Autonomous cars are still as far as a decade away from general availability, despite the intense hype and USD $35bn invested globally so far in their development. Zhong Hua, Senior VP of Engineering at Chinese startup WeRide, says the biggest
Apple have bought self-driving startup Drive.ai. Reports suggest the company was once valued at USD $200m and that Apple are still pursuing “Project Titan”, their autonomous-car project.
Software engineers from the startup have reportedly already been
Since GM opened a technical centre in the Israeli coastal city of Herzliya in 2008, dozens of automakers and Tier 1 suppliers including BMW, Hyundai, Bosch, and Lear have opened similar centres in Israel to tap into the talent there.
Ford, who bought
To further speed up autonomous driving technology development, lidar producers are strengthening their coöperation with strategic partners:
• 3D lidar specialists Cepton have partneredp with autonomous vehicle solution specialist Dataspeed.
3D and flash lidars are some of the effective technologies expected to speed up lidar commercialisation for AVs. A VCSEL (vertical-cavity
HELLA is participating in a consortium initiated by the Chinese automobile BAIC to develop an intelligent mobility infrastructure in Beijing.
Vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers, also called surface-emitting vertical-cavity laser diodes and abbreviated VCSEL, are a type of semiconductor laser
The annual market for lidar systems is set to grow from around USD $726m in 2017 to $6bn in 2023, an annual growth rate of 43%. A new report, Lidars
Level 4 and -5 autonomous vehicles will make up close to 10% of the global new-vehicle market in 2030, representing an annual volume of more
More than 33 million autonomous vehicles will be sold globally every year in 2040, a substantial increase from the 51,000 units forecast in 2021.