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NVIDIA Pegasus: Making Level 5 autonomous vehicles possible

NVIDIA unveiled the world’s first artificial intelligence computer called Pegasus, designed to drive robotaxis autonomously. Pegasus extends the NVIDIA DRIVE PX AI platform which can handle Level 5 autonomous vehicles. Pegasus can deliver over 320 trillion operations per second. This in comparison, is 10 times faster than the performance of its predecessor, the NVIDIA DRIVE PX 2.
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The Knightscope K7 is a crime-fighting robot for hire

If you have been to any shopping mall or parking lot in the US, chances are that you may have come across a few robots patrolling around the premises. This is the work of Knightscope, a security startup based in Mountain View, California, the United States. They have been producing “crime-fighting” robots for a few years now. Their earlier models, K3 and K5 have been doing just that. However, they have just revealed two more additions to the line up–the K7 sensor-laden dune buggy and the K1 stationary weapon detector.      Continue Reading

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Dubai adds Tesla cars to taxi fleet, flying taxis next

In Dubai, His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai has His directives set to transform Dubai into the smartest city in the world. In a progressive move, the Road and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched a new fleet of taxis to its lineup. However, these aren’t your everyday Toyota taxis (in Malaysia we get Proton). RTA’s latest additions are 50 Tesla Model S and X electric cars. This is a follow-through of the signing of a 200-car deal between RTA and Tesla Motors Continue Reading

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Audi Aicon: The car that you literally can’t drive

The introduction of the fourth generation Audi A8 marked the coming of the world’s first commercially-available Level 3 autonomous driving vehicle. A vehicle that drivers can rely on for its self-driving capabilities in traffic jams. At the Frankfurt Auto Show, the German carmaker takes it several notches higher with its premium Aicon concept car. The Aicon glides in at Level 5 – a fully autonomous car. And here’s a real shocker: you can’t drive the car. Because it doesn’t come with a steering wheel nor pedals. Instead, it drives you. Let’s take a moment to take that in..alright, continue.  Continue Reading

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[CES 2017] BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye will have autonomous test vehicle fleet on roads by 2H 2017

Autonomous vehicle technologies continue to be a key focus at CES 2017. BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye has just announced today that a fleet of about 40 autonomous BMW vehicles will be on the roads by the second half of 2016. At a joint press conference earlier this morning, the companies revealed that the BMW 7 series will incorporate cutting-edge Intel and Mobileye technologies. Global trials will start in US and Europe.

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