Robot taxi Start-up Zoox Raises $200M

Zoox has raised $200 million as part of Series C at the end of October according to Robotreport.[1] We didn’t find an update in Zoox homepage. Zoo x is keeping quiet as usual.

In August 2018, Zoox raised $500 million. One month later, Zoox board fired their co-funder and CEO Kentley-Klay. Kentley-Klay confirmed the information in his tweet account. He said Zoox’s board fired him “without a warning, cause or right of reply. ” Bloomberg reported Kentley-klay’s leave via an unnamed source. [2] However, Zoox kept silent, neither replying a comment nor issuing a statement.

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Anthony Levandowski, An Engineer in the Storm

Anthony Levandowski, a former Google engineer and one of the founding members of Google’s self-driving car project known as Waymo, was charged with theft of trade secrets as working at Google, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett. The indictment was unsealed on Aug 26th, 2019.

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ARM new Processors Architecture for ADAS

On Sep 26th, ARM announced their new Cortex-A76AE core for automotive application, especially autonomous driving car. ARM doesn’t produce process directly. They sell IP cores with licensees to MCU, CPU and SoC manufactories. They also issue licensees to fabless companies who wish to integrate an ARM core into their designs. ARM core users include Apple, Qualcomm, Samsung Electronics, ST Microelectronics and etc.

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Waymo in China

Waymo, a spin-out Google self-driving project, opened a subsidiary in Shanghai according to the information in China’s National Enterprise Information Publicity System. It was registered in Shanghai’s free trade zone with 3.5 million yuan. Its Chinese name is Huimo (慧摩), a similar pronunciation of its English name.

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