Nvidia Outpaces Intel in Robo-car Race | EE Times

Magney who was at Nvidia’s GTC in Munich this week, said, “Nothing different… Nvidia advocates fusing raw data despite the high capacity physical layer. Nvidia claims their architecture can handle massive amounts of data so no need to process outside of the domain controller.”

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Let’s not ignore the massive amounts of code all requiring ASIL level testing, moving from SAE L2 to L5 is not a single step or generation.

Panasonic expects autonomous driving system launch in 2022

“We know we are behind our rivals right now,” said Shoichi Goto, director in charge of vision and sensing technologies at the firm’s automotive R&D division.

“But we have developed key LSI (large-scale integration) chips for advanced image processing and sonar sensing that would give us major advantages, using expertise from television sets and cameras.”

Read the full article at: www.reuters.com

A humble admission from a company with a great track record – it’s not too late to enter the autonomy market for cars, it hasn’t yet arrived.

The Making of an Autonomous Car | LinkedIn

Renesas Electronics is investing in helping its customers, Tier1 suppliers and Car OEMs pre-solve some of the more troublesome challenges to production. The lessons learned will not only speed up autonomy becoming available in regular cars, but a lot of other safety features will be added to your next car along the way as a result of the practical research.

Read the full article at: www.linkedin.com

Saving lives will be worth celebrating, although the engineering effort is large with many investors needed. Sign up and attend the webinar produced by Automotive World at making-autonomous-car scheduled to go live Oct 18, 2017, at 10:00 AM EDT or your local time zone.

GENIVI Alliance working on Vehicle Domain Interaction Strategy – TelematicsWire

“While vehicle domain interaction is a well-known challenge, GENIVI has a unique opportunity to play an integral role in defining the necessary cross-domain paths,” said Peter Schönenberg, president, GENIVI Alliance.

Read the full article at: telematicswire.net

It seems like standards in software may be the key to moving multi-domain integration off dead center for automotive.

Driverless challenges yet to be completely solved | TU-Automotive

“The tech and commercial gaps exist because the promise of cheaper, safer, higher quality and more sustainable mobility requires fundamental advancements in technology along with shifts to new business models. This… transformation… is complicated and fraught with uncertainty. No single player in the ecosystem is responsible for the gaps, but all need to be engaged to help close them.”

Read the full article at: analysis.tu-auto.com

autonomy in cars is very difficult, requires collaboration and incredible amounts of testing to assure 100% reliability. 

TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS BRIEFING: Trump administration stalls critical self-driving car tech — Tesla developing its own AI chips — Matternet’s new drone delivery network

Tesla’s move could prompt Nvidia’s other auto partners to take a closer look at AMD as an alternative to Nvidia, which has been the dominant player in the market so far.

Read the full article at: www.businessinsider.com

Building embedded processors for safety is not easy, proven by the failure of Intel/Mobileye to secure Tesla for the long term. I wonder how AMD could possibly catch up so quickly.

TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS BRIEFING: Trump administration stalls critical self-driving car tech — Tesla developing its own AI chips — Matternet’s new drone delivery network

Without a mandate and industry-wide standard for V2V communication, automakers are delaying their V2V implementations. Ford, for instance, has put a hold on installing V2V technology in its vehicles, which can cost up to $350 per vehicle. Without a common standard adopted by all automakers, cars made by different manufacturers may not be able to communicate with each other, diminishing the V2V’s value.

Read the full article at: www.businessinsider.com

The auto industry is great at setting standards in the automotive segment, but after almost two decades trying to create a standard for V2V, they are depending on a government mandate, surprisingly one that would cost them money to implement.

Rumor Has It Hyundai Could Buy Fiat-Chrysler

A merged Hyundai-FCA would make it the largest auto manufacturer in the world, with the companies combined having sold a total of 11.5 million vehicles last year. In comparison, Volkswagen was the largest manufacturer in 2016 with 10.3 million sales, followed by Toyota with 10.2 million and GM with 10 million.

Read the full article at: www.thedrive.com

When Hyundai entered the US market decades ago, there was a lot of skepticism and the product quality was low, but today they carry a powerful market influence. FCA would probably benefit since their brand is not so strong these days.

 

The design view of an automated parking system

Nissan LEAF’s leap to automated parking is a testament to the fact that lower-priced cars can now offer automated car features. That’s partly due to the availability of chip and software solutions that car OEMs and Tier 1 companies can quickly customize to create surround view-based auto-parking systems.

Read the full article at: www.embedded-computing.com

Computer machine vision systems for cars are suddenly evolved due to the advanced research around autonomy. The automotive industry is spending billions to develop fully self-driving cars, but the real product being sold will be much smaller chunks of the safety advantages.

Tesla switches from NVIDIA to Intel for its infotainment systems

It’s doubtful that NVIDIA will be crying in its Corn Flakes, even if the loss is significant.

Read the full article at: www.engadget.com

This is a nice WIN for Intel infotainment (aka Software defined cockpit) with a boutique automaker. Don’t confuse this with the previous Intel/Mobileye LOSS at Tesla (it would appear nvidia still has the autonomy ECU with Tesla). It must be very confusing these days at Tesla purchasing to negotiate with Intel since they now own the former divorced supplier.

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