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Home video shows driver entering front door before deadly Tesla crash, NTSB says

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Federal investigators said Monday they were able to glean some insights into what might have happened after a fire erupted from a Tesla crash that killed two people in the Houston area in April and destroyed the vehicle's data recorder. . The National Transportation Safety Board released preliminary findings from its probe into the crash, which raised speculation about whether the vehicle's partially self-driving system, Autopilot, was to blame. The speculation stemmed from local authorities saying they were nearly positive that no one was behind the wheel when the vehicle crashed. The NTSB, in its preliminary report, said video footage from the vehicle owner's home security system showed him getting behind the wheel of the Tesla Model S and then slowly exiting the driveway. The vehicle traveled about 550 feet "before departing the road on a curve, driving over the curb, and hitting a drainage culvert, a raised manhole and a tree," according to the NTSB.


The Moral Dilemma of Apple Car

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Three decades ago, the internet was just beginning to revolutionize human communications. Little did the world know how much power would fall into the hands of a few technocratic elites as a result. Autonomous vehicles likewise will transform human transportation in the same way; the skill of helming the wheel will no longer be necessary in about a decade or two, just as the art of writing on paper has all but ceased to exist. Recent news of a so-called Apple Car project has done little to bring positive attention to the possibilities of a self-driving revolution. In poll-after-poll, nearly half of Americans say they would not use an autonomous taxi or ride-sharing service.


General Motors CEO says autonomous vehicles may be on sale by 2030

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The 2021 Cadillac Escalade is available with the latest version of GM's hands-free Super Cruise highway driving aid. Fox News Autos Editor Gary Gastelu lets it take him for a ride. General Motors is developing autonomous vehicles through its Cruise division, which is already testing the vehicles on the streets of San Francisco without a driver behind the wheel, but you won't be able to buy one. The vehicles are intended for use in a ride-hailing service the company is hoping to launch in select cities soon, including Dubai where it recently signed a deal to become the city's exclusive self-driving taxi service. The Cruise Origin is a fully autonomous electric taxi GM plans to begin producing soon.


The human labor behind artificial intelligence - Marketplace

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In the priciest office block in the central province of Henan's Luoyang city, some two-dozen people stare at blurry street photos on their computer screens, carefully drawing squares around vehicles and pedestrians. Purple for bikes, green for humans, baby blue for three-wheelers," said employee Liu Yajing of the data labeling firm Intellect Growth Technology. Her work is part of an autonomous vehicle project. The data labels will help train a driverless car to identify and avoid hitting other vehicles or humans. Liu opens the next fuzzy photo of the same street corner, taken from a different angle. She highlights a car, a bike and a pedestrian. Data labeling is repetitive work, but it's the starting point for most artificial intelligence applications. China's state council issued plans for the country to be a leader in AI by 2030, which includes preferential policies and tax breaks for local firms. Ding Yijun said his path to become one of the investors in the data labeling firm was sheer luck. "Some people in online chat groups said we could earn some extra money [data labeling]," Ding said. The people identified themselves as contractors of the Chinese tech giant Baidu, which was a claim Ding and his friends thought could be a scam since they were in a third-tier city like Luoyang. Still, they took a leap of faith and accepted some freelance projects. "The business at first was based on trust.


Predicting future mobility, and remembering a past energy disaster

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Electric vehicles are becoming increasingly popular, and self-driving cars are also on the way. When will they be mature enough to meet climate challenges and take to the roads en masse? Writes about the impact of new technologies on society: are we aware of the revolution in progress and its consequences? Many countries are seeking to achieve carbon neutrality within the coming decades. In Europe, the Green DealExternal link has laid down a plan to achieve zero emissions by 2050, and Switzerland has set itself the same deadline. This is an ambitious goal that puts the spotlight on the transport sector, which is responsible for around 16% of global CO2 emissions.External link So what will mobility look like in the future?


Pinaki Laskar on LinkedIn: #Cybersecurity #technology #autonomousvehicles

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AI Researcher, Cognitive Technologist Inventor - AI Thinking, Think Chain Innovator - AIOT, XAI, Autonomous Cars, IIOT Founder Fisheyebox Spatial Computing Savant, Transformative Leader, Industry X.0 Practitioner Applied to vehicles, cybersecurity takes on an important role - Systems & Components that govern safety must be protected from harmful attacks, unauthorised access, damage or anything else that might interfere with safety functions. Increasingly, today's vehicles feature driver assistance #technology, such as forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking and vehicle safety communications. In the future, the deployment of driver assistance technologies may result in avoiding crashes altogether, particularly crashes attributed to human drivers' choices. A multi-layered approach to vehicle cybersecurity reduces the possibility of a successful vehicle cyber-attack and mitigates the potential consequences of a successful intrusion.


UK government gives green light to autonomous cars on the road - Actu IA

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On 28 April 2021, the UK announced the forthcoming creation of regulations for the use of autonomous vehicles. Operating at reduced and limited speeds, these cars could be allowed on British roads by the end of the year. In France, legislation in this area was the subject of a national strategy for the development of automated road mobility, published last December. The marketing of vehicles with the first level 3 autonomous driving functionalities is progressing. As of January 1, 2021, a UN regulation allows manufacturers to offer for sale individual vehicles with lane-keeping capabilities at a maximum speed of 60 kilometers per hour.


The consolidation of the self-driving car market

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News broke this week that Woven Planet, a Toyota subsidiary, will acquire Level 5, Lyft's self-driving unit, for $550 million. The transaction, which is expected to close in Q3 2021, includes $200 million paid upfront and $350 million over a five-year period. Toyota will gain full control of Lyft's technology and its team of 300. Lyft will remain in the game as a partner to Toyota's self-driving efforts, providing its ride-hailing service as a platform to commercialize the technology when it comes to fruition. The Toyota-Lyft deal is significant because it comes on the back of a year of major shifts in the self-driving car industry.


Why the Launch of Apple's Self-driving cars is Delayed?

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the new reason for massive success in the automobile industry. With the advent of the AI operating system, the industry is creating more innovative smart devices and programmes on a regular basis. Apple was motivated to invest in the autonomous driving system and launch it as Apple's self-driving cars. Project Titan was formed in 2014 and still searching for loopholes for seven years before the ultimate launch. The unique feature of Apple's self-driving cars is the power to an expensive investment on autonomous driving machine.


Artificial Intelligence Slams on the Brakes

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Having just donated your well-worn 1994 Toyota Camry to charity, you're driving a brand new 2020 Honda sedan on a major street, enjoying air-conditioned comfort on a sunny day, with the satellite radio service narrowcasting tunes from the soundtrack of your life. In a half second, the car slows from 45 to 20 -- and you never touched the brake pedal. You never saw it coming but your neck is still reminding you painfully of your whiplash injury. A close family member experienced this exact scenario just a month ago. She never touched the brake pedal.