Driverless cars will shape up the future of driving and future manufacturing strategies of many big giants, who are manufacturing cars such as Volvo, Tesla and BMW. With some high competitors investing in driverless car manufacturing, it is assumed to be around soon than we think.
The list of companies, who are investing in converting the dream of driverless cars into reality, contains some big names. We have listed the final business working on driverless vehicles, from silicon chip companies to image recognition and manufacturing.
Following list contains top 6 companies who are investing in shaping the Future Driverless Cars:
Huawei already trained its latest AI – powered Smartphone about how to drive a car. The project’s name is ‘Roadreader’in which it changed a Porsche Panamera into a driverless vehicle which uses AI capabilities already in the Huawei Mate 10 Pro so that it automatically detects obstacles in its path.
AI by combining with object recognition, the technology can differentiate between thousands of object as they reflect and take the proper action accordingly, when it sees them.
“Our Smartphone is already outstanding at object recognition,” said Andrew Garrihy, chief marketing officer, Huawei Western Europe.
“We wanted to see if in a short space of time we could teach it to not only drive a car, but to use its AI capabilities to see certain objects, and be taught to avoid them.”
The globally known chip maker Nvidia is also in the list partnering with Uber & Volkswagen for boosting its presence in the driverless car industry. At the 2018 CES technology conference in Las Vegas, Nvidia’s CEO Jensen Huang declared that Uber is using its GPU computer technology to get their space in the self driving car industry.
Volkswagen & Uber recently signed a deal on coming together to develop self driving cars and added that they will use Nvidia’s Drive IX SDK to make better artificial intelligence features and gesture control.
It is a Chinese internet giant confirmed in 2017 that they are opening their self driving vehicle platform known as ‘Apollo’, which will contain vehicle hardware, software and cloud data platforms to provide helping hands to others in the autonomous cars industry.
With this, it was officially announced in the initial of 2018 that it will collaborate with Blackberry to put together the QNX Hypervisor 2.0 software into their Apollo platform. This will also bring forth the integration of Baidu’s Smartphone software for connected cars and its AI system, says CNBC.
At CES 2018, Chinese giant Baidu also stated that it will be partnering with Nvidia to create a production ready AI autonomous vehicle system for China.
Earlier this year, Volvo launched a wide UK based autonomous driving trial which involves up to 100 driverless cars and to be driven on real roads by real people called as ‘Drive Me UK’. Volvo is totally focusing in producing and testing driverless cars in real life situations and its current agreement with Uber tells the whole story.
In its statement announcing its deal with Uber, Volvo said: “Our aim is to be the supplier of choice for autonomous driving ride-sharing service providers globally.”
“Today’s agreement with Uber is a primary example of that strategic direction.”
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)
In August, 2017 FCA has joined its hands with BMW Group, Intel and Intel-owned Mobileye to create an autonomous driving platform. The partnership stats that both company can use each other’s capabilities and resources to create scalable automated driving technology for other to car manufacturer to use it efficiently.
Yes, you saw the right name. Apple is also in the race to create self driving car system and it is officially confirmed by Apple’s CEO Tim Cook. But with this entire discussion Apple didn’t discuss what type of driverless car technology it would be working on, whether it be creating supporting software, licensing or building a car itself.
“We’re focusing on autonomous systems and clearly one purpose of autonomous systems is self-driving cars, [but] there are others,” Cook told Bloomberg. “It’s probably one of the most difficult AI projects to work on.”
A few images have been leaked on various rumor websites, which are showing images of test vehicles, although it is still a secret.
Let’s wait and watch to see who come up with the finest driverless car. Many big heads are in the list and everyone giving their best to come out with the premier technology.