January 2nd, 2019 by Zachary Shahan
Following up on EV battery and EV charging #NewsBonanza posts, here’s one on 11 autonomous car & AI stories from the previous couple of months that we thought must be coated but we by no means acquired to for particular person stories. Take pleasure in.
1. Google needs to make “good” AI, and it needs your help doing so. “Google is taking both its immense tech capabilities and social responsibility role very seriously. Namely, it has pledged to provide tangible support to organizations wanting to help address societal challenges using artificial intelligence through its just announced ‘AI Impact Challenge’. Whether an idea needs coaching, grant funding from a pool of $25 million available, or credit and consulting from cloud services, Google will be there to help.”
2. The U.S. Division of Defense (DoD) is putting $2 billion into an effort to offer artificial intelligence with widespread sense, by way of a program referred to as Machine Widespread Sense (MCS). “The program aims to enable computers to communicate naturally, behave reasonably in new situations, and learn from new experiences.”
three. Sensible Columbus & DriveOhio launched a self-driving shuttle service on December 10th. Sensible Circuit, because it’s referred to as, makes use of automobiles from Might Mobility and covers a 1.5-mile loop across the Scioto Mile in the course of the hours 6:00–22:00. There are four stops and departures are every 10 minutes. While the shuttle is autonomous (and free), there’s a backup driver onboard for now.
4. Lyft bought AR company Blue Vision Labs. “Blue Vision Labs will be the first Lyft office in London, and will become part of Lyft’s Level 5 division to build technology for Lyft’s self-driving efforts.”
5. Bosch & Daimler goal to make San José, California, the check locale of an on-demand, autonomous, ride-hailing service. “Using automated Mercedes-Benz S-Class automobiles, Bosch and Daimler propose to offer the service to a specific consumer group within the San Carlos/Stevens Creek corridor between downtown and west San José.
“The on-demand ride-hailing service app operated by Daimler Mobility Services will demonstrate how mobility services such as car sharing (car2go), ride-hailing (mytaxi), and multi-modal platforms (moovel) can be intelligently connected. The test operation will provide information about how highly and fully automated vehicles can be integrated into a multi-modal transportation network. The intent is to provide a seamless digital experience, in which a selected user community will have the opportunity to hail a self-driving car, monitored by a safety driver, from a designated pick-up location and drive automatically to their destination.”
6. Emily Hamilton of Market Urbanism proposes three insurance policies which might be crucial to make self-driving automobiles truly work for cities — help cities moderately than harm them. Click the hyperlink to learn the concepts.
7. Brett Winton of Ark Invest famous on Twitter how quickly the computing performance wanted for autonomous driving has improved. To be trustworthy, the tweet (under) would have flown over my head if I noticed it without context, however somebody on the Tesla Motors Membership discussion board made the purpose clear by way of his/her discussion board submit headline: “The plummeting cost of deep learning silicon.”
2016: nVidia introduces the drive PX 2, a 16 tera-op liquid-cooled supercomputer for the automotive to enable autonomous functionality on the low-low worth of ~$15,000
2018: Purchase 3 iPhones for ~$three,000 and shove them into the glove compartment; you get roughly the same quantity of efficiency https://t.co/evp6UHPrzb
— Brett Winton (@wintonARK) September 12, 2018
eight. Hyundai has plopped some undisclosed amount of money into deep studying pc vision startup Allegro.AI.
“Hyundai expects to provide safer driving experiences for its customers by adopting DL computer vision technologies from prominent firms such as allegro.ai. These technologies can be applied to autonomous driving systems to enhance road navigation and real-time decision making,” Hyundai famous alongside the announcement.
“Founded in 2016, allegro.ai offers the first end-to-end DL lifecycle management solution focused on deep learning as it applies to computer vision. The company’s platform simplifies the process of developing and managing deep learning-powered solutions – such as autonomous vehicles, drones, security, logistics and others.”
9. Volkswagen, Mobileye, & Champion Motors teamed up for funding in an autonomous electric ride-hailing service. The trio shaped a three way partnership “to deploy Israel’s first self-driving ride hailing service.” Feels like #5, no?
10. Alliance Ventures, which is the venture capital arm of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance (is that still a factor?), “has become the lead strategic investor of WeRide.ai (formerly JingChi.ai), China’s leading autonomous driving company focused on Level 4 (L4) self-driving technology, following completion of the company’s Series A funding.” What’s better than investing in an autonomous electrical ride-hailing startup? Investing in an autonomous electrical ride-hailing startup in China.
“Utilizing the newest funding, WeRide.ai plans to deploy a fleet of 500 autonomous automobiles in 2019, to build up 5 million kilometers of precise autonomous driving mileage, and conduct operation and commercialization trials in Guangzhou and Anqing with key companions. Since launching its autonomous trial operations in China, WeRide.ai’s autonomous automobiles have amassed a total mileage of greater than 60,000 kilometers, and served greater than three,000 passengers worldwide.
“Pre-A spherical lead-investor, Qiming Enterprise Capital participated in the newest round, which was also supported by Hanfor Capital, Atop Capital, Johnson Electric, Xiaopeng He, Idinvest Partners, and OceanIQ Capital.
“WeRide.ai, which currently has more than 200 employees worldwide – 70% of whom are engineers, is the first autonomous driving company in China to use 5G network for remote control of a driverless vehicle. The company’s goal is to bring autonomous vehicle operations into Chinese cities by 2020 and become the world’s first large-scale commercial application of autonomous vehicle technology.”
11. Eric Swildens, a “vigilante engineer,” apparently found and thought that Waymo shouldn’t have the ability to monopolize the benefits of a bunch of autonomous driving tech received the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to rejected all however 3 of 56 claims Waymo made in a patent software.
“The USPTO found that some claims replicated know-how described in an earlier patent from lidar vendor Velodyne, while one other declare was merely ‘impossible’ and ‘magic.’
“Swildens, who receives no money or personal advantage from the decision, told Ars that he was delighted at the news. ‘The patent shouldn’t have been filed in the first place,’ he said. ‘It’s a very well written patent. However, my personal belief is that the thing that they say they invented, they didn’t invent.’”
For autonomous car and AI stories we’ve coated in current months, click on any or all the following links:
- Rolls Royce & Finferries Put To Sea In An Autonomous Ferry
- Tesla Invites More Staff To Beta Check Hardware 3 Autonomous Driving Improve
- Wall Road Analyst: Tesla “One of the Most Dynamic Technology Innovators over the Last 30 Years”
- EVA Autonomous Air Taxi Has Extended Wings & Can Perform As Search & Rescue Plane
- Elon Musk & Gayle King Check Drive Via The Tunnel He Hopes Will Improve LA Visitors
- Nuro Driverless Grocery Deliveries
- Anthony Levandowski Claims To Have Ridden In A Self-Driving Automotive Across The US
- Honda To Function Protected Swarm, Wi-fi V2G, & Autonomous Work Vehicle At CES 2019
- Tesla’s Lively Security Options Forestall Accidents, Caught On DashCam
- John Deere Unveils An Autonomous, Electric Tractor… With A Actually Long Extension Twine
- Robotic Chargers For Electric Ferries Blinded By The Sun — Black Paint Solves Drawback
- Miami Individuals Mover — Autonomous, Electrical, & Free
- Waymo One Launches In Phoenix As we speak
- Sensible Mobility Middle Will Be Based mostly At College Of Warwick
- Walmart Companions With Ford To Outline The Future Of Autonomous Grocery Delivery
- Worldwide ZF — From Gearboxes To Autonomous Flying Drones
- Tesla Automobiles Might Ship Themselves In ~1 Yr
- Deep Dive Into Tesla’s Autopilot & Self-Driving Structure vs Lidar-Based mostly Methods
- Ford, Volkswagen To Companion On Electrical & Autonomous Automobiles
- You Can Quickly Stroll Your Tesla Like A Pet — New Tesla Summon Features Coming
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Zachary Shahan Zach is tryin’ to help society assist itself (and different species). He spends most of his time right here on CleanTechnica as its director and chief editor. He is also the president of Essential Media and the director/founding father of EV Obsession and Solar Love. Zach is recognized globally as an electric car, photo voltaic power, and power storage skilled. He has introduced about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, and Canada.
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