Upcoming UK Regulations for Autonomous Vehicles

Stagecoach and Starship Technologies today lobbied the UK Parliament’s Transport Committee to introduce regulations to make autonomous vehicles safer. Stagecoach is working on autonomous buses, and Starship is introducing autonomous delivery robots. Warwick University’s Manufacturing Group, a leading university in engineering and manufacturing design, joined the companies. The companies advocate that safety measures will help …

AI-Image Processing Helps Autonomous Cars

Autonomous cars will benefit from high dynamic range (HDR) cameras because these cameras use AI-based chips that process data better in low and high-field vision. This image from Silicon Valley’s Ambarella AI chip maker shows how HDR chips help autonomous cars better detect objects at tunnel entrances and exits. The Norwegian company Zivid is one …

Germany’s Continental Autoparts will use US Ambarella AI Chips

Silicon Valley’s Ambarella chips will be used to power the vision and intelligence of German cars. Germany’s Conti (who create the future in motion and whose parts are widely used in Bentley and other major car brands) signed an agreement in January 2023 with Ambarella to use its AI-based chips to create hardware for autonomous …

Autonomous Car Chips

The autonomous vehicle chip market is forecast to reach $29 Billion by 2030. Chips for autonomous vehicles fall into four categories: traditional automotive microcontrollers (emission control, antilock brakes); wireless chips that connect the cars to the Internet; vision sensors that “see” the road; processor chips that use AI and include the autonomous vehicle’s “brain.” Some …

Apollo Go Autonomous Taxis

Baidu, known as China’s Google (NASDAQ: BIDU), developed Apollo Go Robotaxi, the first autonomous taxi to get permits in China. The service is based on 5G technology, which companies say ensures the safety and reliability of autonomous vehicles. Apollo Go has operated without a safety driver since 2021 in 10 Chinese cities, including Bejing and …

BMW Introduces Color-Changing Car @CES2023

BMW’s CEO Oliver Zipse introduced their new “BMW i Vision Dee” EV sports sedan, a car that transitions colors between 32 colors including white, green, blue, pink, yellow, and purple. The car uses an E-ink which is used in the e-readers of Kindle; the body of the car is divided into microcapsules that contain the …

Zoox’s Autonomous Taxi @CES 2023

Bay Area startup Zoox, unveiled its design for a driverless taxi at CES 2023. Zoox is one of the few EV companies headed by a woman (Aicha Evans, Zoox CEO); it is an independent subsidiary under Amazon.com that is designing autonomous robots to deliver packages in the future. The futuristic Zoox taxi can operate for …

Peugeot’s 15 ft Inception EV @CES 2023

Peugeot says its “feline-like” 5-meter (15-ft) Inception model looks like a cat ready to pounce and represents the new design concept for the brand. Inception features a 100kWh battery which can cover a range of 497 miles per charge. It comes with many cool gadgets; for example, it replaced the steering wheel with a video …

DeLorean’s Futuristic Omega @CES 2023

Delorean motors showcased its rugged electric Omega with massive tires and huge, futuristic glass panels. These glass panels also serve as the car’s headlights and taillights. The car was designed to showcase a polished high-tech exterior with rugged wheels and a lifted stance. In the back, it has a solar panel designed as bionic flaps.