Programmers trying to write all the possible scenarios needed for truly autonomous vehicles face a daunting challenge. Deep learning, in which computers learn a desired behavior using artificial intelligence and neural network concepts, could be a viable solution.
The car will enter production in 2016, likely as a 2017 model. It's underpinned by Ford's flexible vehicle architecture and features an array of Lincoln-exclusive technology features. A concept is being unveiled at the 2015 New York International Auto Show this week.
The Ohio State University student team revealed the vehicle it will use to try to break its own world land speed record—307 mph—with an over 400-mph mark. The 38-ft-long (11.6-m) vehicle contains 2000 A123 pouch cells and runs a four-wheel-drive system with two motors design-rated at 3000 hp (2238 kW).
At the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the company showed a four-door, four-seater that previews the estate version of Kia’s Optima sedan, an all-new 1.0-L turbo gasoline direct injection Kappa engine, and an in-house developed seven-speed DCT.
Conventional vehicle radios are morphing into increasingly powerful infotainment systems, prompting a need for storage to hold apps, navigation, and other data. Flash storage supplier SanDisk is beefing up its automotive portfolio with automotive grade chips and memory cards to satisfy that need.
A team of researchers from the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a mutant yeast strain that could lead to a more efficient and economical biofuel production process, and from non-food sources.
Cummins' Jim Trueblood says the company's Tier 4 Final program was driven by the core philosophy to utilize new or improved technologies, systems, and components that would meet the durability and reliability levels demanded for tough high horsepower applications.