What Virtual Reality Can Teach a Driverless Car

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As the computers that operate driverless cars digest the rules of the road, some engineers think it might be nice if they can learn from mistakes made in virtual reality rather than on real streets. Companies like Toyota, Uber and Waymo have discussed at length how they are testing autonomous vehicles on the streets of Mountain View, Calif., Phoenix and other cities. What is not as well known is that they are also testing vehicles inside computer simulations of these same cities. Virtual cars, equipped with the same software as the real thing, spend thousands of hours driving their digital worlds. Think of it as a way of identifying flaws in the way the cars operate without endangering real people.


Tech Trends 2019: Driverless Cars, Artificial Intelligence & Augmented Reality

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While of course no one has a foolproof crystal ball, there's a lot of hype and excitement/optimism for big-idea tech like autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, and augmented and virtual reality to make big strides this year. We may even begin to see these technologies substantially affect our daily lives. The beginning of 2018 rode in on a wave of hype for autonomous vehicles, with Alphabet's Waymo well on its way to launching a driverless taxi service in Phoenix, AZ, and Uber busily logging millions of test miles with its own fleet of self-driving vehicles. But as the year played out with several autonomous vehicle accidents and fatalities making the news, many of the big players in driverless car development pressed pause for a bit while they took time to evaluate their algorithms, systems and hardware. While this has led to some delays in vehicle or service launches, 2019 nevertheless looks poised to see a great deal of development in driverless technology, as well as some on-the-road achievements.


AI Is Coming to a Car Near You

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The world of self-driving cars is becoming more and more a reality with every passing day. Major players in the automotive world are taking notice of what software companies have been working on for the past few years. Autonomous driving technology powered by sensors and artificial intelligence (AI) has been spearheaded by companies like Google, Local Motors, Uber, and Tesla. In recent years, major car manufacturers like Audi and Volvo have developed self-driving car technology and test cities to help develop their technology. Now Ford Motors is also growing its reach into this market.


The Ultimate Ai Glossary

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Explain: Many of the fears around AI stem from the possible job loss caused by the automation in industries such as manufacturing. However, automation is also at the heart of one of the most exciting and tangible AI products, driverless vehicles. An automated system can run without the help of a human but that does not make it artificially intelligent. An AI-powered automated system would not only be able to make decisions without a human but would be able to learn from those decisions and alter their action as a result.


What virtual reality can teach an autonomous vehicle

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As the computers that operate driverless cars digest the rules of the road, some engineers think it might be nice if they can learn from mistakes made in virtual reality rather than on real streets. SAN FRANCISCO -- As the computers that operate driverless cars digest the rules of the road, some engineers think it might be nice if they can learn from mistakes made in virtual reality rather than on real streets. Companies like Toyota, Uber and Waymo have discussed at length how they are testing autonomous vehicles on the streets of Mountain View, California, Phoenix and other cities. What is not as well known is that they are also testing vehicles inside computer simulations of these same cities. Virtual cars, equipped with the same software as the real thing, spend thousands of hours driving their digital worlds.