Autonomous Vehicles

NVIDIA Announces Next-Gen Automotive DRIVE Hyperion 9 And New DRIVE Map Platform At GTC 2022

In my 2021 coverage of NVIDIA’s GTC, I said that I hoped to be in person again at GTC 2022, but it was another year of virtual attendance. Two weeks ago, NVIDIA held its annual GTC Event, and the company made fourteen new product, service, or customer announcements.  I have covered some of NVIDIA’s GTC …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Moor Insights & Strategy Coverage Of CES 2022

At CES 2022, Moor Insights & Strategy analysts covered the most innovative technology trends in gaming, XR, IoT, mobile, personal computers, displays, processors, and automotive technology.  The Consumer Technology Association accommodated those analysts who attended live. You can download the paper by clicking on the logo below: Table Of Contents The Most Exciting Gaming Products …

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Image Signal Processor Like Arm’s Is Critical To ADAS Success

As the automotive industry is climbing up the ladder of intelligent driving, from advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) to autonomous driving (AD), the solutions that are making these innovative feats possible are improving. I follow the disruptive technology that goes into the next generation of vehicles very closely. Qualcomm announced its new ADAS offering in its …

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NVIDIA Announces New Partnership With Jaguar Land Rover For NVIDIA Driver Hyperion 8 Platform

This week, NVIDIA and Jaguar Land Rover announced their partnership to equip all Jaguar and Land Rover cars with NVIDIA’s full-stack NVIDIA DRIVE Hyperion 8 platform. The DRIVE Hyperion 8 was announced at NVIDIA’s GTC 2021 event back in November, targeting level 4 (L4) self-driving capabilities. Jaguar Land Rover is the second vehicle manufacturer to adopt NVIDIA’s …

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Plus Keeps On Trucking With IVECO Autonomous Pilot Partnership

As a tech analyst, one of the particularly exciting topics I get to cover is the march towards fully autonomous vehicles. I’ve long projected that these next generation vehicles, ranging from semi-to-fully autonomous, will be one of the most impactful developments we see in our lifetimes. As with many nascent technologies, it’s looking like some …

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AMD, Intel, And NVIDIA, Announce New CPU, GPU And Automotive Processors At CES 2022

Although this year’s CES was far from ordinary with the pandemic still near and protocols still in place, it was a very exciting CES. I have already written about Qualcomm’s achievements in the realm of automotive and ADAS systems. I have also already written on the top notebook trends at CES 2022, of which these new technologies will go into. …

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Qualcomm Introduces New Snapdragon Ride Vision System And New Partnerships At CES 2022

Cristiano Amon spoke on Day 0 of CES, Media Day, where he covered many topics, including 5G, partnerships, Arm computers, the mobile platform, and its automotive platform. Although I will not be covering all of those categories and will be focusing on automotive, there is a lot of blending together in these categories. Amon had …

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NVIDIA Improves Its Intelligent Vehicle Stack At NVIDIA GTC

This week I virtually attended NVIDIA’s GTC 2021 event. The event had plenty of updates from NVIDIA’s AI, data science, high performance computing, graphics, edge computing, networking, and autonomous machine sectors and I was eager to dive into them. I’d like to focus on the company’s automotive business which currently sits at a $600M annual …

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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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