4 Technologies That Have Made Driving Safer

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A minimum of 1,250,000 people die annually and another fifty million sustain injuries due to road accidents according to the World Health Organization. 95 percent of these accidents are attributed to human error. Technology adoption, therefore, is no longer an option for automobile manufacturers. Thankfully, technology continues to be finessed and developed on a daily basis. … Read more

Luminar’s lidar gives self-driving cars laser vision

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Austin Russell, founder and CEO of lidar startup Luminar Technologies, is much taller in person than in pictures. We met at a hotel lobby in Midtown Manhattan, where he and co-founder Jason Eichenholz were recuperating after a whirlwind New York City press tour last week. Luminar was named one of CNBC’s Disruptor 50 companies, and … Read more

Self-driving cars for country roads

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Navigating roads less traveled in self-driving cars is a difficult task. One reason is that there aren’t many places where self-driving cars can actually drive. Companies like Google only test their fleets in major cities where they’ve spent countless hours meticulously labeling the exact 3-D positions of lanes, curbs, off-ramps, and stop signs. “The cars … Read more

No map, no problem: MIT’s self-driving system takes on unpaved roads

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Developed by researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, the MapLite self-driving system is designed to successfully navigate unpaved roads by using basic GPS data and sensors technology. The post No map, no problem: MIT’s self-driving system takes on unpaved roads appeared first on Digital Trends. … Cars – Digital Trends

Self-Driving Waymo Vehicle In Arizona Crash Was “In The Wrong Place At The Wrong Time,” Police Say

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Matt Jaffee / Via Twitter: @mattjaffee A self-driving vehicle by Waymo, which is owned by the same company that owns Google, collided with another vehicle in Chandler, Arizona, on Friday. Minor injuries were reported. Chandler Police said the Waymo car was not the “violator vehicle.” “The Waymo was in the wrong place at the wrong … Read more

GE Leverages NVIDIA Self-Driving Car AI Technology To Help Doctors Save Lives

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NVIDIA has now announced that it is extending a long-term partnership with GE Healthcare to bring artificial intelligence (AI) technology to over 500,000 imaging devices that are used at health facilities around the globe. According to GE, over 50 petabytes of data are generated annually by the average hospital from medical images, clinical … HotHardware.com … Read more