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NVIDIA: Drive PX Pegasus AI Computer Powers Level 5 Autonomous Vehicles

NVIDIA introduced its Drive PX Pegasus AI computer that it claims can power Level 5 autonomous vehicles. Will Pegasus help show a path to production for the automakers and tech companies working on fully autonomous vehicles?
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Mobileye, Tesla End Self-Driving Car Relationship
By Steve Crowe · 26 July, 2016 • Mobileye, the largest supplier of camera-based advanced driver assistance safety systems, will no longer work with Tesla on its Autopilot system beyond the current product cycle.
Tesla Self-Driving Buses, Trucks Part of Musk’s Master Plan
By Steve Crowe · 21 July, 2016 • Elon Musk's Master Plan, Part Deux includes Tesla self-driving trucks and buses, both of which are in the early stages of development and should be unveiled some time in 2017.
Why Tesla Autopilot Should be Disabled
By Steve Crowe · 14 July, 2016 • Consumer watchdog Consumer Reports is urging Tesla to disable its Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system following a series of crashes, one of which was fatal. Consumer Reports says that "consumers should never be guinea pigs for vehicle safety 'beta' programs."
Nissan ProPilot Eerily Similar to Tesla Autopilot
By Steve Crowe · 14 July, 2016 • Nissan's ProPilot semi-autonomous driving system automatically controls the distance between the vehicle and the preceding vehicle, using a speed preset by the driver. ProPilot also keeps the car in the middle of the highway lane by reading lane markers and controlling steering, even through curves.
Tesla Autopilot Causes 2 More Accidents
By Steve Crowe · 12 July, 2016 • A Tesla Model X driving on Autopilot crashed on Montana State Highway 2 while driving between 55-60 MPH. Neither the driver nor his passenger were injured in the accident, but it was serious enough to destroy the car.
Aftermath of the Deadly Tesla Autopilot Crash
By Steve Crowe · 1 July, 2016 • Witnesses to the aftermath of deadly Tesla said Autopilot continued to drive the Model S for hundreds of yards.
Autopilot Never Designed to Avoid Scenario of Fatal Accident
By Steve Crowe · 1 July, 2016 • Mobileye said its technology that powers Tesla Autopilot wasn't designed to handle the scenario that led to the first fatal accident involving a self-driving car.
Tesla Autopilot Involved in First Fatal Self-Driving Car Accident
By Brad Templeton · 1 July, 2016 • The Autopilot sensors on a Tesla Model S failed to distinguish a white tractor-trailer crossing the highway against a bright sky, resulting in the first fatal car accident involving a self-driving car.
Missy Cummings: Self-Driving Cars Need to Happen
By RT Staff · 1 July, 2016 • The head of Duke University's robotics program weighs in on whether self-driving cars will overcome a fatal accident, the irresponsibility of Tesla's Autopilot system, and when she'll be ready to adopt an autonomous vehicle.
Google: ‘Stop Freaking Out’ About AI
By Steve Crowe · 29 June, 2016 • Eric Schmidt writes that artificial intelligence "has the potential not only to free us from the negative, but to enhance what’s most positive about us as human beings."
Google’s Top 5 AI Safety Concerns
By Steve Crowe · 24 June, 2016 • Google outlines outlines its top five safety concerns as artificial intelligence is applied in more general circumstances.
TV Shows Help Build Algorithm That Predicts Human Interactions
By Adam Conner-Simons & Rachel Gordon | CSAIL · 21 June, 2016 • MIT's CSAIL have used TV shows such as "The Office" to train a deep-learning based vision algorithm to more accurately predict human interactions. The researchers say this could help build smarter robots.
NASA Valkyrie Robots Prepare for Life on Mars
By Oliver Mitchell · 17 June, 2016 • NASA originally designed Valkyrie to compete in DARPA’s Disaster-Relief Robotics Contest in 2015, but after losing the competition, NASA pivoted to craft their robots into a new kind of space mechanic.
Podcast: Talking Self-Driving Cars with Brad Templeton
By Steve Crowe · 17 June, 2016 • Brad Templeton joins The Robotics Trends Show to discuss self-driving cars, including looming federal regulations, Google vs. Tesla, convolutional neural networks and fatal accidents.
Pepper Robots Working at Belgian Hospitals
By Steve Crowe · 14 June, 2016 • Two of Belgium's hospitals have installed Pepper robots in their receptions areas for trials. The robots will help patients in Ostend and Liege.

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