ModalAI’s VOXL platform used 4G connectivity to communicate between a drone and Uber Elevate Cloud Service, enabling a BVLOS food delivery.
Scale AI raises $100M Series C for annotation services to train AI
Scale AI has raised Series C funding for its annotation services, which can help train machine learning for its customers. They include leader companies working on self-driving cars, robots, and other systems.
Apple acquires Drive.ai as self-driving car drama continues
Drive.ai had shut down, but Apple rode to the rescue, reviving the prospects for both Drive.ai’s technology and workers and its own self-driving car research.
Uber ATG gets $1B to accelerate toward self-driving car production
Uber’s Advanced Technology Group unit is partnering with Toyota, DENSO, and SoftBank to accelerate development and commercialization of self-driving cars. This deal is the latest in a well-funded race.
Uber self-driving trucks shutting down in desperation move
In a desperate move to revitalize its self-driving car unit, Uber is shutting down its self-driving truck program. The news, first reported by TechCrunch, comes just two years after Uber acquired Otto Motors for a reported $680 million. An Uber spokesperson tells The Robot Report the company will focus exclusively on self-driving cars. Uber says…
How Uber self-driving cars see the world
An Uber self-driving car struck and killed a pedestrian Sunday night in Tempe, Arizona. The preliminary investigation is underway, but Tempe police said the car was in autonomous mode at the time of the crash, was traveling about 40 MPH, and did not show any signs of slowing down. Uber certainly has a recording of…