The Self-Driving Project That Could Help China Leapfrog the West

The #Chinese plan to overtake all #selfdriving cars #baidu #AI

  • One of Baidu’s experimental self-driving

    The CEO of Baidu, Robin Li, arrived at his company’s first AI developer conference, held in Beijing this week, in a vehicle that has the potential to reshape the world of self-driving cars.

  • The vehicle was controlled using software that Baidu (50 Smartest Companies 2017) plans to offer for free in the coming years through a project called Apollo.
  • The Apollo platform consists of a core software stack, a number of cloud services, and self-driving vehicle hardware such as GPS, cameras, lidar, and radar.
  • Dawen Zhou, Apollo’s principle product manager, explained that the simulation platform being developed by Baidu would be used to test the code and also to train self-driving algorithms.
  • Since lots of real-world driving data is vital for the continued improvement for Baidu’s self-driving technology, one of the biggest benefits of opening up the Apollo platform is the data Baidu can receive from its partners.

Baidu opens up its software, a stark departure from the normally secretive world of commercial AI development.
Continue reading “The Self-Driving Project That Could Help China Leapfrog the West”

Drive.ai uses deep learning to teach self-driving cars – and to give them a voice

Drive․ai uses deep learning to teach self-driving cars – and to give ...  by @etherington

  • Core to Drive.ai’ s approach is using deep learning across the board in its autonomous driving system, which means they’re teaching their self-driving cars somewhat like how you’d teach a human.
  • Drive.ai uses deep learning to teach self-driving cars – and to give them a voice
  • While increasing the safety of driving means building an effective ‘left brain’ for a self-driving car, so to speak, it also means addressing the ‘right brain,’ too.
  • Uber and Volvo put $300M into building self-driving cars ready for sale by 2021
  • Startup Drive.ai is revealing its product and strategy for the first time, and the autonomous driving tech company is looking not only to create the best hardware and software to enable self-driving cars, but also to make sure those cars communicate with people outside of the car in the most effective way possible.

Read the full article, click here.


@TechCrunch: “Drive․ai uses deep learning to teach self-driving cars – and to give … by @etherington”


Startup Drive.ai is revealing its product and strategy for the first time, and the autonomous driving tech company is looking not only to create the best..


Drive.ai uses deep learning to teach self-driving cars – and to give them a voice

Driverless bus hits the streets in Finland, could revolutionize public transportation

Driverless buses are NOW roaming streets of Helsinki.

Test until mid-September. 
#2MA #AI

  • Driverless bus hits the streets in Finland, could revolutionize public transportation
  • The robotic buses, which only move about six miles per hour, could be used in addition to existing public transportation options in the future, creators of the technology said.
  • Nevada was the first state to authorize the operation of autonomous vehicles in 2011.
  • Driverless bus manufacturer EasyMile is currently piloting a driverless bus on the streets of Helsinki, Finland-making it one of the world’s first autonomous bus tests in an urban environment.
  • Google’s driverless cars may use human flypaper in road accidents (ZDNet)

Read the full article, click here.


@erikbryn: “Driverless buses are NOW roaming streets of Helsinki.

Test until mid-September.
#2MA #AI”


One of the world’s first driverless bus test runs is operating in the Hernesaari district of Helsinki, with the goal of supplementing public transportation.


Driverless bus hits the streets in Finland, could revolutionize public transportation