Intellizence brings you the latest news and trends related to Autonomous Vehicles, driverless, self-driving space for the week .
ALLIANCE AND PARTNERSHIP
Honda Motor Co. has formed a research and development joint venture for connected vehicles together with a Chinese firm in a bid to accelerate future mobility services in the world’s largest automotive market.
LGU+, a South Korean mobile carrier, has partnered with Autonomous a2z, a domestic self-driving technology solution developer, to develop upgraded autonomous vehicle technology and test a newly-developed unmanned driving solution on actual urban roads.
FUNDRAISING & INVESTMENT
StradVision Inc., which is building vision-processing software for autonomous vehicles, today announced that it has received a strategic investment from global automotive supplier Aisin Siki Co. as part of its $27 million Series B fundraising.
NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH
Dongfeng Motor has rolled off the production line, the Dongfeng Sharing-VAN 1.0 Plus, China’s first 5G-enabled autonomous vehicle with level 4 applications. The first six vehicles are to be used at the National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology in Qingdao, to ferry passengers and to deliver goods.
According to a patent discovered by AppleInsider, Apple might have come up with a way to keep drivers alert even in a self-driving vehicle. This will come in the form of notifications and alerts that will prompt users on their devices that they have linked to their car.
Autonomous cars could revolutionise transport for disabled people – the car industry needs to commit to more inclusive design practices that right now are widely absent, and overcome the challenges of designing new ways to interact with autonomous vehicles.
PILOTS & TRIALS
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is unveiling the Automated Vehicle Transparency and Engagement for Safe Testing, or AV TEST, Initiative, to provide “an online, public-facing platform for sharing automated driving system on-road testing activities.”