06 février 2019

Uber to set up its own artificial intelligence lab

Uber to set up its own artificial intelligence lab Uber has aquired a machine learning company and set up a new division dedicated to research in AI.  Uber AI Labs will be based in San Francisco and its initial core will be formed ofthe team of 15 from recently acquired Geometric Intelligence, an AI research startup.  Machine learning will be central to Uber's mission of using tech to "negotiate the real world", the company said.  "It manifests in myriad ways, from determining an optimal route... [Lire la suite]

23 novembre 2018

Self-Driving Trucks – Timelines and Developments

Self-Driving Trucks – Timelines and Developments While self-driving trucks and self-driving cars make use of much of the same technology to power their AI systems, it would be a mistake to think the expected roll out date of both developments to would be identical. Their similarities can easily mask their significant differences. The sheer weight of semi trucks creates unique technological challenges compared to self-driving cars. The substantial weight of trucks means the time it takes to stop a them is much longer... [Lire la suite]
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26 septembre 2018

Uber’s self-driving trucks are now delivering freight in Arizona

Uber’s self-driving trucks are now delivering freight in Arizona Uber’s big push to dominate the trucking industry took a leap forward today with the announcement that the ride-hailing giant is now operating its fleet of self-driving trucks on its freight-hauling app. The shipments are taking place in Arizona, where the ride-hailing giant is also testing out its robot taxis. Uber said it is using a transfer hub model, in which the trucks drive autonomously on the highway and human drivers take over for the last miles.   By... [Lire la suite]
25 septembre 2018

Self-driving, 416-ton trucks are hauling raw materials around Australia

Self-driving, 416-ton trucks are hauling raw materials around Australia Self-driving trucks have begun to hit the roads in the United States, but they’re already hard at work in Australia. British mining company Rio Tinto has 73 autonomous behemoths transporting iron ore 24 hours a day in West Angelas, Australia, across four job sites, according to MIT Tech Review. The autonomous fleet is roughly 15% cheaper than one with human drivers. The trucks, made by Japanese manufacturer Komatsu, weigh... [Lire la suite]
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20 août 2018

SELF-DRIVING TRUCKS ARE NOW DELIVERING REFRIGERATORS

SELF-DRIVING TRUCKS ARE NOW DELIVERING REFRIGERATORS IF YOU LIVE in Southern California and you’ve ordered one of those fancy new smart refrigerators in the past few weeks, it may have hitched a ride to you on a robotruck. Since early October, autonomous trucks built and operated by the startup Embark have been hauling Frigidaire refrigerators 650 miles along the I-10 freeway, from a warehouse in El Paso, Texas, to a distribution center in Palm Springs, California. A human driver rides in the cab to monitor the... [Lire la suite]
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