Topic: self driving

SD Times news digest: Google’s new Tensorflow-based framework, Toyota’s investment in Uber, and Mozilla’s Firefox user data

Google is releasing a new research framework for prototyping reinforcement learning algorithms. Dopamine is a Tensorflow-based framework designed with ease-of-use, reproducibility, and benchmarking in mind. Along with the framework, the company will provide a set of colabs for using the framework. For ease-of-use, Google will provide code that is compact and well-documented. For reproducibility, the … continue reading

SD Times news digest: MIT CSAIL’s MapLite framework, Qwil’s Fuel for the App Economy, and Qt for Python

Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed MapLite, a new framework for self-driving cars that allows them to drive on roads they’ve never been on before without the use of 3D maps. The current self-driving cars being tested on the roads are only driving in major cities, where they have … continue reading

Voyage open sources its approach to autonomous vehicle safety

In an effort to improve autonomous vehicle safety, Voyage is open sourcing its Open Autonomous Safety (OAS) library that contains the company’s internal safety procedures, materials, and test code that is intended to supplement the existing safety programs at autonomous vehicle startups. Voyage is the self-driving business from the educational organization Udacity. According to Voyage, … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Verizon acquires threat detection company, npm’s operations incident, and Element Analytics’ funding

Verizon has acquired Niddel, a company that provides machine-learning-based threat detection. Niddel’s technology will be integrated into Verizon’s existing offerings. The terms of the transaction have not been announced as of this post. “Using machine learning to improve information accuracy significantly reduces false positives and significantly improves our detection and response capabilities,” said Alexander Schlager, … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Django 2.0 beta 1, Intel and Mobileye’s Responsibility Sensitive Safety model, and Apple and GE’s partnership

Developers can get an inside look at the upcoming Python web framework Django 2.0 with the latest beta release. The Django team announced the release of Django 2.0 beta 1. The framework enables users to build web apps quickly with less code. New features are expected to include: Python compatibility, third-party library support for older … continue reading

SD Times new digest: Waymo launches “Let’s Talk Self-Driving” campaign, Upskill updates Skylight platform, and Nokia halts OZO VR development

Waymo has launched the “Let’s Talk Self-Driving” campaign to educate the public on how the technology behind self-driving cars can address safety challenges on the road. The company will start the campaign using digital, outdoor, and radio advertising in Arizona, as well as updating their website with helpful resources. They are partnering with organizations such … 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

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Project Apollo

Just like the Apollo space program put the first human on the Moon, Baidu’s Project Apollo is ready to advance the realm of possibilities for human travel. Baidu isn’t focused on sending humans to the moon, but with it’s open source Project Apollo, the mission is to get vehicles to drive themselves. SD Times first … continue reading

MIT CSAIL’s WiGait, Check Point discovers OSX/Dok malware, and Apple suggests self-driving changes to Calif. DMV — SD Times news digest: May 1, 2017

Researchers from MIT CSAIL have been working on a system called WiGait, which accurately monitors walking speed in a way that is both continuous and unobtrusive. The researchers’ paper presented the device, saying it measures the walking speed of multiple people, with 95 to 99 percent accuracy using wireless signals. Professor Dina Katabi at MIT’s CSAIL says … continue reading

IBM expands Bluemix OpenWhisk, Red Hat JBoss AMQ 7, and Sauce Labs’ Real Device Cloud — SD Times news digest: April 27, 2017

IBM is expanding Bluemix OpenWhisk, its open serverless computing platform, so developers can quickly connect data to serverless apps. Expanding OpenWhisk lets developers expose serverless actions as secure and controlled APIs on the cloud, according to IBM. OpenWhisk’s expanded user experience will track and analyze usage data for each serverless action to let developers and … continue reading

Apollo Android GraphQL client, Red Hat Virtualization 4.1, and RisingStack releases open source Node.js debugging tool — SD Times news digest: April 19, 2017

A new open-source project wants to help Android developers work with GraphQL queries. The Apollo Android Graph client is designed to generate Java models from standard GraphQL queries. “These models give you a typesafe API to work with GraphQL servers. Apollo will help you keep your GraphQL query statements together, organized, and easy to access … continue reading

Making the world more autonomous

Pretty soon flying machines, smart robots and self-driving cars won’t be something we only see in the movies. We are already seeing autonomous cars on the roads, drones overhead, and robots doing human tasks. It is just the beginning of an autonomous, smart world, and it will be here sooner than we think, according to … continue reading

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