technology that will be used. Source: seattletimes.com Share This:

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Samsung DRVLINE autonomous driving platform unveiled at CES 2018

“The DRVLINE platform has been designed to allow vendors to collaborate and customize the software” reports slashgear.com. Samsung has pulled the wraps off some new autonomous driving tech that it has been working on including the DRVLINE Platform that is an open, modular, and scalable platform allowing the building of advanced customized cars of the future.In addition to the camera system, the two are also working on a new digital cockpit platform for all vehicle segments.Samsung is positioning the platform for OEMs and mobility as a service provider. Source: slashgear.com Share…

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Autonomous vehicles will transform the way driving is regulated: Here’s how

“And, as the way we drive morphs from using our hands to using smart, autonomous vehicles, Crist pointed to another striking development taking place” reports cnbc.com. The “object” of regulation, Crist explained, may change.As technology moves at a rapid pace, the world’s biggest companies are looking to develop and deploy increasingly sophisticated self-driving technology. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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