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U.S. military getting closer to autonomous off road combat vehicles

September 7th, 2020 at 3:07 am » Comments Off

  Researchers at the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Army Research Laboratory and the University of Texas at Austin have developed an algorithm that could have big implications for autonomous vehicles. With the algorithm, autonomous ground vehicles are able to improve their own navigation systems by watching a human drive. The approach developed by […]



Sometime soon, your car will park itself in urban garages

September 2nd, 2020 at 12:22 pm » Comments Off

A Ford Escape automatically stops as a pedestrian crosses in front during a self park demonstration, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020 in Detroit. Ford, Bosch and real estate company Bedrock are teaming up to test technology that will let vehicles park by themselves in parking decks. The companies are testing the technology using floor-mounted sensors and […]



Long-range 4D imaging radar on a chip unveiled

August 13th, 2020 at 11:25 am » Comments Off

  Developer of affordable imaging radars for the automotive industry, RFISee is unveiling the first Phased Array 4D imaging radar on a chip. RFISee’s all weather radar has proven its ability to detect cars from 500 meters and pedestrians from 200 meters, with an angular resolution greater than 1°. The company’s engineers have adapted Phased […]



Helm.ai pioneers breakthrough…. “Deep Teaching” of neural networks

August 12th, 2020 at 11:15 am » Comments Off

  Helm.ai today announced a breakthrough in unsupervised learning technology. This new methodology, called Deep Teaching, enables Helm.ai to train neural networks without human annotation or simulation for the purpose of advancing AI systems. Deep Teaching offers far-reaching implications for the future of computer vision and autonomous driving, as well as industries including aviation, robotics, […]



Exploring the three elephants in the autonomous vehicle room

August 10th, 2020 at 11:11 am » Comments Off

The expression “elephant in the room” refers to an important question that everyone knows about but no one wants to discuss because it makes them uncomfortable. Today, in the area of Autonomous Vehicles (AVs), there are three elephants in the room which are worth exploring. Let’s get started.



World’s first fully self-driving car will be ready this year, Elon Musk claims

August 4th, 2020 at 11:31 am » Comments Off

Tesla’s Autopilot software, which relies on various cameras and sensors to operate, can be updated remotely. ‘I’m very confident about full self-driving functionality being complete by the end of this year,’ he says. ‘It’s because I’m literally driving it’ Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said the electric car maker will have fully self-driving vehicles on […]



The ‘android of self-driving cars’ built a 100,000x cheaper way to train AI for multiple trillion-dollar markets

July 26th, 2020 at 1:51 pm » Comments Off

Level 5 self-driving means autonomous cars can drive themselves anywhere, at any time, in any conditions. How do you beat Tesla, Google, Uber and the entire multi-trillion dollar automotive industry with massive brands like Toyota, General Motors, and Volkswagen to a full self-driving car? Just maybe, by finding a way to train your AI systems […]



Tesla (TSLA): Elon Musk says ‘very close’ to level 5 autonomy complete

July 18th, 2020 at 2:40 am » Comments Off

Tesla (TSLA): Basic functionality for level 5 autonomy is complete this year, says CEO Elon Musk. Today, Musk virtually attended the World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) in Shanghai and participated in a Q&A session. Musk oversees several projects involving AI, but the most prominent one is Tesla’s effort to deliver a full self-driving level 5 […]



NEVS unveils autonomous electric shuttle for urban use

July 17th, 2020 at 2:23 am » Comments Off

NEVS Sango autonomous electric shuttle, image credit: NEVS Way last century, Sweden had two global auto manufacturers — Volvo and Saab. Volvo built staid cars that were as solid as the rock of Gibraltar. Saab was the quirky cousin that insisted on mounting its ignition switch in the center console rather than on the dashboard. […]



Didi Chuxing: Apple-backed firm aims for one million robotaxis

July 15th, 2020 at 11:03 am » Comments Off

Chinese ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing says it plans to operate more than a million self-driving vehicles by 2030. The robotaxis are to be deployed in places where ride-hailing drivers are less available, according to Meng Xing, Didi’s chief operating officer. Mr Meng was speaking at an online conference hosted by the Hong Kong-based South China […]



Chinese automaker plans satellite network to support autonomous vehicles

July 11th, 2020 at 12:01 am » Comments Off

Geely’s constellation will provide connectivity to its next-gen autos.  One of the most important components in an autonomous vehicle is its communications technology—which allows it to access the data needed to navigate its route. Chinese automobile company Geely has developed a solution to maintain a reliable data feed for its products: making its own satellite […]



Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing launches pilot self-driving robotaxi service in Shanghai

July 10th, 2020 at 12:00 am » Comments Off

Didi has raised US$500 million from Japan’s SoftBank for its autonomous driving subsidiary.  Didi’s launch of robotaxis in Shanghai comes just days after it announced plans to deploy more than one million self-driving vehicles through its platform by 2030 Globally, the market is projected to be worth US$65.3 billion by 2027, according to a report […]



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