Showing posts with the label #self driving vehicles

Tesla, Supercomputer & Autonomous Cars

  Project Dojo                                             Source:  Tesla World's 5th Most Powerful Supercomputer  Many automotive experts consider Tesla to be the global leader in autonomous driving. Tesla is now using the world's 5th most powerful supercomputer to help train its vehicles to drive autonomously.  The AI supercomputer system is called Dojo.  Right now, humans and computers at Tesla are training its self driving neural network and Dojo is crunching the driving data that Tesla is getting from its network of customers on the road.  Dojo is automating the process.  Tesla plans to replace the radar, LIDAR sensors and camera combination it has used to navigate its self-driving vehicles with a vision-only system using cameras and Dojo hosting a neural network.  CEO Elon Musk says vision is more precise and far faster than radar and LIDAR. Tech Specs Dojo is impressive.  It has 5,760 GPUs delivering 1.8 EFLOPS, 10 Petabytes of "hot tier" NVME storage and 640 t

FedEx Self-Driving Deliveries

  Pilot Programs Starting in Houston                                                  Source:  Nuro Race to Cut Package Delivery Costs by Robotics FedEx and robotics/autonomous delivery startup Nuro of Silicon Valley, CA just announced a multi-year deal to test autonomous delivery vehicles for the FedEx delivery network.  The pilot program will start in Houston, where Nuro's low speed, unmanned R2 vehicles are already making deliveries for Domino Pizza and Kroger supermarkets.  FedEx says it will start sending vehicles for late night pickups in remote areas.  The aim of the partnership is to test and deploy Nuro's next generation autonomous delivery vehicles on a large scale basis.  The next G Nuro is all electric, low speed and self-driving with no space for humans only cargo. Race to Cut Costs Parcel delivery companies are racing to find ways to cut the cost of package deliveries.  UPS is experimenting with drone deliveries.  Freight and logistics companies are experimenting