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

AIBA approves Boxing India membership ahead of Asian Games

first_imgIndian boxers will now be able to compete under the national flag at the Asian GamesIndian boxers will be allowed to participate at the Asian Games under their national flag after the sport’s amateur world governing body gave provisional recognition to a new national federation.AIBA president CK Wu issued a statement on Tuesday saying the new entity, Boxing India, has been unanimously approved for provisional membership.The previous Indian Boxing Federation was suspended by AIBA in December 2012 for not following proper procedures during elections in which it elevated previous president Abhay Singh Chautala to chairman of the body.Chautala’s election as president of the Indian Olympic Association that same week led to IOA’s suspension by the International Olympic Committee. The IOA was reinstated to the Olympic movement during the Sochi Winter Games in February after a new set of officials were elected.”I would like to emphasize the importance of managing Boxing India in the most transparent, fair, democratic manner and most importantly in the respect of all AIBA rules and regulations,” said Wu, who advised Boxing India to apply for an affiliation to the Indian Olympic Association.That could spark more issues: the national Olympic committee was prevented by AIBA from conducting the Boxing India elections, and subsequently refused to send an observer to the poll.Indian boxers have competed mostly as independent athletes since the suspension, with the promise of holding elections ensuring their participation as part of the Indian contingent at this year’s Glasgow Commonwealth Games.advertisementThere were also fears that Indian boxers would not be allowed to compete under the national flag at Incheon but AIBA’s communications manager Albina Krasnodemska confirmed to The Associated Press that “they can use their flag now.”Boxing was a major contributor to India’s tally at Guangzhou four years ago with nine medals, including two gold. India will need the boxing medals if it hopes to match its Guangzhou haul of 65 medals, including 14 gold.Beijing Olympic bronze medallist Vijender Singh has pulled out due to injury but India has a five-time world champion in the women’s ranks – MC Mary Kom, who won a bronze at the London Olympics two years ago.Mary Kom said the boxers had been “really depressed” over the uncertainty of their participation.India failed to win a boxing gold medal at Glasgow after having won at least one gold at each of the previous three editions of the Commonwealth Games.Boxing events are scheduled to be held in Incheon from September 24-October 2.last_img read more