Week in Review: Autonomous Roundup

Posted on January 4, 2021
Posted in News, Updates

Apple Targets Production of Self-Driving Cars by 2024 and Eyes ‘Next Level’ Battery Technology

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.

Ouster, Maker of Self-Driving Tech, Accepts $1.9 Billion Deal To Go Public

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.

Dive Technologies Closes on New Equity Financing Round to Deliver on 2021 Commercial and Defense Opportunities

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.

USDOT Issues Two Much-Anticipated Drone Rules to Advance Safety and Innovation in the United States

 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.

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