Automated Drive West: VSI Labs Going Cross County In Autonomous Car
August 9, 2019 – It’s a hot afternoon in the Twin Cities and the offices of VSI Labs are bustling. The team only has so much time before their upcoming cross-country trip in an autonomous test car. The company’s engineers and researchers are combing over every last detail before they depart for the Automated Drive West.
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2019 Cool Places to Work
August 4, 2019 – What makes people love where they work? Team happy hours and outings, abundant snacks, casual dress and take-your-pet-to-work days? Or are employees looking for a meaningful work experience, a welcoming culture and more substantive perks, such as generous medical benefits, the option to work remotely and a clear path to career growth and advancement? According to the employees surveyed for our annual Cool Places to Work awards, the answer is: yes.
VSI Labs’ Automated Drive West Project: Preparing for a Cross-Country Road Trip with Autonomous Vehicle
July 30, 2019 – This August, autonomous vehicle (AV) research firm VSI Labs is embarking on the classic American cross-country road trip–with a twist. VSI will utilize their autonomous research vehicle for the 2,000-mile journey, driving from Minneapolis, MN, to Santa Clara, CA, where the Drive World conference will be held from August 27 to 29. The vehicle is a 2018 Ford Fusion equipped with Dataspeed’s by-wire control system, along with numerous other AV technologies. VSI engineers built a Linux-based computer installed inside the vehicle which acts as a domain controller for AV functions.
The Factors Of Change
July 25, 2019 – Metro Detroit-based Dataspeed Inc provides full autonomous vehicle (AV) integration for R&D that allows engineers to get up and run quickly on their algorithm, sensor, or data research. The ADAS Kit allows seamless control over a vehicle’s throttle, brake, steering and shifting to enable testing for AV applications. It also features full by-wire control with little modification to the vehicle, and without adding any actuators.
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Leaders in autonomous car industry gather in Orlando
July 17, 2019 – People from around the world who are focused on making driverless cars gathered at an international conference for autonomous vehicles at the Orlando World Center Marriott. It’s the first time the conference has ever been outside of San Francisco.
Dataspeed Inc. Announced as Official Distributor of Ouster Products
June 13, 2019 – Dataspeed Inc., a leading drive-by-wire provider and autonomous vehicle (AV) solution integrator, has announced that their customers will now have access to Ouster’s portfolio of LiDAR technology. This distribution agreement builds upon Dataspeed’s expertise in providing companies and universities with a fully equipped AV platform.
PlanetM Awards New Grants to Advance Mobility Pilots in Michigan
May 17, 2019 – PlanetM, the state of Michigan-backed business development organization, has announced a new batch of grants that aim to entice mobility startups and corporations to pilot their innovations in Michigan, or test and validate their technology at one of Michigan’s proving grounds.
Dataspeed to integrate Cepton’s LiDAR technology with its AV development platform
May 14, 2019 – Cepton Technologies, Inc., a provider of 3D LiDAR solutions for automotive, industrial, security, and mapping applications, today announced a partnership with Dataspeed Inc., an industry leading autonomous vehicle (AV) solution provider, to bring Cepton’s high resolution, long-range and compact LiDAR solutions to AV developers.
Dataspeed partners with Cepton to bring advanced LiDAR to global AV developers
May 14, 2019 – Dataspeed announced Tuesday a partnership with Cepton Technologies, Inc., provider of 3D LiDAR solutions for automotive, industrial, security, and mapping applications, to bring Cepton’s high resolution, long-range, and compact LiDAR solutions to AV developers.
Keweenaw Research Center named new PlanetM testing partner
May 13, 2019 – The latest round of PlanetM Mobility Grant recipients are offering consumer-focused solutions in industries with the greatest need, while the addition of two new testing facility partners – Keweenaw Research Center at Michigan Technological University (MTU) and the Michigan Unmanned Aerial Systems Consortium (MUASC) – increases opportunities for testing new mobility-focused technologies throughout the state.
Rochester Hills’ Dataspeed Partners with California’s Ridecell to Develop Autonomous Vehicle Safety Technology
May 2, 2019 – The integration of autonomous technology from Auro, the self-driving division of Ridecell, with Dataspeed’s drive-by-wire vehicle controls, will improve AV data collection, data logging, and analytics, which will generate feedback to further develop advanced drive-by-wire offerings.
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Dataspeed and Ridecell join forces to develop greater AV safety
May 2, 2019 – Ridecell, a platform for shared and autonomous mobility, will take advantage of Dataspeed’s established drive-by-wire solutions to begin collecting data and metrics in real-world conditions and hope to leverage these to improve vehicle safety.
AUVSI Announces New Board of Directors
May 2, 2019 – The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) has announced new members of its board of directors. The new board members and officers will start their terms on May 2 at the conclusion of XPONENTIAL 2019, AUVSI’s annual tradeshow and conference, which was held this week at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.
Detroit Autonomous Vehicle Group: Small Cars & Big Dreams
April 30, 2019 – The Detroit Autonomous Vehicle Group is a growing organization in both Michigan and Canada. Those who enjoy science and engineering will feel right at home, but this group is open to everyone. Founder Alex Polonsky says the group’s mission is to use new technology to make our world better.
Looking For Hands On Wheel Of Autonomous Vehicle Regulation
April 10, 2019 – At the Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress Experience this week in Detroit, an overriding theme isn’t so much how to build better vehicles the public drives, but how are we going to regulate development and testing of the vehicles that will drive themselves, while convincing the public to trust their safety.
Drivers get chance to test self-driving cars at Cobo Center
April 7, 2019 – About 600 people got the chance to test out self-driving cars over the weekend. Partners for Automated Vehicle Education held its first ever event at the Cobo Center. The company works to educate drivers across the country about self-driving technology.
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Free event shows what it’s like to ride in a self-driving car
April 7, 2019 – Two cars, a Lincoln MKZ and Chrysler Pacifica, provided by Rochester Hills-based Dataspeed Inc., were available for participants. The demonstration was mostly autonomous, but there were two teleop (remote operation) portions, in which a backseat passenger — equipped with monitors and a steering system of their own — could take control of the car.
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How you can ride in a self-driving car this weekend at Cobo Center
April 6, 2019 – Dataspeed, PAVE, and SAE partnered to provide the public a chance to ride in a self-driving vehicle. There’s no better way to help the public understand autonomous vehicles than to give an opportunity to experience the technology first-hand.
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Take a ride in a self-driving car at Cobo Center this weekend
April 6, 2019 – Ever wondered what it would be like to ride in a self-driving car? What we do know is that they are the future, but how close are we to seeing them on the road?
Catch yourself a free ride in a self-driving car this weekend in Detroit
April 5, 2019 – Mona Ramouni is excited for these vehicles, mostly because it will give her some independence. She is visually impaired and cannot see or drive, and has to wait for Ubers or someone in her life to drive her and her daughters to places. Having taken a ride in the vehicles, she said they felt safe and she’s excited to be able to use one soon. “The turns, the braking, it all felt natural. I thought it was going to be more nervous than I was,” said Ramouni.
Everyday people get a chance to take a ride in an automated vehicle.
April 5, 2019 – A nonprofit, Partners for Automated Vehicle Education (PAVE), is hosting its first of many planned free demonstration events, which gives attendees the chance to ride in a self-driving vehicle, allowing them to see first-hand how the technology works and what is feels like in real-time. Rochester Hills-based Dataspeed Inc., is providing the vehicles.
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Experience a Self Driving Car
April 5, 2019 – Everyday people get a chance to take a ride in an automated vehicle. Jeff Gilbert from “Tales of the Auto Beat” rides along to get their impressions.
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Get a free ride in a self-driving car this weekend in Detroit
April 2, 2019 – This weekend, the Society of Automotive Engineers is hosting Demo Days, during which people can ride in a self-driving car at Detroit’s Cobo Center. The free event scheduled for April 5-7 is being held in conjunction with the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International WCX annual conference and hosted by Partners for Automated Vehicle Education (PAVE), SAE International and Dataspeed Inc. in Rochester Hills.
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Public Invited To Take A Ride In A Self-Driving Vehicle
March 31, 2019 – Metro Detroiters are being given the opportunity to experience the future with a ride in a self-driving vehicle. WWJ’s Jeff Gilbert reports studies have shown that people are a little nervous about the idea of letting the vehicle do the driving.
AutoSens Returning to Detroit: Conference Plays Vital Role in Autonomous Tech
March 29, 2019 – “It’s a great community and we are very happy to be part of this ecosystem; it’s an excellent event,” added Paul Fleck, Founder of Dataspeed. Fleck, an engineer himself, lost a loved one in an auto accident. The experience led him to develop technology he believes will save lives.
Upcoming SAE Conference in Detroit to Offer Rides in Autonomous Cars
March 22, 2019 – Metro Detroiters will have the opportunity to take a spin in an autonomous vehicle as part of SAE Demo Days, being held April 5-7 at Detroit’s Cobo Center. The public demonstration, held in conjunction with SAE International’s WCX conference, is free and open to all. The autonomous vehicles, which will come with human safety drivers, are being provided by Rochester Hills, MI-based Dataspeed.
View From the States: Michigan & Driverless Cars
January 19, 2019 – Michigan Mayor Bryan Barnett hosts a town hall discussion on autonomous vehicles, also known as driverless cars, at the Older Persons’ Commission center on November 5, 2018. The panel includes an AARP Senior Vice President and the CEO of a local tech company. Topics include the state of the technology, and the potential impact on infrastructure spending decisions, the job market and insurance rates.
Ride in an Autonomous Car at ESC Minneapolis
October 12, 2018 – The systems that make up the self-driving vehicles were integrated into the car by VSI Labs’ engineers. The key system, Magney said, is a by-wire control system from robotics manufacturer Dataspeed Inc. That system serves as the backbone for such functions as steer-by-wire, brake-by-wire, and throttle-by-wire.
Four Companies Selling Self-Driving Car Platforms Today, And One Coming
August 22, 2018 – The ADAS kit from Dataspeed turns an off-the-lot Lincoln MKZ or Ford Fusion into a drive-by-wire vehicle. That means a computer can completely control the car. As the Dataspeed website highlights, the system can even be connected to a video game controller.
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Engine driving mobility
May 31, 2018 – “People in California are our biggest competitor,” said Paul Fleck, founder and CEO of Dataspeed Inc., a Rochester Hills-based startup that builds autonomous test platforms and develops collaborative robots for plant use. “But they trivialize what it takes to build cars or to make money off cars.”
CBS 62 ‘Eye On The Future’ Special Reveals How Detroit Will Lead The Next Wave Of Auto Innovation
December 14, 2017 – The industry has been expanding with a new culture on innovation, driven by a wave of new entrepreneurs along with vision from veterans in the automotive and technology industries. “Eye On The Future: Driving Innovation in Mobility” takes viewers on a ride through their world as these visionaries share what is currently in development and their insight into what’s ahead.
LTU develops autonomous campus taxi
August 8, 2017 – Dataspeed Inc., a Rochester Hills engineering firm specializing in mobile robotics and autonomous vehicle technology, converted the vehicle to an autonomous drive-by-wire system, Roush said.
Linda McMahon: From The World Of Wrestling To The White House
July 17, 2017 – McMahon drives in an autonomous car for the first time along with Cain and Paul Fleck, founder and CEO of Dataspeed Inc., a Rochester Hills company that created technology on the car she rode in.
Michigan Based Company Building the Promised Autonomous Future
May 17, 2017 – The Ford Fusion at AutoSens was equipped with Dataspeed’s Advanced Driver Assistant Systems (ADAS) Kit. As the Fusion went around the track at the M1 Concourse, it smoothly and comfortably accelerated, while braking gently into the corners – it was completely seamless.
How To Make A Regular Car Self-Driving In Three Days
May 10, 2017 – The Dataspeed kit was crucial to the project, Voyage CEO Oliver Cameron explained in a call, because it has already been configured to work with the Ford Fusion’s CAN bus: the protocol which lets the different microcontrollers in a modern vehicle talk to each other.
21 Southeast Michigan small businesses recognized as companies to watch in 2017
May 5, 2017 – Dataspeed was recognized among more than 20 Southeast Michigan small businesses as part of the 2017 Michigan 50 Companies to Watch at the 13th Annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business awards dinner Thursday.
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Making Self-driving Vehicles a Reality
December 16, 2016 – “The race is on to develop driverless car technology, we are fortunate to be located in the heart of the automotive industry” said Paul Fleck, Dataspeed founder, CEO and president. “Our technology helps many Michigan-based companies develop their own solutions in this area, without innovation, Michigan may lose its edge in autonomous driving, especially to the many companies located in California.”
Rochester Hills Businesses Honored for Growth, Innovation
December 12, 2016 – Dataspeed was the recipient of the State of Michigan’s Business Accelerator Fund Award and then later received a third place finish in the Amazon Picking Challenge. These successes led to Dataspeed securing a formal “home” in Rochester Hills.