Qualcomm and SSW Partners reach definitive agreement to acquire Veoneer
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Analysis: Superior value to Veoneer shareholders

Two months ago, Veoneer was still in talks with Magna to accept its acquisition offer of $31.25 per share in cash, however yesterday, Qualcomm and SSW Partners reached a definitive agreement to acquire Veoneer in an all-cash transaction valued at $37.00 per share.

Xilinx and Motovis Introduce Further Automotive Forward Camera Innovation
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Complete Hardware and Software Solution

The forward-facing camera market is a growing market, and according to Strategy Analytics, it is poised to grow to a $2.4B market. Most new cars are equipped with a forward-facing camera that keeps the vehicle in lane, helps systems such as adaptive cruise control or low speed follow, detect cars, objects, pedestrians, and many more.

Qualcomm Nuvia has acquisition automotive angle
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Analysis: General Motors, Renault, Bosh, Continental, and co.  

Automotive plays a vital role in the Nuvia deal. Nuvia has a data center chip that will tape out first, but what works in a data center can quickly be turned into an automotive chip. An Automotive/self-driving chip is nothing but a data center on wheels designed to be power-aware and process tremendous amounts of data from multiple sensors.

Xilinx and Continental announce 4D radar
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Thursday, 24 September 2020 11:47

Xilinx and Continental announce 4D radar


Ten times more raw data power

Radar has become a crucial part of new car design, and Xilinx is the leader in this market. Together with Tier 1 OEM manufacturer Continental, Xilinx announced the new Advanced Radar Sensor (ARS) 540 with the Zynq® UltraScale+™ MPSoC platform.

UK could allow hands free driving by spring
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Thursday, 20 August 2020 10:44

UK could allow hands free driving by spring


Transport department calls for an investigation

Hands-free driving could be legal on UK roads by spring next year, the government has said.

Jim Keller did his Intel job, moves out
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Four leaders continue his work

A lot of people were surprised to learn that Jim Keller decided to leave Intel for personal reasons. We were less surprised than the rest of his colleagues, just based on Jim’s track record as we believe that Keller went and did what he was hired to do, and left. 

Self driving cars will only stop a third of US crashes
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Still some things robots can't predict

Self-driving cars, long touted by developers as a way to eliminate road deaths, could likely only prevent a third of all US road crashes, according to a study released last Thursday.

Self-driving vans used to move COVID-19 tests
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Drivers can’t get sick

Autonomous shuttles are being used to move COVID-19 tests from a Jacksonville, Florida testing site to a nearby Mayo Clinic processing location, in what the medical nonprofit is calling a "first" for the US.

UK government makes a self-driving car error
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Thursday, 17 October 2019 10:25

UK government makes a self-driving car error

 

Targeted money in the wrong place

The UK Government has been throwing money at driverless cars but has allocated it to the wrong place.

Apple continues to spend cash on self-driving cars
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Writes a cheque for Drive.ai.

Apple Inc on Tuesday confirmed that it had acquired self-driving shuttle firm Drive.ai.