Touted by Nvidia as the “world’s most powerful SoC (system on a chip),” Xavier was built to process Level 5 autonomous driving data from a vehicle’s radar, cameras, Lidar and ultrasonic systems with more energy efficiency and a smaller form factor than anything else on the market.
Toyota revealed a self-driving concept vehicle, the e-Palette, at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on Monday. The vehicle will come in three sizes and is designed to be used for a variety of purposes, including freight and package delivery, ride-sharing, and mobile offices and storefronts.
Uber announced that the ridesharing company has selected NVIDIA technology for the AI computing system in its fleet of self-driving vehicles.
The hilly streets of Seattle and San Francisco are often intimidating to would-be cyclists. LimeBike hopes to help them get over the hump with new additions to its fleet. Today, the dockless bike sharing company announced it will roll out electric-assist bicycles in Seattle, several California cities, Scottsdale, Ariz., and Miami, Fla. LimeBike announced the program, called Lime-E, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
After leaving a leadership post at Google’s autonomous car unit, Chris Urmson and two other self-driving vehicle pioneers are back in the race with a new company that will rival their former employers. Aurora Innovation on Thursday announced that it had signed partnerships with Hyundai and Volkswagen to help the automakers develop autonomous vehicles, a major step in the tightening competition.
Because they carry multiple passengers, ride-hailed cars contribute fewer miles per person to traffic than personal cars making equivalent trips, according to an independent report released Thursday by the Rocky Mountain Institute. That’s true even after accounting for the miles that ride-hailed drivers spend waiting for fares and going to pick up passengers, it said.
For outsiders, it’s easy to forget that blockchain is so much more than just Bitcoin or cryptocurrencies. We are only at the tip of the iceberg for the explosion of real-world uses to come from this technology. Something core to the spirit of blockchain tech is the ability to oust trusted third parties to run our services — services like banks to hold our money or sharing economy services like Uber and Airbnb that connect users together for an exchange.
For those who work for several gig economy platforms, like Uber, Airbnb or Turo, keeping track of earnings can be overwhelming when they are coming from so many different companies. Calculating tax rates on those earnings and filing them correctly can be even more daunting. That’s the need Savant is looking to address.
Enter the Airbnb economic model. While it’s not a panacea, it provides attractive solutions for conservation as well as housing. Much as homeowners can use Airbnb and other services to turn their living space into pop-up hotels when demand warrants it, conservationists are creating “pop-up nature reserves” on idle land.
For thousands of years, people living in communities worked together and shared the goods and services they had for the betterment of everyone. Fast forward to today, and the dramatic growth of the new “sharing economy” has helped foster an era of collaboration that is helping make a big world feel much smaller.