BMW EVP talks to us about 5G, level 2+, Lidar, V2X and HD maps
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Automotive connected Vision powered by Qualcomm
   

It is not every day that you get to meet the Executive Vice President of BMW, Dr. Christoph Grote and the President of Qualcomm QTI, Cristiano Amon. People following our work do know that we meet Cristiano, but Dr. Grote shared a very insightful vision of connected and self-driving vision at BMW.

Tesla Model Y starts at $47K in late 2020
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And in Europe will cost €56.000 in early 2021

Tesla has announced its next car and simply calls it Tesla Y. This is a higher version of Tesla 3 that has a similar interior - read no interior but a single 15inch tablet - but is slated to have three sitting rows and a range of 300 miles (482 km). Elon doesn’t tell you that a fully self-driving vehicle costs an additional $8,000 in the US and  €9,200 in Europe.

Safety is why Intel acquired MobileEye
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Wednesday, 20 June 2018 13:54

Safety is why Intel acquired MobileEye


27 million car market share helped too

A year ago, Intel acquired Mobile Eye for $15.3 billion and Intel's CEO has expained why it happened. Safety is in the company’s mind, but Brian Krzanich was honest enough to recognize that Mobile Eye solves a large gap that Intel had before the acquisition.

Uber neglected simulation testing on self driving car
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Lack of simulation software investment 

Uber allegedly "neglected" simulation testing for its autonomous vehicles according to Insiders who were chatting to The Information.

Wozniak goes after Tesla self driving ambiguities
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We are developers 2018: Don't trust Elon Musk

Last week at the We are developers 2018 Vienna conference, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak had the chance to address 4,000 attendee’s life and almost all of the 8,000 attendees were watching the keynote via a video link overflow. What caught our eye was that Wozniak has a lot of disagreements with Musk.

Xilinx has majority of LiDAR market
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Tuesday, 08 May 2018 17:31

Xilinx has majority of LiDAR market


Essential for Level 4 / 5 self driving

Xilinx is not a name that you associate that much with the automotive industry, but these guys actually play in most of the self driving and other automotive markets.

Self-driving cars reveal shortfalls
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Friday, 04 May 2018 10:54

Self-driving cars reveal shortfalls


DMV request shows that self-driving cars have bugs 

A demand from the California DMV of eight companies testing self-driving cars has highlighted a number of areas where the technology falls short of being safe to operate with no human backup.

Apple man in Tesla's self-driving car seat
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Thursday, 26 April 2018 09:48

Apple man in Tesla's self-driving car seat


Pete Bannon takes Keller's driving wheel

Now that Jim Keller left Tesla for Intel, the new chap in control of Tesla's self-driving car is former PA Semi and Apple apostate Pete Bannon.

Nvidia announces Automotive SoC Orin
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Saturday, 31 March 2018 20:07

Nvidia announces Automotive SoC Orin


Gives little to none details

Nvidia’s CEO, the man  known for his  two hour plus keynotes that tend to become even longer, has announced the company's next generation automotive chip codenamed Orin. Nvidia gave few details about the chip but did mention it is expected to perform similarly to Pegasus.

Nvidia Pegasus to sample in Q3 2018
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Saturday, 31 March 2018 19:56

Nvidia Pegasus to sample in Q3 2018


Professor Xavier sampling now

The automotive industry is very slow to adopt technology and traditionally the life cycle of a car is six years. Every third year the car gets a facelift improvement but generally every six years you can expect a totally new platform. With that in mind, Nvidia Drive Xavier and Pegasus won’t go into production before 2019.