Deep data analytics to increase reliability of V2X chipsets
ProteanTecs, a specialist in deep data analytics, has announced that Autotalks has selected its health and performance monitoring solutions to enhance reliability of the latter’s TEKTON3 and SECTON3 chipsets, which support 5G vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication.
“Autotalks’ V2X chipsets are ushering in the new era of road safety and shaping the future of mobility,” said Gal Carmel, ProteanTecs’ EVP and GM of automotive. “Their sensors must operate robustly at high ambient temperature for roof installation. Autotalks will now achieve in-depth and high-visibility coverage during all chip production stages, while enhancing on-the-road reliability.”
ProteanTecs’ cloud and edge analytics provide actionable insights and predictive data about the chipset’s performance and quality, during production testing and in lifetime usage.
Xiaomi provides progress update on Autonomous Driving project
Chinese technology company Xiaomi Group has released details of the development status of its Pilot Technology project, the first update since announcing its entry into the smart electric vehicle segment in March 2021. Xiaomi says it plans to invest RMB 3.3bn (US$485m) in the first R&D phase of its autonomous driving technology and has established a team of more than 500 engineers, which is expected to grow to 600 by year end.
Xiaomi has also previewed a live road test video of its autonomous driving technology, demonstrating its algorithms and what the company says is a capability to handle a comprehensive list of scenarios.
Nader slams Tesla FSD, calls for its removal from all cars
Prominent American political activist Ralph Nader has made clear his views on Tesla’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) technology and called for it to be removed from all Tesla vehicles.
Renowned for his consumer and environmental campaigning, not least his book Unsafe at any Speed, which when released in 1965 highlighted the woeful safety record of the US automotive industry, Nader has issued the following statement on FSD.
“Tesla’s major deployment of so-called Full Self-Driving (FSD) technology is one of the most dangerous and irresponsible actions by a car company in decades. Tesla should never have put this technology in its vehicles.
Newsight Imaging joins Nvidia startup program
Israeli semiconductor company Newsight Imaging, which develops 3D machine vision sensors and spectral vision chips, has announced it has joined Nvidia Inception, a program designed to nurture startups.
The company says that membership of Inception will enable it to expand its approach to the automotive depth-vision ecosystem, which includes makers of lidars, advanced driver-assistance systems, autonomous vehicle-safety technology and more, and support customers wishing to build products based on Newsight’s sensors and the Nvidia AI platform. Inception will also provide Newsight the opportunity to collaborate with industry-leading experts and other AI-driven organizations.
“We’re privileged to join Nvidia Inception, which provides access to the best technical tools, latest resources and opportunities to support our innovative core image-sensing technology,” said Eli Assoolin, Newsight Imaging CEO.
Euro NCAP updates list of approved ADAS platforms and targets
Euro NCAP has released its updated list of approved ADAS platforms and targets ahead of introducing a suite of new test scenarios for 2023. Among the approved devices, AB Dynamics’ LaunchPad product range (LP50, LP60 and LP80) and the GST 120 (Guided Soft Target) have been certified, meaning the company’s complete range of ADAS test platforms and targets are approved for use in official Euro NCAP testing.
“There is an industry need for improved ADAS platforms and targets as Euro NCAP looks to expand its protection of vulnerable road users [VRUs],” said Dr Andrew Pick, AB Dynamics’ director of Track Testing Systems.
Radiant Vision Systems to host webinar on camera monitoring system evaluation
Radiant Vision Systems, a provider of test and measurement solutions for automotive displays, is to host a webinar to review recommended practices for evaluating the performance of camera monitoring systems (CMS) according to the latest automotive industry regulations, and provide considerations for choosing display test equipment.
Bret Stonebridge, regional sales manager on Radiant’s Automotive & International team, will lead a live web presentation followed by a question-and-answer session with webinar attendees.
Used in place of side- and rearview mirrors, a camera monitor system (CMS) can improve situational awareness and ergonomic comfort for drivers when used for indirect visualization of the area around a vehicle.
Trimble introduces integrity monitoring for positioning system
Trimble has introduced data integrity monitoring for its precise point positioning (PPP) correction service, CenterPoint RTX Fast. The company states that the RTX Integrity monitoring system has been built in direct response to client requirements for production-ready applications. It continuously validates the reliability of correction data processed by the Trimble network, which is broadcast to users in the agriculture, geospatial, construction and automotive industries, ensuring positioning data is right the first time.
Through a two-step process, the RTX Integrity system verifies the integrity of GNSS data received from satellites and filters faulty information in the network server before the data is broadcast.
Research institute deploys in-house-developed autonomous shuttle
Southwest Research Institute, a developer of software and systems integration solutions for automated vehicles and robotics, has deployed an automated shuttle at its 607ha campus in San Antonio, Texas.
Capable of ferrying up to 14 passengers, the shuttle features algorithms, sensors, cameras and software that SwRI developed through internal research.
“It is rewarding for our engineers to take the very best technology that SwRI has developed to serve our clients and then embed it into a showcase vehicle that has a practical purpose in our backyard,” said Ryan Lamm, director of SwRI’s Applied Sensing Department.
Using SwRI’s Ranger system, the vehicle has been programmed to autonomously drive unique routes around the grounds.