Logic Supply launches fanless industrial computer with latest Intel Dawson Canyon motherboard

Logic Supply has launched a new industrial computer which the company says “brings seventh generation Kaby Lake processing to pocket-sized computing”. 

The new ML100G-31 is Logic Supply’s fanless “Next Unit of Computing” motherboard. NUC is a small-form-factor computer designed by Intel. 

Logic Supply has been developing computer hardware for a variety of markets for 14 years, and claims to have pioneered the use of Intel’s NUC motherboard within industrial PCs.  Continue reading Logic Supply launches fanless industrial computer with latest Intel Dawson Canyon motherboard

Denso creates consortium for network and computing infrastructure of automotive big data

Denso, the main supplier of automotive components to Toyota, is part of a new consortium which will develop infrastructure for driving data.

As well as Denso, other companies in the consortium are Ericsson, Intel, NTT, NTT Docomo, Toyota InfoTechnology, and Toyota Motor.

Together, the companies have initiated the formation of the Automotive Edge Computing Consortium.  Continue reading Denso creates consortium for network and computing infrastructure of automotive big data

B&R gives its industrial PC more power with Intel Xeon processor

B&R’s Automation PC 910 is now optionally available with an Intel Xeon processor to make it more powerful, says the company.

The new microarchitecture provides a “50 per cent increase in performance” compared to the previous high-performance Core i processors, adds B&R, which was recently acquired by industrial giant ABB.

This level of performance allows effective handling of all applications that require fast analysis of large amounts of data, such as machine vision, data preparation for cloud applications and data mining for collection and analysis of quality data.  Continue reading B&R gives its industrial PC more power with Intel Xeon processor

Top 10 graphics processing unit manufacturers: Nvidia clearly in the lead

The whole world seems set on a course which will take everyone into a highly automated, robotic and artificially intelligent future. 

And much of the hardware used in the vehicles driving us to that utopia-like future is being supplied by Nvidia.

By many expert accounts, the chipmaker has taken a clear lead in the chip market and its processors are often the first choice for engineers building solutions in virtually all the current breakthrough technologies – from blockchain and cryptocurrencies to advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous cars.  Continue reading Top 10 graphics processing unit manufacturers: Nvidia clearly in the lead

Intel to build fleet of 100 autonomous vehicles

Determined not to miss out like it did on the smartphone revolution, Intel is developing 100 of its own autonomous cars. 

Intel is still the largest chipmaker in the world in many sectors but in mobile computing technology, other companies have taken the lead.

But there’s not many things as mobile as a road-going vehicle, and newer versions of them need more chips than ever.  Continue reading Intel to build fleet of 100 autonomous vehicles

Asus prepares global launch of its Zenbo home assistance robot

Asus is a company that came to prominence is a many people’s minds through its success in what was at the time a new category of computers: the netbook.

Asus did rather well selling netbook computers, which are basically just really small laptops, barely larger than a large smartphone.

But that was back when smartphones didn’t exist in large numbers. When the iPhone came along, and other smartphones, the idea of owning a tiny computer took on a new meaning.  Continue reading Asus prepares global launch of its Zenbo home assistance robot

Intel commits $250 million extra to autonomous driving technology

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Intel will invest an additional than $250 million into developing autonomous driving technology, says CEO Brian Krzanich.

Intel plans to help make fully autonomous driving a reality, acknowledges its decision signifies “how critical the automotive market has become for the company”.

Krzanich, who made the announcement at the LA Auto Show recently, says the new investment is part of the company’s ongoing work with automakers and system suppliers to help integrate advanced technologies into cars.  Continue reading Intel commits $250 million extra to autonomous driving technology

BMW reveals new autonomous Mini concept

BMW has unveiled a new concept for its Mini model as part of its “Vision Next 100” project to steer the company into the future. 

The new Mini Cooperizer is designed as a computerized, electric, connected, and autonomous car, which is meant as part of the company’s own ride-sharing scheme.

BMW plans to locate Minis all over a town for people to hire as and when they want through its app.  Continue reading BMW reveals new autonomous Mini concept

BMW, Intel and Mobileye team up to launch fully autonomous cars by 2021

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Fleets of fully autonomous cars to be used as basis for new mobility services in urban environments

BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye are creating an open platform for the next generation of cars to create the safest autonomous platform, from door locks to the datacenter. The three companies say they share a common vision and goal, to align the industry on a standards-based platform to quickly bring autonomous vehicles to market. 

BMW Group, Intel, and Mobileye say they are joining forces to make self-driving vehicles and future mobility concepts become a reality. The three companies from the automotive, technology and computer vision and machine learning industries are collaborating to bring solutions for highly and fully automated driving into series production by 2021.

The companies say the future of automated driving promises to change lives and societies for the better. But the path to get to a fully autonomous world is complex and will require end-to-end solutions that integrate intelligence across the network, from door locks to the data center. Transportation providers of the future must harness rapidly evolving technologies, collaborate with totally new partners, and prepare for disruptive opportunities.  Continue reading BMW, Intel and Mobileye team up to launch fully autonomous cars by 2021

Intel buys YogiTech to move into driverless car technology

Illustration of advanced driver assistance systems lane warning
Illustration of advanced driver assistance systems lane warning

Chipmaker finds a way into lucrative advanced driver assistance systems market 

An Intel senior executive has written a blog about how the company has bought its way into what is now one of the fastest-growing segments of the global auto technology market – advanced driver assistance systems.

Ken Caviasca, vice president and general manager of platform engineering and development in the Internet of Things (IoT) Group at Intel talks of the acquisition of YogiTech, and how it will bring IoT-related market opportunities to the chipmaking giant.  Continue reading Intel buys YogiTech to move into driverless car technology

LG and Intel to develop 5G technology for connected cars

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Intel demonstrates its technology in a Yuneec unmanned aerial vehicle

LG and Intel are working together to bring 5G technologies to the car.

5G telematics delivers data faster than 4G LTE, even reducing latency when cars are traveling at high speeds, allowing for greater vehicle to vehicle, vehicle to infrastructure, and vehicle to pedestrian communication.

LTE stands for long term evolution, which basically is a relatively new communications network that has the capacity to evolve and improve over time, 5G being the next stage. Continue reading LG and Intel to develop 5G technology for connected cars