Tag Archives: self-driving

Samsung Weighs Move Into Car Tech With Talks for Fiat Unit

Samsung is in advanced talks to buy assets of auto-parts maker Magneti Marelli from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV

Read the full article at: www.bloomberg.com

I can see them making serious moves to become a Tier1 supplier (buy Magneti-Marelli, build “Gaxaxy Car”), an major automotive chipmaker (ADAS and IVI silicon) and be the biggest IoT supplier (consumer devices, phones and tablets). They can offer full support of Google Android and connected home appliances developed from Open Source TizenOS. In many ways even Intel is helping them do it!

Continental is working on partnerships for self-driving technology to compete with BMW

self-driving car projects that could compete with the coalition between BMW AG, camera-software company Mobileye NV and chipmaker Intel Corp

Read the full article at: safecarnews.com

Tier1 suppliers like Continental tend to be nervous about Tier2 like MobileEye and Intel working directly with their OEM customers. Thus they have alternate strategies.

Japan: Self-driving car delivery service will be on trial by next year

customers will be able to select and order items via an app from their smartphones. Its system will allow users to track the delivery instantly

Read the full article at: safecarnews.com

If the system in Japan works it will prove a successful alignment of public and private infrastructure since the community will need to protect the “national strategic special zones” to let the robots manage their way through the streets.

GM Content to Take Slow Lane toward “Super Cruise” Autonomous Features

Super Cruise will contain sensors that track drivers’ eye movements. “If we don’t get those signals and feedbacks, we don’t engage,”

Read the full article at: blog.caranddriver.com

GM needs to be much more cautious on self-driving tech rollouts than companies like Tesla, due to their size and financial exposure. Regardless, driving while sleeping will always be a problem, so watching eyeballs is a good idea. A year ago this was not part of the design so GM is learning from early adopters.

Mitsubishi Electric uses artificial intelligence to support driver assistance systems

actual performance often fails to measure up in real-world situations. Even if computers have surpassed humans at certain tasks, the technology overall has made only baby steps

Read the full article at: safecarnews.com

When I read “artificial” and “intelligence” in the same sentence I stand to attention. I think the human brain goes way beyond “baby steps” – if trained with anything close to the diligence of what these AI systems are being fed by massive supercomputers.