Week in Review: Autonomous Roundup
The U.S. Navy spending plans of the US Navy reveal $8B for aerial drones and $2B each for surface and underwater vehicles.
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.
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 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.