Michael Cheng is a legal editor and technical writer with publications for Blackberry ISHN Magazine Houzz and Payment Week. He specializes in technology business and digesting hard data. Outside of work Michael likes to train for marathons spend time with his daughter and explore new places.
Dec 19, 2016 12:06 PM WST
Michigan, with unpredictable weather and dilapidating roads, presents several challenges for engineers. These new obstacles in development may help groups in the area hone their autonomous driving products more effectively to thrive in such undesirable conditions.
Dec 16, 2016 6:32 AM WST
Its Drive PX2 autonomous driving platform, which is being used by cars participating in the highly anticipated Roborace circuit, utilizes a special form of deep learning, called convolutional neural network (CNN).
Dec 15, 2016 9:45 AM WST
To ensure accuracy, the mapping system receives up to 27,100 light points per second. This figure goes up exponentially when high-density laser scanning units are used, enabling the platform to collect millions of light points and generate clearer images.
Dec 14, 2016 5:45 AM WST
Earlier this week, the business announced that its self-driving car project is now an independent company under the Alphabet umbrella. Called Waymo, the newly formed business will focus on addressing mobility issues using driverless platforms.
Dec 13, 2016 6:24 AM WST
Audi unveiled the new technology in Las Vegas, where the company is collaborating with the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) to offer this feature that relies on a robust Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) network.
Dec 12, 2016 10:30 AM WST
This is crucial during the initial release of self-driving cars, since they will share the road with SAE L1 non-autonomous vehicles, or cars driven by humans with driving skills heavily influenced by local communities.
Dec 11, 2016 11:25 PM WST
Charles Bombardier and Jan Metelka, Canadian engineer and Czech Republic-based artist, conceptualized this shift to algorithmic-powered policing through a series of superbike designs, called the Interceptor (not to be mistaken with the 2017 Ford Police Interceptor being tested by the Michigan State and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department).
Dec 09, 2016 7:06 AM WST
The technology stems from the Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et an Automatique (INRIA), which is currently being used by leading car manufacturers, such as BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Toyota. It is important to consider that most cars today are capable of SAE L2 or L3 assisted parking, which closely adheres to Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) J3016 standards.
Dec 08, 2016 6:43 AM WST
In the tourism sector, autonomous cars have very different applications. To start, ridesharing and car-sharing will allow travelers to move around their destination with ease. But going beyond such mainstream applications, driverless vehicles may also serve as virtual tour guides for tech-savvy vacationers.
Dec 07, 2016 6:06 AM WST
To be specific, the NACTO wants to lower speed limits by a few miles per hour. Based on findings from the US Department of Transportation, a slight decrease is enough to significantly reduce car accidents caused by reckless speeding.