Nvidia Corp partners with Chinese EV startups to develop autonomous driving technology

All 3 Chinese startups will base themselves on Nvidia’s Xavier platform which will allow them to add specific software to adapt their vehicles to local traffic and infrastructure situations. On Wednesday, U.S. chipmaker Nvidia Corp’s CEO Jensen Huang stated, the chipmaker has signed separate deals with 3 Chinese electric vehicle startups, SF Motors, XPeng Motors…

Hyundai Motor Co invests $250 million in Grab

This second investment by Hyundai Motor Co in Grab underscores the strategic growing relations between the two firms and has long term implications. In a development that marks Hyundai Motor Co’s growing confidence on Uber, the carmaker has, once again, invested Singapore’s ride hailing firm Grab. Hyundai Motor Co’s investment of $250 million in Grab…

Amazon.com partners with blockchain logistics startup CargoX for pilot project in Brazil

Amazon’s push into Latin America’s biggest economy is driven and bolstered by the listings of third party vendors on its local e-commerce marketplace. As per a Bloomberg report citing sources familiar with the matter at hand, Amazon.com Inc is working on a pilot logistics project in Brazil with CargoX, a Goldman Sachs-backed blockchain company for…

Wal-Mart partners with Microsoft to battle Amazon.com

The partnership will enable Wal-Mart to boost its online presence and tap into Microsoft’s repertoire of cloud services and advances in artificial intelligence technologies which could potentially enable it to provide customers at its brick and mortar stores cashier-less checkouts. On Tuesday, Walmart Inc, the world’s biggest brick-and-mortar retailer, disclosed it had entered into a…

Silicon Valley startup Nuro raises $92 million in a series A funding round

Nuro’s autonomous automated vehicles are targeting the goods delivery segment. Smaller in size than a conventional sedan, they can be customized to hold upto 10 shopping bags, or be configured to accomodate custom inserts, such as a dry-cleaning rack, a heating or a cooling unit. On Tuesday, Nuro, a Silicon Valley start-up firm disclosed, it…

GM seeks U.S. govt approval for deploying fully autonomous car in 2019

GM’s interest in fully automated autonomous cars comes from the fact that “several hundred thousands of dollars” can be generated in revenue from the lifetime of one in comparison to an average $30,000 for one of its traditional vehicles. Executives from General Motors Co disclosed that the automaker is seeking approval from the U.S. government…