US-based self-driving AI technology company Argo AI, founded in 2016, shut down last week and is now absorbed by two of its main stakeholders, Ford and Volkswagen, according to TechCrunch. The two companies have invested a combined US$3.6 billion in Argo.
When cars meet smart technology, where do the two intersect? With 25 years of experience in the automotive, ICT, and telecom sectors, Garmin Asia's automotive OEM group managing director Jay Shen provides some insight into the question.
Reuters reported exclusively on Oct 26 that the US Department of Justice has probed into a series of car crashes involving Tesla's self-driving system. The marketing hype over self-driving technology has not died down; however, many suppliers and AI companies have recently voiced different opinions on the future of autonomous cars.
The software development framework Scalable Open Architecture for Embedded Edge (SOAFEE), launched in September 2021 with the backing of Arm, has seen its members quadrupled to more than 50 as it marks the anniversary of its foundation. As automotives become increasingly software-defined, SOAFEE sees members from across the automotive supply chain, including silicon vendors, software providers, system integrators, OEMs, cloud service providers and tier ones.
Safety is the fundamental requirement of autonomous driving. The Automotive Research & Testing Center (ARTC) in Taiwan has developed a system that can diagnose an autonomous vehicle's (AV) driving decisions and overrule them when necessary. The solution helps the car stay safe even encountering unexpected situations, ARTC said.
Swedish automaker Volvo's new electric flagship due to be publicly presented on November 9 will feature Qualcomm's Snapdragon Cockpit Platform. As EENews Automotive reports, the electric EV EX90 will possess a vertical large central display and a smaller, horizontal display placed directly in front of the driver. While the smaller screen displays essential driving information, the larger one displays infotainment data, navigational maps, and information related to vehicle status.
While ADAS has become the third eye of human drivers that produces real-time, in-cabin alerts using low-latency edge AI, commercial fleet managers seem to need a more powerful tool to track traffic violations that could result in fatality and harm fleet reputation.
Taiwan-based Cub Elecparts, dedicated to supplying smart driving-related sensing devices and electrical and electronics parts for car applications, has penetrated its anti-lock braking system (ABS) for recreational vehicles (RVs) into the US market, which will significantly bolster its revenue performance in 2023, according to company chairman SC Yu.
Taiwan's OToBrite Electronics has announced recently that it has developed a blind spot information system (BSIS) for large commercial vehicles using visual AI. OToBrite pointed out that it has passed UN Regulation No.151 and has already begun shipping to clients in Europe.
Hyundai Group has announced deployment of OTA updates on all its new vehicles to be launched starting 2023, both electric vehicles (EV) and ICE vehicles, to fully integrate digitalization with mobility.
Autonomous driving chip developers, based on their business types, can be separated into four major camps – automotive chip IDM/designers, ICT chip companies, emerging automotive chip developers, and automakers with an in-house chip R&D team – with each having its advantages in competitions, according to DIGITIMES Research's analysis.