Bosch and Daimler: San Jose to become pilot city for automated on-demand ride-hailing service; SAE Level 4/5

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Using automated Mercedes-Benz S-Class vehicles, Bosch and Daimler propose to offer the service to a selected user community in the San Carlos/Stevens Creek corridor between downtown and west San Jose.

Tesla Model S catches fire–twice–after flat tire in California

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The owner told local news crews that he was driving on Highway 17, which runs from San Jose to Santa Cruz, California when the low tire pressure warning suddenly. A day after Tesla claimed it found a bullet hole, shot from inside the car, in the battery of a Tesla that caught fire in 2014, another brand new Tesla Model S caught fire in California.

The ICCT: Nearly half of the world’s EVs are in 25 cities; China leads the way

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Nearly half of the world’s electric vehicles are in 25 cities, according to a new briefing by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). As of the end of 2017, these 25 cities were home to nearly 1.4 million of the world’s 3.1 million passenger electric vehicles.

2018 130

More of us work from home, but for those who do not, commuting time has increased

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in 2017), and for each examined city except for San Jose (which showed a decrease). by Michael Sivak. This analysis examines the recent changes in the percentage of people who work at home and changes in time spent commuting to work in the United States and in the 15 largest US cities.

2018 119

Rivian introduces two quad-motor, AWD “Electric Adventure Vehicles”

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The company has facilities in Plymouth, Michigan, San Jose, California, Irvine, California, and Normal, Illinois.

2018 128

Civil Maps joins Renovo AWare Ecosystem to provide interoperability for HD mapping and localization

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Renovo is expanding its own AWare-powered fleet of highly automated vehicles that operate in the San Jose, CA area to double digit numbers by the end of 2018.

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Electrify America announces $200M Cycle 2 zero emission vehicle investment plan for California

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Electrify America will invest in nine metro areas inside California, including these new metro areas added for Cycle 2: Riverside-San Bernardino. San Diego-Carlsbad. San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara.

2018 106

Electrify America opening first California EV fast charging station in Torrance; targeting 9 in California by year-end

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Through its Cycle 1 California ZEV Investment Plan, Electrify America is developing a network of electric vehicle charging stations along highly traveled highways and in six California metropolitan areas which include Fresno, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose. Livermore-San Francisco Premium Outlets, 2774 Livermore Outlets Dr., Livermore, CA.

2018 73

Continental showcasing autonomous driving control unit at CES

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At CES, Continental will showcase a highly flexible computing platform for automated driving systems and the processing of large amounts of data.

2018 78

Voyage partners with Renovo for autonomous taxi fleet

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Initial AWare deployments will take place this year in Voyage’s existing commercial community deployments in The Villages in Central Florida and The Villages in San Jose, CA. Voyage, a startup in the autonomous taxi space, entered into a long-term strategic partnership with Renovo, a mobility technology company, to license Renovo’s AWare OS for use across its global fleet of automated vehicles.

2018 72

Velodyne cuts price of VLP-16 Puck LiDAR sensor in half

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We want to make 2018 a year of optimism for the autonomous vehicle, especially as the first waves of robocabs hit the road. Established earlier this year, Velodyne’s San Jose Megafactory today leverages advanced and streamlined manufacturing techniques to build a range of Velodyne LiDAR sensors, including the Ultra Puck VLP-32C and the recently announced VLS-128.

2018 60

Velodyne LiDAR opens “Megafactory” for 3D LiDAR sensors; 1M sensors in 2018

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Located in San Jose, CA, the facility not only has enough space for high-volume manufacturing and for the precise distance and ranging alignment process for LiDAR sensors as they come off the assembly line. The Megafactory is already producing Velodyne’s HDL-64 LiDAR sensor, with production ramping up across Velodyne’s entire product portfolio and more than one million LiDAR sensors expected to be built in the facility in 2018.

NIO updates Level 2 advanced driving assistant system NIO Pilot

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The company has more than 9,000 employees working in research and development, design and manufacturing centers in Shanghai, Beijing, San Jose, Munich, London and seven other locations. NIO has updated the NIO Pilot advanced driving assistant system (ADAS), adding seven features.

2019 88

AutoX to showcase autonomous grocery delivery technology at CES

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Following the launch of its pilot program to deliver groceries in August 2018, AutoX has continued to perfect and improve its self-driving technology.

2019 114

Velodyne introduces new low-cost fixed-laser solid-state LiDAR for autonomous driving and ADAS applications

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The company has scheduled customer demonstration of the core technology for the summer of 2017, with engineering sample units available by the end of 2017 ahead of production in 2018. It will be produced in scale at the company’s new Megafactory in San Jose.

2017 78

California ARB receives VW’s 1st $200M, 30-month ZEV investment plan

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Electrify America has identified 5 metropolitan areas for the cycle 1 investment (Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, San Diego, and Sacramento). Site development for the first Electrify America stations will begin in Q2 2017, with development initiated for all stations by Q2 2018. These first stations are expected to be completed and operational for local community charging in Q3 2017 and for highway charging in Q2 2018.

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Ford acquiring SF-based crowd-sourced shuttle service, launching Ford GoBike

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Ford is acquiring Chariot, a San Francisco-based crowd-sourced shuttle service, and is collaborating with bike-sharing provider Motivate to launch Ford GoBike, expanding its transportation solutions in city centers.

2016 78