Investing in frontier technology is (and isn’t) cleantech all over again

Shahin Farshchi Contributor More posts by this contributor The dos and don’ts of crafting frontier-tech companies Five billion-dollar businesses for the driverless future I entered the world of venture investing a dozen years ago.  Little...

Waymo gears up to test autonomous cars without safety drivers in California

Already testing autonomous cars without safety drivers on the streets of Arizona, Waymo is vying to become the first company to conduct similar trials on the streets of California. The post...

How Nvidia is helping autonomous cars simulate their way to safety

NvidiaImagine that you’re the driver of a four-door family sedan approaching a stop sign. When you reach the stop sign, you notice a bicyclist trying to cross the road....

Uber blocked from testing self-driving cars on Arizona roads

Uber has been barred from testing its self-driving cars on public roads in Arizona following the accident last week involving one of its testing vehicles that killed a pedestrian...

Aurora hires SpaceX’s Jinnah Hosein, opens SF and Pittsburgh offices

Self-driving technology company Aurora has made some key moves on its leadership team and overall company growth: It’s bringing on SpaceX’s now former head of software engineering, Jinnah Hosein,...

Boeing invests in company building autonomous aircraft

Boeing’s HorizonX venture arm has invested in Near Earth Autonomy, a Carnegie Mellon spin-out company that focuses on building autonomous aircraft systems for things including...

Ford becomes the latest automotive giant to work with Lyft on self-driving cars

Unlike Uber and China’s Didi, Lyft isn’t developing its own self-driving cars. But the U.S. company sure is signing up major names to help it...

Baidu announces $1.5B fund to back self-driving car startups

Baidu is putting some serious cash behind its self-driving car push after it announced a $1.5 billion fund that’s focused on backing autonomous driving tech...

Toyota, Intel and others form big data group for automotive tech

A collection of prominent names in the tech industry have teamed up with Toyota to work on developing big data systems to support self-driving cars...

Indian startup Flux Auto wants to democratize self-driving tech for trucks

A young startup in India wants to makes autonomous driving technology more widely available for truck operators, especially those outside of the U.S., by lower...

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