Alan Ohnsman


1 day ago

A Veteran Tesla Engineer Leaves To Improve The Vision Of Embark's Self-Driving Trucks

Embark has raised at least $47 million since Forbes 30 Under 30 alums Rodrigues and Moak founded the company in 2016.
By Alan Ohnsman 9 min read
1 week ago

Don’t Tell Lidar Foe Elon Musk But This Maker Of The Robo-Car Vision Tech Just Raised $170 Million

Proceeds of the Series C round, which was enlarged from an initial $132 million of funding announced in March, will be used to improve the startup’s perception software.
By Alan Ohnsman 7 min read
2 weeks ago

Hauling With Hydrogen: DHL Adding Fuel Cell Vans To Its Delivery Fleet

DHL didn’t provide details of how much it’s spending on the van program, though Plug Power receives at least $20,000 per vehicle, said CEO Andy Marsh.
By Alan Ohnsman 9 min read
3 weeks ago

Self-Driving Unicorn Aurora, Backed By Amazon, Is Buying A Laser Lidar Maker

The Silicon Valley-based company is acquiring lidar-maker Blackmore. Laser lidar sensors help robotic vehicles see more clearly and in all lighting conditions.
By Alan Ohnsman 12 min read
4 weeks ago

Hand Gestures And Horses: Waymo’s Self-Driving Service Learns To Woo The Public

Six months after Waymo started offering a driverless taxi service near Phoenix, the robot vehicles and — and the public — are learning to coexist.
By Alan Ohnsman 19 min read
1 month ago

Lyft Adding Self-Driving Waymo Vehicles For Riders In Phoenix

Initially, the Alphabet Inc. unit will supply 10 of its vehicles for the pilot project, Waymo said in a blog post on Tuesday.
By Alan Ohnsman 6 min read
1 month ago

Tesla’s Elon Musk Trashes Lidar For Self-Driving Cars, But Waymo Is Rolling Out A New One

Waymo, the Alphabet Inc. unit, is rolling out a next-generation version of the sensor that uses lasers to create 3D, 360-degree views of the world.
By Alan Ohnsman 9 min read
2 months ago

Elon Musk Lives To Fight Another Day As Judge Orders Him To Work Out Twitter Dispute With SEC

Elon Musk appears to have survived as Tesla’s CEO after a federal judge gave the billionaire and the Securities & Exchange Commission two weeks to work out their dispute.
By Alan Ohnsman 5 min read