Category: Cars

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Self-driving Bus Autonomous Smartshuttle.ch by Postbus Switzerland

Posted by juliusaugustus – November 10, 2017

http://smartshuttle.ch provides public transportation in areas where it not widely available or difficult to provide. The shuttles are autonomous and provide a small amount of seats. The service is currently operating as a test service in Switzerland and some units have already been deployed. The shuttle can turn around automatically and can run on narrow streets and narrow turns. PostBus and the Mobility Lab Sion-Valais (City of Sion, Canton Valais, HeS-So, EPFL, Swiss Post) intend to use the SmartShuttle project to learn how to deploy autonomous shuttles in the public sphere.

Test ride on the SmartShuttle driverless bus

Posted by juliusaugustus – November 10, 2017

The Postbus smartshuttle is a 100% electric powered and self driving mini bus. The bus can hold up to 11 people. The shuttle is currently in operation in Switzerland. The vehicle will stop itself to prevent it from running over people. It is developped in a cooperation between the French company Navya, Bestmile and the Swiss Carpostal system.

Tesla Model X review by IDTechEx Chairman Dr Peter Harrop

Posted by Charbax – November 9, 2017

IDTechEx Chairman Dr Peter Harrop, reviews the Tesla Model X, discusses Elon Musk's future projects and where the electric vehicles industry is headed.

Tesla claims the Model X is the safest, fastest and most capable sport utility vehicle in history. It has all-wheel drive and a 100 kWh battery providing 351 miles of range, Model X has ample seating for seven adults and all of their gear. It’s ludicrously fast, accelerating from zero to 60 miles per hour in as quick as 2.9 seconds.

Filmed at the IDTechEx Show!

ARM Innovation Ecosystem Accelerator (ARM Accelerator)

Posted by Charbax – October 12, 2017

ARM Innovation Ecosystem Accelerator (“ARM Accelerator”) is an international global startup accelerator recruitment network in Mainland China, UK, U.S, Israel, Canada, France, Hong Kong, and Taiwan area, helping startups accelerate development in areas such as VR/AR, Robotics/AI, Smart Car, Smart Healthcare, Smart Home, Smart City. ARM Accelerator is an innovation and acceleration platform featured among ARM's ecosystem. ARM Accelerator focuses on smart hardware and IoT ecosystem. The core advantage of ARM Accelerator is to create an one-stop platform for China and overseas startups and integrates the world-leading IC design companies and scarce, high-value labs to provide the customers all kinds of incubation and acceleration services, such as professional technology consulting, design service, and global promotion and investment matchmaking.

Open Source Vehicle (OSVehicle) on ARM with Renault Twizy

Posted by Charbax – October 12, 2017

OSVehicle presents a Modular Open Source Electric Car Platform to Save millions in car platform R&D. Design, prototype and building next electric vehicles using a modular open source electric car platform. Here OSVehicle is demonstrated on the Renault Twizy which I first video-blogged 5 years ago here.

Nvidia DRIVE PX Pegasus board for self-driving cars has 2 Octa-core ARM SoCs with 512-core CUDA GPU and 2 discreet GPUs for a total of 320 Billion calculations per second

Posted by Charbax – October 11, 2017

Nvidia DRIVE PX Pegasus board is launched for self-driving cars which includes two ARM SoCs each feature Octa-core Nvidia Xavier Custom ARM processors with Volta 512-core CUDA GPU which supports up to 8K video encode and decode, 7Billion transistors each ARM SoC built on TSMC 16nm FinFET+ with also two next-generation discrete GPUs separately on the board with hardware created for accelerating deep learning and computer vision algorithms, the 4 chips on the board can compute 320 Billion calculations per second with an overall 1TB per second memory bandwidth.

Read more:
http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/nvidia-announces-worlds-first-ai-computer-to-make-robotaxis-a-reality-nasdaq-nvda-2236493.htm
https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/self-driving-cars/drive-px/
https://arstechnica.com/cars/2017/10/nvidias-drive-px-pegasus-is-its-newest-self-driving-supercomputer/
https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/10/16449416/nvidia-pegasus-self-driving-car-ai-robotaxi
https://www.engadget.com/2017/10/10/nvidia-introduces-a-computer-for-level-5-autonomous-cars/

David Rusling, Linaro CTO talks Trebble, Servers, HPC, Tiny Linux IoTL, Automotive, Machine Learning

Posted by Charbax – October 10, 2017

David Rusling says this has been the best Linaro Connect for him thus far in the 7 years since Linaro was started. He talks about how Google recognizes the part Linaro can play to help with Project Trebble, to help keep longer term support for each LTS kernel release also as part of the Linaro Mobile Group. The Linaro Enterprise Day showed how far Linaro has gotten to with all the work coming together towards ARM Servers taking market share in the server market. Kanta Vekaria works towards Linaro's involvment with High Performance Computing (HPC) as she talked about in her keynote Nicolas Pitre is working on making the Internet of Tiny Linux (IoTL) to make Linux suitable for IoT you can see his talk here persuading the kernel developers that making changes that benefit the embedded market. Linaro is very active with Zephyr which is kind of the Linux Kernel of the embedded world, working on it in in the Linaro IoT & Embedded Group (LITE). Talking about the establishment of the Open Source Foundries spin-off of Linaro where they can pursue business opportunities to work more closely together with customers who need help implementing open source on ARM solutions such as the IoT solutions shown in this video also introducing the Associate Membership Level for smaller members such as small to medium companies and Universities to be able to join Linaro in the coming months trying to involve everyone in the open source ecosystem. Linaro also is looking into getting involved with open source for the Automotive market possibly related to the software needed for self-driving cars and more. Linaro getting involved with open source for artificial intelligence, machine learning. You can see my previous videos with David Rusling over the past 5 years here.

AGC Asahi Glass, foldable Glass, AR virtual concierge, talking Glass and AR mirror

Posted by Charbax – September 10, 2017

Asahi Glass, more commonly known as AGC, one of the core Mitsubishi companies, is the largest glass company in the world, headquartered in Tokyo Japan, here showing their future glass performance at SID Display Week 2017 promoted under the key words “Glass-as-a-platform” showing their advanced glass solutions that they think will help shape the future for the displays industry. AGC Asahi Glass shows the talking window for a future self-driving car with artificial intelligence, coordinating the total experience during travel, they show flexible cover glass, foldable Smartphones, Rollable PC, Seamless design PC, Cover glass for fingerprint authentication, together with the Shoichi Hasegawa Lab, AGC Asahi Glass presents the Optical performance of their Glascene in which high transparency and a good screen gainstand side by side will suitably provide a projected image based on augmented reality. Where the AGC Virtual concierge is effectively put into practice as a projected image on Glascene. Shoko Asahina, an animated character personifying AGC, is the virtual concierge aiming to have a social presence, waves her hand to attract your attention naturally. Together with Yasuaki Kakehi, AGC Asahi Glass presents also the Mirrorge which is a revolutionary display system on mirror for augmented reality. A highresolution display image and a good reflectivity just like an ordinary mirror stand sideby side in Mirrorge system. Mirroge proposes a creative space design and a brand new application in an architectural interior, enabling a new interactive AR (Augmented Reality) installation using high definition images displayed on the surface of the mirror.

3M at SID Display Week 2017, AR/VR, Automotive, Brightness, Safety

Posted by Charbax – August 26, 2017

3M is a leader in making displays brighter and more energy efficient, thinner and more durable here at the Society of Information Display’s Display Week tradeshow showing their AR/VR ‘Screen Door Effect’ filter, to provide the AR/VR user with an immersive experience without the cost of creating a visual artifact where you can see individual pixels, like looking through a screen door. 3M has developed a new film that is designed to vastly improve this issue. The Screen Door Effect is muted while the overall viewing experience is improved. 3M's Automotive Displays to prevent driver distraction and improve safety in automobiles, with solutions including a new louver-less film that shows content exclusively to the driver or just to the passenger. Also featured is a new solution for a head-up display that can be seen even in bright sunshine and with polarized sunglasses.

LCD Headlights by Stuttgart University (Best of I-Zone at SID Display Week 2017 Winner)

Posted by juliusaugustus – August 23, 2017

Winner of the Prize for Best exhibitor at the I-Zone startups and New Tech Demos area at the SID Display Week 2017, Hella together with students from the Institute for Large Area Microelectronics at the University of Stuttgart demonstrate their project to Develop an Active Matrix LCD for Use in High Resolution Adaptive Headlights also presented in detail in this paper.

Conventional adaptive driving beam headlamps are limited in achieving still higher quantities of switchable pixels by the number of LEDs and movable elements needed. In this paper, it is shown that by integrating an active matrix liquid crystal display module, it is possible to realize fully adaptive high-resolution headlights without mechanical elements and a finite number of LED with 30 k switchable pixels.

As adaptive driving beam headlamps (ADBs) are now established and already available in mass-production vehicles, the market is requesting headlight systems with increasing resolution.

State of the art are LED matrix modules such as the HD84 from Hella KGaA Hueck & Co. that realize low beam, ADB, and additional functionalities by using 84 switchable LEDs. But the number of pixels that can be realized using this approach is limited by the number of LEDs that can be integrated in the tight installation space of a headlamp.

Higher resolution is needed to be able to implement new lighting functions to further improve traffic safety when driving at night or dusk. To realize a significant increase in traffic safety, the ADB must be able to simultaneously fade out several drivers of traffic oncoming of the vehicle to avoid glaring and to highlight important areas like road markings and traffic signs. To accomplish this, the headlamp must be able to divide the illuminated area in front of the vehicle into a grid of small areas with individually controlled light intensity. The higher the resolution of the grid, the better are the realizable lighting functions.

Filmed at the I-Zone startups and New Tech Demos area at the SID Display Week.