Autonomous Vehicles

Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon Paints A Picture Of The Future Automobile At IAA Mobility 2021

Qualcomm is one of the more exciting companies to research and write about in the tech space as it is driving so much innovation in the smartphone, IoT and automotive space. The company isn’t new to the automotive space as it has been supplying it for over twenty years. Currently, the company has a $10B …

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Plus Demos Level 4 Autonomous Trucking Capabilities

Late last month, the Cupertino-based autonomous trucking company, Plus, demoed its Level 4 autonomous trucking technology to the public. A big part of the announcement was the demo video where Plus shows a driverless semi-truck operating at level 4 autonomy. You can see the truck changing lanes, signaling, exiting, and working safely within traffic, all …

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No, Qualcomm Isn’t Becoming An Automotive Tier 1

Early this morning, Qualcomm announced that is was making a $4.6B offer for Veoneer, an automotive ADAS technology company that Qualcomm is already engaged with on its Arriver technology. This offer represented an 18% premium to another offer by Magna, an automotive “Tier 1”. The offer is all cash with no financing, a superior offer than Magna’s. Qualcomm is …

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T-Mobile And Halo Team Up To Launch 5G Semi-AV Taxi Service

This week, Halo Launched its driverless car service in Las Vegas, Nevada, one of the first forms of semi-Autonomous vehicle services to launch. With the help of T-Mobile and its nationwide 5G network, Halo will begin driving on Las Vegas’ public roads earlier this year. I have said in other blogs that I believe Autonomous …

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Amazon Goes All-In On Truck Safety With Autonomous Driving Company Plus

Over the last 18 months of the pandemic, many of us have come to rely on Amazon more than ever. Unprecedented numbers of Amazon vehicles have crisscrossed the world’s highways, delivering everything, down to our most basic needs, to our doorstep. The number of warehouse and delivery drivers Amazon hired to keep up during this time …

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NI Seeks To Accelerate Autonomous Vehicle Development With MonoDrive Acquisition

Autonomous driving and EVs are two of the main things on the collective mind of the tech industry. I’ve also long said that autonomous vehicles will be one of, if not the most transformative technological advances in our lifetime. They save lives and energy.  I’ve been watching autonomous long-haul trucking startup Plus roll out announcement …

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In It For The Long Haul: Autonomous Trucking Startup Plus Goes Public Via SPAC

Autonomous trucking startup Plus (formerly known as Plus.ai) is a company I’ve begun to follow closely. While much of the hype around autonomous driving centers around the future of the consumer automotive sector, the technology holds vast implications for the massive commercial trucking industry, responsible for moving an estimated 70-plus percent of all U.S. freight. …

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Marvell Debuts New Multi-Gig Ethernet PHY For Next Generation Cars And Trucks

As a tech analyst, one of my favorite coverage areas is the multi-industry cadre of companies working to advance and enable next-generation autonomous vehicles. For one, although it has companies at the head of the pack, it’s still a relatively new open playing field. You get to see all sorts of cutting-edge technologies from companies …

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Plus And NVIDIA Deal Gives Indications Of Our Autonomous Truck Future

I’ve written before that autonomous vehicles will be one of the most powerful, most influential new technologies we see in our lifetimes. While much of the talk has centered around consumer vehicles, taxicabs and the like, another sector that stands to be heavily impacted is trucking. This industry plays a crucial role in the world …

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NVIDIA’s Auto Business Takes A Front Seat At NVIDIA GTC 2021

Yesterday, I tuned into NVIDIA’s annual GTC event, GTC 2021, held — for what will hopefully be the last time — virtually. Like at many recent NVIDIA events, the company’s automotive efforts were on display front and center . Let’s take a look at the new hardware and software announcements from NVIDIA’s automotive division. NVIDIA …

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GlobalFoundries And Bosch Partner On MmWave Radar, Reinforcing Silicon Is Strategic

For a tech industry analyst like me, the automotive market is interesting given the electrification, safety and self-driving intelligence added to today’s models as well as commitments by automakers to aggressive roadmaps. Cars of the future will be datacenters on wheels, software-defined, connected by 5G, and with gobs of compute, storage and networking silicon. Given …

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Qualcomm Revs Its Engines At Its Automotive Redefined Event

When you think of mobile semiconductors, one company that’s always top-of-mind is Qualcomm. While its silicon powers many if not most of the world’s phones and tablets, the company has not been content to rest on its laurels. In recent years it has begun to extend its mobile technology into other emergent fields, such as …

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Intel’s Mobileye Presents Plan For Worldwide AV Rollout At CES 2021

Intel may have had a shakeup at its CEO ranks yesterday, but the show must go on. Every year, the tech news cycle kicks off in January with the expansive Consumer Electronics Showcase, or CES, where companies from all over demonstrate their latest and greatest. I lost count at how many I attended at 20.  This …

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AI Is More Than A Buzzword And Being Deployed Now On Ships And Golf Carts

More than ever, organizations are adopting artificial intelligence (AI) to bring efficiency, productivity gains, and a return on investment. In these uncertain times, AI is a powerful differentiator for companies of all sizes to transform digitally. In recent years, the cloud has become integral in advancing AI as vendors offering years of research and tools …

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AI Is More Than A Buzzword And Being Deployed Now On Ships And Golf Carts

More than ever, organizations are adopting artificial intelligence (AI) to bring efficiency, productivity gains, and a return on investment. In these uncertain times, AI is a powerful differentiator for companies of all sizes to transform digitally. In recent years, the cloud has become integral in advancing AI as vendors offering years of research and tools …

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A Chat With Qualcomm’s New Automotive Leader, Nakul Duggal, Driving An $8B Backlog

As I’ve said many times before, I believe fully autonomous vehicles will be one of the most impactful technological innovations in our lifetimes. As the industry grows and autonomous vehicles become more advanced and ubiquitous, there will be an immense market opportunity for those involved in making these automobiles tick. One tech company that has …

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Exploring Marvell’s Digital Transformation Strategy and Focus for the Future – Six Five Insiders Edition

On this episode of The Six Five – Insiders Edition podcast hosts Patrick Moorhead and Daniel Newman talk to Chris Koopmans, the CMO of Marvell, about the company’s rebranding efforts, their transformation initiatives and the product lines and services that Marvell is focusing on for the future.  In our conversation, Chris, Daniel and I explored Marvell’s recent pivot …

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NVIDIA And Mercedes-Benz Appear To Be Reinventing Automotive Business Model

Last week, NVIDIA and Mercedes-Benz announced their partnership going into the next decade to create fully autonomous vehicles (AVs). With NVIDIA’s global leadership in accelerated computing and Mercedes-Benz’s experience in the manufacturing of premium cars, together, they plan to create a new software-defined vehicle that includes in-vehicle computing systems and AI computing architecture. Mercedes-Benz and NVIDIA plan on rolling out the first …

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Moor Insights & Strategy Analyst Coverage of NVIDIA GTC 2020

Blogs/Articles NVIDIA Launches New Ampere Architecture, Infrastructure, Robotics And Automotive Technologies At GTC 2020, by Patrick Moorhead NVIDIA Targets Ampere Architecture To The Edge And 5G With EGX A100, by Anshel Sag NVIDIA Launches Ampere A100 GPU For Data Center Computing And AI, by Karl Freund Podcasts Six Five Live Ep 38- Chips In The …

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Tesla Is Years Ahead Of Competitors With No Signs Of Stopping

A lot of the leading car manufacturers in the world are playing catch up with Tesla. I believe this is because many of them simply didn’t believe that Tesla could deliver. But if you look at Tesla’s volume for the Tesla Model 3, there are some significant proof points that the company has. In fact, …

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