Singapore selects Delphi as strategic partner for autonomous vehicle mobility program

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The Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA) has selected Delphi Automotive as its strategic partner for a pilot program to implement autonomous mobility concepts. Delphi will aim to provide a fleet of fully autonomous vehicles, and will develop a cloud-based mobility-on-demand software (AMoD) suite.

The AMoD development program and autonomous vehicle demonstration is part of the Singapore Autonomous Vehicle Initiative (SAVI), which was formed in 2014 to oversee and manage...

By Connected CarTech, 04 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud, Driverless.

Autonomous driving to propel connected car market at CAGR of 31% through 2020


A report from SNS Research has revealed that connected car services will bring in $14 billion in annual revenue, at a CAGR of 31% in the period 2016–2020.

Though infotainment and telematics are playing a major role in this market, connected driver assistance systems and autonomous driving applications will witness the highest growth rate over the next four years.

At present, the use of telematics has resulted in broad adoption with the utilisation of applications such as fleet...

By Connected CarTech, 29 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Driverless.

Boston Consulting Group argues how adoption of self-driving cars could transform cities


A new report by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) released in partnership with the World Economic Forum has found that the adoption of self-driving cars and self-driving taxis could lead to a 90% reduction in accidents, an 80% or higher decline in tailpipe emissions and a 60% fall in the number of vehicles on city roads.

Nikolaus Lang, a BCG senior partner and report co-author, said: “There is a compelling case...

By Connected CarTech, 27 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Contextual data, Data & Analytics, Driverless, Regulation.

AI software startup FiveAI raises $2.7 million to power autonomous vehicles


FiveAI, an AI software startup targeting autonomous vehicles, has raised $2.7 million in funding in a round led by Amadeus Capital Partners with participation from Spring Partners and Notion Capital.

The company is aiming to utilise the latest in computer vision and AI/machine learning to ensure self-driving cars comprehend and navigate their immediate environment. FiveAI plans to reach simulator and supervised road testing before raising a...

By Connected CarTech, 22 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Artificial Intelligence, Driverless.

Civil Maps raises $6.6m in Ford-led funding round

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Civil Maps, a developer of 3D mapping technology for fully autonomous vehicles, has raised $6.6 million (£5m) in a seed funding round. The company aims to ensure smooth and safe operation of fully autonomous vehicles.

Civil Maps turns sensor data into coherent map information for fully autonomous vehicles (SAE Levels 4-5) by leveraging artificial intelligence and vehicle-based local processing. The company will use the seed investment to accelerate product development and...

Jaguar Land Rover to test connected vehicle technologies in over 100 research vehicles


Jaguar Land Rover is set to develop and trial a large portfolio of connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) technologies in a fleet of over 100 research vehicles over the next four years. The initial batch of these vehicles will be tested on a new 41 mile test route on motorways and urban roads around Coventry and Solihull throughout 2016.

Tony Harper, Head of Research, Jaguar Land Rover, said: “Our connected and automated technology could help improve traffic flow, cut congestion and...

By Connected CarTech, 15 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Contextual data, Data & Analytics, Driverless.

Meet Olli – a self-driving bus powered by IBM Watson insights

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Local Motors has announced the development of its self-driving bus, dubbed ‘Olli’, powered by the advanced cognitive computing of IBM Watson. The electric vehicle, which can carry up to 12 people, facilitates natural interaction between the passenger and the vehicle. From today onwards, Olli will be used on public roads locally in DC, and late in 2016 in Miami-Dade County and Las Vegas.

Olli makes use of the...

By Connected CarTech, 07 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Artificial Intelligence, Driverless, Swarm.

BMW, Intel, and Mobileye partner to bring self-driving vehicles on the road by 2021


Automated driving is expected to benefit people and transform society. However, the roadmap is complex and will require end-to-end solutions that combine intelligence across the network. In order to navigate this issue and provide a solution, the BMW Group is collaborating with Intel and Mobileye to ensure highly and fully automated driving into series production by 2021.

The goal of the partnership is to come up with future-proofed solutions that progressively allow vehicles to function...

By Connected CarTech, 05 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Driverless, Ecosystems.