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You Scared, Bro? Maybe Your Autonomous Car Should Ease Your Fears

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Most people surveyed about autonomous are comfortable with the technology and yet billions continue ... [ ] to be invested in the technology. In a recent survey by Myplanet of various technologies, "autonomous driving" came in as the most uncomfortable of the thirty-five technologies at 66.8% of the Americans surveyed. To put that in perspective, one of the technologies near the middle of the pack was "surgical robot" at 42% negative, which translates into "I'd rather your'bot cuts me open than have it drive me to the corner store." As summarized well by Jason Cottrell, Myplanet CEO, "Customers have made up their minds about autonomous driving and it's skewed heavily to the negative." Other studies, in fact, corroborate that level of fear (e.g.


How Musk Really Made His Billions

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It's time to tell the truth. Billionaires are not like the rest of us. To their credit, They think and act differently. Elon Musk saw his net worth soar to $70.5 billion Friday, and it's up again today. The 49 year old Tesla ((TSLA) -Get Report) chief is now the seventh richest person in the world.


This Magic Box Gives Your Car Autonomous Parking Abilities

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Like a magician setting up a trick, Anuja Sonalker starts by making it clear that there is no hidden driver in her car's front or back seat. Next, she presses the phone camera up against the side window and waves it around until I reassure her that I'm satisfied. Sonalker then turns and strides away from the idling vehicle until she is maybe 10 or 15 feet away. Next, she holds up a smartphone displaying the STEER Tech app and taps it a couple of times. In the background, the car springs to life.


Google Cloud lands Renault as analytics, machine learning, AI customer

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Infrastructure around the world is being linked together via sensors, machine learning and analytics. We examine the rise of the digital twin, the new leaders in industrial IoT (IIoT) and case studies that highlight the lessons learned from production IIoT deployments. Automaker Renault said it will use Google Cloud's analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence services on a wide range of initiatives to make the company more efficient. Specifically, Renault will use Google Cloud to improve manufacturing, supply chain, production and sustainability. The automaker wants to develop its data infrastructure and participate in so-called Industry 4.0.


Global Big Data Conference

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By all appearances, May Mobility was a scrappy success story. The autonomous transportation startup made its debut at Y Combinator's demo day in 2017, with a team that had been working on driverless tech since the third U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Grand Challenge in 2017. Within the span of a few years, May had a roster of paying customers in Michigan, Ohio, and Rhode Island as it raised tens of millions in venture capital from investors including Toyota and BMW. But on the inside looking out, it was a different story. May engineers struggled to maintain and upgrade the company's vehicle platform, at one point spending months attempting to install an air conditioning system in the depths of summer.


MIT and Toyota release innovative dataset to accelerate autonomous driving research

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The following was issued as a joint release from the MIT AgeLab and Toyota Collaborative Safety Research Center. How can we train self-driving vehicles to have a deeper awareness of the world around them? Can computers learn from past experiences to recognize future patterns that can help them safely navigate new and unpredictable situations? These are some of the questions researchers from the AgeLab at the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics and the Toyota Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC) are trying to answer by sharing an innovative new open dataset called DriveSeg. Through the release of DriveSeg, MIT and Toyota are working to advance research in autonomous driving systems that, much like human perception, perceive the driving environment as a continuous flow of visual information. "In sharing this dataset, we hope to encourage researchers, the industry, and other innovators to develop new insight and direction into temporal AI modeling that enables the next generation of assisted driving and automotive safety technologies," says Bryan Reimer, principal researcher.


BMW explores in-car subscriptions for smart, connected services

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When we purchase a new car in today's market, it is often the case that you can choose to add a personal touch for an additional fee: seat warmers, a particular color, wheel rims, and more. However, once the car leaves the showroom and is in a customer's hands, beyond repairs or, perhaps, a rare upgrade, there is little room for manufacturers to generate extra revenue from a sale. With the arrival of mobile solutions, the Internet of Things (IoT), and in-car connectivity, however, the game changed -- and the vehicle industry is now able to capitalize on the same subscription-based models that others, such as streaming content providers, are already shifting to. BMW appears to be keen to cash in on this change in consumer trends. This week, the automaker announced a set of new services in tandem with its upgraded vehicle operating system, OS version 7, including what could become subscription-based bolt-ons for owners.


Tencent-backed Momenta begins robotaxi trials this fall

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Chinese startup Momenta will begin test runs by October of self-driving taxis that require no human input, the company said Tuesday, aiming to make its fleet fully driverless by 2024. The "level 4" autonomous vehicles -- which can drive themselves in limited areas -- initially will have a person in the driver's seat for safety reasons. Testing starts in the city of Suzhou, near Shanghai. Momenta, whose investors include German automaker Daimler and internet services giant Tencent Holdings, looks to turn a profit in 2024 and start large-scale operation around China by 2028. The announcement comes amid a rush into China's robotaxi market by companies such as Baidu and startups Pony.ai and AutoX.


Nvidia Is Not a 'Videogame Company.' Its Founder Explains What It Really Is.

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Jensen Huang: This is the autonomous vehicle computer and all of the software and the infrastructure that goes along with it. We announced a partnership that relates to every single Mercedes-Benz car starting in 2024. We're going to build one architecture that spans the entire fleet. We are going to develop applications and then offer them to their customers and share the economics. Whereas a chip could go for a couple of hundred dollars, autonomous driving applications could go for several thousand dollars.


Nvidia's Founder On Creating the Big Bang of Artificial Intelligence

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Jensen Huang: This is the autonomous vehicle computer and all of the software and the infrastructure that goes along with it. We announced a partnership that relates to every single Mercedes-Benz car starting in 2024. We're going to build one architecture that spans the entire fleet. We are going to develop applications and then offer them to their customers and share the economics. Whereas a chip could go for a couple of hundred dollars, autonomous driving applications could go for several thousand dollars.