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Understanding the limits of deep learning

Artificial intelligence has reached peak hype. News outlets report that companies have replaced workers with IBM Watson and that algorithms are beating doctors at diagnoses. New AI startups pop up everyday, claiming to solve all your personal and business problems with machine learning.<p>Ordinary …

A Machine Learning Landscape: Where AMD, Intel, NVIDIA, Qualcomm And Xilinx AI Engines Live

Without a doubt, 2016 was an amazing year for Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) awareness in the press. But most people probably can’t name 3 applications for machine learning, other than self-driving cars and perhaps their voice activated assistant hiding in their phone. …

Machine Learning

Autonomes Fahren bleibt eine Utopie

Dank selbstfahrender Autos werden die Unfallzahlen sinken. Trotzdem muss der Fahrer die Kontrolle über das Steuer behalten - weil es noch lange …

Samsung hones in on self-driving chip business

South Korean mobile giant Samsung now has an entire division working day in, day out on chips for self-driving cars, in an effort to push aside competitors and become the go-to supplier in this booming market.<p>The team is mainly researchers from Samsung’s semiconductor and sensor division, according …

Driverless Cars

WATCH: Disabling IPhone Animations Can Actually Speed Up Your Device

Just one little tweak makes your iPhone feel brand-new again!<p>Compared to desktop computers, iPhones run very lean and very mean, but that's not to …

Web Development

Now we know exactly which cars have CarPlay

Apple’s finally getting specific about how well adoption of its CarPlay protocol is going.<p>A list appeared on the company’s website today confirming that over half of the manufacturers it has partnered with have announced specific models of vehicles that will receive the functionality.<p>If you’re …

Apple's CarPlay and Android Auto are coming to Ford cars

Ahead of CES 2016, Ford announced that it will integrate Apple CarPlay and Android Auto into its in-dash infotainment system, allowing drivers to pair their mobiles devices and access features like calling and music playback.<p>The company said that all existing and future models equipped with its …

Android Auto

Bosch Touchscreen gewinnt CES 2016 Innovation Award“

Renesas R-Car H3 Deca-Core Processor and Driverless Car Roadmap

2016 U.S. CarPlay Vehicles: Chevrolet, Honda, Volkswagen and More

Most carmakers in the U.S. are now clearing out 2015 models to make way for new 2016 vehicles, a growing number of which feature CarPlay for the first time since Apple introduced the software platform at WWDC in 2013.<p>Apple's in-dash software provides hands-free or eyes-free access to Maps, Phone, …

Who Will Driverless Cars Decide To Kill?

A question that will plague the autonomous car industry<p>In philosophy, there’s an ethical question called the trolley problem. If you had to push one large person in front of a moving trolley to save a group of people on the tracks, would you? This abstract idea has taken hold in programming …

Porsche picks CarPlay thanks to Apple’s privacy policies

Apple’s “We don’t want to know” non-snooping data protection policy may not be making it too many friends in government, but it’s certainly won over Porsche.<p>According to a new report, Porsche opted to go with Apple’s CarPlay platform over Google’s Android Auto for its new 911 Carrera and Carrera S …

GM already has 1 million connected cars on the road

If things go the automotive industry’s way, there will be millions of four-wheeled wireless hotspots traveling U.S. roads by 2020. What you might not …

General Motors

Volkswagen and Apple: A Tale of Two Technology Companies

It is the worst of times for Volkswagen, and it deserves everything it's getting. If you haven't heard by now, the "Clean Diesel" vendor has admitted to rigging the system for years, putting 11 million cars on the road with inflated efficiency standards. The company's software deliberately tweaked …

App Store

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 packs 600Mbps LTE and smarter charging

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 hype train is getting to be a bit much (just ship the thing, already!), but you might want to take notice of the latest news if you're big on data speeds -- or simply want to charge your phone in a hurry. The company has revealed that its future system-on-a-chip will …

Intel unveils its Skylake CPUs with performance & battery life improvements across the board

While we already know much of what there is to know regarding Intel’s Skylake lineup of processors, the company tonight has officially taken the wraps off of the CPUs. As expected, the Skylake lineup consists of four different series, including the Y-Series that will power the 12-inch MacBook and …

Infotainment Overkill: Do We Really Need This Many Features in Our New Cars?

You know what you need in a car? A radio and directions.<p>From the August 2015 issue<p>Take a walk around an auto show and you’ll find that every car company wants to tell you about its great new in-car electronics, its apps, and its haptics. At the New York auto show, Jaguar gave a presentation on the …

Autonomous Cars

Big Automakers Need Nokia’s Maps For Their Driverless Car Future

Audi, BMW, and Daimler fight Uber and Google with sweet, sweet data<p>The future landscape of the autonomous car industry is beginning to take shape with the impending acquisition of Nokia’s mapping software, Here, which already has a focus on “humanised driving.”<p>German companies Audi, BMW, and …

The first production car with Android Auto is a Hyundai

The 2015 Sonata will support Android Auto starting today<p>Announced almost exactly one year ago, Android Auto is Google's attempt to bring the smartphone's capabilities to a car while minimizing driver distraction. The system has been available on third-party navigation systems since earlier this …

Android News

Google Says Its Self-Driving Cars Drive Better Than You

Google has been testing self-driving cars for years. Six years in fact, with a fleet of 20+ self-driving cars, which have self-driven almost a million miles over that period — and are now averaging around 10,000 self-driven miles per week.<p>So how many accidents have Google’s autonomous rides got …

Autonomous Cars

Google threat may drive Mercedes, BMW and Audi to buy HERE

Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Audi have forged a rare partnership and are joining forces to acquire Nokia’s HERE mapping business, insiders suggest, hoping …

Audi-Connect-Manager Hudi: "Es muss das Beste auf dem Markt sein"

"Der MIB2 liefert doppelte Speicher-, Rechner- und Grafik-Leistung", sagt Ricky Hudi, Leiter Entwicklung Elektrik/Elektronik Audi AG. Bild:</b> …

Mini mit Augmented Reality: Vintage-Designerbrille lässt durch Autotüren schauen

Die BMW-Tochter Mini will auf der Automesse "Auto Shanghai" einen Blick in die Zukunft werfen – mit einer Augmented-Reality-Brille, die das Auto im …

Mini's Augmented Reality Heads-Up Display Concept Goggles

Ever wished you didn’t have to crane your neck, adjust your mirrors, and lean on (literal) blind faith that your passenger-side door isn’t hiding some unseen obstacle when you park? Have you been pining for a heads-up display that works like Google Glass but looks more like the cheesy sunglasses …

Augmented Reality

Ford Working on Apple CarPlay, Android Auto for Sync 3

When Ford announced it was scrapping its cumbersome Microsoft-based MyFord Touch touch-screen infotainment platform and starting over with a new Blackberry QNX-based Sync 3 architecture, in the words of Monty Python, there was much rejoicing. Having already sampled Sync 3 at this year’s Consumer …

Car Tech

Volkswagen Demo Routing & Crowdsourced Parking Information At CES 2015

Exhibiting this year for the first time at the CES trade whow in Las Vegas, Volkswagen was among other demonstrating two concepts for navigation. The …

Harman creates personal audio zones for your car

Recognizing the many noise sources in a modern car, Harman International introduces a system that can isolate sound from seat to seat.<p>LAS VEGAS -- Sounds from many sources fill the modern car cabin, from entertainment to hands-free phone calls to navigation instructions. Harman International's …

Audiophile

Golf R Touch hands-on: VW’s dashboard of the near future

Bendable displays and fully touch-sensitive dashboards are the dreams of the future, but what are we to do in the meantime while engineers and …

Volkswagen Golf

We Sample Ford's Sync 3 Interface and It Doesn't Suck

Ford recently announced that it was shoving the MyFord Touch infotainment interface into a burlap sack with a bunch of rocks, tying that bag shut, and throwing it into the nearest lake. We were happy to hear the news, as the replacement, the Blackberry QNX-based Sync 3, couldn’t possibly be worse. …

Touchscreens