Tag Archives: autonomous vehicles

How close are we to autonomous cars?

In the past decade, progress continues in the development and deployment of autonomous driving technologies, as we see market leaders like Google’s Waymo have achieved the milestones in on-road testing of their self-driving fleets, and companies like Tesla announced ambitious plans to commercialise robotaxi services in geo-fenced areas by 2020. Meanwhile, we have also seen GM delaying its …

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Enabling autonomous vehicles to see around corners

To improve the safety of autonomous systems, MIT engineers have developed a system that can sense tiny changes in shadows on the ground to determine if there’s a moving object coming around the corner. Autonomous cars could one day use the system to quickly avoid a potential collision with another …

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Renesas Electronics joins the Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium to speed autonomous driving vehicle development

Renesas Electronics has joined the Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium (AVCC) as a core member. Renesas joins leaders from across the automotive ecosystem, including vehicle OEMs, Tier1 suppliers, and other semiconductor suppliers to help solve some of the most significant challenges of deploying self-driving vehicles at scale. As the automotive industry pushes forward to …

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ON Semiconductor and AImotive announce collaboration on future sensor fusion hardware platforms

ON Semiconductor and AImotive have jointly announced that they will work together to develop prototype sensor fusion platforms for automotive applications. The collaboration will help customers explore highly integrated solutions for future generations of sensor data conditioning hardware platforms. The companies plan to develop a series of hardware platform demonstrators, …

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Renesas introduces the R-Car Consortium Proactive Partner Program to accelerate automotive mobility innovation

Renesas Electronics has launched its R-Car Consortium Proactive Partner Program. The program adds a new level to Renesas’ current R-Car Consortium, enabling customers to quickly identify and engage with the partners whose solutions will help them accelerate their innovation for the future mobility market. The Proactive Partner Program’s open platform …

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Schaeffler champions autonomous driving in China

Schaeffler has signed an investment agreement with China’s Hunan province in a move aimed at supporting and facilitating autonomous driving in China using Schaeffler technologies. Under the agreement, both parties will jointly develop a mobility ecosystem for intelligent vehicles in the provincial capital of Changsha. Schaeffler’s role in the venture …

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Analog Devices and First Sensor developing LIDAR offerings to accelerate the future of autonomous driving

Analog Devices (ADI) has announced a collaboration with First Sensor to develop products aimed at speeding the launch of autonomous sensing technology serving unmanned automotive, aerial and underwater vehicles in transportation, smart agriculture, industrial manufacturing and other industries. As part of the collaboration, Analog Devices and First Sensor are developing …

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‘Spidey senses’ could help autonomous machines see better

What if drones and self-driving cars had the tingling “spidey senses” of Spider-Man? They might actually detect and avoid objects better, says Andres Arrieta, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Purdue University, because they would process sensory information faster. Better sensing capabilities would make it possible for drones to …

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Analog Devices and Momenta collaborate to advance high-definition maps for autonomous vehicles

Analog Devices (ADI) and Momenta, an autonomous driving technology company based in Beijing and Suzhou, China, today announced a strategic collaboration to advance the development of high-definition (HD) maps in autonomous vehicles. HD maps are a critical element of autonomous driving and must deliver accurate, real-time information to help safely …

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Milestone for autonomous driving: Schaeffler to showcase “Space Drive”

According to United Nations forecasts, two thirds of the world’s population will be living in cities by 2050. To provide personal mobility for people living in places where space is at a premium, Schaeffler is working on technology concepts such as the Schaeffler Mover for which the technology group has …

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