Autonomous Vehicle for the Factory

Although this may not seem like much, it is actually an advanced, sensor-equipped, artificial intelligence running. . . autonomous vehicle (AV): However, this development, the MiR1000 is designed for use in factories, not on limited-access highways.

Gary S. Vasilash
Editor-in-Chief, Automotive Design & Production

Automotive Tech Watch

Sandia’s Whetstone, a software tool that “sharpens” the output of artificial neurons; Heraeus Electronics and Toshiba Materials partnering to produce metal-ceramic substrates made of silicon nitride for managing and insulating parts in power modules; using windshield wiper activity to provide faster, more accurate rainfall data than radar; and more. 
#Infineon #tech #oddities

Machine Learning Comes to the Factory Floor

The Sysmac AI controller can identify abnormal machine behavior without being explicitly programmed to do so.

SEAT, IBM & Watson

One more thing about SEAT after yesterday’s announcement at the Mobile World Congress about its Minimó micromobility vehicle: Today it and IBM announced that the companies are developing the “Mobility Advisor,” a mobile app that will run on 4G/5G networks and utilize IBM Watson AI technology.
#SEAT #supplier #oem

EY: With AI at the Wheel, Will Your Board Steer the Course?

This white paper explains why company boards in the auto industry need to embrace the importance of artificial intelligence beyond the self-driving car.

The latest release of NX from Siemens PLM Software features an adaptive user interface built on artificial intelligence and machine learning, which dynamically update the NX user interface based on a prediction of the next steps in a workflow. This level of personalization can improve overall NX usage and ultimately lead to higher productivity and more efficient product development. Cax

Adopting new technology in design and manufacturing is usually a series of baby steps. Artificial intelligence and machine learning are no different.
#Microsoft #Siemens

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ZF and the Development of Tech for Autonomy

As executive vp with global operational responsibility for the Global Electronics business and Occupant Safety Systems businesses within the ZF Active and Passive Safety Technology division of the ZF Group, Christophe Marnat has his proverbial plate full, especially nowadays when there are burgeoning efforts on behalf of OEMs and suppliers like ZF to develop the technologies that are related to ADAS, all the way to the point of providing Level 4 or Level 5 technology.
#supplier #Tesla #NVIDIA

FCA Adds ADAS Capability to Chelsea

It seems that FCA is now taking things more seriously as regards the development of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), all the way to fully autonomous: it has announced that it has invested more than $30-million at its Chelsea Proving Grounds, which is about an hour-and-a-half southwest of the FCA US headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
#supplier #Chrysler #Waymo

Bosch Making Big Commitment to AI

Not only developing the tech, but making sure its people are trained in the ethics related to using it
#Bosch #tech

Waymo Adds AI Testing Smarts

The company’s acquisition of U.K.-based Latent Logic aims to make self-driving cars act more like human drivers. 
#tech #Waymo #europe

Apex.AI Secures Funding from JLR, Hella and Volvo Trucks

Silicon Valley-based autonomous tech startup Apex.AI has landed unspecified investments from Jaguar Land Rover, Hella and Volvo Trucks.
#Hella #Toyota #Jaguar

Hyundai Touts AI-Based Cruise Control

Hyundai Motor Co. has developed what it calls the world's first adaptive cruise control system to use machine learning to tailor responses to driver behavior.
#asia #tech #Kia

Realizing Autonomy

The auto industry is at a place the likes of which it hasn’t been for about 100 years.  It's a place where technological forces are transforming what has largely been a mechanical paradigm to one wherein sensors and algorithms are essential.
#engineer #Waymo #oem

DeepMap and Creating Maps for the Autonomous Vehicle

When you think of developing maps for automated vehicles, you might think along the lines of something that you see on your phone, on a screen centered in your IP or something from Garmin.
#Bosch #supplier #Honda

Hyundai and Baidu Sign MOU

Baidu is a China-based tech company that is regularly referred to as the “Google of China,” given that it has a hugely popular search engine site and is doing a wide range of work that focuses on artificial intelligence for a variety of application, as well as working on autonomous vehicles.
#Honda #Intel #oem

Preparing for Artificial Intelligence

AI will usher in new jobs, according to a book from the consulting firm Accenture. It’s a quick and worthwhile read.  
#Nuance #Ford #Google

Hyundai Mobis Amplifying Radar Capabilities

Hyundai Mobis is working with SMS, a German tech company that has worked with TRW (now ZF) and Continental, on developing entry-level front and side radars.
#Autoliv #supplier #engineer