There's an old saying that wars are easy to get into but hard to get out of. President Trump understands this, which is why he wisely resisted the temptation to launch a military strike against Iran after that nation launched a missile and drone attack last week against Saudi Arabian oil facilities. When he was running for president, Trump promised the American people he would not jump into endless conflicts in the greater Middle East, where thousands of members of the U.S. military have been killed and wounded in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Fighting began in 2001 in Afghanistan and 2003 in Iraq and still continues in both countries. U.S. forces have also fought on a smaller scale in Syria to strike at terrorist targets.
As we enter the next decade, autonomous driving and AI-powered vehicles will revolutionize the way we move. That's why transportation has become an integral part of the conversation at the GPU Technology Conference, the world's premier AI event. It's the combined effort of automakers, suppliers, startups, researchers and regulators. They'll all be gathering at GTC, running March 22-26, 2020, in San Jose, to discuss the latest advances and the roadmap for what's ahead. And we want to hear from you.
Once the update arrives, Tesla vehicles will be able to drive themselves in a city the way they can perform highway cruising now, the company said. That means interpreting stop signs and traffic lights, making sharp turns, and navigating stop-and-go urban traffic and other obstacles -- a far more difficult task than navigating long, relatively straight stretches of highways. Although Tesla's website has promised features as soon as this year including the ability to recognize and react to traffic lights and stop signs, and what it calls "Automatic driving on city streets," the suite would still require a human driver behind the wheel. As soon as next year, Tesla has said, the cars will be able to operate reliably on their own, even allowing the driver to fall asleep. This tiered approach is different from companies such as Waymo, whose sole aim is to launch autonomous vehicles that do not need a driver behind the wheel.
SELF-DRIVING cars are in a constant state of development, with numerous companies including Tesla, Audi and Volvo (as well as technology giants such as Apple and Google) pouring millions of pounds into making the autonomous car technology roadworthy. Will it see a major shift in employment and work culture? Is the driver or the manufacturer liable in the event of an accident? How will legislation and layouts be changed to make self-driving cars compatible with UK roads? Auto Express has investigated the world of driverless car technology, to bring you the answers about the cutting edge of mobility.
As Baidu accelerates its capabilities in self-driving vehicle technology, we dive into the Chinese tech giant's uniquely collaborative approach. Baidu has become the "dark horse" in the autonomous vehicle arms race. In an effort to play catch up to frontrunners in the US and gain an edge on emerging players in China, Baidu has taken a novel approach to developing self-driving software. From autonomy to telematics to ride sharing, the auto industry has never been at more risk. Get the free 67-page report PDF. The company's Apollo project, which it launched in April 2017, is an open source software platform that's designed to encourage collaboration across the auto industry to accelerate the development of self-driving cars.
The real robotics revolution is not having robots take care of tasks but having them available to businesses as a service. And so another acronyms to represent the expanding world of as a service is added to today's business vocabulary. The business world has introduced a number of different functions as a service, including software-as a-service (SaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-service (Iaas) among others. But another as a service category has come on the scene in the past couple of years: robotics-as-a-service (RaaS). RELATED: WHY ARE WE SO SCARED OF ROBOTS? 15 EXPERTS WEIGH IN ON WHAT THE REAL DANGERS ARE The video above explains RaaS "is a cloud computing unit that facilitates the seamless integration of robot and embedded devices into Web and cloud computing environment."
To provide you with actionable innovation intelligence and to showcase the Top 5 Artificial Intelligence Startups, we carried out extensive research and analyzed 500 startups. Let's take a look at the results: Below, you'll see a visual representation of the global distribution of the 500 automotive Artificial Intelligence startups we screened for this short-read. Automotive companies are hard at work to make level 5 autonomy a reality. One of them is Argo AI, a Pennsylvania-based company deploying the latest advancements in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and computer vision to build reliable self-driving system. Their systems are currently being tested around cities in the US.
Blackberry and Jaguar Land Rover have announced that they will work together to develop new autonomous vehicles using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies. The two companies will use Blackberry's QNX operating system and Blackberry Cylance to develop a range of capabilities to bolster vehicle safety, including predictive software maintenance and cyber threat protection, in Jaguar Land Rover's next-generation vehicle architecture. Under the partnership, Blackberry will also help Jaguar Land Rover identify potential security vulnerabilities found in connected and autonomous vehicles. "BlackBerry is a trusted partner of the automotive industry because of our heritage and innovations in secure communications," Blackberry CEO John Chen said. "We are pleased to be Jaguar Land Rover's chosen partner for safety-certified technology, as we advance Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technologies to transform automotive safety."
Daimler Trucks and technology firm Torc Robotics have started to test autonomous trucks on public roads in the U.S. The routes are located on highways in southwest Virginia where Torc -- which is part of Daimler Trucks following a majority stake acquisition -- is based. In an announcement Monday, Daimler Trucks said that all of the "automated runs" would need an engineer to oversee the system as well as a safety driver. It added that all safety drivers held a commercial driver's license and had special training in vehicle dynamics and automated systems. The firm said that "months of extensive testing and safety validation" had already been conducted on a closed loop track. "Bringing Level 4 trucks to the public roads is a major step toward our goal to deliver reliable and safe trucks for the benefits of our customers, our economies and society," Martin Daum, a member of the board of management at Daimler with responsibility for trucks and buses, said in a statement.