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Argo’s new lidar sensor could help Ford, VW deploy self-driving vehicles at scale

Four years ago, Argo AI made its first acquisition as a young, newly backed self-driving vehicle startup. Now, Argo says its acquisition of lidar company Princeton Lightwave is paying off and is poised to help it deliver autonomous vehicles that can.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchMay 4th, 2021

Elon Musk"s Own Engineers Say He Exaggerates Autopilot Capabilities

boudie2 writes: According to his own employees, Elon Musk has been exaggerating the capabilities of Tesla's Autopilot system. Documents obtained from the California Department of Motor Vehicles show that despite Musk's tweets to the contrary, "Elon's.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News8 hr. 26 min. ago

Tesla Autopilot director contradicts Musk’s self-driving timeline

Musk described full autonomy as "basically a solved problem" in 2016. Enlarge / Elon Musk in 2020. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / Getty) In January's Tesla earnings call, an analyst asked Elon Musk about his belief that Tesla would achieve Lev.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News9 hr. 54 min. ago

Tesla refutes Elon Musk’s timeline on ‘full self-driving’

What Tesla CEO Elon Musk says publicly about the company’s progress on a fully autonomous driving system doesn’t match up with “engineering reality,” according to a memo that summarizes a meeting between California regulators.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News10 hr. 26 min. ago

Without commuter traffic, pandemic-era drivers are speeding up, increasing noise pollution

When millions of Americans began working from home, city traffic halted. Although the air became cleaner, researchers discovered that sound levels increased in nature conservation areas due to cars driving faster......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News11 hr. 26 min. ago

Personalized sweat sensor reliably monitors blood glucose without finger pricks

Many people with diabetes endure multiple, painful finger pricks each day to measure their blood glucose. Now, researchers have developed a device that can measure glucose in sweat with the touch of a fingertip, and then a personalized algorithm prov.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News11 hr. 26 min. ago

Archaeologists pinpoint population for the Greater Angkor region

Long-running archaeological research, boosted by airborne lidar sensing and machine-learning algorithms, finds that Cambodia's Greater Angkor region was home to 700,000-900,000 people......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 26 min. ago

Longevity startup Gero AI has a mobile API for quantifying health changes

Sensor data from smartphones and wearables can meaningfully predict an individual’s ‘biological age’ and resilience to stress, according to Gero AI. The ‘longevity’ startup — which condenses its mission to the pith.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News12 hr. 26 min. ago

Discovery of huge Raman scattering at atomic point contact

Nanofabrication of electronic devices has reached a single nanometer scale (10-9 m). The rapid advancement of nanoscience and nanotechnology now requires atomic-scale optical spectroscopy in order to characterize atomistic structures that will affect.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News16 hr. 26 min. ago

BMW could face $1.2 billion hit from costlier raw materials, CFO says

First-quarter results received a boost from the sale of previously leased vehicles, in particular in the U.S. market, the automaker said......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News18 hr. 26 min. ago

Tesla tells regulator that full self-driving cars may not be achieved by year-end

The automaker's memo contrasts with CEO Elon Musk's January confidence that the goal will be reached.  .....»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News18 hr. 26 min. ago

Systemic inequalities driving exposure to high indoor air pollution in London

Systemic inequalities mean that low-income households in London are more likely to be exposed to higher levels of indoor air pollution, according to a report by UCL researchers......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News22 hr. 26 min. ago

Carvana doubles Q1 revenue despite lower inventory, narrows net loss

The online used-vehicle retailer said its rate of getting vehicles sale-ready has been improving......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Team uses laser-induced graphene process to create micron-scale patterns in photoresist

A Rice University laboratory has adapted its laser-induced graphene technique to make high-resolution, micron-scale patterns of the conductive material for consumer electronics and other applications......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Canada"s Project Arrow project taps Aston Martin"s Fraser Dunn as chief engineer

Fraser Dunn, while at Aston Martin, worked on such vehicles as the Vulcan and Valkyrie Hypercar. He’s leaving his post and joining the APMA project full-time......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Amazon Drivers Are Instructed To Drive Recklessly To Meet Delivery Quotas

Amazon delivery companies around the United States are encouraging reckless and dangerous driving by ordering delivery drivers to shut off an app called Mentor that Amazon uses to monitor drivers' speed and give them a safety score to prevent acciden.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Canada"s Project Arrow project taps Aston Martin designer Fraser Dunn as chief engineer

Fraser Dunn, while at Aston Martin, worked on such vehicles as the Vulcan and Valkyrie Hypercar. He’s leaving his post and joining the APMA project full-time......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

IBM"s new 2nm design can pack over 50 billion transistors onto a chip the size of a fingernail

IBM predicts that smartphones based on the new chip technology could have up to four times more battery life compared to 7nm-based handsets. Laptops with 2nm chips could better perform tasks like language translation while self-driving vehicles could.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Socioeconomic inequality drives trade patterns in global wildlife market

A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in Hong Kong and one in Singapore has found that socioeconomic inequality is driving existing trade patterns in the global wildlife market. In their paper published in the journal Science Adv.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Self-driving startup Aeva says its sensor can detect vehicles over 500m away

The startup makes a lidar sensor that helps cars gain a three-dimensional map of the road and can also detect the motion of distant objects......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

IBM embraces zero trust with upgraded Cloud Pak service

IBM has taken the wraps off a version of its Cloud Pak for Security that aims to help customers looking to deploy zero-trust security facilities for enterprise resource protection.IBM Cloud Paks are bundles of Red Hat’s Kubernetes-based OpenShif.....»»

Category: securitySource:  networkworldRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021