Car electronics

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

Edge computing could push the cloud to the fringe | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2017/08/03/edge-computing-could-push-the-cloud-to-the-fringe/?utm_source=tcfbpage&sr_share=facebook I can believe in this vision! Edge computing could push the cloud to the fringe Peter Levine believes that cloud computing is soon going to take a back seat to edge computing — and we will very quickly see the majority of processing taking place at the device level. As crazy as that sounds — and

Nvidia is powering the world’s first Level 3 self-driving production car | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/12/nvidia-is-powering-the-worlds-first-level-3-self-driving-production-car/?utm_source=tcfbpage&sr_share=facebook Audi announced Tuesday that its forthcoming A8 (ships in 2018) would be the first production vehicle to ship with a Level 3 self-driving feature onboard. Level 3 autonomy on the A8 will mean that drivers don’t have to pay attention to the road in certain conditions. Current highway driving assistance features like Tesla’s Autopilot, are classified

Under the Hood of Luminar’s Long-Reach Lidar – IEEE Spectrum

http://spectrum.ieee.org/cars-that-think/transportation/self-driving/under-the-hood-of-luminars-long-reach-lidar Current automotive lidars scan their surroundings by firing pulses from semiconductor diode lasers emitting at 905 nanometers in the near infrared and recording reflected light to build up a point cloud mapping the car’s surroundings.  But laser-safety rules in the U.S. and other countries restrict the power in the laser pulse, limiting the lidar’s

Enhancing drivers’ eyes, senses, and reflexes with creative electronics | EDN

http://www.edn.com/design/analog/4458402/Enhancing-drivers-eyes–senses-and-reflexes-with-creative-electronics?utm_content=buffer95f2f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer Although we are not yet technically ready for autonomous vehicles (see this IEEE article: Hit the Brakes—We’re Not Ready for Autonomous Vehicles—I strongly agree), what we can have in the near-term is safety electronics in automobiles. Radar, LIDAR, and camera vision integration are becoming more affordable in modern automobiles.

Automotive Grade Linux Looks Forward to Daring Dab and Electric Eel in 2017 | Linux.com

https://www.linux.com/news/event/open-source-summit-na/2017/5/automotive-grade-linux-looks-forward-daring-dab-and-electric-eel-2017 Linux Foundation’s Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) project understands the challenges of herding the car industry toward a common, open source computing standard. At the recent Embedded Linux Conference, Miner provided an AGL update and summarized AGL’s Yocto Project based Unified Code Base (UCB) for automotive infotainment, including the recent UCB 3.0 “Charming Chinook” release.