artificial intelligence

Stellantis wants to outfit cars with AI software to drive revenue

Posted in REVIEWS on December 7, 2021
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MILAN — Carmaker Stellantis announced a strategy Tuesday to embed AI-enabled software in 34 million vehicles across its 14 brands, hoping the tech upgrade will help it bring in 20 billion euros ($22.6 billion) in annual revenue by 2030. CEO Carlos Tavares heralded the move as part of a strategy that would transform the car company into a “sustainable mobility tech company,” with business growth coming from features and services tied to the internet. That Read More »

Elon Musk's 'AI Day' today confronts tough questions about Tesla tech

Posted in REVIEWS on August 19, 2021
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SAN FRANCISCO — At Tesla's "Autonomy Day" event in April 2019, Chief Executive Elon Musk said that by mid-2020 Tesla would have over a million self-driving vehicles where riders "could go to sleep" during a trip. Tesla has not achieved that goal and on Thursday Musk is staging another event, called "AI Day," to promote his electric car company as the place to work for the engineers he needs to make good on his promises Read More »

The Evolving Pleasures of Driving

Posted in BMW, LUXURY CARS on June 29, 2021
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Since the invention of the internal combustion engine, automakers have been obsessed with increasing the maximum output and speed of their creations. There’s just something about hearing the purr of a well-tuned engine and feeling the car surge forward in response that brings out something primal in all drivers. This is of course due to the rush of adrenaline we get from engaging in anything dangerous or exciting. For years, drivers have been chasing this Read More »

The Uprising of AIs and Self-Driving Cars

Posted in BMW, LUXURY CARS on May 17, 2021
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Image Credit: Courtesy of GizmoChina Years ago, advances in luxury cars largely revolved around ever-greater speed and ease of control. Then came the rise of electric vehicles (EVs), marketed as the cleaner way to get around and appealing to environmentally conscious drivers. However, in a world of increasingly short attentions spans, it wasn’t long before consumers started looking for the next big thing in automotives. In the second decade of the 21st century, development of Read More »

'Grand Theft Auto V' mod adds uncanny photorealism through AI

Posted in REVIEWS on May 16, 2021
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You may have seen Grand Theft Auto V realism mods before, but probably not as effective as this. Kotaku reports that researchers Stephan Richter, Hassan Abu AlHaija and Vladlen Koltun have developed a technique that adds an uncanny level of photorealism to the game using machine learning. The method not only adopts more natural colors, but improves reflections, tweaks road texture smoothness and otherwise adds subtleties to GTA V's normally hyper-vivid look. [embedded content] The Read More »