Strategic Outlook of Global Autonomous Driving Market in 2016


LONDON, March 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The 2016 autonomous driving outlook has two sides to its story. One is of a transitional evolution from a technology angle, though with pockets of disruptive innovations. The other is of a transformational revolution of the automotive business that will change the industry and the ecosystem as we know them today. This shift will create winners and losers and the winner could be anything from an OEM to a mobility provider and are likely to be enterprises that provide the best car-ownership and driving experience beyond just the product. The outlook delves into various opportunities that can arise in the market and provides a broad forecast of the number of autonomous vehicles that are likely to be on the roads over a period of 15 years.2015 Key HighlightsEmergence of level 2 automation, digitization of in-vehicle consoles, and significant improvements in autonomous testing capabilities are the key trends for 2015 in the autonomous driving ecosystem.Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) Step Up Automated Driving Capability by Mastering Level 2 AutomationThree market ready products and 2 petri dish projects from premium OEMs introduced entry-level automation to market, with highway piloted driving realising its true potential and challenges.Sensor Fusion Takes Center StageOEMs and tier I suppliers take significant steps toward data stitching and flow optimization, leading to faster responding DAS systems, while also taking a big step in pedestrian detection enabled AEB.High-definition Mapping Show Signs of PromiseWith the need for more layers of data validation and redundancies, a number of initiatives driven toward data acquisition for precision mapping, beyond traditional mapping companies, have begun taking shape in the industry.First Regulations to Commoditize Autonomous VehiclesDMV regulations, encompassing regulations around commercialization of fully autonomous vehicles, along with serious investments from a number of OEMs and mobility participants into technological development of autonomous driving, shows a glimpse of how shared mobility markets could most benefit from autonomous driving capabilities.Digitization of Consoles Emerging as the Bridge between Connected and Autonomous VehiclesPremium OEMs show a strong technology direction toward digitization of their consoles which is the first strong link to connected and automated vehicles. Consumer engagement, leading to better handovers and infotainment, is a key part of the transition form no automation to full automation.Download the full report: ReportbuyerReportbuyer is a leading industry intelligence solution that provides all market research reports from top publishers For more information: Sarah Smith Research Advisor at Email:  Tel: +44 208 816 85 48 Website: http://www.reportbuyer.comSOURCE ReportBuyerRelated Links Mar 23, 2016, 13:52 ETPreview: Ventricular Fibrillation Global Clinical Trials Review, H1, 2016Mar 23, 2016, 13:32 ETPreview: European Decision Maker Sentiment–IoTRead MoreMAR 23, 2016, 16:38 ETMicrocrystalline Cellulose Market by Application, by Raw Material…MAR 23, 2016, 16:33 ETAnalysis of the Southeast Asian Surface Mount Technology (SMT)…MAR 23, 2016, 16:28 ETWorld Battery Materials Market, FreedoniaContact888-776-0942from 8 AM – 10 PM ETChat Online with an ExpertContact UsSolutionsFor MarketersFor Public RelationsFor IR & ComplianceFor AgencyFor Small BusinessAll ProductsAboutAbout PR NewswireBecome a Publishing PartnerBecome a Channel PartnerCareers Global Sites My ServicesAll News ReleasesOnline Member CenterAgility™ProfNet℠Terms of UsePrivacy PolicyInformation Security Policy StatementSite MapRSS Feeds Copyright © 2016 PR Newswire Association LLC. All Rights Reserved. A UBM plc company.NewsNews in FocusBusiness & MoneyScience & TechHealth & LivingPolicy & Public InterestPeople & CultureWe Welcome Your FeedbackPR Newswire is currently conducting a survey. We would appreciate if you took a few moments to respond to some questions.No ThanksGive Feedback

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Baidu (BIDU) Plans to Test Drive Autonomous Cars in U.S. –


Beijing-based Internet search company, Baidu, Inc. BIDU , plans to start testing self-driving cars in the U.S., according to a Wall Street Journal report. The company already has plans to release driverless cars on public roads in China by the end of 2018.According to Baidu’s chief scientist Andrew Ng, the latest development takes the company a step ahead in the race to build autonomous cars.In recent years, Baidu has been trying to strengthen its foothold in the artificial intelligence (AI) space. The autonomous car uses Baidu AutoBrain technology that facilitates mapping, detecting, positioning and decision making.However, Baidu is not the only one testing the waters with autonomous cars. Alphabet Inc. GOOGLhas been working on an autonomous car project since 2009 and has already completed 2 million miles of self-driving car testing. General Motors Co. GM and Ford Motor Co. F are also trying to enter this segment.Last year, Baidu hired Google’s former AI chief Ng as the head of its AI center in Silicon Valley. Currently, 160 employees are working on the project in its Sunnyvale Office under the leadership of Ng.

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Volvo North America CEO: Having No Fatalities in Volvos by 2020 Will Require Autonomous Tech | Re/code


Volvo has made quite a few ambitious safety pledges in the past year. In addition to accepting full liability in the case of accidents that involve autonomous vehicles, Volvo has also set a goal to have no deaths in the company’s vehicles by 2020. As Volvo’s CEO of North America Lex Kerssemakers would have it, autonomous technology will be a major factor in achieving that goal.

Source: Volvo North America CEO: Having No Fatalities in Volvos by 2020 Will Require Autonomous Tech | Re/code

Domino’s Using a Robot to Deliver Pizza in Australia – IGN


Domino’s Pizza has unveiled what is being called the “world’s first commercial autonomous delivery vehicle,” which is delivering pizza to people in Australia.According to Lifehacker, the DRU (Domino’s Robotic Unit) has been developed in collaboration with Marathon Robotics, who normally make targets for live-fire army training. The Domino’s Robotic UnitInstead of taking gunfire, the DRU can reach speeds of 20 kilometers an hour, it can overcome obstacles in its path, and even navigate fences and driveways – although you’ll have to collect your delivery from the curb for now. The DRU will also chat to you while you pick up your pizza.It weighs 190kg, stands at 1185mm tall, and has cameras to catch any potential pizza snatchers in the act. In addition, Domino’s CEO Don Meji says the DRU is completely safe. “One of our inspirations for DRU is safety — it seems pretty crazy to us that we use one-and-a-half tonne vehicles to deliver a few hundred grams of pizza,” he said.

Source: Domino’s Using a Robot to Deliver Pizza in Australia – IGN

Google lays out its autonomous car proposal to the Feds


The head of Google’s self-driving car program, Chris Urmson, sent a letter to the Department of Transportation on Friday outlining a proposal that would fast-track self-driving car technology and expedite the process of taking the technology mainstream. Current US law prohibits vehicles which cannot be driven by a human — as is the case with the steering wheel-less Google Car — from operating on public roads. And, rather than wait for these existing laws to eventually catch up to the technology, Google wants the government create a special permitting system wherein any auto manufacturer, having shown that their vehicle meets federal safety standards, could petition regulators for permission to sell them. For their part, regulators would be empowered to dictate usage limitations for the applicant vehicles based on prevailing safety concerns.

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Face-tracking software lets you make anyone say anything in real time


A team from Stanford, the Max Planck Institute for Informatics and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg has produced a video demonstrating how its software, called Face2Face, in combination with a common webcam, can make any person on video appear to say anything a source actor wants them to say.

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Baidu will soon test its self-driving cars in the US


Chinese tech giant Baidu is planning to make self-driving cars a commercially viable option by 2018. To take another step in that direction, the company will test its autonomous vehicles on roads in the US. The plan to bring those cars stateside was announced by Baidu’s chief scientist Andrew Ng this week, inviting better cooperation with the United States government and the ability leverage resources from its Silicon Valley tech center. That office, which is lead by Ng, is staffed with a number of employees tasked with the development of self-driving tech.Baidu first revealed its self-driving plans in 2014. Late last year, the company completed its first driverless test, putting a modified BMW 3 through its paces in mixed road conditions on a 19-mile trek. The goal is to begin using autonomous shuttles or buses that follow a loop in China by 2018. As the Wall Street Journal points out, running the shuttles in a standard route would limit the potential for unexpected circumstances to pop up.

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