How Robotics Will Transform Automotive Manufacturing – IAM Network


Any motor vehicle enthusiast will tell you, with uncanny accuracy, the specs of the latest luxury rides. They will verbally pick a Lamborghini apart and elucidate on its superior qualities. Collaborative robot market is projected to grow at CAGR of 41.8%

How Artificial Intelligence Is Affecting Our Everyday Lives


All of us are familiar with how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is changing our workplace but what we don't realize is how AI is also impacting our lives outside of the office. AI is disrupting every area of our lives, whether we're trying to read our emails, get driving directions, find good restaurants, or get music or movie recommendations. Here are some of the best examples of how AI is used in our everyday lives. Deep Learning, a subset of AI, is the key component used in self-driving and parking vehicles to recognize the space around a vehicle. There are many companies that are implementing AI in cars to give them the power to see, think, and learn, so they can navigate a nearly infinite range of possible driving scenarios.

Why the Car is the Secret to a Connected World


Automakers worldwide are racing to bring to market the latest and greatest connected cars and investing in R&D to enable autonomous driving in the future. In fact, Ovum predicts that, by 2022 there will be 300 million cars on the road boasting different connected features. Today, the ongoing development of connected vehicles and the continued expansion of the Internet of Things and globally connected devicesis changing the way consumers and manufacturers view the automobile. Over the next five years, the expansion of "connected things" and the growth of new network standards, namely 5G, will trigger a major shift in the future of vehicles. As cars become more intelligent data collection points and communicate better with one anothera new era ofvehicle production will be born, as manufacturers focus on different types of vehicles for work and personal uses.

Toyota, NTT sign capital tie-up over "smart city" project


Toyota Motor Corp. and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp., Japan's auto and telecommunications giants, formed a capital tie-up Tuesday to build energy-efficient "smart cities" where autonomous vehicles transport residents. The two firms, which have been developing "connected cars" equipped with advanced telecommunication systems since 2017, deepened their partnership into mutual shareholdings, with each investing around 200 billion yen ($1.8 billion) by purchasing each other's treasury stocks. Toyota said it will start the smart city project at a 175-acre site at the foot of Mt. Toyota has said only fully autonomous, zero-emission vehicles are allowed to travel on main streets in the envisioned smart city where around 2,000 residents have in-home robotics to assist their daily lives. NTT also said it will launch an internet-led smart city project at an NTT-related block in Shinagawa area in Tokyo's Minato Ward.

The future of AI in cars and personal car leasing


In the world we live in there are many ways to access a car, from buying one outright to personal car leasing, renting and a variety of other ways. Of course, while the ways to get hold of a car are almost endless, the options available to you are just as big, if not bigger. And, while you may have your eye on a specific car, have you ever stopped to think about the type of car you'll be driving, or not driving, in the very near future? Well, with the world advancing at an ever-increasing rate, with Mercedes-Benz being a leader in AI adoption at the moment, there are many smart companies making movements to seize opportunities in the automotive industry, such as McKinsey Global, who are using robotics and AI technology, such as machine learning, in the development of vehicles. To give you a better idea of what could be on the horizon, we've outlined some of the future AI that could change our cars forever.

Toyota and NTT sign capital tie-up over 'smart city' project

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Toyota Motor Corp. and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. said Tuesday they will form a capital tie-up to build an energy-efficient "smart city" using advanced information technology. In the tie-up, the auto and telecommunications giants said they will mutually invest around ¥200 billion ($1.8 billion) by purchasing each other's treasury stocks. Development of "smart cities" has been accelerating globally. Autonomous vehicles provide transport for their residents and energy is used efficiently with internet-connected devices tracking real-time consumption of electricity and gas. Toyota said in January it plans to build from early 2021 a fully sustainable prototype city at a 175-acre site at the foot of Mount Fuji where only fully autonomous, zero-emission vehicles will be allowed to travel on main streets.

Twitter round-up: Andrej Karpathy on the Tesla Autopilot top tweet in February 2020


Verdict lists ten of the most popular tweets on artificial intelligence in February 2020, based on data from GlobalData's Influencer Platform. The top tweets were chosen from influencers as tracked by GlobalData's Influencer Platform, which is based on a scientific process that works on pre-defined parameters. Influencers are selected after a deep analysis of the influencer's relevance, network strength, engagement, and leading discussions on new and emerging trends. He shared a video featuring the advanced driver-assistance system, claiming that in no field AI expertise could be making so much of a difference. Help revolutionize the world with full self-driving by joining us at Tesla Autopilot:

The Achilles' heel of Europe's AI strategy


This article is part of a special report on artificial intelligence, The AI Issue. Europe's plan to ride a new wave of AI innovation into a technological renaissance relies on companies sharing their data with researchers and entrepreneurs. But will the companies play along? According to interviews with industry groups representing Silicon Valley, European tech companies and Germany's industrial base, the answer for now is: maybe, but only to a limited extent, and even then only when sharing data will not benefit rivals. "We haven't seen any single company speaking up in public saying it was a great idea," said Alexandre Roure of the Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA), a tech lobby whose members include Google and Facebook.

Mobility services grapple with insurance policies


From e-scooters to self-driving shuttles, to ride-hailing and car-sharing, auto companies and startups are testing any number of mobility services. While the long-term viability of some of these services remains unclear, one factor surrounding them is certain: The need for comprehensive insurance coverage for users. And that may present an opportunity for a new kind of insurance policy, one that could be on demand, for example. PSA North America's Free2Move short-term rental fleet in Washington, D.C., uses coverage through mobility insurance provider Trov. Insurance premiums are adjusted based on data Trov receives in real time from Free2Move's connected vehicles.

Elon Musk on the 'terrible' yet great possibilities of AI


Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk famously served as the inspiration for Robert Downey Jr.'s depiction of billionaire genius Tony Stark in Marvel's "Iron Man" movies. Now he's trying to avoid a real-life Ultron moment. In the fictional Marvel universe, Stark originally designed Ultron, an artificial intelligence program, to protect Earth. But when it gained sentience, it turned on its creators and attempted to destroy humanity. Musk doesn't think it's the stuff of fiction.