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Category: Autonomous Vehicles

Tech Experts Discuss the Future of Autonomous Vehicles: Podcast

Last year was a buzzworthy year for autonomous vehicles. The pedestrian death in Arizona raised concerns over safety while many AV OEMs slowed down production of advanced levels of automation due to regulatory issues. Meanwhile, China continues to push forward, faster than ever, in an AV race for commercial deployment. In addition, press headlines are not in agreement with analyst projections. Promises that driverless vehicles will be on the road this year are in sharp contrast with analysts who say AVs have entered the “trough of disillusionment” with anywhere from five to fifteen years before they will be commercially available.…

New Tech Podcast: Tech Lightning Rounds

Beth Kindig is launching a tech podcast called Tech Lightning Rounds, sponsored by Intertrust Technologies. The goal of the new tech podcast is to deliver information quickly in short “lightning rounds” so you can learn about new technologies while you commute, get ready in the morning, while you’re at the gym, or wherever else your busy life takes you. Tech Lightning Rounds will consist of bi-monthly episodes approximately twenty minutes each and will interview two to three leading experts on topics such as autonomous vehicles, robotics, artificial intelligence, data privacy, machine learning, 5G, augmented reality/virtual reality, digital trust, the future…

Autonomous Vehicles: Fact vs. Fiction at CES 2019

Nvidia and Intel had a different tone at CES this year in regards to autonomous vehicles. Nvidia’s launch of DRIVE AutoPilot is a smart strategy to boost sales in the short term while the AV future of Level 3 or Level 4 sorts itself out. The Mercedes CLA class is another great example of a strong Level 2 automation strategy. Intel is clearly betting on China, especially Baidu, although China is not …

GM Stock Risky Due to Autonomous Vehicle Bubble

This week, General Motors Company cut more than 14,000 salaried staff and factory workers with plans to close seven factories worldwide in what Bloomberg calls a “sweeping realignment to prepare for a future of electric and self-driving vehicles.” Unfortunately for GM, and their employees, the future of autonomous vehicles is much farther off than what the company represents. Investors in GM stock should be cautious, and realistic, as to when new revenue streams will occur, as cutting costs, even to the tune of a net savings of $4.5 billion, might not be enough to wait out the innovation cycle. In…

Holding Nvidia Stock Will Pay Off Due to Two Impenetrable Moats

Tech stocks are getting slammed right now, and Nvidia may be one of Wall Street’s biggest losers in the sell-off that began last month and continued into this week. Nvidia’s stock has seen a 30-day high of $292 and a whiplash low of $176 – equaling a 40% plunge in the matter of four weeks. Today, it stands at $197.60. Economic indicators and earnings from tech companies have not exactly warranted this reaction from the market. Fears the semi-conductor industry is slowing down based off Advanced Micro Devices earnings report were negated when Intel reported strong Q3 earnings. And while…

The Level 2 Autonomous Vehicle Bubble – Tesla, GM, Audi, BMW, Waymo, Nvidia, and Intel

Last month, Autonomous Vehicles fell into the “trough of disillusionment,” which is the downward slope that analyst firm Gartner publishes to show the hype cycle for certain technologies. You can think of this as “winter is coming” for tech products – a time when all of the buzz and excitement finally meets reality (note: artificial intelligence winter is a well-documented thing). The reality for autonomous vehicles includes regulations, production cycles, and delays in implementation for what is an extraordinarily difficult problem to solve – how to get machines to respond like humans at crucial moments. This gap between investor expectations…

Who is Responsible for the Data Security of 50 Billion IoT Connections?

This article originally appeared on IAPP.org, the International Association of Privacy Professionals. “No matter what happens, don’t panic,” were the words used by hackers just before they hacked a 2014 Jeep Cherokee. It wasn’t your typical hack, where credit card information is stolen, or a denial of service attack is propagated, or a website is taken down. This incident involved disabling the transmission and brakes of a vehicle driving 70 mph. In other words, this is the kind of hack that could take someone’s life. Car hacks make juicy headlines, but dating back as far as 2007, we saw researchers demonstrate…

How Driverless Cars will put Mobile Security to the Test?

As GM CEO Mary Barra said in a keynote speech, “A cyber incident is a problem for every automaker in the world. It is a matter of public safety.” As Tesla, GM and many others continue to release connected vehicles – and soon driverless vehicles, the dangers are set to increase. In fact, more than half of the vehicles sold today are connected and vulnerable. By 2025, the driverless market will be worth $42 billion up from nearly nothing with an official market entry still being anticipated [1]. Self-driving cars have the potential to save 292,000 lives annually from preventing collisions.…

Cybersecurity in Connected Vehicles Becomes Safety Feature for New Cars

New car firms such as Tesla are promoting increasingly high-tech features that require a connection to the internet, which has propelled cybersecurity in connected vehicles forward as a major safety feature. Last year, Chinese security researchers from Keen Security Lab successfully managed to hack a Tesla Model S from 12 miles away. By focusing on Tesla’s on-board software, the hack targeted the car’s controller area network, or CAN bus, which connects the chips found inside the cars. In this hack, the Model S P85 and Model 75D were targeted. Tesla continued to make news in 2015 for safety concerns in…