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NVIDIA Reveals its Latest AI-Powered ‘Omniverse’ Platform in its Continued Push into Automotive Hardware & Software

NVIDIA Reveals its Latest AI-Powered ‘Omniverse’ Platform in its Continued Push into Automotive Hardware & Software

Nvidia Corp kicked off its GTC 2021 technology conference on Tuesday with some major news and announcements from founder and CEO Jensen Huang during his opening keynote. Nvidia’s new technology to support autonomous driving includes a virtual driving assistant that can autonomously park a standard car, as well as a system to speed up the computationally intensive training of machine learning algorithms for autonomous vehicles.

Eric Walz2021-11-09 15:30 PT

Porsche Shares its New ‘Digital Twin’ Concept Using Sensors in the Vehicle and Big Data to Aid in Diagnostics & Predictive Maintenance

Porsche Shares its New ‘Digital Twin’ Concept Using Sensors in the Vehicle and Big Data to Aid in Diagnostics & Predictive Maintenance

Automaker Porsche has shared a new concept called a “digital twin” that can be used for predictive driving functions and the status of a vehicle’s components. It involves sensors embedded deep in the vehicle, including in the chassis, that can determine if the vehicle is operating normally, while also identifying mechanical or electrical issues that require attention.

Eric Walz2021-11-04 15:30 PT

General Motors Backed Radar Software Developer Oculii to be Acquired by Silicon Valley Computer Vision Company Ambarella Inc.

General Motors Backed Radar Software Developer Oculii to be Acquired by Silicon Valley Computer Vision Company Ambarella Inc.

Ambarella Inc. (Nasdaq: AMBA), a Silicon Valley-based developer of semiconductors for high-definition video compression and computer vision processing, announced this week it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Oculii, a Dayton, Ohio-based radar software company that’s backed by automaker General Motors.

Eric Walz2021-10-28 16:00 PT

Brembo Unveils a Breakthrough Electro-Mechanical Brake System Called ‘SENSIFY’ That’s Powered By AI

Brembo Unveils a Breakthrough Electro-Mechanical Brake System Called ‘SENSIFY’ That’s Powered By AI

Auto industry supplier Brembo unveiled its latest brake system called “SENSIFY”, which pairs its world-renowned brake components with the power of AI. SENSIFY adds digital technology to create a flexible platform that includes software, predictive algorithms and data management to control a vehicle’s brake system digitally. The brake system can intelligently adapt to any road or weather condition.

Eric Walz2021-10-25 16:00 PT

General Motors Invests in Oculii, a Startup Developing Advanced Radar Software for Autonomous Vehicles

General Motors Invests in Oculii, a Startup Developing Advanced Radar Software for Autonomous Vehicles

​General Motors has made another key investment in the autonomous driving space, as the automaker looks to add more advanced self-driving driving capabilities to its model lineup. GM’s venture capital arm invested “millions of dollars” in Oculii, according to its co-founder Steven Hong.

Eric Walz2021-09-13 10:30 PT

Xilinx & Motovis Partner on a Hardware and Software Solution for Autonomous Vehicle Cameras Powered by a Neural Network

Xilinx & Motovis Partner on a Hardware and Software Solution for Autonomous Vehicle Cameras Powered by a Neural Network

Semiconductor manufacturer Xilinx, Inc. has teamed up with Motovis, a provider of embedded AI for advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving, on a hardware and software solution for forward facing vehicle cameras. It's built on the Xilinx Automotive Zynq system-on-chip (SoC) and uses convolutional neural network (CNN) IP developed by Motovis. The two companies are targeting the $2.4 billion automotive camera market with a solution to help automakers speed time to market.

Eric Walz2021-08-31 10:00 PT

Elon Musk’s Next Big Thing, ‘Humanoid Robots’ Powered by the Same AI Used for its Self-Driving Vehicles

Elon Musk’s Next Big Thing, ‘Humanoid Robots’ Powered by the Same AI Used for its Self-Driving Vehicles

Last night during a live streamed event called “AI Day”, Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk teased the “Tesla Bot”, a realistic humanoid robot that would be powered by the same types of AI systems that Tesla uses for its Autopilot and Full Self-Driving (FSD) feature in its cars.

Eric Walz2021-08-20 11:25 PT

Embark's Universal Truck Platform Powered by NVIDIA DRIVE Converts Ordinary Class-8 Trucks into Self-Driving Vehicles

Embark's Universal Truck Platform Powered by NVIDIA DRIVE Converts Ordinary Class-8 Trucks into Self-Driving Vehicles

San Francisco-based autonomous trucking startup Embark Trucks Inc. has developed a universal platform called the “Embark Universal Interface'' (EUI) that converts Class-8 trucks from different manufacturers and makes them capable of self-driving. The EUI is powered by the NVIDIA DRIVE autonomous driving hardware and software platform.

Eric Walz2021-08-10 10:55 PT

Silicon Valley Startup Ghost Secures $100 Million in Funding for its Breakthrough Autonomous Driving & Crash Prevention Tech

Silicon Valley Startup Ghost Secures $100 Million in Funding for its Breakthrough Autonomous Driving & Crash Prevention Tech

Silicon Valley-based autonomous driving startup Ghost recently announced the closing of a $100 million Series D financing for its system that the company says offers a revolutionary breakthrough in crash prevention. Demand for robust and reliable autonomous driving technology is growing in the auto industry as more vehicles come equipped with advanced driver assist features and self-driving capabilities.

Eric Walz2021-07-12 15:25 PT

Volvo is Building a 225 Million Gigabyte Data Center to Collect & Process Real-Time Vehicle Data to Improve Safety

Volvo is Building a 225 Million Gigabyte Data Center to Collect & Process Real-Time Vehicle Data to Improve Safety

​Swedish automaker Volvo Cars held a Tech Day on Wednesday where company executives shared a roadmap of the company’s future plans, including a switch to all-electric and software-based vehicles by 2030. These plans include having ten of thousands of connected cars on the road in the next decade traveling millions of kilometers and continuously sharing data with the automaker.

Eric Walz2021-07-01 10:00 PT

A Closer Look at Tesla’s Nvidia-powered Supercomputer for Training Deep Neural Networks

A Closer Look at Tesla’s Nvidia-powered Supercomputer for Training Deep Neural Networks

​At the fourth annual Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2021) conference this week, Tesla’s senior director of AI, Andrej Karpathy, shared details the company’s latest supercomputer that will be used to train deep neural networks (DNN) for Tesla’s Autopilot and Full Self-Driving (FSD) autonomous driving features.

Eric Walz2021-06-22 11:00 PT

Computer Vision Developer StradVision to Showcase its Most Advanced Perception Camera for Autonomous Driving & ADAS at Auto Tech 2021

Computer Vision Developer StradVision to Showcase its Most Advanced Perception Camera for Autonomous Driving & ADAS at Auto Tech 2021

StradVision, a pioneer in AI-based vision processing technology for autonomous vehicles and automotive ADAS systems, will showcase the latest features of its camera perception software named “SVNet” during The China Guangzhou International Automotive Technology Expo 2021, which is being held May 25-27.

Eric Walz2021-05-21 16:00 PT

Nvidia Announces DRIVE Atlan, its Most Powerful Autonomous Vehicle Processor With 1,000 TOPS of Compute Power

Nvidia Announces DRIVE Atlan, its Most Powerful Autonomous Vehicle Processor With 1,000 TOPS of Compute Power

During today’s opening keynote of the annual GTC Technology Conference, NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang unveiled NVIDIA DRIVE Atlan, the upcoming generation of its AI-powered compute platform for autonomous vehicles. Atlan will achieve an unprecedented 1,000 trillion operations per second (1,000 TOPS) of performance to handle the large number of applications and deep neural networks that run simultaneously in autonomous vehicles.

Eric Walz2021-04-12 16:00 PT

Toyota Unveils the First Two Vehicles That Will Offer its “Advanced Drive” Human-Centric Autonomous Driving System

Toyota Unveils the First Two Vehicles That Will Offer its “Advanced Drive” Human-Centric Autonomous Driving System

​While electric automaker Tesla focuses on the rollout of its “Full Self-Driving'' feature that is intended to operate without human intervention, Japan's Toyota Motor Corp is taking a different approach to self-driving vehicles. Toyota has developed an AI-powered autonomous driving system called “Advanced Drive” that allows the driver and vehicle to communicate with each other, handing off control of the vehicle seamlessly between driver and vehicle as needed.

Eric Walz2021-04-09 08:00 PT

 Lidar Startup AEye Develops an Independently Verified 1,000 Meter Range Lidar Sensor for Autonomous Vehicles

Lidar Startup AEye Develops an Independently Verified 1,000 Meter Range Lidar Sensor for Autonomous Vehicles

California-based lidar developer AEye announced a major breakthrough in long-range lidar performance. The company's AEye’s 4Sight M lidar sensor was able to detect objects greater than 1,000 meters away. The 1,000 meter range was independently validated by VSI Labs, one of the nation’s leading independent evaluators.

Eric Walz2021-03-10 11:30 PT

Continental Acquires a Minority Stake in Silicon Valley Startup Recogni for AI-Powered Chips for Autonomous Vehicles

Continental Acquires a Minority Stake in Silicon Valley Startup Recogni for AI-Powered Chips for Autonomous Vehicles

German automotive supplier Continental AG announced it acquired a minority stake in AI chip developer Recogni, a Silicon Valley startup founded 2017 that’s developing AI-powered chips to support perception systems for automated driving. Recogni’s primary focus is on faster perception processing for Level 2+ autonomous vehicles, which requires chips that offer exceptionally high real-time processing performance while consuming very little power.

Eric Walz2021-02-25 12:00 PT

Mercedes Benz Unveils its 56-inch AI-Powered ‘Hyperscreen’ Dashboard Display

Mercedes Benz Unveils its 56-inch AI-Powered ‘Hyperscreen’ Dashboard Display

Mercedes Benz unveiled its new Hyperscreen on Thursday ahead of the Annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) which is taking place virtually this year due to the global pandemic. The large curved 55-inch wide Hyperscreen display stretches across the entire dashboard from the left to the right A-pillar, providing information independently to both the driver and passenger. It will debut in the EQS electric sedan later this year.

FutureCar Staff 2021-01-07 15:30 PT

AI-Powered Chip Developer Horizon Robotics Raises $400 Million in Latest Funding Round

AI-Powered Chip Developer Horizon Robotics Raises $400 Million in Latest Funding Round

Beijing-based Horizon Robotics announced on Jan. 7 it raised $400 million in its Series C2 financing, which is led by Chinese battery manufacturer CATL, one of the world’s biggest suppliers of electric vehicle batteries to the auto industry, including Tesla. The startup is seeking to dominate the market for powerful embedded AI-powered chips for the millions of autonomous driving vehicles that the company expects to be on the road in China by 2025.

Eric Walz2021-01-07 11:00 PT

Mercedes Benz Reveals the New Flagship S Class with the NVIDIA-powered MBUX Cockpit

Mercedes Benz Reveals the New Flagship S Class with the NVIDIA-powered MBUX Cockpit

Luxury automaker Mercedes Benz unveiled the full features the redesigned flagship S-Class sedan today. As expected, the 2021 Mercedes Benz S Class will come packed with technology. Among the most notable features of the new S Class is it’s widescreen AI-Powered MBUX cockpit. The MBUX intelligent display in the new S Class was developed along with Nvidia.

FutureCar Staff 2020-09-02 14:30 PT

Kia Motors Partners with Google Cloud on a AI-based Vehicle Owner’s Manual

Kia Motors Partners with Google Cloud on a AI-based Vehicle Owner’s Manual

South Korean automaker Kia Motors announced a new partnership with Google Cloud on an AI-based vehicle owners manual, that may one day make the printed or electronic text manuals a thing of the past. The owner's manual is fully-interactive and allows the driver to take a picture of the various controls in their vehicle using a smartphone to learn how each feature works.

FutureCar Staff 2020-06-18 13:10 PT

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