Wayve partners with Microsoft to scale AI for autonomous vehicles

London-based Wayve has partnered with Microsoft to access the supercomputing infrastructure it requires to scale its AI models for autonomous vehicles.

Wayve and Microsoft already have a close relationship. Microsoft participated in Wayve’s $200 million Series B investment round and Wayze began using Azure in 2020 after its computing requirements grew beyond its in-house 12-HDD RAID array and the SSD-based cache server that superseded it.

Alex Kendall, CEO of Wayve,...

Cisco and Verizon demo millisecond C-V2X connectivity using MEC

Cisco and Verizon have partnered up to demonstrate millisecond C-V2X (cellular vehicle-to-everything) connectivity.

The partners used a proof-of-concept demo in Las Vegas to show how cellular and MEC (mobile edge compute) technology can be combined to unlock innovative new solutions for connected vehicles.

“This test is a huge milestone in proving that the future of connectivity for IoT applications can be powered by cellular,” said Krishna Iyer, Director of Systems...

Aptiv acquires edge software developer Wind River for $4.3bn

Autonomous Vehicle

Aptiv, an electric vehicle parts supplier, is acquiring Wind River from TPG Capital for $4.3 billion (£3.14bn) in cash.

Wind River builds software for edge networks and is currently used on more than two billion edge devices by 1,700 global customers. It generated $400 million (£292m) in revenue in 2021.

Its software allows for the secure development, deployment, and servicing of mission-critical intelligent systems across the aerospace, telecommunications, and...

Embedded car telematics market to see 19% CAGR over the next 5 years

Embedded Telematics Vehicle

The number of telematics service subscribers using embedded systems is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19 percent from 133 million subscribers at the end of 2020 to 377 million by the end of 2026.

The latest research from IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the report also forecasts that global shipments of embedded car OEM telematics systems will grow from 41 million to 77 million units in the same time period, which represents an attach rate of 91...

Waymo and Cruise can now offer autonomous vehicle rides to the public

Autonomous Vehicle

Waymo and Cruise have both received approval to offer autonomous vehicle rides to the public by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

Whilst a major step in the push towards autonomous vehicles, both companies will only be allowed to operate in certain parts of the state and under specific conditions.

All that remains is to secure a deployment permit from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and both companies will be able to offer paid...

Huawei demotes AV chief following comments Tesla is ‘killing’ people

Huawei has issued a media statement saying that it has demoted its autonomous vehicle chief following his controversial public comments about Tesla.

Su Jing, Director of Intelligent Driving Products at Huawei, was told to clear his current desk after “inappropriate” comments.

During the World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai earlier this month, Su said:

"Everyone can see that Tesla actually has had a high accident rate in the past few...

AutoX debuts ‘Gen5’ of its fully driverless robotaxis

Alibaba-backed autonomous driving leader AutoX has debuted “Gen5” of its fully driverless robotaxis.

The latest generation system is able to safely navigate China’s complex urban driving situations using its 50 sensors and vehicle control unit packing 2200 TOPS of computing power.

Dr Jianxiong Xiao, CEO and Founder of AutoX, said:

“Safety is our number one priority and it has to be built on a reliable foundation.

Gen5 was created for fully...

AutoX’s driverless taxis reach 100 consecutive days of operation

Alibaba-backed autonomous vehicle firm AutoX has now operated a driverless taxi service for 100 consecutive days.

The service has been operating without a safety driver on the roads of Shenzhen, the most population-dense city in China.

Professor Jianxiong Xiao, Founder and CEO of AutoX, said:

“The first 100 days have been a huge step forward for us and for the entire industry in China.

We have learned so much from the feedback from our passengers...

Self-driving vehicles to become legal in the UK this year

Self-driving vehicles will become legal on the UK’s roads later this year, albeit with some initial restrictions.

The Department for Transport (DfT) will allow the use of autonomous driving modes which stick to a single lane with a 37mph (60km/h) speed limit.

Drivers won’t have to keep their hands on the wheel but will have to remain alert to retake control if required. Unfortunately, that means you can’t binge-watch the latest series or play your favourite game on...

Toyota subsidiary to acquire Lyft’s autonomous vehicle division

Toyota subsidiary Woven Planet has announced that it’s acquiring Lyft’s autonomous vehicle division for $550 million.

The division, known as Level 5, has established itself among the leaders in the development of autonomous driving technologies.

Logan Green, Co-Founder and CEO of Lyft, said:

“Today’s announcement launches Lyft into the next phase of an incredible journey to bring our mission to life. Lyft has spent nine years building a transportation...