Newsletter #68 - October 2021

Amazon-owned Zoox heads to Seattle for autonomous car tests10/21/2021:  Read more

Seattle, here comes Zoox. The Amazon-owned autonomous car startup will begin testing its self-driving car prototypes in the city in the coming months. Zoox also announced plans for a Seattle-area office in 2022 to go with the site, expanding its office footprint from Las Vegas and the Bay Area.

GM unveils its next-generation assisted driving technology10/13/2021:  Read more

The new system, called Ultra Cruise, will be able handle 95% of driving situations, according to the automaker. At its investor event last week, the automaker unveiled Ultra Cruise, a new advanced driver-assist systems (ADAS) technology, which improves upon the capabilities of its first-generation ADAS, Super Cruise.

Alphabet’s Waymo and GM’s Cruise get California DMV approval to run commercial autonomous car services 09/30/2021:  Read more

The California Department of Motor Vehicles approved autonomous vehicle deployment permits for both GM-backed Cruise and Alphabet’s Waymo on Thursday. It allows the companies to charge a fee and receive compensation for autonomous services offered to the public, such as ride-hailing, in certain areas.

AAA finds driverless cars don't fare any better than us on slick roads10/20/2021:  Read more

Recent tests conducted by the American Automobile Association show driverless cars in simulated moderate to heavy rain, traveling at 35 miles an hour crash about a third of the time.

Self-driving cars: The 21st-century trolley problem 10/06/2021:  Read more
Autonomous tech could lead to deaths at the hands of robots. But is continuing to let humans drive even worse? Waymo and Tesla are at the forefront of the driverless car push and thus have a front seat to this dilemma. Both have similar goals — to safely transport people in autonomous vehicles — but they are operating with wildly different strategies.

Latest news in Canada

University of Waterloo students race driverless car at Indianapolis Motor Speedway  –   10/25/2021:  Read more

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway saw a different kind of race car take to the track this past weekend.University of Waterloo students Brian Mao and Ben Zhang were part of a team that competed in the Indy Autonomous Challenge on Saturday for a top prize of $1 million US.

Canada outlines framework for autonomous vehicle insurance –   10/11/2021:  Read more

The Travelers Institute, the public policy division of The Travelers Companies, Inc. released a position paper earlier this month outlining how the existing auto insurance structure can be leveraged for autonomous vehicles (AV).

Innisfil to test sidewalk snow-clearing robots this winter–   10/18/2021:  Read more

While snow may be the last thing on many people’s minds, two new snow clearing robots are preparing to clear the sidewalks of Cookstown this winter.

Cybersecurity for AVs is focus of a new UWaterloo-Magna research project  –   10/04/2021:  Read more

With $1.6 million in combined funding from the two partners and the federal government, researchers from the University of Waterloo will be seeking solutions to a critical industry challenge: securing autonomous vehicles against cyberattacks.

Ryder, Gatik team up to roll out U.S. autonomous delivery network10/19/2021:  Read more 
Truck fleet operator Ryder System Inc (R.N) and Gatik said on Tuesday they will build a national U.S. autonomous short-haul, "middle-mile" logistics network for Gatik, a Silicon Valley self-driving startup, to deliver goods to business customers.

GE Appliances testing new autonomous, EV technology in Louisville – 10/26/2021:  Read more 
If you travel to the company's Appliance Park facility in Louisville today, you'll see that the appliance maker has something downright futuristic on its hands: Windowless autonomous trucks.

Aurora’s autonomous trucks and taxis will be available to customers via subscription – 10/13/2021:  Read more
Aurora, the autonomous vehicle company founded by the former lead engineer for Google’s self-driving car project, announced that its autonomous trucks and taxis will be available to customers via subscriptions.

Autonomous truck convoys reinventing the wheel – 10/21/2021:  Read more 
CTV recently introduced viewers to the new transportation practice of “platooning,” or tethering two trucks together electronically in a row so they can be steered by only one driver. 

The 7th edition of Ubimobility came to an end. This year’s digital edition has been a great success with 7 laureates (Airudit, ClearDrop, Egerie,  Gulplug,  Kalima Systems, SBG Systems, TrustInSoft). 

We witnessed our nominees take their first steps towards strategic partnerships with the biggest North American automotive players. To follow their journey : 

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Change your fleet for tomorrow — today. - NOV 10-12, 2021 - San Jose, CA– Register
The Fleet Forward Conference will feature sessions on electrification, connectivity and autonomous technology for medium- and heavy-duty trucks during its in-person event in San Jose, California, on Nov. 10-12.


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 ITS AMERICA 2021 - Reimagining Transportation -              DEC 07-10, 2021, Charlotte, NC – Register
"Join us at ITS America 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina as we reimagine transportation and discuss how technology is a foundational piece of a new 21st century transportation system..".

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