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Phantom AI raises $22 million to develop ADAS products

Phantom AI, a startup developing advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) for cars and trucks, today announced that it has raised $22 million. CEO Hyunggi Cho says it will enable the company to expand availability of its modular, software-based platform, which lets OEMs and Tier 1 automakers select components they wish to integrate and customize their configuration. [...]

By |2020-04-02T18:28:30+00:00April 20th, 2020|AV|


SILICON VALLEY CHAPTER MEMBER UAVOS COMPLETES TESTS FOR UAV DELIVERY SERVICE HUMANITARIAN RELIEF UAVOS has successfully tested its cargo delivery UVH-170 unmanned helicopter. The trial aimed to validate a highly automated delivery flight from a vendor to a destination and back, across precisely pre-selected pathways. The flight took 1.7 hours and covered a [...]

By |2020-04-17T23:54:52+00:00April 17th, 2020|UAV|

Waymo’s AI improves autonomous vehicle performance while saving costs

Waymo, Alphabet’s self-driving vehicle research division, today detailed a system — Progressive Population Based Augmentation (PPBA) — it claims has improved the performance of its autonomous systems while reducing the amount of data required to train them. Specifically, Waymo says PPBA bolstered its cars’ object detection capabilities while decreasing costs and accelerating the training process. [...]

By |2020-04-02T18:23:44+00:00April 10th, 2020|AV|

NOAA establishes Unmanned Systems Operations Program to support growing use of UxS across agency

To support the growing use of unmanned systems across the agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is establishing a new Unmanned Systems Operations Program. According to NOAA, the program will support the “safe, efficient and economical operation” of unmanned systems (UxS) that it uses to collect high-quality environmental data for its science, products [...]

By |2020-03-31T23:10:10+00:00April 7th, 2020|UAV|

Stinger Prepping Kawasaki’s SPICE AUV

Japanese industrial giant Kawasaki Heavy Industries has contracted the Norwegian underwater drone specialist Stinger, to help it test its prototype AUV (Autonomous Underwater Vehicle). Stinger said last weekend that it would provide Kawasaki with services related to planning and preparing site testing of an AUV equipped with a robot arm for performing subsea pipeline inspections. [...]

By |2020-03-30T17:30:49+00:00April 2nd, 2020|AUV|

Upcoming Webinars and Resources for Business

Upcoming Webinars and Resources for Exporters The U.S. Commercial Service has offices in the following Northern California locations:North Bay, Oakland, Sacramento, San Francisco and San Jose/Silicon Valley. Contact the office nearest you for more information about how we can help you export. Small Business Administration COVID-19 Disaster Loan Program U.S. Small Business Administration is now [...]

By |2020-03-23T21:59:51+00:00March 23rd, 2020|News, Webinar|

Special Delivery: DOJ Charges Two Men for Delivering Prison Contraband with Drones

Special Delivery: DOJ Charges Two Men for Delivering Prison Contraband with Drones The smuggled goods included drugs, phones, saw blades, syringes and Just for Men hair color. The Justice Department recently charged two New Jersey men with conspiring to use drones to smuggle drugs, cell phones and other contraband into a federal prison at [...]

By |2020-03-23T22:01:09+00:00March 22nd, 2020|News, UAV|

NHTSA to Release NPRM on Crash-worthiness Standards for Vehicles with Automated Driving Systems From Holland & Knight Alert

Highlights The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on March 17, 2020, released a preliminary copy of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on much anticipated revisions to the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) for occupant protection for vehicles with Automated Driving Systems (ADS). The NPRM, among other topics, addresses FMVSS revisions to remove [...]

By |2020-03-23T22:04:27+00:00March 19th, 2020|AV, Governments, News|

Message From The Chairman of Silicon Valley AUVSI

This is A Time To Plan For Success As with all crises, there are some businesses that stand to benefit. However, many companies in frontline countries are facing challenges as a result of the virus outbreak, including: Supply chain disruptions. The unprecedented lockdown in China is directly impacting global supply chains. Hardware, direct-to-consumer, [...]

By |2020-03-18T23:32:21+00:00March 18th, 2020|Events, Happenings, News, World|