Samsung's auto chip to power Hyundai Motor's infotainment starting in 2025


Samsung said on Wednesday that it will be supplying its latest automotive processor to Hyundai Motor for the auto giant's new in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems launching in 2025. It is the South Korean tech giant's first collaboration on automotive semiconductors with Hyundai Motor, one of the largest automobile manufacturers in the world. Exynos Auto V920 is Samsung's third-generation automotive chip aimed at IVI systems. Its CPU packs ten of chip designer Arm's latest cores for autonomous driving, boasting 1.7 times the processing power than the prior generation, the tech giant said. Exynos Auto V920 also supports LPDDR5, the latest high-performance, low-power memory chip, that allows it to manage up to six high-resolution displays and up to 12 camera sensors, Samsung said. The chip also has beefed up graphics __ its GPU cores have double the speed than before __ and AI performances that enhance the visual presentation on displays as well as driver interaction with in-car information, the company said.

How to prepare to thrive professionally in an AI-integrated workforce


As a millennial career coach and a fan of history, the complicated relationship that humanity has had with its own technological creations throughout time has shaped my views on how to adapt to change and remain in demand in any industry. The various cycles of emerging technology always enlighten, frighten, and inspire the masses until we adjust and change our mindsets to embrace the disruption. Right now Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the new kid on the block -- even though it's been around for decades(opens in a new tab) -- that's being introduced as the radical change that threatens to upend our society. It is scaring the hell out of people as we wrestle with our imaginations over how it will transform the ways we operate in our lives, how we perceive our jobs, and what the future may hold for our careers. Check this: In the '90s, it was the rise of the desktop computer, in the 2000s it was the rise of the internet and digital media, and the 2010s saw an emphasis placed on streaming, the cloud, and the instant availability of content.

GM is developing a drone-killing off-road pickup for the US Army

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A General Motors pickup has never hauled something like this. GM Defense is collaborating with military contractor Black Sage Technologies to integrate a drone defense system into the Infantry Squad Vehicle (ISV) that GM Defense recently began supplying to the US Army. The ISV is based on the last-generation Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 midsize pickup and manufactured in Concord, N.C., using frames supplied by NASCAR's Hendrick Motorsports. The midsize truck was engineered for high-speed off-road driving and designed to fit inside a CH-47 Chinook helicopter, slung from a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter, or air-dropped from a cargo plane by parachute for quick deployment into the field. The vehicle can be outfitted to fit nine troops, but there are several configurations that mix passenger, cargo and arms carrying capabilities.

BMW debuts a zero-emission YACHT at Cannes with voice-controls and Hans Zimmer soundtrack

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But Cannes has now been taken up a notch, with BMW debuting its luxurious new yacht at the 76th annual film festival. The new'Icon' boat took the French coast by storm today as it showcased a lavish yet emission-free form of travel. Beyond its slick glass exterior lies 360 rotating seats, a voice-controlled touchscreen and numerous other high-tech features fit for royalty. Even its sound system screams movie star glamour with an exclusive soundtrack by the Hollywood composer Hans Zimmer stowed inside. BMW debuted its zero-emission'Icon' yacht at the glamorous 76th Cannes Film Festival Amid its debut, the German car firm stressed that its prism-shaped boat'encapsulates a future-facing form of luxury', with designers across Los Angeles, Munich and Shanghai having worked on it.

Car talk: AI chat capability is racing into new vehicles

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Fox News correspondent Grady Trimble has the latest on fears the technology will spiral out of control on'Special Report.' It's not uncommon to catch drivers singing by themselves in their cars, but soon you may see more of them having conversations instead. Automakers around the world are jumping on the artificial intelligence bandwagon and aiming to offer ChatGPT and similar generative AI features in their vehicles soon. "Having an assistant and really being able to use voice that is clear enough that you can ask questions and get answers, I think that's what the artificial intelligence will enable us to do," GM CEO Mary Barra recently told FOX Business. One company that knows a lot about chit-chat on the move is SoundHound, a major supplier of voice recognition systems used by several automakers, including Hyundai and Mercedes-Benz.

Self-Driving Cars Are Being Put on a Data Diet


For self-driving-car developers, like many iPhone and Google Photos users, the growing cost of storing files on the cloud has become a nagging headache. Early on, robocar companies pursued a brute-force approach to maximize miles and data. "We could take all the data the cars have seen over time, the hundreds of thousands of pedestrians, cyclists, and vehicles, [and] take from that a model of how we expect them to move," said Chris Urmson, an early leader of Google's self-driving project, in a 2015 TED Talk. Urmson spoke at a time when autonomous vehicle prototypes were relatively few and the handful of companies testing them could afford to keep almost every data point they scooped up from the road. But nearly a decade later, Google's project and many others have fallen far behind their own predictions of the timeline for success.

Cruise's robotaxis are heading to Houston and Dallas


Cruise's robotaxis are continuing their push across the Lone Star State. The self-driving car company has announced it plans to begin supervised testing in two more Texan cities, Houston and Dallas, joining its earlier move into Austin (yes, the home of still robotaxi-less Tesla). For now, the expansion is focused on familiarizing the car with the areas, rather than picking up passengers. Residents of the two cities can expect to start seeing Cruise's robotaxis cruising down the streets with a safety driver inside. In a tweet sharing the news, Cruise said supervised testing in Houston should start in a matter of days while Dallas will be "shortly thereafter."

Consumer Reports built $1 million road to test semi-automated driving features

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Consumer Reports has opened a $1 million test track that will be used to evaluate advanced driver assistance systems like Tesla's Autopilot. Consumer Reports test drives around 50 new vehicles annually at its facility in Connecticut each year. And each year, the cars get better at driving themselves … at least a little. Semi-automated advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), like blind-spot monitors, lane-centering steering and Tesla's Autopilot, are becoming more and more common as cars inch toward full self-driving capability. Now, the organization has built a 1.5-mile track specifically to evaluate the technology.

AI-powered cruise control can stop 'phantom traffic jams' before they start

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FOX Business correspondent Lydia Hu has the latest on jobs at risk as AI further develops on'America's Newsroom.' The only thing worse than being stuck in a traffic jam is being stuck in a traffic jam that shouldn't be there. "Phantom Jams" are those backups that occur on highways for seemingly no reason, then dissipate as mysteriously as they appeared. They're usually started by drivers who suddenly brake or change lanes in dense traffic, which is followed by a wave of bad decisions made by the drivers behind. It escalates as more cars arrive at high speeds and have to slow down abruptly.

Musk's Tesla safety boasts could be deepfakes, his lawyers say


Tesla, Twitter, and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has long warned about the potential dangers of AI. In court filings(opens in a new tab) reported by Reuters on Wednesday, Tesla's lawyers echoed Musk's warnings to claim that the billionaire's own words could possibly be deepfakes. They argue that the mere possibility of digital alterations of Musk's statements somehow overrides any need for him to testify about them in a legal setting. Tesla is currently being sued(opens in a new tab) by the family of Apple engineer Walter Huang, who was killed in a car crash while driving his Tesla Model X in 2018. According to his family, Huang's death was the result of a malfunction with Tesla's automated driving feature, Autopilot.