Our goal is to see this technology put in place as soon as possible
Of course that’s what he said last year (was supposed to deliver on rulemaking in 2015) and pretty much every year before that for the last 15. Aftermarket is now finally making this happen, it would be nice for the government to catch up.
plans to make cars that drive themselves on highways by 2020
One of those roads will likely be the streets of Tokyo during the 2020 Olympics. If Toyota had not changed course now, they may have been the only one without a car during the procession, that would be embarrassing.
$1 billion venture into autonomous vehicle technologies, artificial intelligence, materials science, robotics, and more
Interesting that the huge investment is aligned with autonomous car developers that insist on being able to take a 10-minute bike ride to work.
missing from the list were car manufacturing giants such as Kia, Nissan and Toyota. Ford
There’s a reason for this — Smart Device Link. Of course SDL integrated systems will still need to provide Apple and Android’s phone experience so the absent OEMs will eventually join the “A-list”.
Reuss said: “We would never do that.”
Never say “never” or so they say. OTA will eventually permeate the industry but it will take time to develop trust. Cost savings are always attractive to carmakers and as soon as OTA can prove that GM may change their mind.
Ford said France’s Peugeot SA and Japanese automakers Honda Motor Co , Subaru and Mazda Motor Corp are also investigating adopting SDL as a standard
This may be the largest segment of the industry, collectively these automakers represent 58% of the US auto market (http://online.wsj.com/mdc/public/page/2_3022-autosales.html) a formidable competitor (not including global market) to Google and Apple control over the dashboard. Now we need an interoperability standard for SDL to make it universal.
Volvo will be the first automaker to deploy DRIVE PX 2.
Will this be a trend? I saw the nVidia offering as a sole source solution most automakers will resist. At the same time I applaud their efforts to take a leadership position in software, however closed it really is. GPU based autonomous tries to mimic the human eye, but may limit the brain functions needed as well.
This restricts the system’s margin error to a maximum of 5 cm on straight roads
Crowdsourced road information using the cloud seems to be the only way to get these accurate, real-time maps. What will be needed is a standard way to share the data among dissimilar car brands. Anyone? Anyone?
AGL UCB will be featured as part of the GENIVI CES 2016 Demonstration Showcase in the Trump International Hotel on January 6-7
The demo at CES will be shown on Renesas R-Car automotive processor next to the their display because Renesas has made the deepest investment in enabling the platform among automotive silicon makers.
IEEE finalization of 802.11ah is far along and already into what’s known as the technical phase
It’s really sad that 802.11p (5.9 Ghz DSRC for Connected Vehicles) never got this much attention and rapid pace toward deployment – whose fault was that? There was plenty of money thrown at it. Since cars are part of IoT I suppose they will need to support HaLow also. This will fall on innovators, not government (BTW it seems NHTSA decided not to issue a DSRC mandate so far).