BMW’s i Ventures capital fund, based in Mountain View, California [HQ pictured], is investing in two-year-old machine intelligence company Graphcore, based in Bristol, UK, and with offices in London, Oslo, Palo Alto and Beijing. Graphcore is said to be developing a new kind of computer processor and software: its Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU) is purpose-designed Read More..
TomTom has announced that its changes to its digital maps are now at the level of 1.5 billion updates per month – an average of over 520 updates per second, including altered road junctions, new addresses, geometry and road features. This is said to represent updates to 1.32 million kilometres of roads, 5.9 million points 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..
Bosch and Daimler have announced a pilot trial of fully-automated and driverless driving in an as-yet unnamed metropolitan city in California, with a test fleet hitting the road in the second half of next year. Daimler Mobility Services is expected to be the operator of a fleet of on-demand, shared shuttle vehicles, summoned via an Read More..
The German Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) is to partner with Continental and establish a joint research lab at the DFKI facility in Kaiserslautern. Here, Continental employees will look at specific issues such as AI-supported methods of data analysis and software development. A statement describes this as research “in the ecosystem of DFKI labs”. “The Read More..
Continental has shown and outlined a computer vision platform for automated vehicles at CES Asia. This uses artificial intelligence, neural networks and machine learning to improve the ‘scene understanding’ and analysis of data from sensors and cameras. Neural networks will be used in Continental’s next-generation cameras, to go into production in 2020, and the company Read More..
BMW Group has officially inaugurated its autonomous driving campus and development facility at Unterschleissheim, near Munich. This ‘centre of excellence’ is close to BMW’s existing Research and Innovation Centre, and it enables the bringing-together of all its work on vehicle connectivity and automation at a single location. Some 1800 employees can be housed in 23,000 Read More..
HANOVER –Volkswagen CIO Martin Hofmann believes machine learning is coming into its own as a means to achieve significant digital innovation across all business areas. “Machine learning is no longer science fiction,” Hofmann told the automotiveIT Congress. “It’s here and its’s real.” The VW CIO also warned that automotive companies need to embrace artificial intelligence Read More..