Car electronics

Meet Martti, the Finnish Robocar That Uses 5G – IEEE Spectrum

https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/telecom/wireless/full-capabilities-of-5g-networks-in-autonomous-vehicles-explored How will 5G work with self-driving cars? A new 5G-enabled robot car in Finland offers some clues. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and mobile giant Nokia have joined forces to determine how 5G networks can transmit information to and from vehicles while on the road. They are testing the capabilities of 5G network

Linux is under your hood | ZDNet

https://www.zdnet.com/article/linux-is-under-your-hood/ Way back in 2004, Jonathan Schwartz, then Sun’s chief operating officer, suggested that cars could become software platformsthe same way feature phones were. He was right. But, it’s Linux, not Java. There are other contenders for car operating systems, such as Blackberry’s QNX and Microsoft IoT Connected Vehicles, but both have lost ground to

Uber self-driving test car involved in accident resulting in pedestrian death | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/19/uber-self-driving-test-car-involved-in-accident-resulting-in-pedestrian-death/ Some incredibly sad news out of Arizona. An autonomous Uber test SUV driving in Tempe, Arizona was involved in a fatal collision last night. The Uber vehicle was in autonomous mode at the time. This is reported as the first time an autonomous vehicle operating in self-driving mode has resulted in a human death.

Have Self-Driving Cars Stopped Getting Better – IEEE Spectrum

https://spectrum.ieee.org/cars-that-think/transportation/self-driving/have-selfdriving-cars-stopped-getting-better Every January, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) releases data from companies that operated highly automated vehicles on the state’s public roads the previous year. Companies get to decide how to record these so-called disengagements. Variety in reporting makes for widely disparate data. The disengagement reports are thus probably best viewed as marketing

Finnish autonomous car goes for a leisurely cruise in the driving snow

https://techcrunch.com/2017/12/15/finnish-autonomous-car-goes-for-a-leisurely-cruise-in-the-driving-snow/?ncid=rss&utm_source=tcfbpage&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29&utm_content=FaceBook&sr_share=facebook  It’s one thing for an autonomous car to strut its stuff on a smooth, warm California tarmac, and quite another to do so on the frozen winter mix of northern Finland. Martti, a self-driving vehicle system homegrown in Finland, demonstrated just this in a record-setting drive along a treacherous (to normal drivers) Laplandish road. More

Oxford’s chief computer scientist says there hasn’t been any substantial progress towards general AI – NS Tech

http://tech.newstatesman.com/news/conscious-machines-way-off  Breakthroughs in narrow AI, no progress towards general AI. I think he’s a bit optimistic on self-driving cars, at least for Finnish winter driving  “We’re beginning to get there with better ideas about the brain, but all the progress in AI over the last decade which is real and exciting has been on narrow