Week in Review: Autonomous Roundup
The software company is moving forward with self-driving car technology, and will produce a passenger vehicle that could include its own breakthrough battery technology.
The U.S. startup that makes Lidar sensors for self-driving cars agreed to go public through a merger. Lidar sensors, which use laser light pulses to render precise images of the environment around the car, are seen as essential by many automakers to allow higher levels of driver assistance right up to making them capable of self-driving.
The Boston-based subsea robotics designer and manufacturer announced a new round of equity funding, which will enable it to continue its transition from prototyping to commercial implementation of its DIVE-LD, a 4’ diameter, 19’ long autonomous underwater vehicle designed for up to ten days of mission endurance and ocean depths of 6,000 meters.
FAA has issued final rules that will require Remote Identification (Remote ID) of drones and enables operators of small drones to fly over people and at night under certain conditions.