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Driverless Vehicles Demoed in Formula E

 

Roborace unveiled its Robocar at MWC’s ‘Connected Vehicles’ keynote, with CEO Denis Sverdlov stating the initiative will push the industry to improve driverless and autonomous vehicles.

He also believes driverless car racing will help people accept robots on the street, and is a great way to show the public the benefits of artificial intelligence (AI).

“It was very important for us that we created an emotional connection to driverless cars and bring humans and robots closer together to define our future,” he said.

Software engineers will be the “true heroes” of the initiative, which is a “fair competition” of intelligence rather than budget, as all teams have the same Robocar to work with – in order to win they have to focus entirely on the software.

So far, Roborace has performed demos with ‘Devbots’, which completed 12 driverless laps in Morocco. Despite a recent crash, Sverdlov is confident in the technology, adding that accidents will only help improve learning.

The car, designed by Daniel Simon, who created vehicles for Hollywood sci-fi films like Tron Legacy, uses a number of technologies to drive itself including two radars and six AI cameras, and makes up to 24 trillion AI operations per second.

The Roborace series takes place on Formula E city street circuits.

Alejandro Agag, CEO of Formula E, said all the big auto companies, like Audi, Renault and Mahindra, want their teams to win and this pushes them to invest resources into improving electric cars, and this will play a big role in boosting the autonomous car industry.

Source: Mobile World Live

Car Connectivity Consortium announces MirrorLink initiative at MWC

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The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) used the Mobile World Congress (MWC) to announce the MirrorLink Developer Fast Track, a new programme that makes it as easy as possible for developers to achieve MirrorLink-certification for their apps.

The CCC also announced that Glympse, Coyote and Parkopedia are the first developers to have been admitted to the programme. Ultimately the MirrorLink Developer Fast Track will bring more MirrorLink-enabled apps to the world faster – and will enrich value for the MirrorLink-enabled cars and smartphones on the market today.

The MirrorLink Developer Fast Track offers developer partners the following benefits:

  • Direct, enhanced access to technical support – to make adapting an app to MirrorLink as easy as possible.
  • Inclusion in CCC marketing and communications programs, including press, Web, social media and conferences
  • Promotion of the app among CCC members, including newsletters, member workshops, etc.
  • Potential reduction in test-lab costs

MirrorLink is an industry standard for car-smartphone connectivity and is designed for maximum interoperability between a wide range of smartphones and cars. It’s also the only OS- and OEM-agnostic standard for car-smartphone connectivity. Ultimately MirrorLink gives consumers freedom of choice and peace of mind when it comes to using their favorite devices in their favorite cars.

Peugeot Citroen

At the CCC MirrorLink DevCon event during the MWC, the CCC announced that PSA Peugeot Citroën will present two new MirrorLink-enabled vehicles, the C1 and 108, at the Geneva International Motor Show. PSA Peugeot Citroën is among the world’s first automakers to deliver factory-installed, MirrorLink-enabled infotainment systems to the mass market.

Source: Connected Car Consortium