Honda in talks with Google to build self-driving vehicles

first_imgBreak the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… Tags:#autonomous cars#Google#Honda#Internet of Things#IoT#Self-Driving#Waymo IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… Related Posts David Currycenter_img Honda has started formal talks with Google’s self-driving division to develop another autonomous vehicle for its burgeoning test program. The Japanese automaker revealed the news on Thursday.See Also: In a crowded field, who is ahead in the autonomous car race?Waymo, the newly named self-driving division of Alphabet, recently refitted 100 Fiat Chrysler minivans with its latest self-driving tech. A similar deal could be in play with Honda, though the firm said it wouldn’t stop its own self-driving program.“In addition to these on-going efforts, this technical collaboration with Waymo could allow Honda research and development to explore a different technological approach to bring fully self-driving technology to market,” said Honda in a press release.Honda already has a vehicle, the Civic LX Sedan, with semi-autonomous features like lane changes and automatic braking on board. It previewed an autonomous car earlier this year, with a launch date of somewhere near 2020.A lot of strange relationshipsThat makes the potential partnership between the two companies all the more strange. Most automakers are attempting to go it alone, avoiding entanglements with others. BMW recently ditched Baidu, citing irreconcilable differences, and natural partners like Ford and Uber have avoided any formal agreements.While Honda said the agreement will benefit both firms, it seems to sway more in Waymo’s favor; which needs a strong portfolio of partners if it is going to compete against Tesla, Uber, and Ford in the near future.One of Waymo’s options when it comes to commercialization could be licensing tech to automakers, though that doesn’t seem like the prefered route. Instead, we expect Waymo to push a new ride-hailing service, giving manufacturers part of the revenue generated. For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle…last_img read more

Look beyond electoral gains, Mirwaiz tells BJP

first_imgHurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday asked the BJP to “look beyond the electoral dividends” and “behave as a genuine democracy” if it wanted genuine peace to prevail in Jammu and Kashmir. Speaking at the historic Jamia Masjid after seven weeks, the Mirwaiz described the current unrest in Kashmir Valley as “spontaneous”. “It is time the leadership of India recognizes this fact and confronts the reality in an imaginative way.”last_img

Go powers Ateneo to cruising win

first_img‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Kouame finished with 13 points, 18 rebounds, four blocks, and two steals.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Champ team Global carries new brand, finds new home in Makati PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Isaac Go comes up huge for Ateneo. —PBA IMAGESIt was a different team that Tab Baldwin saw on the floor, a far cry from how his squad looks like in the UAAP. But the champion coach was pleased, nevertheless.Cignal-Ateneo, riding on its hot offense, cruised to a 103-75 victory over Go for Gold-CSB Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Isaac Go fueled the Blue Eagles’ key run in the second quarter, a 24-3 tear that turned a slim 20-16 lead to a comfortable 44-17 advantage, capped by an Ange Kouame layup.Go topscored for the early favorites with 21 points on a sizzling 4-of-6 shooting from threes. He added four rebounds as Cignal-Ateneo gained an early headstart in the Aspirants Group.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesAdrian Wong also had his way from downtown, drilling five long bombs to notch 17 points, five rebounds, and four assists, as Matt Nieto contributed 14 points, seven assists, and three rebounds in the win.“This isn’t how we play in the UAAP. We’ll press a lot more, we’ll do a lot of other things that we really can’t do when our numbers are down. So offensively, I was surprised, we played pretty well,” he said. “We’re not doing a lot really, but the guys played very efficiently and that’s a good thing.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations MOST READ Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town View commentslast_img read more