Bosch Study Shows Benefits of Existing Tech

By: Gary S. Vasilash - January 06, 2017 at 6:20 AM

While the drive toward full autonomy for vehicles is seemingly picking up speed with announcements from companies with new LiDAR systems or the deployment of deep-learning AI systems in vehicles, and while Bosch is working hard in a number of areas to automate driving, here’s something that is striking that comes out of a study, “Connected Car Effect 2025,” that Bosch and the consulting firm Prognos performed.

Audi & NVIDIA Go Deeper

By: Gary S. Vasilash - January 05, 2017 at 10:25 AM

NVIDIA, the tech company that transformed powerful, compact computing with its graphical processing units (GPUs) that lead to systems-on-a-chip (SOC)*, and Audi, the car company that transformed what was the state of the art of automotive interiors (and which has been using NVIDIA tech in its vehicles for navigation displays, for example, which enhances the look of the interiors of its cars and crossovers), jointly announced last night at a keynote at CES 2017 that they’re going to be working together to advance artificial applications to address autonomous driving capabilities.

FCA Opens the Door to The Future

By: Gary S. Vasilash - January 03, 2017 at 7:20 PM

FCA introduced a high-tech concept vehicle today, the Chrysler Portal, at the event previously known as the “Consumer Electronics Show,” now simply CES.

ZF in the Oasis

By: Gary S. Vasilash - December 30, 2016 at 6:57 AM

What you’re looking at is the “Intelligent Rolling Chassis” ZF has developed for the Rinspeed Oasis, a concept vehicle.

Silicon Valley Meets Detroit

By: Gary S. Vasilash - December 30, 2016 at 6:04 AM

One of the things that the tech companies that are entering the automotive space as though they are like the prospectors who came rolling into California back in the mid-19th century (“Thar’s gold in them there cars!”) perhaps don’t understand clearly is that the auto companies are very, very, very cost sensitive.

Auto & Creative Destruction

By: Gary S. Vasilash - December 29, 2016 at 9:05 AM

“Creative destruction,” or “schöpferische Zerstörung,” is an idea from Joseph Schumpeter, an Austrian-American economist, who had it that there are profound changes that occur when there are new product and process innovations.

Autoliv’s Approach to Autonomy

By: Gary S. Vasilash - December 28, 2016 at 7:11 AM

Autoliv, the Swedish safety systems supplier, is launching a Volvo-based “learning platform,” a learning platform that the company hopes will bring it to the development of autonomous driving capability.

Type 49: The Classic Lotus F1

By: Gary S. Vasilash - December 26, 2016 at 7:34 AM

If you’re a Formula 1 racing enthusiast from the time when there were drivers like Jim Clark, Graham Hill, Mario Andretti, and Emerson Fittipaldi, and you happen to be in Birmingham, England, between January 12 and 15, then you really need to go to Autosport International at the Birmingham NEC because all of the existing Lotus type 49—all seven of them—will be brought together and put on display.