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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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Are Self-Driving Cars More or Less Crash-Prone?
By Steve Crowe · 30 October, 2015 • According to a new study by the University of Michigan Transportation Institute, self-driving cars have a crash rate nearly five times that of human-driven vehicles. However, every accident involving a self-driving car was caused by a human driver in another vehicle.
2 Collisions Avoided Thanks to Tesla Autopilot
By Steve Crowe · 29 October, 2015 • An Uber driver in Seattle recorded the moment his Tesla Model S, while in Autopilot mode, slowed down to avoid a head-on collision.
When it Comes to Self-Driving Cars, Tesla Has Nothing on Google
By Brad Templeton · 27 October, 2015 • We’ve seen claims that Tesla has beaten Google to the punch when it comes to bringing self-driving cars to the masses. But while Tesla Autopilot is a worthwhile step forward, it shouldn't even be compared to a Google self-driving car.
New Apple Hire Points to Self-Driving iCar
By Steve Crowe · 26 October, 2015 • Apple has hired artificial intelligence expert Jonathan Cohen, who ran the deep learning group at Nvidia since 2008. Nvidia's GPUs have been used to power the cameras and radar for self-driving cars.
Should Self-Driving Cars Have to Pass Road Tests?
By Steve Crowe · 23 October, 2015 • The U-M Transportation Research Institute is proposing that self-driving cars be subject to tests that measure their vision, knowledge of traffic laws and other skills.
3 Tesla Autopilot Fails
By Steve Crowe · 21 October, 2015 • Fail videos of Tesla's Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system are starting to emerge, serving as a reminder that plenty of human intervention is still needed and full "hands-off" driving is not advised.
Watch: MARTY the Self-Driving DeLorean Does Perfect Donuts
By Steve Crowe · 21 October, 2015 • MARTY (Multiple Actuator Research Test bed for Yaw control) is a self-driving DeLorean that was built by students at Stanford. All it can do at this point is complete continuous donuts, but the goal is to have MARTY drifting around a track competing against a professional driver.
Teaching Humanoid Robots How to Fall Safely
By Steve Crowe · 20 October, 2015 • Researchers at Georgia Tech have identified a way to teach robots how to fall with grace and without serious injury. In the video, the top robot uses a novel algorithm to minimize impact when the robot falls.
Are We Overhyping Tesla Autopilot?
By Brad Templeton · 15 October, 2015 • Brad Templeton says Tesla's Autopilot, and similar systems, might not be that exciting, serving as a stepping stone products to something that will truly change the world.
Human Battles Robot in Drum-off: Who Wins?
By Steve Crowe · 15 October, 2015 • Compressorhead, an all-robot metal band, is launching a crowdfunding campaign on November 1 to help fund their debut album. Watch this drum-off between Stickboy the robot drummer and musician John Wright to see if you're impressed.
Tesla Jumps Onto Self-Driving On-Ramp with Autopilot
By Steve Crowe · 15 October, 2015 • Tens of thousands of Tesla owners will get their first taste of autonomous driving technology as the electric carmaker pushes out its Autopilot software update. Watch Tesla's Model S autonomously navigate the traffic-ridden streets of New York City.
Jay Leno: Self-Driving Cars Pure Hype
By Steve Crowe · 13 October, 2015 • Jay Leno, former host of "The Tonight Show" and car aficionado, says "the idea of you jumping in the back seat with a bottle of scotch in the car driving you from bar to bar, that's not really going to happen."
Why Self-Driving Cars Should Never be Fully Autonomous
By MIT News · 13 October, 2015 • MIT professor and historian David Mindell predicts fully driverless cars will not be the most successful version of autonomous vehicles, for both technical and social reasons. Here's why he says Google’s utopian autonomy is a more brittle, less functional solution than a rich, human-centered automation.
Transparency from Self-Driving Car Makers a Major Hurdle
By RT Staff · 9 October, 2015 • Brian Soublet, deputy director of the California DMV, offered some insight into the challenges of regulating self-driving cars while speaking at a Volvo event. He says one of the biggest challenges is getting self-driving car manufacturers to be transparent about their projects.
5 Questions About AI With Stephen Hawking
By Steve Crowe · 8 October, 2015 • Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking held a Reddit AMA about artificial intelligence. It was the third largest AMA in Reddit history with more than 9,000 comments.

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