Exclusive: Apple in talks with potential suppliers of sensors for self-driving cars – sources

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc has held talks with at least four companies as possible suppliers for next-generation lidar sensors in self-driving cars, evaluating the companies’ technology while also still working on its own lidar unit, three people familiar with the discussions said. The moves provide fresh evidence of Apple’s renewed ambitions to enter…

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Aeva signs sensor deal with Audi’s self-driving unit

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Aeva Inc, a startup company founded by former Apple Inc engineers Soroush Salehian and Mina Rezk, has signed a sensor-system deal with an Audi-owned unit that is working on self-driving technology for Volkswagen AG. Aeva said on Wednesday that Audi’s AID-Autonomous Intelligent Driving unit, a “center of excellence” for Volkswagen autonomous…

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Continental, Valeo seek EU antitrust action against Nokia

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – German car parts maker Continental and French rival Valeo have joined Daimler and Bury Technologies to seek an EU antitrust investigation into Nokia’s patent licensing practices for cars, the Finnish tech company said on Wednesday. Last month, German carmaker Daimler and Bury complained to the European Commission about Nokia’s patents essential to…

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