Baidu Says AI is Changing the World, Updates its Apollo Autonomous Driving Platform

China’s internet search giant Baidu shared updates about is progress in autonomous driving today at CES in Las Vegas. Among the announcements was that Baidu’s open Apollo platform is poised to transform autonomous driving, and Baidu is releasing version 2.0 its autonomous driving platform.

Eric Walz2018-01-08 18:05 PT

Microsoft Expands AirSim AI Simulator to Include Autonomous Car Research

Microsoft’s artificial intelligence simulator AirSim which was originally designed for drones, has been expanded to include autonomous car research.

Eric Walz2017-11-27 14:05 PT

JingChi CFO Presents the Recent Progress in Autonomous Driving at ZGC 2017

Qin Lu CFO, of JingChi, was one of the distinguished speakers at the 2017 ZGC-Silicon Valley Global Innovation & Future Technology Summit held today in Santa Clara, California. He shared some important updates on the company’s progress in autonomous driving.

Eric Walz2017-11-16 19:15 PT

Silicon Valley AI & Automotive Technology Startup Nauto Expands to Europe

Autonomous vehicle technology startup Nauto, whose artificial intelligence-powered system and data platform is helping improve fleet safety and powering the development of self-driving technology, is expanding into Europe. The company has appointed experienced auto technology executive Frank Bunte as Head of Europe to lead its European team, called Nauto Global Ltd.

Eric Walz2017-11-10 16:51 PT

New Startup iSee is Taking a Different Approach to Autonomous AI

iSee, which is a spin-off from MIT, is looking into giving driverless artificial intelligence the ability to deal with different situations quickly by programming them with common sense.

Vineeth Joel Patel2017-10-02 09:00 PT

Tesla Working with AMD to Develop Artificial Intelligence Chip for Self-Driving Cars

Electric carmaker Tesla is working with Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD) to develop its own artificial intelligence (AI) chip for self-driving cars.

Eric Walz2017-09-20 15:36 PT

At TechCrunch Disrupt: Astral AR Developing Drones You Control With Your Mind

Drones were on display at this year’s TechCrunch Disrupt 2017 in San Francisco. One company, Astral AR is working on drones that can be controlled with the mind.

Eric Walz2017-09-19 13:25 PT

Jabil & Eyesight Developing In-Car Optical Sensors to Monitor a Driver’s Alertness

US-based contract manufacturer Jabil is joining forces with Israeli machine vision company eyeSight Technologies to develop in-car sensors designed to monitor drivers for signs of awareness and distraction.

Eric Walz2017-08-17 17:21 PT

PARC Spins Off Wireless Smart Beam Antenna Company Metawave

PARC announced it is spinning off Metawave Corporation a breakthrough wireless technology start-up, which builds technology solutions based on engineered metamaterials and Artificial Intelligence Metawave will commercialize smart beam-steering antenna systems for autonomous vehicles and 5G markets.

Eric Walz2017-08-15 17:58 PT

Nvidia is Giving Away its AI Chips to Compete With Google

Nvidia gave 100 of its first "Volta" based GPUs to artificial intelligence researchers at the CVPR conference in Hawaii this week, according to a company press release.

Eric Walz2017-07-25 18:00 PT

Movidius Launches Neural Network USB Stick

Movidius, an Intel company, announced today to launch of the Movidius Neural Compute Stick, the world’s first USB-based deep learning inference kit and self-contained artificial intelligence (AI) accelerator that delivers dedicated deep neural network processing capabilities to a wide range of host devices

Eric Walz2017-07-20 15:37 PT

NVIDIA Drone Flies Through the Woods Using AI Instead of GPS

Researchers at Nvidia are working on a drone navigation system that relies on visual recognition and computer learning instead of GPS

Eric Walz2017-07-07 17:23 PT

Baidu’s Big Plans for Self-Driving with ‘Project Apollo’ Include NVIDIA

Project Apollo is adding major partners from throughout the automotive industry to speed adoption of self-driving car technology. Baidu announced that the Apollo Ecosystem Partners Alliance has grown to over 50 members.

Eric Walz2017-07-05 18:59 PT

Baidu Working on China’s Future Self-Driving Cars From Silicon Valley

Baidu, China's leading Internet search company, is set to announce the first vehicle manufacturing partners for its self-driving software in Beijing, the result of work that is happening 6,000 miles away in Silicon Valley, where other Chinese companies are busy developing and funding software and hardware to power internet-connected, autonomous vehicles.

Eric Walz2017-06-30 13:25 PT

VW Turns to NVIDIA for Help With AI and Deep Learning

Volkswagen will be working with Nvidia to expand its usage of its artificial intelligence and deep learning technologies beyond autonomous vehicles and into other areas of business, the two companies revealed on Tuesday, June 27th.

Eric Walz2017-06-28 12:07 PT

NVIDIA tells U.S. Congress AI is the Key for Self-Driving Cars

In testimony before a packed hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation in Washington D.C., Rob Csongor, vice president and GM of NVIDIA’s Automotive business, said that AI will be the key to enable self-driving cars.

Eric Walz2017-06-14 12:40 PT

AEye Announces $16 Million Series A Funding

On June 13th, AEye Inc, a robotic vision pioneer based in the San Francisco Bay Area announced the close of a $16 million series A venture round. AEye’s advanced vision system is the first to “pre-fuse” solid state LiDAR with computer vision, enabling newfound vision intelligence in autonomous vehicles.

Eric Walz2017-06-14 11:02 PT

Eyeris CEO Modar Alaoui Speaks at the SVCTBA

Modar Alaoui, the founder and CEO of Silicon Valley startup Eyeris, was a guest speaker at the Silicon Valley Chinese Technology & Business Association Conference held on Friday June 2nd, in San Jose, California. Alaoui detailed some of the company’s technology, including facial recognition software the company is using to make driving safer.

Eric Walz2017-06-07 15:56 PT

A look at Nvidia’s DRIVE PX Platform

NVIDIA’s DRIVE PX 2 is the open AI car computing platform that enables automakers and their tier 1 suppliers to accelerate production of automated and autonomous vehicles.

Eric Walz2017-05-15 18:35 PT

Continental Opens Research & Development Center in Silicon Valley

Continental opens a new location in San Jose, California in Silicon Valley. Continental expects to employ about 300 experts from all parts of the company that will work on pioneering solutions for the sustainable mobility of the future.

Eric Walz2017-04-14 10:40 PT

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