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AI: the new driving force in the automotive industry

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Following the completion of the UK's largest collaborative trial of autonomous cars, which started in 2015, UK Autodrive has now been given the green light to start testing the driverless technology in public spaces around Milton Keynes and Coventry. Google's Waymo has now progressed to the point where it's cut the number of human interventions needed for its driverless cars by more than half and plans to start testing a minivan version this year. It's a community-generated navigation platform that allows drivers to add traffic congestion alerts and see them in real time. Beyond potential app integration, passenger data has even more promise.



Semi-autonomous truck convoys due to hit UK roads next year

Engadget

This has the potential to ease congestion, but more importantly reduces drag on the trailing trucks, meaning better fuel efficiency and lower emissions. In fact, platooning trials on UK motorways were originally due to start in late 2016, but the project has been delayed for one reason or another. Several real-world trials of semi-autonomous convoys are taking place elsewhere, and TRL is looking at how these are addressing the technical and practical challenges of public platooning tests. AA president Edmund King told the BBC: "We all want to promote fuel efficiency and reduce congestion but we are not yet convinced that lorry platooning on UK motorways is the way to go about it.


Sweden leaks details of almost all of its citizens in move that could bring down government

The Independent

The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar. Japan's On-Art Corp's CEO Kazuya Kanemaru poses with his company's eight metre tall dinosaur-shaped mechanical suit robot'TRX03' and other robots during a demonstration in Tokyo, Japan Japan's On-Art ...


Is government ready for AI? -- FCW

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The Army is now reviewing the results of that test to evaluate Watson's ability to assist human mechanics, and the early insights are encouraging. A Census Bureau spokesperson added that the AI virtual assistant could improve response times and enhance caller interactions. In the federal government, using AI to automate tasks now performed by employees would save at least 96.7 million working hours a year, a cost savings of $3.3 billion, according to the Deloitte study. Based on the high end of Deloitte's estimates, AI adoption could save as many as 1.2 billion working hours -- and $41.1 billion -- every year.


'Kodi boxes' that let users illegally stream films and sport create piracy headache for government

The Independent

Media players configured for piracy "challenge recent progress" against illegal streaming, a new report says. The popularity of such devices, which have become widely known as "fully loaded Kodi boxes", has surged recently. Though they have nothing to do with Kodi, they're often pre-loaded with the open-source software and a number of third-party add-ons that enable users to illegally access copyrighted content, like TV shows, films and sports fixtures. According to new research from the Intellectual Property Office (IPO), such media players are proving tricky for authorities to deal with. The I.F.O. is fuelled by eight electric engines, which is able to push the flying object to an estimated top speed of about 120mph. The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo ...


Tesla Autopilot and artificial intelligence: The unfair advantage

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One trillion public shadow driving miles in 10 years is 228k vehicles driving 24x7. Are you going to have shadow drivers drive accident scenarios in bad weather, with bad road conditions with dozens of other vehicles, pedestrians etc around? If you can't expect a human being who owns the car to handle level 3 due to computer to human handover issues how can you handle ONE TRILLION MILES of public shadow driving to handle teaching AI, engineering and testing? Wait until bad weather, slippery roads, complex situations or actual accident scenarios hit.


Google wants to increase government access to customer data to help combat terror attacks

The Independent

The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar. Japan's On-Art Corp's CEO Kazuya Kanemaru poses with his company's eight metre tall dinosaur-shaped mechanical suit robot'TRX03' and other robots during a demonstration in Tokyo, Japan Japan's On-Art ...


Petrol stations to go electric

BBC News

The measure forms part of a government push to increase the number of electric vehicles on UK roads. The Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill also contains plans to push driverless car technology. But, he added: "Legislation enabling driverless cars doesn't mean that there will be a universal buy-in overnight. Official government research suggests that the market for automated vehicles in the UK will be worth £28bn by 2035.


It takes a smart city to make cars truly autonomous

Engadget

Helping to navigate Nevada's foray into vehicle-to-infrastructure communications is the Nevada Center for Advanced Mobility, which facilitates partnerships between the state and private and academic entities. An example of that is the recent partnership between the state and Nexar, which builds systems for automobiles to communicate with one another. Approximately 18 months ago the Center for Advanced Mobility pivoted from working on autonomous vehicles to focusing on the actual infrastructure that self-driving cars will need to get around while automakers figure out the in-car solution. On a 35-mile stretch of US 33 in Ohio, the state in partnership with Honda, the Transportation Research Center at East Liberty and the Ohio State University Center for Automotive Research will build a "smart road" by laying down highway sensors, expanding fiber optic networks and outfitting government and research vehicles with data-collecting hardware.