Kakao is putting speech recognition tech into cars from Hyundai and Kia

Less than a month after announcing plans to spin out its transportation and mobility business, Korean tech firm Kakao has inked deals to put hands-free...

Waymo’s claims of trade secret theft could result in criminal case

When Waymo sued Uber earlier this year, claiming that its former employee stole 14,000 documents containing trade secrets about its self-driving car project and took...

LiDAR maker Innoviz raises $65M from Delphi, Magna and more

Innoviz, a company making LiDAR sensors to support the development and deployment of autonomous driving, has raised a new $65 million in Series B funding,...

Verizon stakes a self-driving claim with investment in Renovo

Verizon (disclosure: Verizon owns Aol, which owns TechCrunch) has invested in self-driving software startup Renovo, which wants to become an autonomous operating system provider to...

Turo raises $92M and acquires Daimler’s Croove car sharing business

Turo has a new strategic partner in automaker Daimler, with ties solidified through both an investment by Daimler in the car sharing startup, and through...

Uber hires Raquel Urtasun to lead a new ATG self-driving unit in Toronto

Uber is expanding its Advanced Technologies Group (ATG) with a new office in Toronto, headed by local AI researcher Raquel Urtasun, a University of Toronto professor...

Our self-flying car future

When I was young, I remember tuning in with my brother for the Sunday morning cartoons and watching reruns of the Jetson family going about...

Apple could be developing its car OS in Canada

More details about Apple’s software team for its not-so-secret car project are emerging. According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple has hired quite a...

Tread connects car nuts via plate numbers

It is not uncommon in the automotive enthusiast community to admire another’s ride. The best most people could do was give a thumbs-up as they...

Hyundai’s self-driving system aims at affordability

Automaker Hyundai wants you to know that it’s also embracing the race to autonomous driving – but it’s also hoping to do so in a...

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Xiaomi Mi Max 2 goes on sale in India, Jio users...

Xiaomi recently launched the Mi Max successor - Mi Max 2 in India. The smartphone was announced at a price tag of Rs...