Bosch collaborating with NVIDIA for AI self-driving car computer system

Bosch has collaborated with NVIDIA to develop an AI self-driving car computer built on the latter’s deep learning software and hardware that enables vehicles to be trained on the complexities of driving, operated autonomously and updated over the air with new features and capabilities.

The alliance was announced by Bosch CEO Dr. Volkmar Denner during his keynote address at Bosch Connected World, in Berlin, at Bosch Group’s annual Internet of Things conference.

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By IoT News, 16 March 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, Enterprise.

Intel to acquire Mobileye for $15.3bn, looks at automotive leadership

Intel has announced it is to acquire autonomous driving systems provider Mobileye for $15.3 billion (£12.5bn) as it aims for market leadership in the connected car space.

The two companies have previously partnered with BMW, announcing a deal in July last year with the aim of fully automated driving in series production by 2021. Through the partnership, the trio aimed to create...

By James Bourne, 13 March 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, Enterprise, IoT.

AT&T moves further into smart cities and connected cars with two partnerships

AT&T is on a continuous run helping cities across the world to become smart with two new announcements over the past week.

The telecoms giant has signed an agreement with IDA Ireland and Dublin City Council to cooperate and exchange information around smart cities solutions, while also entering into a long-term partnership with members of Bridge Alliance to extend their global connected car leadership to new territories.

The smart cities initiative will help develop an open dialogue of IoT best practices...

By IoT News, 06 March 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, IoT, Smart Cities.

MWC17: Autonomous motorsports will make self-driving cars safer

Here at Mobile World Congress, we've heard about the latest advancements in autonomous racing vehicles and why it will make self-driving cars safer for the rest of us.

Motorsports has always been about pushing the boundaries of vehicles to make them faster, stronger, lighter, and safer. Many of the innovations which happen in this competitive space make their way into road cars used by those of us without the nerve or skill to be professional racing drivers.

Innovations which pass from Formula 1 to your...

By Ryan Daws, 27 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, IoT, Smart Cities.

Opinion: Tesla’s insurance bundles offer a glimpse at the future of driverless car purchases

Tesla has begun to bundle insurance and maintenance costs with their vehicles, offering a potential glimpse at the future of purchasing cars in the driverless era.

Insurance will need to evolve with the rise of autonomous vehicle technology and current government plans lean towards manufacturers being responsible if accidents occur when the occupier hands over control to an onboard computer. This will increase potential costs for manufacturers, and we all know costs get passed on to customers.

Some owners have...

By Ryan Daws, 23 February 2017, 1 comment. Categories: Connected Cars, IoT.

Where is AI in the auto industry now – and where is it heading?

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The shape-shifting, artificial intelligence (AI)-powered cars seen in futuristic films aren't appearing anytime soon but AI technology certainly exists today in the auto market and will be increasingly visible in the future.

Industry observers are saying that AI and machine learning have reached a tipping point and will cause enormous advances through the next few...

By Mahbubul Alam, 20 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, Enterprise, IoT, Standards.

Ford pumps $1bn into ex-Google, Uber engineers’ AI startup

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Ford has announced plans to invest $1 billion over the next five years into an AI startup co-founded by engineers who held positions in Google and Uber's respective self-driving vehicle teams. 

The engineers who co-founded Argo AI would make an enviable addition to any company looking for their slice of the emerging connected car market. Brian Salesky, CEO of Argo AI, was director of hardware for...

By Ryan Daws, 13 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, IoT, Smart Cities.

Auto Compensation: UK wants victims of self-driving car accidents to be quickly compensated

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The UK is planning ahead of how insurance will be handled in the self-driving era with a framework that ensures accident victims are quickly compensated.

Among the biggest questions surrounding the roll-out of self-driving cars is that of insurance and how it will function when there’s no-one in control of the vehicle. This has gained extra attention over the past year as more self-driving tests were conducted,...

By Ryan Daws, 09 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, IoT, Smart Cities.

The road as a ‘social space’: Analysing the challenges of autonomous vehicle integration

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The future of mobility has become a major topic of discussion in the automotive world. Introductions including the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, ride sharing and new synergies between car manufacturers and technology players are all changing the transportation ecosystem as we know it.  

One thing in particular I think we can all agree on is that autonomous vehicles (AVs) are coming.

Every day new pilot schemes bring AVs closer to the road and into the public mind-set, and

By Kate Rock, 07 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, Enterprise, Smart Cities.

Why driverless cars are making their way to California

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Opinion Driverless vehicle technology is a new and exciting industry. However, even with the recent advancements we have seen, there are still several obstacles that autonomous technicians need to overcome before we see a lot of self-driving cars out on the streets. Some of these roadblocks include finding the best minds to work with and strict restrictions set by local governments. In response to these challenges, it seems we have seen several companies that are...

By Rick Delgado, 19 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, Development, IoT.