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Wejo Joins MONET Consortium to Further International Mobility Innovation


Wejo, a global leader in Smart Mobility for Good and cloud and software solutions for connected, electric, and autonomous vehicles, announced it has joined the MONET Consortium, an organization actively promoting collaboration and innovation for mobility services in Japan. As part of the MONET Consortium, Wejo will have the opportunity to work with companies selected from the hundreds of diverse and industry-leading members to drive forward mobility innovation and the mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) market, which could be worth $61 billion in 2030, according to Yano Research Institute. Bringing its groundbreaking solutions to the table, Wejo will provide new perspectives and ideas to the collective conversation while extending its influence in Japan which has the 3rd largest economy in the world and a high level of urbanization, making it naturally incentivized to develop smart mobility innovations. Japan, according to Statista's "Automobile Sector in Japan" report, also produces 8.1 million vehicles per year, which aligns with Wejo's aim to make a more globalized impact with its connected vehicle data and Smart Mobility for Good technology. "With the anticipated growth of MaaS offerings in Japan, we see the potential for a nearly three-billion-dollar addressable market by 2030 for Wejo Smart Mobility for Good products and services," said Richard Barlow, founder and CEO at Wejo. "We're honored to be a part of the MONET Consortium and be part of the conversations that will help accelerate mobility innovation in Japan."

Red Hat Linux is coming to your Vette and Caddy Escalade


Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, aka sjvn, has been writing about technology and the business of technology since CP/M-80 was the cutting edge, PC operating system; 300bps was a fast Internet connection; WordStar was the state of the art word processor; and we liked it. Linux has long played a role in cars. Some companies, such as Tesla, run their own homebrew Linux distros. Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, and Toyota all rely on Automotive Grade Linux (AGL). AGL is a collaborative cross-industry effort developing an open platform for connected cars with over 140 members.

Modern Computing: A Short History, 1945-2022


Inspired by A New History of Modern Computing by Thomas Haigh and Paul E. Ceruzzi. But the selection of key events in the journey from ENIAC to Tesla, from Data Processing to Big Data, is mine. This was the first computer made by Apple Computers Inc, which became one of the fastest growing ... [ ] companies in history, launching a number of innovative and influential computer hardware and software products. Most home computer users in the 1970s were hobbyists who designed and assembled their own machines. The Apple I, devised in a bedroom by Steve Wozniak, Steven Jobs and Ron Wayne, was a basic circuit board to which enthusiasts would add display units and keyboards. April 1945 John von Neumann's "First Draft of a Report on the EDVAC," often called the founding document of modern computing, defines "the stored program concept." July 1945 Vannevar Bush publishes "As We May Think," in which he envisions the "Memex," a memory extension device serving as a large personal repository of information that could be instantly retrieved through associative links.

A Job A Day - IPSR, Kerala, India


IPSR is reaching another milestone, its 20th year of operations On this occassion we have launched a big placement initiative. Having placement tie-up with 1500 companies, we are conducting a recruitment marathon – Jobathon ( a Job a Day) to recruit professionals through IPSR. This non-stop recruitment days has started with the mass recruitment of World's first Digital Hub of Nissan Motor corporation, Japan – "Nissan Digital Hub Trivandrum", and will continue throughout the 20th anniversary year celebrations of IPSR. Newer vacancies are listed on every day and various companies are expected to fill the vacancies in Software technologies, Python, Machine Learning, Data Analytics, Red Hat Linux, Cloud, AWS, DevOps, Security, Storage, Networking as well as Digital Marketing.

A Probabilistic Framework for Dynamic Object Recognition in 3D Environment With A Novel Continuous Ground Estimation Method Artificial Intelligence

In this thesis a probabilistic framework is developed and proposed for Dynamic Object Recognition in 3D Environments. A software package is developed using C++ and Python in ROS that performs the detection and tracking task. Furthermore, a novel Gaussian Process Regression (GPR) based method is developed to detect ground points in different urban scenarios of regular, sloped and rough. The ground surface behavior is assumed to only demonstrate local input-dependent smoothness. kernel's length-scales are obtained. Bayesian inference is implemented sing \textit{Maximum a Posteriori} criterion. The log-marginal likelihood function is assumed to be a multi-task objective function, to represent a whole-frame unbiased view of the ground at each frame because adjacent segments may not have similar ground structure in an uneven scene while having shared hyper-parameter values. Simulation results shows the effectiveness of the proposed method in uneven and rough scenes which outperforms similar Gaussian process based ground segmentation methods.

A Modern Car Runs on 100 Million Lines of Code -- but Who Will Write Them in the Future?


Cars are very much rolling computers today. They contain a network of electronic control units (ECUs), with between 70 and 100 being installed in every modern vehicle. These computing units control engine functions, regulate braking behaviour and monitor the air conditioning system. The next step will be HCPs (High-Performance Computing Platforms), which will enable significantly more computing power to be integrated into an ECU. The higher computing power and integration are necessary because the number of lines of code and the complexity of the functions in the vehicle is increasing year by year.

Artificial Intellgence -- Application in Life Sciences and Beyond. The Upper Rhine Artificial Intelligence Symposium UR-AI 2021 Artificial Intelligence

The TriRhenaTech alliance presents the accepted papers of the 'Upper-Rhine Artificial Intelligence Symposium' held on October 27th 2021 in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Topics of the conference are applications of Artificial Intellgence in life sciences, intelligent systems, industry 4.0, mobility and others. The TriRhenaTech alliance is a network of universities in the Upper-Rhine Trinational Metropolitan Region comprising of the German universities of applied sciences in Furtwangen, Kaiserslautern, Karlsruhe, Offenburg and Trier, the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Loerrach, the French university network Alsace Tech (comprised of 14 'grandes \'ecoles' in the fields of engineering, architecture and management) and the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland. The alliance's common goal is to reinforce the transfer of knowledge, research, and technology, as well as the cross-border mobility of students.

The Best Automotive News in April - EE Times Asia


So much happened in the auto industry this month it can't fit in one column; I whittled it down to the things that interested me. There is a lot of variety by topic -- from Auto Shanghai to a new operating system to an interesting DARPA story to the European Union proposal for AI use regulation. These ten stories are summarized in the following table. Auto Shanghai Auto Shanghai is among the world's largest auto shows and is the first auto show to be held after the pandemic. The attendance is expected to reach about 1 million people and around 1,000 exhibitors.

Knowing John McCarthy: The Father Of Artificial Intelligence - AI Summary


As per report of, "Recent results from a large survey of machine learning researchers predict AI will outperform humans in many activities in the next ten years, such as translating languages (by 2024) all the way to working as a surgeon (by 2053). Researchers also believe there is a 50% chance of AI outperforming humans in all tasks in 45 years and of automating all human jobs in 120 years." Nearly every aspect of our lives is being affected by artificial intelligence machines in order to boost profitability and enhance our human capabilities. After playing a significant role in defining the area devoted to the creation of intelligent machines, John McCarthy, an American computer scientist pioneer and inventor, was called the "Father of Artificial Intelligence." In his 1955 proposal for the 1956 Dartmouth Conference, the first artificial intelligence conference, the cognitive scientist coined the term.

Toyota moves to take on Tesla in high-tech auto software

The Japan Times

Toyota Motor Corp. is tapping a star Silicon Valley robotics expert to help put the final touches on an operating system it says will go up against that of Tesla Inc. Called Arene, the system allows new features to be installed in a car's existing hardware over the air and provides a platform for developers to create software. It's being developed by Toyota's new technology research arm Woven Planet Holdings Inc., led by Chief Executive Officer James Kuffner, a former Google engineer. Tesla is already a leader when it comes to over-the-air updates of a car's operating systems, which control everything from braking to Wi-Fi, locking and lights. It has been upgrading its electric vehicles' battery range and autonomous functions remotely via updates since 2012. On an earnings call last week, Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said Tesla is willing to license its software capabilities to third parties and is already in talks with original equipment manufacturers.