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Advance autonomous vehicle scaled production program

Perrone Robotics, Inc. and Roush Industries has completed the first phase of a successful TONY® – AV, fully autonomous, zero-emissions, electric shuttle integration. The new prototype will be the model for a large-volume production process that will allow Perrone’s TONY AV-Retrofit kit to be easily integrated into existing vehicle models at scale.

Isuzu Australia drives forward with HERE

Isuzu Trucks has deployed HERE Navigation, an off-the-shelf navigation solution for embedded in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) platforms, in its new 2022 model year F Series, FX Series and FY Series trucks sold in Australia. HERE Navigation optimizes Isuzu’s fleet operations with a connected in-vehicle navigation system.

Baidu wins first driverless permits in China

Baidu, Inc. has received the firstever permits in China authorizing the company to provide driverless ridehailing services to the public on open roads in Beijing. This regulatory approval marks a significant milestone for the autonomous ride-hailing industry in China, indicating a regulatory openness to taking a further step toward a fully driverless mobility future.

With these permits issued by the head office of the Beijing High-level Automated Driving Demonstration Area (BJHAD), ten autonomous vehicles without drivers behind the steering wheel will offer rides to passengers in a designated area of 60 square kilometers in Beijing. These licensed cars will join an existing fleet provided by Apollo Go, Baidu’s autonomous ride-hailing service, in the capital city of China. Starting April 28, 2022, users were able to hail a driverless ride using the Apollo Go mobile app in daytime.

Driver-assistance technology for collision avoidance

Nissan has announced a new driverassistance technology, which is currently in-development that utilizes highly accurate, real-time information about the vehicle’s surrounding environment to dramatically enhance collision avoidance.

Nissan’s “ground truth perception” technology fuses information from nextgeneration high-performance LIDAR, radar and cameras. The technology can detect the shape and distance of objects, as well as the structure of the area surrounding the vehicle, in real time with a high degree of accuracy. Utilizing this information, it is possible for the vehicle to instantly analyze the current situation, judge and automatically perform required collision-avoidance operations. This technology can also detect slowed traffic and road obstacles in the distance and execute lane changes accordingly. Importantly, the technology can also provide increased support to drivers in areas where detailed map information is not available. to launch fleet of Robotaxis, global autonomous driving technology company, has announced a deeper partnership with Ontime, GAC’s ride-hailing app. As part of the partnership, will integrate its virtual driver technology into GAC vehicles, which will then be used on GAC’s Ontime ride-hailing platform. Ontime expects to launch its fee-charging robotaxi service in Guangzhou during 2022. unveils advanced Robotaxi fleet, an international autonomous driving technology company, announces a leading-edge Robotaxi fleet equipped with its distinctive L4 autonomous driving solution, Driver 2.0. Composed of 30 SAIC Motor MARVEL R SUVs, the Robotaxi fleet will deploy in Shenzhen, China, in the coming months.

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