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Transportation

Transportation technology refers to tools and machines used to solve problems or improve conditions in respect to the movement of people and goods. In the following, I will scratch the surface and provide some examples of the technological journey of the transportation industry - touching as well the frontiers of the sector, i.e. handling, monitoring and warehousing.

Three Wheeling: Startup Faction Develops Affordable Tri-Wheel AVs on NVIDIA DRIVE

“Some things are easy as A, B, C. But when it comes to autonomous vehicles, the key may be in one, two, three. Faction, a Bay Area-based startup and NVIDIA Inception member, is preparing to debut its business-to-business autonomous delivery …

NXP Extends S32 Automotive Platform with S32Z and S32E Real-Time Processor Families for New Software-Defined Vehicles

“NXP Semiconductors N.V.(NASDAQ: NXPI) has announced two new processor families that extend the benefits of NXP’s innovative S32 automotive platform with safe, high-performance real-time processing. The S32Z and S32E processor families help enable the automotive industry to …

Renesas Introduces Complex Device Driver Software to Ease Development of Battery Management Systems for Electric Vehicles

“New Software Complements Renesas Leading Li-Ion Battery Manager IC to Enable ASIL D-Compliant Designs. Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE:6723), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today introduced an AUTOSAR-compliant complex device driver (CDD) software module for designers of …

STMicroelectronics releases first automotive IMU with embedded machine learning

“STMicroelectronics’ ASM330LHHX inertial measurement unit (IMU) moves smart driving another step closer to high levels of automation with its machine-learning (ML) core. The ML core enables fast real-time response and sophisticated functions with low system power demand. Leveraging ST’s …

TI drives isolation technology forward with new solid-state relays that provide industry-leading reliability

“New portfolio can help make EVs safer while reducing solution size up to 90% and cost by as much as 50% Building on more than two decades of experience developing new isolation manufacturing technologies and integrated circuits (ICs) for high-voltage …

FedEx Plans to Test Autonomous Drone Cargo Delivery with Elroy Air

“FedEx and Elroy Air work to launch test flights aimed at middle-mile delivery in 2023. FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, is teaming up with California Bay Area-based Elroy …

Van, Go: Pony.ai Unveils Next-Gen Robotaxi Fleet Built on NVIDIA DRIVE Orin

“High-performance, energy-efficient AI compute platform to be integrated into fleet of Toyota Sienna level 4 autonomous vehicles. Robotaxis are on their way to delivering safer transportation, driving across various landscapes and through starry nights. This week, Silicon Valley-based self-driving startup …

ZEVA Successfully Completes Historic First Test Flight

“The zero-emissions electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft reaches critical milestone, flying untethered in its first series of taxiing tests ZEVA, a pioneer in zero-emission electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft transportation, successfully achieved its first untethered, powered …

TI advances driver assistance technology to more accurately monitor blind spots and efficiently navigate turns and corners to safely avoid collisions

“In an effort to move autonomous driving and vehicle safety forward, Texas Instruments (TI) (Nasdaq: TXN) today announced an expansion of its automotive offerings that can help automakers improve how advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) sense objects. TI’s new …

VISION-S Exhibiting at CES 2022, Entering a New Phase

“At CES 2020, Sony Group Corporation (“Sony”) announced “VISION-S,” an initiative aimed at contributing to the evolution of mobility, and exhibited a prototype vehicle at its booth. To demonstrate this concept in the real world, Sony started public road …