Moody’s suggests that autonomous vehicle startups have inherent disadvantages

Moody’s suggests that autonomous vehicle startups have inherent disadvantages

The credit rating agency says that well-capitalized, risk-sharing joint ventures between incumbent automakers have the best chance of successfully bringing AV products to market safely and at scale.

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Perception systems startup VAYAVISION raises $8 million in seed financing

Perception systems startup VAYAVISION raises $8 million in seed financing

VAYAVISION, an Israeli startup that works on providing raw data fusion and perception systems for autonomous vehicles has raised $8 million in seed financing, which it plans to invest in its productization process.

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From upstarts to traditional powers, the Freight.Tech 100 represents all that is innovative about freight

From upstarts to traditional powers, the Freight.Tech 100 represents all that is innovative about freight

From on-demand trucking to blockchain, loadboards and freight matching, the list of companies bringing innovative technologies to the freight industry is growing by the day, which makes the 100 that have made the cut to be honored by the FreightWaves Research Institute as part of its inaugural Freight.Tech 100 all the more special.

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“Driver readiness” and the rise of autonomous vehicles

“Driver readiness” and the rise of autonomous vehicles

As demonstrated by recent collisions involving autonomous vehicles, drivers must remain vigilant and ready to take control of the vehicle at any moment. “Driver readiness” is paramount to successfully operating an autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicle,

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It’s a battle of old vs. new for autonomous supremacy

It’s a battle of old vs. new for autonomous supremacy

Irrespective of who wins the race to deploy the first fully autonomous vehicles, the unanimous view was that in the future, size is going to matter and carriers/OEMs will need balance sheets to be able to survive.

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World’s biggest AI startup SenseTime is a Chinese surveillance company

World’s biggest AI startup SenseTime is a Chinese surveillance company

SenseTime Group Ltd. just raised $600M from Alibaba and other investors, making them the world's largest AI startup. SenseTime's product offerings and strategic plans reveal how closely related mass surveillance and autonomous driving really are.

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From bikes to drones, how JD Logistics built its delivery network

From bikes to drones, how JD Logistics built its delivery network

JD Logistics, the delivery arm of Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com, uses electric bikes as just one last-mile delivery solution. The delivery drivers pick up goods as local "delivery stations" for final delivery.

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