From Zoox giving glimpse into it’s test scenarios to A2GO Autonomous Shuttle Service Launches In Ann Arbor, a lot has happened last week.

 Zoox, released a nearly seven-minute video showing tests on a test track. In addition to introducing a number of Zoox employees, we see Zoox testing its own developed vehicle. In the process, we see scenarios where a car door is suddenly opened on parked cars and the vehicle has to swerve, or where it is cut by a test vehicle and has to react safely accordingly.

Self-driving shuttles now making their way through downtown Rochester. This month the Minnesota Department of Transportation — in partnership with the City of Rochester, Mayo Clinic, and others — began a soft launch of the “Med City Mover,” a 12-month pilot program designed to test the effectiveness of autonomous vehicles in a live-action setting. The program is the first of its kind in Minnesota.

Self-driving tech returns to California racetrack Some of the most notable innovations in the automotive industry have trickled down from racing.  Schachter is the founder of Self Racing Cars, an annual event that allows participants to test their self-driving chops at racing speeds. Self Racing Cars returns to Thunderhill Raceway in Willows, Calif., next month. The event will be held Oct. 16-17 and once again meld racing and autonomy.

Sixt has announced a collaboration with Intel subsidiary Mobileye to pilot a new driverless “robotaxi” service in Munich next year. The autonomous ride-hailing service is set to launch in 2022, with plans to scale the service across Germany and other European countries later this decade. The MoovitAV and Sixt-branded vehicles will use the Mobileye Drive integrated self-driving system.

U.S. automaker General Motors Co said on Thursday that it would invest $300 million in Chinese autonomous driving startup Momenta to develop self-driving technologies for future models in China. In China, GM is making vehicles with SAIC Motor, which has also invested in Momenta. Momenta is also backed by Toyota Motor and Daimler AG.

DJI repositions as robotics company. According to the company, intelligent robots are expected to be human-like and can autonomously carry out tasks through perception, localization, decision, and planning.  DJI’s unmanned aerial vehicles follow the exact procedures of environment sensing, obstacle avoidance, hovering, and auto return when executing flight missions.

May Mobility, Mcity and Ann Arbor SPARK today inaugurated the launch of A2GO, a new autonomous vehicle (AV) shuttle service serving the Ann Arbor community. The free shuttle service is available to the public beginning Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, thanks in part to a grant through the mobility efforts of the state of Michigan.

 

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