Week in Review: Autonomous Roundup

Posted on June 5, 2020
Posted in COVID-19, News, Updates

U.S. Navy Planning $12B in Unmanned Platforms

The U.S. Navy spending plans of the US Navy reveal $8B for aerial drones and $2B each for surface and underwater vehicles.

Volvo Partnering with Luminar for Next-Generation Autonomous Driving Technology

Volvo is teaming up with Luminar to embed lidar technology sensors in their vehicles as early as 2022! Lidar detects surrounding objects in 3D, creating a real time digital map without the need for internet connectivity.

Marines Radically Reshaping Battle Forces

The Marines are undergoing a paradigm shift towards a “Fleet Marine Force” with “new organic capabilities” by 2030. How? By expanding unmanned capabilities, of course.

Amazon In Talks to Buy Zoox to handle e-Commerce Deliveries

Amazon seeks to automate its e-commerce business and is in talks to secure driverless vehicle startup, Zoox. The acquisition would make it a clear competitor to Tesla, General Motors Co, UPS and FedEx.

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