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.
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 Reading41 0
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 Reading35 0
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 Reading45 0
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.326 0