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Miles Ahead: Cognata’s 3D Simulators Train The Autonomous…

NoCamels – Israeli Innovation News (press release) (blog) Israeli startup Cognata plans to speed up this process with its 3D simulator powered by deep-learning algorithms. The simulator trains autonomous car software through virtual driving instead of real-life driving, allowing the software to learn far more …… More

NoCamels – Israeli Innovation News (press release) (blog) Israeli startup Cognata plans to speed up this process with its 3D simulator powered by deep-learning algorithms. The simulator trains autonomous car software through virtual driving instead of real-life driving, allowing the software to learn far more …… More

Groupe Renault partners with Oktal to develop autonomous vehicles | Arab News

Groupe Renault has announced the acquisition of a 35 percent stake in a new joint venture, autonomous vehicle simulation (AVS), formed together with Oktal, a subsidiary of Sogeclair, a French aerospace and simulation company based in Toulouse, France. It said the step would allow Renault and the Renault-Nissan Alliance to continue delivering a menu of advanced technologies by furthering autonomous More

Groupe Renault has announced the acquisition of a 35 percent stake in a new joint venture, autonomous vehicle simulation (AVS), formed together with Oktal, a subsidiary of Sogeclair, a French aerospace and simulation company based in Toulouse, France. It said the step would allow Renault and the Renault-Nissan Alliance to continue delivering a menu of advanced technologies by furthering autonomous More

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Toyota Research Institute offers first public demonstration of autonomous vehicle test platform – Vision Systems Design

Toyota Research Institute (TRI) offered the first public demonstration of its Platform 2.1 autonomous vehicle test platform, which enables research and development of its Guardian and Chauffeur automated driving platforms.
This demonstration comes just months after committing to an initial investment of $100 million to launch Toyota AI Ventures, a new corporate venture capital subsi More

Toyota Research Institute (TRI) offered the first public demonstration of its Platform 2.1 autonomous vehicle test platform, which enables research and development of its Guardian and Chauffeur automated driving platforms.
This demonstration comes just months after committing to an initial investment of $100 million to launch Toyota AI Ventures, a new corporate venture capital subsi More

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I spent $64,000 to discover this ground shattering truth!… – Level 10

In the past 7 months, I have traveled to the 6 most developed cities in the world with one mission in mind:
Find the next BIG thing in Tech!
…. so I can focus the next 15 years of my life trying to do something in that sector. The cities I visited were:

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In the past 7 months, I have traveled to the 6 most developed cities in the world with one mission in mind:
Find the next BIG thing in Tech!
…. so I can focus the next 15 years of my life trying to do something in that sector. The cities I visited were:

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Toyota | Automaker Advances Autonomous Development | Technology content from WardsAuto

Toyota says its latest autonomous research vehicle more accurately understands its surroundings and has improved object detection.

Toyota showed off its new Platform 2.1 technology, which also can better predict data such as road signs and lane markings to support map development, in a prior-generation Lexus LS on a closed course for the investor community this week. More

Toyota says its latest autonomous research vehicle more accurately understands its surroundings and has improved object detection.

Toyota showed off its new Platform 2.1 technology, which also can better predict data such as road signs and lane markings to support map development, in a prior-generation Lexus LS on a closed course for the investor community this week. More

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Cadillac Finally Has an Answer to Tesla’s Autopilot -…

Cadillac has finally built a six-second vehicle.

That’s how long a driver can spend checking Instagram while the opulent 2018 version of its CT6 sedan drives itself. Then the first of three escalating warnings are triggered. Still, providing a somewhat-safe moment to scan an e-mail is a heroic feat of coding, one that allows the iconic luxury brand to claim parity with similar systems bui More

Cadillac has finally built a six-second vehicle.

That’s how long a driver can spend checking Instagram while the opulent 2018 version of its CT6 sedan drives itself. Then the first of three escalating warnings are triggered. Still, providing a somewhat-safe moment to scan an e-mail is a heroic feat of coding, one that allows the iconic luxury brand to claim parity with similar systems bui More

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High-end GNSS simulator generates realistic test scenarios : GPS World

The SMW200A GNSS simulator adds a high-end solution to the Rohde & Schwarz portfolio of satellite navigation system simulators. It can be extended to up to four RF outputs and allows GNSS signals to be simulated simultaneously in multiple frequency bands for multiple antennas.

The SMW200A can internally simulate a complex interference environment in parallel with GNSS signals.< More

The SMW200A GNSS simulator adds a high-end solution to the Rohde & Schwarz portfolio of satellite navigation system simulators. It can be extended to up to four RF outputs and allows GNSS signals to be simulated simultaneously in multiple frequency bands for multiple antennas.

The SMW200A can internally simulate a complex interference environment in parallel with GNSS signals.< More

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Siemens Agrees To Acquire Infolytica For Electric Simulation Software – Siemens AG ADR (OTCMKTS:SIEGY) | Seeking Alpha

iemens plans to acquire Infolytica Corporation for an undisclosed sum.

Infolytica has created a family of electromagnetic and electromechanical simulation software products.

Siemens is making the right moves to position itself for a major electrification and autonomous vehicle trend in the coming decades.

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iemens plans to acquire Infolytica Corporation for an undisclosed sum.

Infolytica has created a family of electromagnetic and electromechanical simulation software products.

Siemens is making the right moves to position itself for a major electrification and autonomous vehicle trend in the coming decades.

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Autonomous Driving Projects Gaining Momentum – Nasdaq.com

he words autonomous, connected, and electric are fast becoming prefixes to the word “car.” From legacy automakers to technology giants, multiple players are exploring, investing, and collaborating in autonomous vehicles.

Here’s a look at some of the interesting developments within this space during the last month.

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he words autonomous, connected, and electric are fast becoming prefixes to the word “car.” From legacy automakers to technology giants, multiple players are exploring, investing, and collaborating in autonomous vehicles.

Here’s a look at some of the interesting developments within this space during the last month.

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Tesla working with AMD on Autopilot chip: CNBC MarketWatch…

MarketWatch Tesla Inc. TSLA, -0.32% is working with Advance Micro Devices Inc. AMD, +4.73% to produce a chip for its Autopilot, the car maker’s suite of advanced driver-assistance systems, aiming to reduce Tesla’s reliance on Nvidia Corp.… More

MarketWatch Tesla Inc. TSLA, -0.32% is working with Advance Micro Devices Inc. AMD, +4.73% to produce a chip for its Autopilot, the car maker’s suite of advanced driver-assistance systems, aiming to reduce Tesla’s reliance on Nvidia Corp.… More

Baidu Announces Apollo 1.5 and a 10 Billion yuan Autonomous…

Markets Insider With the planning capability, vehicles can plan the correct driving path and make optimal driving decisions. The cloud simulation system on Apollo is the only platform that provides open, built-in HD maps tailored for autonomous driving. Based on large …… More

Markets Insider With the planning capability, vehicles can plan the correct driving path and make optimal driving decisions. The cloud simulation system on Apollo is the only platform that provides open, built-in HD maps tailored for autonomous driving. Based on large …… More

Self-Driving Car ‘Godfather’ To Help Lyft Get Engineers,…

Forbes Sebastian Thrun, the original leader of Google’s self-driving car project, is going to help rideshare company Lyft staff up its autonomous vehicle team with training through Udacity, his high-tech vocational service. And if robot cars weren’t enough …… More

Forbes Sebastian Thrun, the original leader of Google’s self-driving car project, is going to help rideshare company Lyft staff up its autonomous vehicle team with training through Udacity, his high-tech vocational service. And if robot cars weren’t enough …… More

I used Tesla’s Autopilot and it was both terrifying and…

Business Insider While electric car maker Tesla is careful to say its Autopilot feature is not (yet) autonomous, it is very sophisticated compared to anything else currently in the market.… More

Business Insider While electric car maker Tesla is careful to say its Autopilot feature is not (yet) autonomous, it is very sophisticated compared to anything else currently in the market.… More

Siemens Acquires Automated Driving and Simulation Tool ENGI…

ENGINEERING.com … an international supplier of automotive simulation tools, testing services and engineering safety solutions. Global simulation software provider Siemens will enhance its tool integration and expand its autonomous driving and safety simulation …… More

ENGINEERING.com … an international supplier of automotive simulation tools, testing services and engineering safety solutions. Global simulation software provider Siemens will enhance its tool integration and expand its autonomous driving and safety simulation …… More

Tesla: Cameras Might Win The Autonomous Race After All – Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) | Seeking Alpha

Already, LIDAR seemed like a necessity for achieving full self driving.

Tesla doesn’t have LIDAR, but it has cameras (as do others, along with their LIDARs).

I’m now saying that cameras will likely be winners in the autonomous race. Is Tesla thus on the right path after all? Not so fast

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Already, LIDAR seemed like a necessity for achieving full self driving.

Tesla doesn’t have LIDAR, but it has cameras (as do others, along with their LIDARs).

I’m now saying that cameras will likely be winners in the autonomous race. Is Tesla thus on the right path after all? Not so fast

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Driver’s family doesn’t blame Tesla for fatal ‘autopilot’ crash | New York Post

The family of the driver of a Tesla Model S who was killed in a May 2016 crash while using the car’s semi-autonomous driving system said on Monday the car was not to blame for the crash.

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The family of the driver of a Tesla Model S who was killed in a May 2016 crash while using the car’s semi-autonomous driving system said on Monday the car was not to blame for the crash.

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Waymo Simulations Let Self-Driving Cars Rack Up 8 Million Virtual Miles Every Day – The Drive

WWaymo self-driving cars are racking up significant miles in the real world, but they’re getting even more of a workout in simulations. Each day, 25,000 cars drive 8 million simulated miles, the former Google self-driving car project claim

The simulator allows self-driving cars to practice situations they may not regularly encounter in the real world, Waymo explained in a Medium post More

WWaymo self-driving cars are racking up significant miles in the real world, but they’re getting even more of a workout in simulations. Each day, 25,000 cars drive 8 million simulated miles, the former Google self-driving car project claim

The simulator allows self-driving cars to practice situations they may not regularly encounter in the real world, Waymo explained in a Medium post More

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Waymo simulation is teaching self-driving cars invaluable skills

Last month, Alphabet offered up its first proper look at Carcraft . The simulation is a virtual home away from home (the real world) for Waymo’s self-driving vehicles. Here, you’ll find a replica of every real-world mile the autonomous cars have driven. And, each day, Waymo’s 25,000-strong fleet of Chrysler Pacificas traverse 8 million of these simulated miles. That’ More

Last month, Alphabet offered up its first proper look at Carcraft . The simulation is a virtual home away from home (the real world) for Waymo’s self-driving vehicles. Here, you’ll find a replica of every real-world mile the autonomous cars have driven. And, each day, Waymo’s 25,000-strong fleet of Chrysler Pacificas traverse 8 million of these simulated miles. That’ More

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Tesla disables emergency braking for Autopilot 2.5 hardware – LeftLaneNews

Tesla has temporarily disabled automatic emergency braking, once again, for new vehicles that are rolling off the assembly line with revised Autopilot hardware.

Known as version 2.5, the revised hardware adds new computing and wiring redundancy to improve reliability. The company has downplayed the changes, however the interruption to AEB functionality suggests the vehicles may be equipped More

Tesla has temporarily disabled automatic emergency braking, once again, for new vehicles that are rolling off the assembly line with revised Autopilot hardware.

Known as version 2.5, the revised hardware adds new computing and wiring redundancy to improve reliability. The company has downplayed the changes, however the interruption to AEB functionality suggests the vehicles may be equipped More

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What happens when you fall asleep with your Tesla Model S…

Torque News Many car enthusiasts know that Tesla is a leader in Autopilot technology, but do you know for example what will happen when you fall asleep with your Tesla …… More

Torque News Many car enthusiasts know that Tesla is a leader in Autopilot technology, but do you know for example what will happen when you fall asleep with your Tesla …… More

[government news] Self-driving car legislation paves way for Tesla Autopilot development

The House passed a bipartisan driverless car bill Wednesday, paving the way for Tesla and other manufacturers to develop autonomous vehicles without having to hurdle substantial legislative barriers.

The bill opens the playing field for companies to develop and test new driverless technology without having to answer to individual state legislators. In addition to relaxing laws on the implem More

The House passed a bipartisan driverless car bill Wednesday, paving the way for Tesla and other manufacturers to develop autonomous vehicles without having to hurdle substantial legislative barriers.

The bill opens the playing field for companies to develop and test new driverless technology without having to answer to individual state legislators. In addition to relaxing laws on the implem More

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Google’s self-driving cars learn how to drive at a Mesa intersection

Waymo has been “teaching” its autonomous vehicles how to navigate difficult left-hand turns based on a tricky Mesa intersection.

James Stout, a lead software engineer for Waymo, the self-driving car project from Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc., explained the tests in a blog posted Thursday.

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Waymo has been “teaching” its autonomous vehicles how to navigate difficult left-hand turns based on a tricky Mesa intersection.

James Stout, a lead software engineer for Waymo, the self-driving car project from Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc., explained the tests in a blog posted Thursday.

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Autonomous vehicle partnership aims for level 4 cars New…

New Electronics Additionally, simulation software will be used to demonstrate the autonomous driving capabilities virtually, before moving into real-world testing.… More

New Electronics Additionally, simulation software will be used to demonstrate the autonomous driving capabilities virtually, before moving into real-world testing.… More

Self-driving car vote in House will map out vehicles’ future

Self-driving car technology faces a crucial test Wednesday, with the House of Representatives set to vote on rules designed to get fully autonomous vehicles on American roads quickly and with minimal state-by-state oversight.

Supporters of the proposed legislation say it will help companies developing the technology in the U.S. compete in the high-stakes race toward driving’s future, whil More

Self-driving car technology faces a crucial test Wednesday, with the House of Representatives set to vote on rules designed to get fully autonomous vehicles on American roads quickly and with minimal state-by-state oversight.

Supporters of the proposed legislation say it will help companies developing the technology in the U.S. compete in the high-stakes race toward driving’s future, whil More

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Tesla Autopilot: Miles Ahead In Autonomous Race Due To…

InsideEVs What will the self-driving automotive world of the future look like? Nobody really knows although a lot of people seem convinced that they do.… More

InsideEVs What will the self-driving automotive world of the future look like? Nobody really knows although a lot of people seem convinced that they do.… More

Tesla AI Director looks to bolster Autopilot Vision team as…

It appears the Tesla Autopilot program is looking for new engineers as the company pushes to launch its Full Self-Driving capabilities by year end.

Andrej Karpathy, Tesla’s Director of Artificial Intelligence fired off a tweet advertising a few open roles on the Tesla Autopilot Vision team.

More Teslarati It appears the Tesla Autopilot program is looking for new engineers as the co More

It appears the Tesla Autopilot program is looking for new engineers as the company pushes to launch its Full Self-Driving capabilities by year end.

Andrej Karpathy, Tesla’s Director of Artificial Intelligence fired off a tweet advertising a few open roles on the Tesla Autopilot Vision team.

More Teslarati It appears the Tesla Autopilot program is looking for new engineers as the co More

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Elon Musk promised full self-driving abilities despite engineers’ safety concerns: report – The Verge

When Elon Musk announced last fall that all of Tesla’s cars would be capable of “full autonomy,” engineers who were working on the suite of self-driving features, known as Autopilot, did not believe the system was ready to safely control a car, according to the Wall Street Journal .

The WSJ report sheds more light on the tension that exists between the Auto More

When Elon Musk announced last fall that all of Tesla’s cars would be capable of “full autonomy,” engineers who were working on the suite of self-driving features, known as Autopilot, did not believe the system was ready to safely control a car, according to the Wall Street Journal .

The WSJ report sheds more light on the tension that exists between the Auto More

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Lunewave’s inexpensive 3D printed lenses could put…

3ders.org (blog) Researchers at the University of Arizona have developed inexpensive 3D printed Luneberg lenses that could be used in radar systems for the automotive industry.… More

3ders.org (blog) Researchers at the University of Arizona have developed inexpensive 3D printed Luneberg lenses that could be used in radar systems for the automotive industry.… More

Apple Scales Back Its Ambitions for a Self-Driving Car – NYTimes.com

SAN FRANCISCO — As new employees were brought into Apple’s secret effort to create a self-driving car a few years ago, managers told them that they were working on the company’s next big thing: A product that would take on Detroit and disrupt the automobile industry.

These days, Apple’s automotive ambitions are more modest. The company has put off any notion of an Apple-branded auto More

SAN FRANCISCO — As new employees were brought into Apple’s secret effort to create a self-driving car a few years ago, managers told them that they were working on the company’s next big thing: A product that would take on Detroit and disrupt the automobile industry.

These days, Apple’s automotive ambitions are more modest. The company has put off any notion of an Apple-branded auto More

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$20,000 Rebates on Nissan Leaf and BMW i3 EVs Offered in California – ExtremeTech

Buy a Nissan Leaf or BMW i3 electric vehicle in southern California, and you can get rebates of up to $20,000 on EVs that sell for $30,000 to $52,000. It’s a deal through the end of September, for customers of San Diego Gas & Electric.

SDG&E is kicking in a $10,000 rebate that is in addition to $10,000 in federal and state rebates available to most buyers. Buying an EV allows a More

Buy a Nissan Leaf or BMW i3 electric vehicle in southern California, and you can get rebates of up to $20,000 on EVs that sell for $30,000 to $52,000. It’s a deal through the end of September, for customers of San Diego Gas & Electric.

SDG&E is kicking in a $10,000 rebate that is in addition to $10,000 in federal and state rebates available to most buyers. Buying an EV allows a More

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