Autonomous Vehicles: Overviews


A Review of Another 5 Major Tech Trends In 2020

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In our recent blog, we covered some exciting tech trends hitting 2020 such as autonomous driving, hyperautomation and more. There are many areas however with even more developments, ones you may have heard of and ones that you may have not. Technology is accelerating at such a rapid pace that every industry will be affected as well as the everyday consumer. We examine a further 5 top tech trends hitting our doors in 2020. At this stage, we all know or have at least heard of the cloud.


Distraction or disruption? Autonomous trucks gain ground in US logistics

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Technology has upended one business after another across the United States. To cite only the most recent developments: Lyft and others have utterly changed personal transportation, and Airbnb has done the same for hospitality. And in January 2018, the first Amazon Go store opened, sans checkout clerks, promising similar upheaval for grocers. What is happening is fairly well understood, if initially underestimated. Digitization and other technological advances are exposing the vulnerabilities in every industry, particularly retail. And now, logistics companies are starting to feel the heat. Our new research has turned up five trends that offer startling indicators of impending change for the trucking, rail, warehousing, and logistics companies that move America's merchandise. Start with autonomous trucks (ATs), which will change the cost structure and utilization of trucking--and with that, the cost of consumer goods. Sixty-five percent of the nation's consumable goods are trucked to market.


Ten Ways the Precautionary Principle Undermines Progress in Artificial Intelligence

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Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to deliver significant social and economic benefits, including reducing accidental deaths and injuries, making new scientific discoveries, and increasing productivity.[1] However, an increasing number of activists, scholars, and pundits see AI as inherently risky, creating substantial negative impacts such as eliminating jobs, eroding personal liberties, and reducing human intelligence.[2] Some even see AI as dehumanizing, dystopian, and a threat to humanity.[3] As such, the world is dividing into two camps regarding AI: those who support the technology and those who oppose it. Unfortunately, the latter camp is increasingly dominating AI discussions, not just in the United States, but in many nations around the world. There should be no doubt that nations that tilt toward fear rather than optimism are more likely to put in place policies and practices that limit AI development and adoption, which will hurt their economic growth, social ...


A Framework For Developing A National Artificial Intelligence Strategy - Liwaiwai

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We are now in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the fuel behind all the developments that we are witnessing in this era. The continuous and vast development of computing infrastructure changed our goal from machine programming to machine learning. Today we see self-driving cars, translation software, virtual assistants, drones, and other things which are powered by AI. As our technologies continue to grow, AI will dominate our cities even further.


The European Mobility Startup Landscape

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It's an exciting time to be investing in mobility startups. Below are the current trends in the mobility industry and an overview of the startup ecosystem in Europe. The mobility industry is undergoing rapid change these days. While they bring opportunities for newcomers, they create challenges for the incumbents. Let's have a look at the four trends in more detail: While Mercedes Benz had already started to experiment with self-driving technology three decades ago, it wasn't until recently that autonomous driving (AD) efforts really speed up.


Global Big Data Conference

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As the rise of e-commerce continues, companies around the globe have become increasingly sensitive to evolving consumer preferences. In a world where instant gratification has come to represent a generation, autonomous technologies are set to make a significant impact. When it comes to consumer shipping, McKinsey reports that 25 percent of all consumers would pay a premium for same-day or instant delivery made possible by autonomous tech. However, this figure is likely to grow, given that 30 percent of younger consumers are willing to pay more for the same shipping options. As industry use cases continue to expand, many have come to define the ecosystem as the autonomous "last-mile."


A Brexiteer Among The Robots - A Review Of "The AI Economy," By Roger Bootle

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Roger Bootle is not afraid to think and say unconventional things. He is that rare phenomenon: a professional economist who thinks that Brexit is a Good Idea. Indeed, he belongs to a group called Economists for Brexit, now renamed as Economists for Free Trade, which argues for a no-deal Brexit. Whatever you think of that, the economics consultancy that Bootle founded, Capital Economics, has been very successful financially, and in 2012 it was awarded the £250,000 Wolfson Economics Prize, the second most valuable economics prize in the world after the Nobel, for a proposal that EU member states who wanted to exit should default on a large part of their debts. A book on tech unemployment from such a high-profile economist is to be warmly welcomed.


Robot-Friendly Cities

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School of Information Technology, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia Robots are increasingly tested in public spaces, towards a f uture where urban environments are not only for humans but for autonomous syst ems. While robots are promising, for convenience and efficiency, there are challenges associated with building cities crowded with machines. This p aper provides an overview of the problems and some solutions, and calls for gr eater attention on this matter . Urban environments will increasingly be spaces for autonom ous systems, of which automated vehicles is only one popular type. Robot wheelchairs could be used in public as well other robot -transporters to help the elderly.


The long road ahead to self-driving cars

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The autonomous vehicle industry is in the process of rerouting. Early AV leaders said fully autonomous cars would hit the mass market by 2020 or 2021--Elon Musk even promised a self-driving Tesla by 2017. But with the end of the decade in sight, two things are certain: The autonomous future remains a long way off, and AV-makers are going to have to change their plan for how to get there. In this presentation, we show you what this new path looks like and lay out the step-by-step changes we'll see on the way to full autonomy. We make the case that AV developers' early shortcomings have ushered in a new era of collaboration and realism.


For Autonomous Vehicles, The Road Ahead is Paved With Data

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This is an updated version of a story that initially appeared in Interglobix Magazine, the publication for data centers, connectivity and lifestyle. The road to the self-driving car of the future is paved with hardware and data centers. Autonomous vehicles promise to be one of the transformational technologies of the 21st century, with the potential to remake much of our urban and economic landscape. But many questions remain about how the connected car of 2019 will evolve to meet the vision for the autonomous vehicles of the future, and tough issues to be resolved on multiple fronts – including technology, regulation and infrastructure. The long-term vision is to create networks of connected vehicles that "talk" to one another using vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications over low-latency wireless connections, which can also allow vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) that enable robot cars to connect with traffic lights and parking meters.