Ford Invests in Artificial Intelligence for Self-Driving Cars


By PCMag A California start-up has developed mapping software to identify elements in the car’s field of view. A California start-up working on artificial intelligence-powered mapping software for self-driving cars today received $6.6 million from a group of investors that includes the Ford Motor Company. Like other automakers, Ford is testing its autonomous car technology

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Civil Maps Is Getting Every US Road Ready for Self-Driving Cars


By PCMag The startup is creating road schematics accurate to within 10 centimeters. The suburban streets of Albany, Calif., were mostly empty on a recent sunny mid-afternoon. Of the few motorists who were on the road, many were scowling at a white Subaru Outback with a spinning radar antenna bolted to its roof and decals

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Civil Maps Closes Seed Funding Round Led by Ford, Motus Ventures


By BusinessWire $6.6M Investment Will Accelerate Deployment of 3D Mapping Technologies for Fully Autonomous Vehicles ALBANY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Civil Maps, provider of 3D mapping technology for fully autonomous vehicles, today announced it raised a $6.6 million seed funding round. The round was led by Motus Ventures and includes investment from Ford Motor Company, Wicklow Capital, StartX Stanford and Yahoo

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Forget GPS, Civil Maps gives self-driving cars street smarts


By RoadShow Silicon Valley startup Civil Maps creates detailed street-level maps of cities using vector-based graphics, letting cars determine their position based on distance to known objects. Startup Civil Maps today announced an augmented-reality component to its 3D mapping technology, overlaying street signs and other traffic infrastructure with identifying tags generated by its deep learning

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