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Self-driving truck that’s built to crash comes to Colorado

Self-driving truck that’s built to crash comes to Colorado

Tech and automotive companies have quietly been trialing autonomous trucks since 2015. Thus far, these tests (from the likes of Daimler and Uber ) have been inconspicuous enough to go unnoticed by other drivers. But, a new kind of driverless truck is designed to stick out like a sore thumb. And, if by chance it ends up serving its purpose, …

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China market: IoT chip demand promising, says ARM CEO

China market: IoT chip demand promising, says ARM CEO

Shipments of ARM-based mobile chips from China-based chipmakers have been rising rapidly along with the country’s fast-growing IC design industry over the past 10 years, according to Simon Segars, CEO for the processor IP vendor. Shipments of ARM-based IoT chips from the China industry are also expected to see explosive growth in coming years, said Segars. Demand for ARM-based chips …

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Argo AI CEO talks plans for Ford self-driving cars in interview

Argo AI CEO talks plans for Ford self-driving cars in interview

Ford is investing $1 billion during the next five years in Argo AI. Pictured are: Peter Rander, Argo AI COO; Mark Fields, Ford president and CEO; Bryan Salesky, Argo AI CEO; and Raj Nair, Ford executive vice president, Product Development, and chief technical officer. Salesky and Rander are alumni of Carnegie Mellon National Robotics Engineering Center and former leaders on …

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How Clemson researchers plan to boost energy efficiency with connected, automated vehicle technology

How Clemson researchers plan to boost energy efficiency with connected, automated vehicle technology

Dr. Ardalan Vahidi, an associate professor of mechanical engineering at Clemson University, will lead a federally-funded project to research the use of connected and automated vehicle technology to boost energy efficiency. Photo by Clemson University. Clemson University researchers have been awarded a $1.16 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to study the use of automated and connected vehicle …

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What ON Semiconductor Thinks About the IoT, AI, and the Future of Tech Development

What ON Semiconductor Thinks About the IoT, AI, and the Future of Tech Development

On Aug. 7, semiconductor, sensor, and integrated circuits maker ON Semiconductor (NASDAQ: ON) reported second-quarter 2017 results that exceeded management’s guidance. Later in the day, I caught up with ON’s David Somo — the company’s vice president of corporate strategy and marketing — to talk about the industry, where things are headed, and what ON is doing to grow its …

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Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Terrorism

Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Terrorism

Artificial Intelligence (AI) broadly refers to the study and creation of information systems capable of performing tasks that resemble human problem-solving capabilities, using computer algorithms to do things that would normally require human intelligence — such as speech recognition, visual perception, and decision-making. Computers and software are naturally not self-aware, emotional, or intelligent the way human beings are. They are, …

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Azure IoT Edge: What’s in it for partners?

Azure IoT Edge: What’s in it for partners?

Posted August 17, 2017 by Microsoft IoT For the last decade, one of the most significant topics in technology has been the role of the cloud itself, and discussion is often framed around which workloads and technology should be deployed and managed locally. And this decision is usually seen as a binary. You can pick cloud or local, but not …

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Ford’s CEO is ready for the driverless car future: Are we?

Ford’s CEO is ready for the driverless car future: Are we?

Ford is one of the oldest automobile manufacturers in the world, and possibly the most forward-thinking. Its CEO is serious about leading the competition, when it comes to the autonomous vehicle-powered future of transportation. When the 114 year old company announced, earlier this year , that it was promoting its head of driverless cars to CEO it signaled a pretty …

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BMW’s redesigned 8 Series is cleaner, more aggressive

BMW’s redesigned 8 Series is cleaner, more aggressive

At the Monterey Car Week BMW just unveiled two new concept vehicles . Both are previews of planned production models of the Series 8 and Z4 Roadster. If the versions you’ll find on the forecourt are even close to these concepts, there are going to be a lot of very happy movie producers and hedge fund managers (thanks to the …

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