Full Autonomy In Sight As Tesla Acquires DeepScale, A Computer Vision Startup

Word on the street is that Tesla has now equipped its ever-growing tech-arsenal in the form of DeepScale. This UC Berkeley computer vision startup has proved their mettle last year with their work on SqueezeNet and Carver 21. The news…

Will Open Source Platforms Bridge The Innovation Gap Across Smart Car Solutions?

There is a multitude of proprietary smart car systems working separately instead of running in parallel, which impedes interoperability of car software. Will Open Source help bridge this gap? With cellphones, GPS-powered apps and now 5G making on-request transport simple…

What’s Hot In The Driverless Space ⁠— Datasets, Acquisitions & More

According to a study done by Deloitte, in the US alone, people could travel up to 25 percent more miles by 2040 than they do today. And while the shift to shared autonomy is likely to happen earlier in densely…

Elon Musk Might Be Right. New Research Exposes Vulnerabilities In LiDAR-based Autonomous Vehicles

LiDAR systems are one of the key components of many self-driving vehicles around the world.  LiDAR works much like radar, but instead of sending out radio waves it emits pulses of infrared light, which are invisible to naked eye. It…

The High-Stakes Battle For ‘Winner Take All’ Market Can Be Won By Building AI Ecosystem

In markets and many other aspects of technology, inequalities are a permanent feature in the overall mechanism. When inequality goes out of hand, there are only a few winners left. When inequality becomes the rule of the market, over time…

Elon Musk’s Big Message: Not Just An Electric Carmaker, But A Tech Powerhouse

Will Elon Musk’s pipe dreams ever come true? While it’s true there isn’t anyone who has a clearer self-driving vision than Musk himself, the billionaire visionary is known for making ambitious statements. However, at the recently concluded Tesla Autonomy Day,…

Under The Hood Of Tesla’s AI Chip That Takes The Driverless Battle To NVIDIA’s Home Turf

  Back in 2016, Tesla announced that it would be shipping all of its cars with the necessary hardware to support the future advancements in autonomous tech. And, as promised, Tesla not only managed to live up to their ambitious…

If Tesla’s Crazy Big AI Claims Come True, Uber May Have A Lot To Worry About

Tesla announced its robotaxi service that can be seen as a competition for Uber, Lyft, and Ola in India. Elon Musk talking at the Tesla Autonomy Investor Day said that he expects to put 1 million Tesla robotaxis on roads…

Move To Prevent Fake News By OpenAI Brings Indian Elections Into Spotlight

Over the weekend, Elon Musk-backed artificial intelligence research company OpenAI published findings about their latest language model. In a deviation from their open source philosophy, OpenAI decided not to open source this specific model. While multiple news outlets cried foul…

Tesla’s Mad Max Autopilot Is To Driving, What Jarvis Is To Iron Man

Tesla announced the ‘On-ramp to Off-ramp’ feature with the release of Autopilot 2.0 and the Enhanced Autopilot package back in 2016. This year, Tesla launched its ‘Mad Max’ autopilot mode. The company’s technology has always created immense anticipation among not…

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