autonomous vehicles

EPC Eyes Self-Driving Cars with AEC-Certified Transistor

EPC Eyes Self-Driving Cars with AEC-Certified Transistor

Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) has announced that its 15 V EPC2216 gallium nitride transistor is now AEC Q101 certified, which should increase its appeal for car manufacturers. The EPC2216 is designed specifically for LiDAR applications, including time-of-flight (TOF) measurements for self-driving cars. “This new automotive product joins a rapidly expanding family of EPC transistors and integrated…

Toyota to Launch New LQ Concept Vehicle With AI Assistant

Toyota to Launch New LQ Concept Vehicle With AI Assistant

Toyota is set to launch the new LQ concept car equipped with its own AI-driven assistant. According to Toyota, the LQ concept smart car will feature ‘Yui’, an AI assistant that is designed to read the driver’s biometric signs and deliver a personalized mobility experience. “With the LQ, we are proud to propose a vehicle…

VeriSilicon Releases VIP9000 Processor for AI Applications

VeriSilicon Releases VIP9000 Processor for AI Applications

The AI specialist VeriSilicon has released the latest version of its Vivante VIP Neural Network engine. The VIP9000 is a customizable processor built specifically for artificial intelligence and computer vision, and is compatible with a range of different data sets and computing platforms. VeriSilicon is pitching the solution as a Silicon-Platform-as-a-Service (SiPaaS), and argues that…

Algolux and Mila Form Computer Vision Research Partnership

Algolux and Mila Form Computer Vision Research Partnership

The Montreal computer vision specialist Algolux has formed a research partnership with the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms (Mila). The two organizations will work together to develop new technology aimed at improving the safety of autonomous vehicles and the accuracy of video surveillance. “Breakthroughs in AI and computer vision are fundamental to improving the accuracy…

New Olea Navigation System Raises Drones’ Situational Awareness

New Olea Navigation System Raises Drones’ Situational Awareness

Olea Sensor Networks has released a new guidance system that improves the situational awareness of drones, robots, cars, and other autonomous machines that move without a human pilot. The lightweight OleaVision360 fits within a 4-inch square case and is small enough to attach to virtually any autonomous device.    The system (which is still patent…

Two Apple Patents Could Bring Safety and Security to Self-Driving Cars

Two Apple Patents Could Bring Safety and Security to Self-Driving Cars

A pair of recently published Apple patents suggests that the tech company is looking for ways to make self-driving cars safer and more secure. The first of the two patents is particularly intriguing in relation to Project Titan, Apple’s foray into self-driving vehicles. Filed as “Wireless vehicle system for enhancing situational awareness,” the proposed device…

Biometric Interaction Coming to Autonomous Cars  Thanks to Visteon and Tencent

Biometric Interaction Coming to Autonomous Cars Thanks to Visteon and Tencent

A new partnership between an American vehicle cockpit electronics supplier and a major Chinese conglomerate is poised to see the development of sophisticated biometric technologies for autonomous cars. One of the key players in the agreement is Michigan-based Visteon, which recently showcased facial recognition and gaze-tracking technologies for consumer vehicles at last autumn’s Electric Vehicle…

Rinspeed, Gentex Bring Biometric Tech to Another Futuristic Vehicle Concept

Rinspeed, Gentex Bring Biometric Tech to Another Futuristic Vehicle Concept

Gentex technology is once again being used in a futuristic new vehicle concept from Rinspeed. Called the ‘microSNAP’, the new vehicle is a reconfiguration of the Snap concept announced ahead of last year’s Consumer Electronics Show. That vehicle concept revolved around the idea of enabling autonomous flatbed-like chassis to connect with stationary passenger pods, picking…

AWS Facilitates Machine Learning for Autonomous Car Platform

AWS Facilitates Machine Learning for Autonomous Car Platform

An autonomous driving specialist is going to use Amazon Web Services to power its machine learning-driven computer vision platform. Based in Israel, Mobileye is a subsidiary of Intel with a team of over 450 engineers. The company is working toward technology that can power fully autonomous vehicles, and has chosen AWS as its “preferred public…

MSU Announces On-Campus Smart Transport Initiative

MSU Announces On-Campus Smart Transport Initiative

“MSU added that CANVAS vehicles will also leverage biometric technology ‘for passenger identification, theft protection and owner personalization.’” Michigan State University is seeking to pioneer the use of advanced new automotive technologies on its 5,200-acre campus. Calling it the “Connected and Autonomous Networked Vehicles for Active Safety”, or “CANVAS”, initiative, MSU is taking advantage of various…

Visteon Showcases Biometrics For Driver Recognition

Visteon Showcases Biometrics For Driver Recognition

“…Visteon is presenting a number of new solutions, with a major component being infrared cameras equipped with facial recognition for driver identification. “ Cockpit electronics provider Visteon is showcasing new technologies for electric vehicles at the Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exhibition (EVS31) event in Japan this week, including biometric solutions for driver recognition. Explaining that…

Self-Driving Bus Features Biometric Authentication, Conversational AI Assistant

Self-Driving Bus Features Biometric Authentication, Conversational AI Assistant

A Shanghai-based AI firm has launched an autonomous electric bus that features biometric authentication and a conversational AI system. Called the Smart Panda Bus, the solution was developed by DeepBlue Technology, a firm that has thus far demonstrated its AI prowess with smart vending machines and retail solutions. The bus of course features computer vision…