Topic: autonomous cars

SD Times news digest: OutSystems’ new style editor, Google’s Community Connectors, and PostgreSQL is DBMS of the year

OutSystems has announced a new style editor in its development environment. This is the sixth release it has put out for its development environment in the fourth quarter. The editor allows developers to create UX without the need for CSS. “Our developer community has grown by more than 60 percent over the last six months,” … continue reading

Almotive driving

Game engine-based simulation set to outshine real-world testing for self-driving

The race is officially on to market seamless autonomous driving technology within the shortest possible timeframe. One of the biggest challenges, however, lies in preparing autonomous vehicles to navigate the many unforeseen and unexpected obstacles that face drivers on any given journey. Real-world testing, while ideal, of course, falls short of producing enough quality, representative, … continue reading

OpenAI unsupervised learning system

OpenAI’s unsupervised system, VersionOne’s annual agile report, and DeepMind open sources Sonnet — SD Times news digest: April 7, 2017

OpenAI announced it has developed an unsupervised sentiment neuron. According to an OpenAI blog post, it “learns an excellent representation sentiment, despite being trained only to predict the next character in the text of Amazon reviews.” The representation contains a distinct sentiment neuron that contains almost all of the sentiment signal, according to OpenAI. The team explained its … continue reading

Google and BlackBerry drive further into autonomous cars

It was revealed last week that Google would no longer be building its own self-driving car, but that doesn’t mean it is stepping out of the business. Instead, the company created Waymo, a new Alphabet business division designed to take on the safety and security of self-driving technology. Today, Waymo is giving a first look … continue reading

Report: Uber to invest in global mapping

Uber is trying to move away from its Google Maps-dependent platform. According to the Financial Times, the company is investing US$500 million in a global mapping initiative. Uber is already using vehicles across the United States (and now Mexico) to map locations and collect images. Brian McClendon, vice president of advanced technologies at Uber, explained … continue reading

Report: Apple turns its focus to autonomous software

Apple has been quietly working on building an electric car under the name Project Titan for the past couple years, but it’s about to change gears. Sources tell Bloomberg the iPhone maker is going to put a stronger focus on self-driving car technology. According to Bloomberg, Apple recently took on Dan Dodge as part of … continue reading

Analyst Watch: Next-gen wireless charging

We’ve had inductive charging in the market for some time, and it never really rose to meet expectations. You needed near-exact placement, there were multiple standards that didn’t interoperate, and the solutions generally didn’t generate enough power for fast charging. But that is all about to change. Last month I met with WiTricity CEO Alex … continue reading

NVIDIA’s AI supercomputer for autonomous cars, TIOBE’s programming language of the year, and AppDynamics and Compuware’s partnership—SD Times news digest Jan. 5, 2016

NVIDIA is looking to power self-driving cars with an artificial intelligence supercomputer. The NVIDIA DRIVE PX 2 utilizes deep learning and situational awareness to tackle complexities inherent in autonomous driving. It features a surround view solution, a deep neural network pipeline, and sensor fusion. “Drivers deal with an infinitely complex world,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, cofounder … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Self-drive back to the future with this DeLorean

“Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads,” Dr. Emmett Brown famously said in the hit movie “Back to the Future.” Doc was wrong about that, though. Today you still need roads, but perhaps what we don’t need are drivers. Today is Back to the Future Day, the day on which Marty McFly and Doc … continue reading

Google’s Mobile-Friendly Test, Mozilla’s Thimble, and the autonomous car problem—SD Times news digest: Sept. 2, 2015

Google wants to make mobile sites more mobile friendly by removing distracting app install interstitials. According to the company, some interstitials hide a majority of the site’s content, and users get frustrated when they come across them. To address this, Google is updating its Mobile-Friendly Test to indicate which sites should avoid app install interstitials. … continue reading

Combining Angular 1 and Angular 2, Google’s self-driving cars, and Qualcomm’s Smart Protect technology—SD Times news digest: Aug. 31, 2015

Developers looking to upgrade to Angular 2 won’t have to worry about their existing Angular 1 applications. Google has announced it will enable developers to mix Angular 1 and Angular 2 in their applications. Angular 2 features improved performance, powerful templating, simpler APIs, and easier debugging, according to the Angular team. “We’re making it easy … continue reading

Hortonworks to acquire Onyara, Uber partners with academia, and Distelli turns to CD—SD Times news digest: Aug. 26, 2015

Hortonworks has announced it is acquiring Apache NiFi creator and contributor Onyara. With Onyara, Hortonworks plans to turn “Internet of Anything” data into real-time business insights. “Hortonworks is focused on doing everything possible to enable our customers to transform their business through data-driven insights and actions,” said Rob Bearden, CEO of Hortonworks. “Onyara’s impressive work … continue reading

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