Baidu partners with Nvidia for AI and autonomous cars

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The Baidu World Conference in Beijing, China saw CEO Robin Li and Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang announce a partnership for utilising artificial intelligence (AI) to develop a cloud-to-car autonomous car platform for China and international markets.

The partnership will combine mapping technology and the cloud platform from Baidu, and the self-driving computing platform developed by Nvidia. It will develop solutions for Level 3 autonomous vehicle control, HD maps and automated...

By Connected CarTech, 02 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Artificial Intelligence, Driverless.

Connected car opportunities: Is self-driving leading us off course?


By Kevin Taylor, EVP head of technology and Dick Williams, VP automotive, GfK

“They’re digging in the wrong place!” This is one of our favorite quotes from the first Raiders of the Lost Ark film, evoking that beautifully captured moment when, deep down in an Egyptian tomb, Indiana Jones and friends realise that the Ark of the Covenant isn’t buried where they thought it was. 

From what we are seeing, the same could also be true when it comes to automakers and technology...

By GfK, 02 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Connectivity, Data & Analytics, Driverless.

Mobileye and Delphi partner for automated driving


Israel-based technology company Mobileye and British automotive parts manufacturer Delphi Automotive are partnering to jointly develop a complete SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) Level 4/5-accredited automated driving solution. The partnership will see the development of a production-intent, end-to-end, fully-automated vehicle driving solution.

The new solution will have the functional safety and performance level for rapid integration into various vehicle platforms. The turnkey...

By Connected CarTech, 25 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Driverless.

Ford and Baidu invest $150m in LiDAR technology from Velodyne


Velodyne LiDAR has gained a combined $150 million investment from co-investors Ford Motor and Baidu, China’s leading search engine company. Morgan Stanley acted as sole placement agent for this transaction.

David Hall, founder and CEO, Velodyne LiDAR, said: “LiDAR continues to prove itself as the critical sensor for safe autonomous vehicle operation. This investment will accelerate the cost reduction and scaling of Velodyne’s industry-leading LiDAR sensors,...

By Connected CarTech, 23 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Driverless.

How 5G is paving the way for driverless vehicles


Some would argue that it’s an intrinsic part of human instinct to be wary of change. There’s something inside all of us which can be instinctively nervous about the concept of autonomous vehicles and there are some key questions which the industry is working hard to answer in order to allay these concerns. What, if any, degree of human oversight is required? How will autonomous and traditional vehicles co-exist? And most crucially, how can we guarantee safety?

This school of thought often...

By Enrico Salvatori, 22 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Connectivity, Driverless.

Audi to launch V2I technology to have cars better interact with traffic lights

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The US division of the German automotive manufacturer Audi and Traffic Technology Services (TTS) are partnering to launch the first vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) technology at select smart cities in the autumn of 2016 in the US. The traffic light information technology will be available with select 2017 models of the Audi Q7, A4 and A4 allroad with Audi connect.

Traffic light information will serve as a feature of the Audi connect PRIME system, enabling the car to communicate...

By Connected CarTech, 19 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Driverless, Ecosystems.

Ford targeting autonomous vehicles by 2021

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Ford has announced its intention to launch a high-volume, fully autonomous vehicle as part of a ride-sharing service by 2021.

In order to facilitate developments towards this goal, the company is doubling its Silicon Valley team, more than doubling its Palo Alto campus and investing in or collaborating with four startups to boost autonomous vehicle development. The planned vehicle, set to function without a steering wheel or gas and brake pedals, is being specifically designed for...

By Connected CarTech, 18 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Driverless, Ecosystems.

Global connected car market revenue to reach $180.3bn by 2022


A new research report from Grand View Research predicts that global connected car market revenue will reach $180.30 billion (£138.2bn) by 2022.

The report argues the increase in consumer demand, the constant need for connectivity, as well as increased dependency on technology and a growing number of tech-savvy people are some of the reasons expected to boost worldwide connected car market growth.

The study lays down further key findings that suggest:

  • The inclusion of safety technologies such as danger...

By Connected CarTech, 08 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Driverless, Ecosystems.

IDC puts global spending on connected vehicles at $29.6bn by 2017


In its latest report, analyst house IDC states that global spending on connected vehicles will be USD 29.6 billion, and spending on intelligent transportation systems will be USD 16.5 billion by 2017.

The report, entitled titled “Collaboration Between Automotive OEMs and City Leaders for Implementing Connected Car and Smart City Solutions”, offers a practical guidance to further explore how IT and non-IT leaders in automotive manufacturing and state and local government...

By Connected CarTech, 04 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Driverless, Ecosystems.