$7,000 Tesla Autopilot vs $1,000 Openpilot: Self-Driving Test!


Sponsored: Visit http://prizeo.com/tesla to enter for a chance to win a Tesla Model 3! Tesla Autopilot vs Comma.ai Get 15% off the best Tesla accessories! Get free Supercharging when ordering a Tesla: http://geni.us/t3sla One of the most popular reactions from people when they see my Tesla Model 3 is they usually ask "Does it really drive itself?" because many people associate Teslas with self-driving & Tesla Autopilot which is an advanced driver assistance system. Autopilot is synonymous with Tesla, but not many people realize that other non-Tesla cars can also have their own advanced driver assistance system added at a fairly affordable price.

Senator Wants Tesla to Make Safety Fixes to Autopilot


Tesla is facing calls from a U.S. Senator to make safety fixes to its autopilot system. In a press release, Democrat Senator Edward Markey of Massachuttes took issues with certain areas of its autopilot feature that enable a Tesla vehicle to center itself in a lane, provide speed changing cruise control and self-park among other things. Markey sits on the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. Markey said that by calling it Autopilot it encourages users to "over-rely" on the technology and think they can take their hands off the steering wheel. To get around that the Senator is calling on Tesla to rebrand and remarket Autopilot to make it clear that its a driver's assistance system not a fully autonomous capability.

Infographic: Self-Driving Cars Still Cause for Concern for Pedestrains


Elon Musk promised to put a million of Tesla's self-driving cars on the streets in the next year. While Musk is confident in the viability and safety of Tesla's technology, the general population seems to be a little more hesitant to cheer on autonomous car advancements, according to YouGov. Less than 30 percent of people surveyed felt very safe or even somewhat safe as a pedestrian in a city with self-driving cars. About six in ten American polled felt somewhat unsafe or very unsafe if they were walking around in cities with self-driving cars. Age impacted how respondents viewed autonomous car safety, with older respondents being less likely to see self-driving cars as safe for pedestrians.

Why digital transformation is now on the CEO’s shoulders


When science and technology meet social and economic systems, you tend to see something akin to what the late Stephen Jay Gould called "punctuated equilibrium" in his description of evolutionary biology. Something that has been stable for a long period is suddenly disrupted radically--and then settles into a new equilibrium.1 1.See Stephen Jay Gould, Punctuated Equilibrium, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2007. Gould pointed out that fossil records show that species change does not advance gradually but often massively and disruptively. After the mass extinctions that have occurred several times across evolutionary eras, a minority of species survived and the voids in the ecosystem rapidly filled with massive speciation. Gould's theory addresses the discontinuity in fossil records that puzzled Charles Darwin.

Tesla has 780 million miles of driving data, and adds another million every 10 hours


Tesla's customers are also test drivers amassing an unprecedented dataset that the company hopes to use to design its self-driving cars. And it hopes to do this before other car companies test their own self-driving technology with paying customers. So far, the strategy seems to be working. Sterling Anderson, director of Tesla's Autopilot program, told MIT Technology Review's EmTech Digital conference this week that the company had recorded data from Tesla drivers who covered 780 million miles in the last 18 months. The company's Autopilot program, launched in 2014, is not fully autonomous, but it uses a suite of ultrasonic sensors, radar and cameras to steer, change lanes and avoid collisions, and has been described as the predecessor to the full automation Tesla says it will release in 2018.

Elon Musk says Tesla's early access group will get Full Self Driving 'soon'


Elon Musk is tweeting about Full Self Driving again. Early birds are even cooler. Full Self Driving is an upcoming Tesla feature that currently exists in an unfinished form. According to Musk, the feature will eventually make it possible for a Tesla vehicle to drive itself from an owner's driveway in the suburbs, onto the highway at high speeds, into the city where there's traffic, weather, pedestrians, and who-knows-what-else, and into your office parking lot. Musk also claimed that by the end of 2020 Tesla would have fully-autonomous robotaxis operating unrestricted on city streets – which, if true, a couple of AI experts are going to literally eat them.

The Game-Changing Role Of Artificial Intelligence In Accounting


Like any other industry, the accounting industry is ever-evolving. We have moved along a lot from the accounting and early auditing systems developed by ancient Egyptians and Babylonians to Luca Pacioli from Italy who was the first one to publish a book on double-entry bookkeeping; followed by the modern chartered accountancy profession that originated in Scotland in the 19th century. Even recently we have seen a major advancement like the forensic audit. So, are you ready to take the next big leap into the future of accounting? If the answer is YES you would now be thinking… "But how?"

Elon Musk reveals plans for talking Teslas that can use AI to speak to pedestrians through speakers

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We may not have flying cars, but we could soon have'talking' ones. Elon Musk teased an upcoming Tesla feature that combines external speakers and artificial intelligence, enabling vehicles to'speak' to pedestrians. And the eccentric billionaire said that as well as conversing with pedestrians, drivers could be able to emit a fart noise from the speakers as well. Musk shared a clip of the technology on his personal Twitter page, which highlights a Model 3 driving through the streets and speakers playing'Well don't just stand there staring. 'Teslas will soon talk to people if you want,' he said in the tweet on Saturday.

Top Jobs In Autonomous Vehicle Industry & How You Can Land Them


With artificial intelligence (AI) driving the entire world towards a mobility revolution, the autonomous driving industry has found itself right in the centre of it. Not only governments, across the globe, gearing up for it, but also private companies are getting excited about bringing autonomous vehicles to full operation. In that case, these companies will be looking to hire skilled personnel in the autonomous vehicle industries. And, therefore, one can look forward to a challenging but exciting career in the autonomous vehicle industry. According to Indeed, there has been a rise of 668% of searches for autonomous vehicle-related jobs since 2015.

Yandex demos autonomous vehicles; how distant are robotaxis?


Russian internet giant Yandex has brought its autonomous vehicle technology to the public streets of Las Vegas. For the duration of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020, Yandex said it would provide demonstration rides without anybody in the driver's seat. The company also plans such demonstrations later in the year in Detroit to coincide with the North American International Auto Show. The vehicles are Priuses manufactured by Toyota, fitted with Yandex's autonomous vehicle software and hardware including an array of sensors mounted on the roof. Sensors include Lidar, the technology famously spurned by Tesla in its own pursuit of driverless cars but used by the majority of competitors.