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Researchers Trick Tesla Vehicles into Driving 50 MPH Over the Speed Limit with a Traffic Sign Altered with Black Tape

Researchers Trick Tesla Vehicles into Driving 50 MPH Over the Speed Limit with a Traffic Sign Altered with Black Tape

Security firm McAfee discovered some serious flaws in Telsa’s forward facing cameras, which are used for the automaker’s Autopilot system as well as for its advanced cruise control, particularly in how machine learning software detects common speed limit signs.

FutureCar Staff 2020-02-19 15:40 PT

Bosch Develops a See-Through ‘Virtual Visor’ for Vehicles That Only Blocks Sun Glare

Bosch Develops a See-Through ‘Virtual Visor’ for Vehicles That Only Blocks Sun Glare

Global auto supplier Bosch unveiled a new type of vehicle sun visor at CES 2020 today that uses a camera combined with AI to intelligently block out the sun, while allowing the driver to see through the rest of the sun visor as if it wasn’t there.

Eric Walz2020-01-06 10:00 PT

Xilinx Announces New High-Performance Adaptive Devices for Autonomous Driving & ADAS Applications

Xilinx Announces New High-Performance Adaptive Devices for Autonomous Driving & ADAS Applications

At this week's Xilinx Developer Forum Europe 2019 in the Netherlands, Silicon Valley-based semiconductor company Xilinx, Inc., a leading supplier of silicon chips to global automakers and other industries, announced the expansion of its automotive-qualified 16 nanometer (nm) family of chips with two new devices—the automotive (XA) Zynq UltraScale+ multiprocessor system-on-chip (MPSoC) 7EV and the 11EG.

Eric Walz2019-11-13 11:00 PT

Automotive Supplier DENSO Leads Series A Investment in Radar Startup Metawave

Automotive Supplier DENSO Leads Series A Investment in Radar Startup Metawave

DENSO, one of the world’s biggest automotive component suppliers, announced it led the latest Series A funding round for Metawave Corporation, a Silicon Valley-based automotive startup developing radar for autonomous driving and wireless solutions for the deployment of 5G cellular networks.

Eric Walz2019-11-05 15:45 PT

EV Startup NIO to Partner with Intel’s Mobileye on Self-Driving Cars

EV Startup NIO to Partner with Intel’s Mobileye on Self-Driving Cars

Chinese electric car startup Nio is partnering with Intel’s autonomous driving subsidiary Mobileye to develop self-driving vehicles for the consumer market in China and eventually to other overseas markets.

Eric Walz2019-11-05 10:05 PT

Hyundai Develops the World’s First Machine Learning-based Cruise Control System

Hyundai Develops the World’s First Machine Learning-based Cruise Control System

Hyundai Motor Group announced the development of a machine learning-based Smart Cruise Control (SCC-ML), which the company says incorporates the driver’s patterns into its self-driving behavior, creating a custom experience for the driver. The automaker said its the world’s first AI-based ADAS feature.

Eric Walz2019-10-21 10:00 PT

Renesas & StradVision Collaborate on a Deep-Learning Smart Camera for Autonomous Vehicles

Renesas & StradVision Collaborate on a Deep-Learning Smart Camera for Autonomous Vehicles

Renesas Electronics Corporation and vision processing technology provider StradVision have announced the joint development of a deep learning-based object recognition solution for smart cameras for use in advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) and vision systems for the next-generation of autonomous vehicles.

Eric Walz2019-09-26 14:30 PT

Electric Automaker Tesla is Offering Auto Insurance in California

Electric Automaker Tesla is Offering Auto Insurance in California

Electric automaker Tesla Inc announced today that the company is offering its own car insurance policies to Tesla vehicle owners in California. Tesla said owners will receive up to 20% lower rates, and in some cases as much as 30% reduction in their current premiums in California.

FutureCar Staff 2019-08-28 14:00 PT

U.S. to Test Camera-based Systems That Replace Traditional Glass Mirrors in Autos

U.S. to Test Camera-based Systems That Replace Traditional Glass Mirrors in Autos

On Tuesday, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said it plans to test how drivers could use cameras to replace traditional rearview mirrors in automobiles. The test comes as automakers are investing in new technology and autonomous driving.

Eric Walz2019-08-28 11:05 PT

Continental Develops a ‘Road AND Driver’ Camera System for Autonomous Vehicles

Continental Develops a ‘Road AND Driver’ Camera System for Autonomous Vehicles

Global auto parts supplier Continental AG developed what it calls a “Road AND Driver” camera for automated vehicles that monitors both the driver and traffic in front of the vehicle. The dual-camera system continuously detects whether a driver is paying attention to the road, while at the same time monitors the vehicle's surroundings.

Eric Walz2019-08-14 05:30 PT

Velodyne Acquires HD Mapping Startup Mapper.ai to Advance its Lidar-based Driver Assist Software

Velodyne Acquires HD Mapping Startup Mapper.ai to Advance its Lidar-based Driver Assist Software

Velodyne Lidar Inc announced on Monday that it acquired the high-definition mapping and localization software, as well as the intellectual property assets from San Francisco-based startup Mapper.ai. Mapper.ai specializes in creating custom, high-definition maps for its clients working on autonomous driving.

Eric Walz2019-07-23 16:10 PT

Lidar Startup Luminar Raises $100 Million in Latest Funding Round, Is Working with 12 of the World’s Largest Automotive Companies

Lidar Startup Luminar Raises $100 Million in Latest Funding Round, Is Working with 12 of the World’s Largest Automotive Companies

Lidar startup Luminar Technologies announced a new $100 million investment and unveiled its new lidar platform called “Iris” for the automotive and commercial truck markets. Iris is a automotive grade low cost lidar solution designed specifically for high-volume production.

Eric Walz2019-07-15 13:00 PT

Israeli Lidar Company Innoviz Technologies Raises an Additional $170 Million

Israeli Lidar Company Innoviz Technologies Raises an Additional $170 Million

Venture capital firms continue to pour money into lidar companies, as the laser beam technology is quickly becoming an essential perception tool for driverless cars and other autonomous applications. Innoviz Technologies, an Israeli maker of advanced lidar sensors for self-driving cars, said it raised an additional $170 million in its latest investment round.

FutureCar Staff 2019-06-11 15:08 PT

Automotive Vision Sensor Startup TriEYE Raises $17 Million From Intel Capital

Automotive Vision Sensor Startup TriEYE Raises $17 Million From Intel Capital

Israeli-based automotive sensor startup TriEYE Technologies LTD announced a $17 million investment from Intel Capital, the venture capital arm of chip-maker Intel. TriEYE is developing Short Wave Infrared (SWIR) imaging solutions for autonomous vehicles and other applications.

FutureCar Staff 2019-05-30 05:00 PT

Lidar Maker Velodyne Wins Patent Challenge From Rival Quanergy

Lidar Maker Velodyne Wins Patent Challenge From Rival Quanergy

Silicon Valley-based Velodyne Lidar Inc. announced it successfully won a patent challenge from newcomer Quanergy, one of many lidar startups looking for a foothold in the growing lidar market for autonomous vehicles.

Eric Walz2019-05-28 15:24 PT

FCC Will Reconsider Opening the 5.9 GHz Band for Wi-Fi & Connected Cars

FCC Will Reconsider Opening the 5.9 GHz Band for Wi-Fi & Connected Cars

​The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plans to vote next month on launching a new review of a key band of the 5.9 Ghz spectrum that has been reserved for automakers that could boost Wi-Fi use, a person briefed on the matter said on Tuesday. According to the FCC, the increase in spectrum will allow automakers to improve advanced driver assist systems.

Eric Walz2019-05-14 14:08 PT

Volvo to Install Sensors & Cameras in Upcoming Models to Prevent Impaired Driving

Volvo to Install Sensors & Cameras in Upcoming Models to Prevent Impaired Driving

Swedish automaker Volvo Cars has come up with a new solution to prevent drivers from operating a vehicle while intoxicated. The automaker announced today it will introduce an in-vehicle system using cameras in the passenger compartment to monitor a driver’s behavior and detect if they are impaired.

Eric Walz2019-03-20 16:45 PT

Robosense Named 2019 CES Innovation Award Honoree for its LiDAR Solution for Self-Driving Cars

Robosense Named 2019 CES Innovation Award Honoree for its LiDAR Solution for Self-Driving Cars

RoboSense​, a China-based company working on an advanced lidar and perception systems for autonomous driving, announced that it has been named a CES 2019 Innovation Awards Honoree for its RS-IPLS Intelligent Perception LiDAR System.

Eric Walz2018-11-12 13:19 PT

Texas Startup Edgetensor Develops AI-based Driver Monitoring System for Autonomous Vehicles

Texas Startup Edgetensor Develops AI-based Driver Monitoring System for Autonomous Vehicles

Edgetensor, a new Dallas, Texas-based startup, developed a unique AI-based driver monitoring systems for self-driving cars. The company’s driver monitor system is designed to run robust AI processing software on low-cost, commodity hardware—using any camera.

Eric Walz2018-08-08 06:00 PT

Bosch Teams Up with Forcera to Warn Driverless Cars If Weather Affects Road Conditions

Bosch Teams Up with Forcera to Warn Driverless Cars If Weather Affects Road Conditions

Bosch is addressing a real problem for autonomous cars, by alerting the vehicle itself, as well as other nearby autonomous vehicles, to weather hazards such as ice, which might affect a vehicle’s handling. With this data, adjustments can be made to autonomous driving systems.

Eric Walz2018-07-30 13:26 PT

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