Analysis indicates big trends shaping the future of logistics as e-commerce demand continues to skyrocket.
Self-Driving Trucking Startup Kodiak Robotics Starts Deliveries in Texas
Trucks will operate on ‘middle mile’ highway routes, safety driver behind the wheel.
Beep Trains Orlando First Responders on Autonomous Vehicle Technology
The mobility solutions company launched a program in partnership with shuttle manufacturer NAVYA to train emergency personnel on autonomous vehicles set to be deployed in Lake Nona.
New Flyer, Robotic Research Partner to Build Autonomous Buses
The partnership between New Flyer and Robotic Research will see electric buses equipped with level 4 autonomy, with closed course operation scheduled for 2020.
Noodle.AI, NFI to Bring AI to Transportation, Distribution Industries
Companies will collaborate on AI applications to drive efficiencies across for supply chain customers
Robot Investments Weekly: Cars, Boats, and ‘Bot-Built Bike Score Bucks
Companies whose products include 3D-printed bikes and vehicles that can self-drive — or self-float, made waves this week in the robotics and AI investment space this week.
How Automated Transportation Will Change Our Lives
The day when not letting the robot drive will earn you a ticket may be coming sooner than you think.
Aptiv, Lyft Give Self-Driving Taxi Rides During CES 2018
Aptiv and Lyft have teamed up to give CES 2018 attendees self-driving taxi rides to 20 pre-programmed destinations throughout Las Vegas. A fleet of eight Aptiv BMW 5 Series sedans will shuttle passengers around Jan. 9-12.
Self-Driving Cars Approved for Public Tests in Germany
Germany passed a law that allows self-driving car tests on public roads. A human driver needs to be behind the wheel at all times, and the cars need to have a black box that tracks data in case of accidents.
Gill Pratt, Daniela Rus Win Engelberger Robotics Awards
Toyota Research Institute’s Gill Pratt won the Engelberger Robotics Awards for Leadership, while MIT CSAIL’s Daniel Rus takes home the Engelberger Robotics Awards for Education.
Argo AI: Ford’s $1 Billion Bet on AI
Founded by former Google and Uber leaders, Argo AI will include roboticists and engineers from inside and outside of Ford working to develop a new software platform for Ford’s fully autonomous vehicle coming in 2021.
Comparing California’s Self-Driving Cars
We compare how self-driving cars from BMW, Bosch, Delphi, Ford, GM, Nissan, Tesla and Waymo have performed on public roads in California. See which company is crushing the competition.
Meet the CES Robotics Conference Lineup
The CES Robotics Conference will explore how robots are transforming our lives. Hear from CyPhy Works, Hanson Robotics, NVIDIA, Savioke, Softbank, Starship Technologies and more.
Starship Delivery Robot Makes First Fast Food Run
Starship and Just Eat, an online food order and delivery service, delivered a takeout meal to a London resident via robot.
AImotive aiDrive Level 5 Self-Driving Car Comes to US
AImotive is a full stack software company delivering AI-based software for self-driving cars.
Self-Driving Scooter Helps Mobility-impaired People Get Around
The self-driving scooter uses the same sensors and software that had been used in previous autonomous car and golf cart tests.
Otto Self-Driving Truck Makes First Delivery: 51,744 Beers
An Otto self-driving truck made its first delivery, driving 51,744 cans of Budweiser 120 miles through Colorado, marking the first time commercial cargo was delivered by a self-driving truck.
Robot Testing Helps the Netherlands Gain Influence
The Netherlands is becoming a location for robot testing, offering a competitive advantage in addition to the country’s existing industries and technical talent.
Uber Self-Driving Cars Going Full Throttle with Otto, Volvo Deals
Uber announced a $300 million deal with Volvo, the launch of a self-driving car service in Pittsburgh, and the acquisition self-driving truck startup Otto.
Google Self-Driving Car Exec Talks Fatal Tesla Crash
Due to the semi-autonomous nature of Tesla Autopilot, a Google self-driving car executive says it was the responsibility of Joshua Brown, who was killed in an accident while his Model S was on Autopilot, to be cautious.
Missy Cummings: Self-Driving Cars Need to Happen
The head of Duke University’s robotics program weighs in on whether self-driving cars will overcome a fatal accident, the irresponsibility of Tesla’s Autopilot system, and when she’ll be ready to adopt an autonomous vehicle.
Honda Self-Driving Cars Test Skills at GoMentum Station
Honda demonstrated prototype self-driving cars at the GoMentum testing facility in Concord, California. The Japanese carmaker said it plans to release its first self-driving car in 2020.
Self-Driving Car Coalition to Accelerate Time to Market
Ford, Google, Lyft, Uber and Volvo, have formed the “Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets” coalition to speed up the time to market for self-driving cars. The coalition will “work with lawmakers, regulators and the public to realize the safety and societal benefits of self-driving vehicles.”
Google’s James Kuffner Leaves to Pursue Robotics and A.I. at Toyota
Kuffner and other initial team members to enhance Toyota’s self-driving car offerings
Are Self-Driving Cars More or Less Crash-Prone?
Self-driving cars have a have a crash rate nearly five times that of human-driven vehicles.