Toyota Awarded More U.S. Patents Than Any Other Automaker in 2021
Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp was awarded the most U.S. patents than any other automaker in 2021, according to a recent annual ranking by the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), an industry trade group for owners of patents, trademarks, copyrights and other trade secrets. A majority of the patents secured by Toyota were related to electric vehicles, battery technology, autonomous driving systems, software and AI.
Eric Walz2022-03-09 09:45 PT
Honda Invests in Software Startup Helm.ai to Strengthen its Computer Vision and AI Development
Honda Motor Co. has made an investment in Silicon Valley-based software company Helm.ai in order to strengthen its software development in the fields of computer vision and artificial intelligence (AI). Helm.ai has been collaborating with Honda since 2019 through its "Honda Xcelerator," a global open innovation program that supports startups working on innovative technology.
Eric Walz2022-02-27 11:00 PT
Computer Vision Technology Developer StradVision Announces New North American Headquarters in Michigan, Expands U.S. Business
South Korean company StradVision, which is developing AI-powered computer vision processing technology for autonomous vehicles and advanced driver assist systems (ADAS), announced that it has established a new North American Headquarters in Sterling Heights, Michigan. The company says its new U.S. office will help it to better develop new market opportunities in the automotive industry in the United States.
FutureCar Staff 2022-02-26 14:30 PT
Ford Motor Co & ADT Are Investing $100 Million in a New Joint Venture to Deliver ‘Breakthrough Technology’ for Vehicle Security That Uses AI
Ford Motor Co and security specialist ADT are investing up to $100 million over the next three years in a joint venture that will enhance vehicle security, the automaker announced on Tuesday. The new joint venture company is named “Canopy”. Ford says the joint venture will deliver “breakthrough technology” to enhance vehicle security. The technology will include ADT’s professional remote security monitoring with Ford’s AI-driven video camera technology on the vehicle.
FutureCar Staff 2022-02-24 14:25 PT
Self-Driving Truck Developer TuSimple Builds a Domain Controller for L4 Autonomous Driving Using the NVIDIA DRIVE Orin SoC
Autonomous truck developer TuSimple has expanded its ongoing partnership with chipmaker NVIDIA to design and develop an advanced "autonomous domain controller" (ADC) specifically for TuSimple's Level 4 autonomous trucks. The ADC will incorporate the NVIDIA DRIVE Orin system-on-a-chip (SoC), which is specifically designed for AI-based autonomous driving applications.
FutureCar Staff 2022-02-11 15:30 PT
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 Walz2021-12-16 15:30 PT
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 Walz2021-12-11 14:30 PT
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 Walz2021-12-04 15:00 PT
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 Walz2021-12-01 15:00 PT
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 Walz2021-10-20 10:30 PT
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 Walz2021-10-07 10:00 PT
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 Walz2021-09-26 11:25 PT
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 Walz2021-09-16 10:55 PT
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 Walz2021-08-18 15:25 PT
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 Walz2021-08-07 10:00 PT
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 Walz2021-07-29 11:00 PT
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 Walz2021-06-27 16:00 PT
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 Walz2021-05-19 16:00 PT
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 Walz2021-05-16 08:00 PT
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 Walz2021-04-16 12:30 PT
LG Develops ‘Invisible' Speaker Sound Technology That Could Revolutionize In-Vehicle Audio
Eric WalzDec 28, 2022 10:45 AM PT
Toyota's Redesigned Prius May Get More Drivers Behind the Wheel of a Hybrid Vehicle
FutureCar Staff Dec 25, 2022 12:50 PM PT
Researchers at South Korea's Chung-Ang University Develop a ‘Meta-Reinforcement' Machine Learning Algorithm for Traffic Lights to Improve Vehicle Throughput
Eric WalzDec 22, 2022 2:30 PM PT