Category: Cars

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Terrafugia Flying Car Interview

Posted by Charbax – December 8, 2017

Terrafugia's The Transition is the world’s first practical flying car. It offers the convenience of driving and the speed of flight, and will incorporate autonomous technologies that will make the Transition safer than any other small aircraft in the sky. Terrafugia has already developed and flown two full-scale prototypes, and has received all of the special legal approvals necessary to bring the Transition to market in the USA. And for the the Future, Terrafugia’s plans to later release the TF-X, a mass-market flying car with the potential to revolutionize the way people get around. An all-electric vehicle with vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) capabilities and computer-controlled flight, the TF-X is the flying car of the future. This video was filmed at the IDTechEx Show! You can also watch Terrafugia's presentation video here.

Terrafugia Flying Car Keynote at the IDTechEx Show!

Posted by Charbax – December 8, 2017

Terrafugia CTO and Co-Founder Carl Dietrich presents Terrafugia's flying car in this presentation, including some of their innovations including sensing, IoT and autonomous systems. Terrafugia's mission is to create practical flying cars that enable a new dimension of personal freedom. With operational flying/driving prototypes and being acquired by Volvo Owner Geely. You can also watch the Interview video by Dr. Peter Harrop with Terrafugia here.

Me2EV L-Loop Lithium to Lead EV battery Range Extender

Posted by Charbax – December 8, 2017

As a solution for range anxiety for electric vehicles, http://me2ev.com presents their ME2 L-Loop Lithium to Lead battery range extender, for plug-in vehicles in places that might lack charging stations, the ME2 L-Loop is a retrofitted mobile charging station right in the trunk of the electric vehicle, Me2EV claims it's a cheap way to possibly double the range of your electric vehicle.

Distributors, potential partners or media can contact Me2EV here:
http://me2ev.com
founder@4kev.energy
+1 319.936.2504

Filmed in 4K60 at IDTechEx Show! USA 2017 using Panasonic GH5 ($1999 at Amazon.com) on firmware 2.1 (aperture priority, AF continuous tracking) with Leica 12mm f1.4 ($1297 at Amazon.com) with Saramonic Uwmic9 dual wireless lav microphone system ($399 at Amazon.com), get $25 off renting cameras and lenses with my referral link at https://share.lensrentals.com/x/wWbHqV

Thundersoft CTO Pengcheng Zou talks Open Source Automotive and more

Posted by Charbax – December 4, 2017

Thunder Software Technology Co., Ltd. is a smart device operating system and platform technology provider since 2008, providing smart device operating system solutions, speeding-up time to market for smart phone, IoT, automotive, robots, drones, cars, smart logistics, with years of R&D investment in mobile OS technology such as Android, Linux, Windows and HTML5, from the hard drive, operating system kernel, and middleware to upper application, and has accumulated extensive experience along with a large number of IP including protocol stack, deep learning, computer graphics techniques, operating system optimization, security solutions, etc.

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/