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9 Jan 2020

World's First Public Road Test of Vehicle Equipped with Smart Lidar

RoboSense announced the world's first public road test of a vehicle equipped with a Smart LiDAR Sensor.
3 Jan 2020

Robot Shuttles: Major New Form of Transportation

IDTechEx has issued the first in-depth report on this called, "Robot Shuttles and Autonomous Buses 2020-2040". Robot shuttles are an important new, reconfigurable form of transportation for goods and people that may even function as mobile offices, workshops, restaurants and more.
20 Dec 2019

Electric Vehicles: A Look Back at 2019

Few of the giant car makers have shown urgency in transitioning away from the internal combustion engine. What's more, the automotive market is set to decline once again in 2019 whilst electrifying newcomers made huge gains in front of sleeping incumbents' noses. Although a large fraction of this is orders (not deliveries), if OEMs do not wake up now, they never will.
9 Dec 2019

A $250Bn Revolution: Mobile Robots and Autonomous Vehicles in Delivery

Automation in the delivery/logistic and warehousing/fulfilment chain is a growing market. A particularly exciting subset of this is the use of mobile robots, drones, and autonomous vehicles for automation of movement-based tasks.
3 Dec 2019


Lunewave was spun out of University of Arizona. It has raised $5.5M from the likes of BMW and Baidu.
29 Nov 2019

Autonomous Driving: Peak Car to Arrive as Early as 2031?

Autonomous driving technologies are disrupting the business models for the traditional auto industry. Latest research from IDTechEx forecasts that autonomous driving technologies will accelerate the arrival of peak car sales, in 2031.
13 Sep 2019


Velodyne offer lidar modules and lidar signal processing software. IDTechEx interviewed Mr Dieter Gabriel from Velodyne in April 2019. Gabriel is the Marketing Manager for the EMEA region, and he is based in Germany.
16 Aug 2019

Pointcloud Inc

Pointcloud Inc are a stealth mode start-up developing a lidar module.
26 Jul 2019


Innovusion offer lidar modules and operated in stealth mode until 2017.
2 Jul 2019

EasyMile (FR)

Chinese tech giant Baidu has been developing autonomous shuttles - the Baidu Apolong since 2013. In July 2018 Baidu announced its 100th Apolong marking its ability to mass-produce its autonomous shuttles.
3 Jun 2019


Chinese tech giant Baidu has been developing autonomous shuttles - the Baidu Apolong since 2013. In July 2018 Baidu announced its 100th Apolong marking its ability to mass-produce its autonomous shuttles.
9 May 2019

Electric Vehicles 2020-2030

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop, Dr Richard Collins, Luke Gear, Dr Na Jiao, Dr David Wyatt and Dr James Edmondson
19 Feb 2019

Electric Vehicles in China 2019-2029

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop, Dr Na Jiao, Dr Luyun Jiang and Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh
5 Nov 2018

Volvo Cars, Baidu to develop and manufacture autonomous cars

Volvo Cars has reached an agreement with Baidu to jointly develop electric and fully autonomous drive-compatible cars with the aim of mass producing them for China, the largest car market in the world.
2 Oct 2018

Voice, Speech, Conversation-Based User Interfaces 2019-2029: Technologies, Players, Markets

IDTechEx Report: Dr Xiaoxi He
18 Sep 2018

Flexible, Printed and Thin Film Batteries 2019-2029

IDTechEx Report: Dr Xiaoxi He
30 Aug 2018


Nuance Communications is a multinational computer software technology company providing speech and imaging applications and solutions. The most important speech technology of Nuance is speech recognition (SR). Besides, the company is specialised in speech synthesis, voice recognition, etc. In the global speech market, more than 80% of speech recognition systems used to be based on Nuance SR engine.
29 Aug 2018


Baidu is a Chinese search engine company who develops its own speech technology. Their technologies are mainly used for search application.
29 Aug 2018

AISpeech Co., Ltd.

AISpeech—Artificial Intelligent Speech, initially founded in Cambridge U.K. in 2008, is a company focusing on end-to-end spoken dialogue system technology. AISpeech has become a speech technology provider in China, specializing in providing solutions for all kinds of intelligent hardware, such as in-car devices, smart home and robots.
3 May 2018


Baidu focuses on searching and is developing its own SR engine. There is no direct competition unless Baidu is going to work on the deep domain applications.