20th June 2018

Ford Makes Michigan Central Station its Corktown Centerpiece

The massive Michigan Central Station building will become the centerpiece of Ford's Corktown district campus in Detroit, with a focus on autonomous vehicle development.


15th June 2018

Volvo Invests in Silicon Valley Lidar Specialist Luminar

In the midst of a high-stakes race to develop the most sophisticated sensors for self-driving vehicles, Volvo buys a stake in Lidar startup Luminar.


8th June 2018

After BMW, Lidar Maker Innoviz Sets Sights on China

Until recently, the Lidar that self-driving cars need to "see" the road required a spinning apparatus that is bulky and expensive. Now, Innoviz is looking to change that.



7th June 2018

Sweden’s Hexagon Inks Deal for AV Supplier AutonomouStuff

Sweden-based Hexagon is snapping up AutonomouStuff, a US-based supplier of integrated autonomous vehicle technology, for an undisclosed sum.


6th June 2018

Alibaba & RoboSense Partner on Solid-State Lidar

Solid-state Lidar for a single vehicle is only a few hundred dollars, versus thousands of dollars with traditional approaches, according to RoboSense, which is partnering with Alibaba to create...


11th May 2018

Voyomotive Unveils a ‘Check Engine’ Light for the Rest of Us

Voyomotive is offering car owners a different way for car owners to diagnose problems with their vehicle.


8th May 2018

MIT’s MapLite Tech Could Take Autonomous Vehicles Off-Road

Today's self-driving vehicles do best navigating precisely plotted roads, but MIT researchers have developed a framework called MapLite, which helps pilot these cars with less reliance on GPS.


27th April 2018

BMW’s First AVs Will Feature Innoviz’s Solid-State Lidar

BMW has inked a new deal with Israeli startup Innoviz to bring solid-state Lidar technology to the automaker's upcoming line-up of autonomous vehicles. The partnership is designed to make...


20th April 2018

Driven Consortium Tests Connected Fleet Vehicles in UK

Autonomous vehicles will have to talk to each other, and those conversations can be used to make vehicles smarter and safer. This is what the UK-based Driven consortium is...


9th March 2018

Could this be the year the car starts ‘thinking’?

The next few years are expected to transform the auto industry as automakers begin to deploy their first self-driving vehicles. This will bring a number of dramatic changes in...


9th February 2018

T-Mobile Provides Connectivity to Your Automobile

Daniel Rockey, the senior manager for Product Management at T-Mobile, talked with Heavy Reading analyst Steve Bell at the recent TU-Automotive Consumer Telematics Show 2018 in Las Vegas, to...



5th February 2018

Deloitte: Connected Car Tech Is Disrupting Auto Supply

As connected car technology moves OEMs and consumer electronics brands into unlikely partnerships, analyst firm Deloitte sees supply chain disruption.