Topic: self driving cars

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: FLIR Systems

FLIR Systems is enabling the acceleration of being able to test thermal sensors on autonomous vehicles with the release of its open-source thermal dataset, which features more than 10,000 annotated thermal images of day and nighttime scenarios. The company has over a decade of experience within the automotive industry. More than 500,000 FLIR thermal sensors … continue reading

SD Times news digest: MIT’s lane-change algorithm, PostgreSQL 11 beta 1, and Oracle APEX 18.1

Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have created a new algorithm for self-driving cars. The new lane-change algorithm allows for more aggressive lane changes than the currently available algorithms do and relies on immediate information about other vehicles’ directions and velocities, rather than on statistical models of the environment. “The optimization … continue reading

SD Times news digest: GitHub’s progress tracking, Rust 1.23 and Amazon Alexa developer skills

GitHub has added the ability to visually track the progress of developer projects. With this update, developers can track the to do, in progress, and done cards. Developers can also now track project boards from other repositories and organizations in a more in depth way. According to the company, this enables users to easily create … continue reading

Industry Watch: 2017: The future starts now

Toys that understand a child’s language and interact with him or her on a level he or she can understand. Personal assistants that learn your routines and vocalize reminders to complete tasks, or to exercise. Software quality systems that can learn what is a bug and what is not, or what areas are vulnerable to … 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

Uber’s self-driving car hits Pittsburgh’s roads

Uber is unveiling its first self-driving car in the Steel City. The company announced a test car developed at its Advanced Technologies Center (ATC) in Pittsburgh will be hitting the roads in the next coming weeks. “If you’re driving around Pittsburgh in the coming weeks, you might see a strange sight: a car that looks … 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

Industry Watch: A capital idea, and a dangerous one

Reports indicate that more than US$120 billion is flowing through the mobile application ecosystem. About half of that is generated by game companies and venture-backed unicorns; the other half from small and medium-sized businesses. Venture money doesn’t reach those companies, the ones who build mobile apps that sell for 99 cents, or that offer a … 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

Mozilla’s proposed content blocking principles, iOS 9 usage, and Toyota’s self-driving cars—SD Times news digest: Oct. 8, 2015

Content blocking (such as blocking unwanted ads or unwanted browser tracking) to improve load speed and data consumption is becoming common across the Web and mobile. But Mozilla believes developers and users should be aware of the consequences. For instance, the company believes content blocking has the power to harm competition and innovation, or take … continue reading

Industry Watch: Be careful what you wish for

A couple of years ago, loyal readers of this column will remember I wrote of getting into a crash with a wrong-way driver. That kicked off a column about information sharing and data management, where I posited what a wonderful world it would be if as soon as the crash occurred, the police, my body … 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

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