NVIDIA shares some of the recent research from its DRIVE labs that focus on driver behavior monitoring.

In this DRIVE Labs episode, we show how DRIVE IX perceives driver attention, activity, emotion, behavior, posture, speech, gesture and mood. Driver perception is a key aspect of the platform that enables the AV system to ensure a driver is alert and paying attention to the road. It also enables the AI system to perform cockpit functions that are more intuitive and intelligent.

Adi Polak interviews Alex Kendall, co-founder, and CEO of Wayve, who raised more than 40M$ to kickstart the biggest vehicle academy.  

Alex shares the technology that powers Wayve, how they are building the largest autonomous driving academy in the world, and what the future holds for this ever-growing ecosystem.    

To scale their solution, the three-year-old company is leveraging both Microsoft Azure and Microsoft for Startups: Autonomous Driving program.

Waymo recently released via Youtube a lecture on “Waymo Driver,” the company’s fifth-generation robocar platform.

Presented by YooJung Ahn, head of design at Waymo, the video clip shares the new platform’s basic design ideas.

Some observers speculate that Waymo has amalgamated CPUs (i.e. Intel’s Xeon), GPUs (i.e. Nvidia) or FPGAs, in addition to Google’s own TensorFlow-based accelerators. It’s possible that Waymo designed its own highly optimized custom silicon to offload certain workloads, Rich noted.

Ahn in her presentation disclosed only two things about Waymo’s compute engine: 1) It’s custom designed, and 2) while offering “even more powerful” compute power, the compute engine’s volume is now “successfully reduced,” providing more trunk space. (Translation: On previous platforms, Waymo’s robocar depended on a server-like computer unit that occupied pretty much the whole truck.)

Udacity has a great video for those looking to gain more insight into the Self-Driving Car & Autonomous Systems industry.

In this discussion, we will be joined by our expert, Vienna Harvey, to chat about her career path, her thoughts on hot topics and the current state of the industry, and tips for you to achieve career success in this space.Looking to gain more insight into the Self-Driving Car & Autonomous Systems industry? In this discussion, we will be joined by our expert, Vienna Harvey, to chat about her career path, her thoughts on hot topics and the current state of the industry, and tips for you to achieve career success in this space.