09 avril 2016

Do Consumers Want Driverless Cars?

Do Consumers Want Driverless Cars? Author: Carrie Hollenberg Subscribe to Insights in Brief to be notified about new Featured Content as it becomes available! Strategic Business Insights' (SBI's) recent research into Americans' attitudes about their cars offers insight into how the diffusion of driverless cars in consumer markets might play out. Most major automakers—and, of course, Google—are pushing forward with a variety of driverless-car efforts. The US National Highway Transportation... [Lire la suite]

16 janvier 2015

At CES 2015, Connected Cars Will Steal the Gadget Spotlight

“CES has become a major launch point for a lot of the big automakers,” said Mark Boyadjis, technology analyst for researcher IHS in Minnetonka, Minnesota. “CES is a way for them to get on a global stage for technology.” The evolution of Ford’s CES exhibit tells the story of the automotive ascent at the trade show that attracts 140,000 visitors. Five years ago, Ford displayed its new Taurus on a 20-foot-by-20-foot piece of carpet. This year, Ford has a two-story display with five vehicles, a wall of digital screens and private... [Lire la suite]
16 janvier 2015

The Mercedes-Benz F 015: this is what tomorrow's self-driving cars look like

Mercedes-Benz took the wraps off a new concept car here at CES and considering the setting, it's appropriately loaded to the gills with technology. The F 015 Luxury in Motion  is basically a sleek pod with a huge passenger compartment, a fortuitous side effect of an imagined future where we spend most of our times chilling out in cars while they drive us around all by themselves. Mercedes actually calls the cabin "lounge-like," thanks to four rotating seats that can face each other. An array of screens throughout the car let... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2015

Nvidia launches Tegra X1, bringing deep neural learning to self-driving cars

Move over, Tegra K1, you’re already obsolete. At a Sunday night press conference, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang launched a new mobile superchip, the Tegra X1. If Nvidia has its way, the X1 will be the graphics and artificial intelligence engine for the car of tomorrow. The Tegra X1 includes a 256-core “Maxwell” CPU, the same architecture that Nvidia launched last February. Maxwell powers the GTX 980 and GTX 970 chips that the company launched this fall. But the new X1 also includes an 8-core, 64-bit Denver CPU. All told, the new... [Lire la suite]