Hyundai’s corporate venture business, Hyundai Cradle, is taking a stake in Perceptive Automata, a developer of AI software for autonomous vehicles. The start-up, which recently joined the Renovo AWare ecosystem, uses rich sensor data and deep learning models to gain an understanding of how people – other motorists, pedestrians, cyclists – behave. Its predictive software Read More..
Nuance Communications is to provide AI-powered speech recognition technology to China’s Geely, for its joint venture with Malaysian manufacturer Proton. Geely and Proton are developing vehicles together for Southeast Asia and beyond, and Geely is to provide a set of vehicle platform technologies incorporating the Nuance AI. The Geely speech solution, based on the Nuance Read More..
Denso Corporation, via its NSITEXE subsidiary, is investing further in AI hardware start-up ThinCI to accelerate commercialization of semiconductors with deep learning capabilities. ThinCI, based in El Dorado Hills, California, is said to be in the final phase of developing an adaptable series of hardware platforms and software for deep learning and vision processing, suitable Read More..
The Borgward Group – reviving a historic German brand-name under Chinese ownership – has announced a US headquarters and a research and development center in Sunnyvale, California. This is in advance of the brand’s sales launch in North America in 2021. Borgward has further presented a prototype AI-driven safety and reliability platform for autonomous vehicles. Read More..
BYD has launched an open-source platform it calls ‘D++’ and a ‘developer version’ of its Qin Pro, claimed to be the world’s first autonomous car open to third-party developers. It announced these at its worldwide developer conference in Shenzhen, China, attended by representatives from companies including Baidu, Horizon and Roadstar.ai. Wang Chuanfu, BYD president and Read More..
Affectiva and Nuance Communcations are collaborating “to further humanize” in-car artificial intelligence. Affectiva, a spin-off from the MIT Media Lab based in Boston, Massachusetts, has developed an ‘Emotion AI’ which can measure facial expressions and assess emotions such as joy, anger and surprise in real-time, and pick up upon vocal expressions of anger, engagement and Read More..
The latest partner to join the Renovo AWare ecosystem, Perceptive Automata adds its expertise in human behaviour prediction software to the AWare OS for automated vehicles. The young company claims to have developed algorithms “understanding the human mind”, giving vehicles “the ability to anticipate what people might do next”. This is said to facilitate smooth Read More..
Hyundai Mobis has invested 8 billion Korean won (around $7,130,000) in StradVision, a Korean firm specialising in deep learning-based image detection using artificial neural networks. The co-operation will develop advanced camera detection technologies for self-driving systems, with a view to launching a self-learning, artificial intelligence camera by 2020. StradVision, founded in 2014, has a software Read More..
Continental is joining the UC Berkeley DeepDrive center (BDD), an artificial intelligence research partnership which is focusing on optimizing speed of neural networks and protecting AI systems in safety-critical applications. The first year of the five-year joint research programme will focus on the testability of AI algorithms in safety-relevant systems, and how to operate AI Read More..
BMW Group has introduced computer tomography at its pilot plant in the Research & Innovation Center (FIZ), Munich: this involves robotized X-ray scanning of prototypes to enable faster analysis development and production. It has particular application for quality control, where it allows vehicles to be checked without any physical dismantling. In the trial system, four Read More..