12 Aug 2022
Waymo: Autonomous Trucking
Waymo is one of the key players and leaders in both autonomous trucking and robotaxis. It has backing from Alphabet (parent company of Google). Waymo is running daily commercial trips (with a safety driver) for potential partners and expanding its fleet and operations ready for full autonomous missions.
26 Apr 2022
SUN Mobility is an Indian battery swapping operator. Its open-architecture energy infrastructure solution, which includes smart batteries that can be swapped at quick interchange stations, is enabling electrification, especially in the shared mobility segments.
14 Apr 2022
Ample, a startup established in 2014 and based out of San Francisco, is developing a modular battery swapping solution. The company is focusing on fleets, has integrated its modular batteries into nine vehicle models across five different automakers, and has five swapping stations across San Francisco. Ample's goal is to offer fully automated battery swaps in around ten minutes at small, self-contained swap stations.
25 Mar 2022
ElliQ Companion Robot now Commercially Available
Intuition Robotics announced the official commercial launch of its digital care companion, ElliQ which is now available for purchase. The robot accompanies older adults on their journey to age independently while motivating them to live healthier lives.
18 Feb 2022
Hertz Expands Global Electric Vehicle Commitment with UFOdrive
Hertz is announcing an investment in UFODRIVE - the leading self-service electric vehicle rental company and eMobility service provider in Europe - as part of Hertz's commitment to lead the future of mobility.
14 Jan 2022
First Company to Complete Commercial Deliveries at Level 4 Autonomy
This milestone means the robots are able to operate routinely without human intervention, and can rely on their onboard capabilities to ensure safe operation. This industry first is the result of nearly five years of work by the Serve Robotics team and represents a major step forward for the autonomous vehicle industry, significantly lowering the barriers for autonomous delivery at scale.
13 Aug 2021
Robot Shuttle Leaders Shoot Ahead
Local Motors with its Olli robot shuttle is progressing at a furious pace making others look - well - pedestrian. IDTechEx reports predicted the progress in the industry and the latest one, "Robot Shuttles for Smart Cities 2021-2041" roadmaps a lot more that will come from the Teslas of this industry.
28 Jul 2021
Air Taxi Winners: Watch Orders Not Investment
Air taxi operators are unfazed by the 200 or so organizations designing vertical take-off electric aircraft. Follow the economics and the orders not the fluid investments from people seeking the next Tesla. Those getting the huge investments often lack significant orders.
20 Jul 2021
Cruise (part of General Motors) is one of the leaders in autonomous testing.