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Intel Touts Auto AI Chip’s Efficiency

Source: EE-Times  – November 30th, 2017   Brian Krzanich, Intel’s CEO came to Los Angeles for the “AutoMobility LA” auto show flush with forecasts of how autonomous driving will change every aspect of future vehicles, from cabin design to entertainment and life-saving safety systems. As a leading autonomous vehicle chip company, Intel also seized the…

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It’s Time to Ask: What Are Robo-cars For?

Source: EE-Times  – October 11th, 2017   With Automated Vehicles (AV) at the top of the hype cycle, not a week goes by without encountering news about these robo-cars. This week alone, two separate robo-taxi plans emerged independently from Waymo and Navya, followed by an inconveniently timed accident.Navya’s self-driving shuttle got into a fender-bender on its first…

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Mobileye’s Safety Formula Doesn’t Quite Add Up

Source: EE-Times  – October 19th, 2017   Mobileye has developed a mathematical model that spares an autonomous vehicle from the blame for an accident as long as it’s following a pre-determined set of “clear rules for fault in advance.” […] An academic paper and layman’s summary paper co-authored by Professors Shashua and Shai Shalev-Shwartz (Mobileye’s VP of…

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NXP Readying ‘Whole Vehicle’ Platform

Source: EE-Times  – October 16th, 2017   NXP Semiconductors announced Monday (Oct. 16) a new automotive processing platform, called NXP S32, designed for OEMs and tier ones to maximize re-use of codes, software and common capabilities across vehicle domains, applications and SoCs. […] In particular, NXP is focused on safety, security and over-the-air (OTA) update. The plan…

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NTSB: Tesla’s Autopilot UX a “major role” in fatal Model S crash [Updated]

Source: ArsTechnica  – September 12th, 2017   The NTSB findings include noting that “steering wheel torque is a poor surrogate measure for driver engagement,” and it is telling that all of the Level 3 systems that Ars has seeninvolve some form of driver-facing camera and gaze tracking to monitor driver awareness. Additionally, these level 3 cars—which are designed for lengthy…

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