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Wayve raises $20 million to give autonomous cars better AI brains

Posted on Nov 17, 2019 in Cars, Finance, Technology

Wayve, a U.K.-based startup that’s developing artificial intelligence (AI) that teaches cars to drive autonomously using reinforcement...

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Autonomous flying taxi startup Ehang files $100 million initial public offering

Posted on Nov 1, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

Ehang, a Chinese company that builds drones large enough to carry human passengers, filed paperwork with the US Securities and Exchange...

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Wirecard shapes the future of mobility with renowned partners

Posted on Nov 1, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

ASCHHEIM, Germany, Nov. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Wirecard, the global innovation leader for digital financial technology, is once...

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Porsche invests in Israeli auto tech firm Tactile Mobility

Posted on Oct 29, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

Israeli automotive technology startup Tactile Mobility said on Tuesday it secured $9 million in funding from Porsche, Union Tech Ventures...

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Robotaxi startup Zoox raises new millions

Posted on Oct 21, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

Autonomous vehicle startup Zoox has signed a $200 million convertible note— the first new investment since the Silicon Valley company...

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Cybersecurity firm attracts OEM funding

Posted on Oct 21, 2019 in Finance, News, Technology

There hasn’t been a high-profile car hack since researchers commandeered a Jeep Cherokee by remote control four years ago. That...

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Realtime Robotics raises $11.7 million Series A funding

Posted on Oct 16, 2019 in Cars, Finance, Technology

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Realtime Robotics, the inventor of responsive motion planning for industrial robots and autonomous...

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Hyundai is investing $35 billion in autonomous driving and electric cars

Posted on Oct 15, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

London (CNN Business) – Hyundai does not intend to be left behind in the high-stakes race to build mass-market electric and...

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Chipmaker Analog Devices expects big gains from EV, autonomous shift

Posted on Oct 11, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

LIMERICK, IRELAND — Semiconductor company Analog Devices expects to maintain double-digit growth in its automotive operations,...

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Self-driving truck startup Einride raises $25 million in new funding round

Posted on Oct 10, 2019 in Finance, Trucks

Autonomous electric delivery truck startup Einride raised $25 million in a Series A investment round it said would help expand the...

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Sources: Lilium is looking to raise up to $500M for its electric flying taxis

Posted on Oct 10, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

“Flying cars” — airborne vehicles designed for urban and other short-distance commutes to replace conventional private automobiles — are...

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DeepRoute raises $50 million in funding to research and develop autonomous vehicles

Posted on Oct 7, 2019 in Cars, Finance

DeepRoute, an international self-driving vehicle startup, today announced it has raised $50 million in its pre-Series A funding round to...

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Alphabet’s Waymo valuation cut 40% by Morgan Stanley to $105 billion amid challenges in self-driving car market

Posted on Sep 27, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

Waymo, Alphabet’s self-driving car division, is taking longer than expected to develop a commercialized product, leading analysts at...

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Self-driving startup Embark raises $70 million, opens freight transfer hubs for robot big rigs

Posted on Sep 25, 2019 in Finance, News, Trucks

Embark Trucks, a self-driving tech firm created by two twenty-something Canadian computer scientists, just landed $70 million in new...

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Hyundai to set up $4 billion driverless car venture

Posted on Sep 23, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

Hyundai Motor Group will spend $1.6 billion to develop autonomous vehicles with Aptiv Plc, marking one of the biggest investments yet by a...

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The self-driving truck startup that’s been quietly moving UPS loads just pulled in $120 million in fresh funding

Posted on Sep 17, 2019 in Finance, News, Trucks

One of the hottest startups in autonomous trucking just another cash boon. TuSimple, which is based in San Diego and Beijing, announced on...

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Stanford grads ear $1 billion value for driverless trucks

Posted on Aug 21, 2019 in Finance, Trucks

Sequoia Capital-backed PlusAI Inc. is close to raising about $200 million in new funds at a valuation of more than $1 billion to bankroll...

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With new funding, startup Plusai set to unveil Level 2 driverless vehicles

Posted on Aug 21, 2019 in Finance, News, Trucks

Sequoia Capital-backed PlusAI Inc. is close to raising about $200 million in new funds at a valuation of more than $1 billion to bankroll...

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DoorDash acquires autonomous driving startup Scotty Labs

Posted on Aug 20, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

DoorDash  has been on an acquisition tear of late, with Scotty Labs as its latest target. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but this...

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UK to invest £2 million autonomous vehicle cybersecurity

Posted on Aug 19, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) has joined hands with Zenzic and Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation to...

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