Lyft opens autonomous driving dataset from its Level 5 self-driving fleet to the public

Lyft is offering a set of autonomous driving data to to the public that it calls the “largest public dataset of its kind,” containing over 55,000 3D frames of captured footage, hand-labeled by human reviewers, data collected by 7 cameras and as many as 3 lidars depending on the car used, plus a drivable surface […]

Daimler and Bosch’s driverless parking feature can legally operate without human supervision

Daimler and Bosch can use their automated driverless parking function without a human safety driver behind the wheel after receiving approval from German regulators, four years after the companies started working together on the technology. The automated valet parking service is accessed via a smartphone app and requires no safety driver, making it the world’s […]

Apple’s latest Tesla hire specializes in car interiors

Another high-level Tesla engineering executive has hopped over to Apple. Steve MacManus, who was vice president of engineering at Tesla, is now a senior director at Apple, according to an update on his LinkedIn profile. Bloomberg was the first to report MacManus had taken the position at Apple. MacManus, whose was in charge of interior […]

UVeye snaps up $31M for its hyper-detailed, AI-based drive-thru vehicle-scanning platform

The race is on for the car of the future, equipped with self-driving capabilities, on-board personalised information and entertainment, and an ever-smaller carbon footprint. Today, however, comes news of a startup that’s improving car performance from the outside. UVeye, a Tel Aviv-based company that has built a set of drive-through external scanners that can take […]

Tesla drops request for restraining order against allegedly dangerous short seller

Tesla has withdrawn its request for a court-ordered restraining order against Randeep Hothi, documents submitted to the court where the complaint was filed revealed Friday. Hothi, an individual who is very vocal on social media about his short position in Tesla, had gone to extreme and potentially dangerous lengths in his avid attempts to collect […]

After Baidu tie-up, BMW taps Tencent for autonomous driving in China

China is BMW’s largest market, and the German automaker knows in order to capture the country’s demanding consumers, its future models must support robust autonomous driving capability. But to build it itself in China is hardly possible. The success of autonomous driving relies in part on high-definition mapping, a process that requires an expansive collection […]

Tesla’s new V3 Supercharger can charge up to 1,500 electric vehicles a day

Tesla has opened a massive next-generation electric vehicle charging station in Las Vegas that combines the company’s core products into one sustainable energy ecosystem, fulfilling a vision CEO Elon Musk laid out nearly three years ago. The new V3 Supercharger, which supports a peak rate of up to 250 kilowatts, is designed to dramatically cut […]

Toyota creates accessible last-mile electric shuttle for 2020 Olympic Games

Toyota is readying for Tokyo’s Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, which it’s hosting in 2020, with an all-new short range battery electric shuttle it designed to be maximally accessible for all attendees. It’s called the APM, or ‘Accessible People Mover,’ and 200 of them will be used in service of getting Games fans, athletes, and […]

This is one way Toyota plans to shuttle people around during the 2020 Olympics

When thousands of people converge in Tokyo for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the city’s infrastructure will be tested. Toyota is getting into the mix to handle some of the ways people will get around the city and the Olympics venue. Toyota unveiled Thursday a new product called APM or Accessible People Mover that […]