We wanted to give you a brief update on how videantis is reacting to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are closely following and implementing the recommendations from leading health organizations and the German government. We’re doing everything we can to keep us all safe while continuing to serve our customers. Our employees are all enabled to work from home and equipped to continue their work and provide customer support, resulting in minimal impact to our business. Thank you all for your cooperation and we wish you all the best.
Blog: help, my algorithms are changing!
In the past decades that I have been developing electronics I’ve heard this a lot: “The algorithms our engineers developed are way beyond what our competition has.” The annual ImageNet Large Scale Visual Recognition Challenge even makes a competition out of it. The result: algorithms keep getting better and better. In automotive, having better algorithms means the chances of getting into an accident are smaller too.
So, what’s the problem?
One problem is that our vehicles last for at least ten years. In these years, the algorithms will improve a lot, meaning there needs to be a way to upgrade the vehicle with the latest software. But there’s one big assumption here: that the hardware can run these new algorithms.
Demo: AI, deep learning and CNN processing at CES 2020
Tony Picard, our VP of Sales, gave a product demonstration at the January 2020 Consumer Electronics Show, which the Edge AI and Vision Alliance recorded and published online. Specifically, Tony gives an overview of our company and products, and demonstrates our deep learning, computer vision, and video coding technologies with a focus on automotive applications.
Waymo’s cars arrive with 29 cameras, 5 lidars and bunch of radars
Over the past several years, hundreds of Waymo engineers have rebuilt most of the company’s self-driving hardware, chiefly the cameras, lidars, and radars that perceive the world around the car. The software may do the thinking, but it’s no good if it can’t rely on good sensing data. The 29 cameras on the I-Pace can handle a wider range of lighting conditions and better handle extreme temperatures. Read the article
Toyota Invests $400 Million in Self-Driving Startup Pony.ai
Autonomous-vehicle tech startups are a hot commodity in the automotive industry right now, and Toyota is the latest manufacturer to put massive amounts of money into one of the startups. The Japanese automaker announced recently that it was investing $400 million into Pony.ai, a Chinese autonomous vehicle tech company. Read the article
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