“We believe that by designating facilities as part of a community of practice, we can foster a safe environment for these entities to share best practices related to testing and developing this technology,” Foxx wrote on the department’s official blog. … [Read more...] about U.S. wants test-track network for self-driving cars
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“It can be difficult for cameras to tell if what they see ahead of them is really there, or if it’s a picture of something — lidar tells you what is really there,” she said. “If you only have cameras, they all have the same vulnerabilities. So you want a mix of sensors.” … [Read more...] about Silicon Valley’s latest self-driving startup hails from Hungary
This week, Netflix released viewing figures that showed its fantasy monster-hunting series The Witcher is on course to be the platform’s biggest-ever opening season, viewed by more than 76m households. There are question marks over how the company is now gathering its data (Netflix considers a view to have occurred when anyone watches for more than two minutes – it used to be 70% of the show). But even with such provisos in mind, The Witcher has been a success, performing well against veteran series such as The Crown (73m households). … [Read more...] about Will the success of The Witcher herald a golden age of game-to-TV adaptations?
To move ahead without alienating a vast and highly engaged fanbase, Microsoft is going to have to build some kind of API (application program interface) that will give the game’s creative community access to the C++ versions of the game. “An officially supported API, if written properly, would have many advantages over the current system,” says Ratcliffe. “Mods would be easier to install, compatible between updates and platforms, and could be properly sandboxed, safely allowing things like mods that automatically download when you connect to servers. To achieve this, I imagine mods would written in some kind of scripting language, rather than C++ itself.” … [Read more...] about Minecraft Education Edition: why it’s important for every fan of the game
Where the plot thickens is that LeEco is also bankrolling Faraday Future, the California-based EV startup that has poached hundreds of auto industry staff in recent years and is currently building a $1 billion factory in Nevada. The relationship between LeSEE and Faraday's vehicles is unclear, though it certainly stands to reason that both companies could benefit from some level of engineering cooperation. LeEco is also working with Aston Martin on its first electric car, the RapidE, and has built a new infotainment system for the company. … [Read more...] about The company funding Faraday Future just unveiled its own electric car