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Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Dies, Aged 65

paul allenPaul Allen, co-founder of technology giant Microsoft, has died aged 65.  Paul co-founded Microsoft in 1975 with Bill Gates and also owned the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks and the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers. His family confirmed with Business Insider the 65-year-old died yesterday (October 15) after a battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Childhood friend and Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates released

VW taps Nvidia to build AI into its new electric microbus and beyond

 Nvidia will power artificial intelligence technology built into its future vehicles, including the new I.D. Buzz, its all-electric retro-inspired camper van concept. The partnership between the two companies also extends to the future vehicles, and will initially focus on so-called “Intelligent Co-Pilot” features, including using sensor data to make driving easier, safer and… Read More

Expect GM Cruise self-driving vehicles to arrive in ‘quarters, not years’

 GM and Cruise are still reluctant to put any specific timeframes on their plans for self-driving vehicle deployment, but the company is getting a bit more specific about its intent to bring self-driving to market. It wants to do so only when it can manage it safely, at scale, and in busy urban markets where it’ll have the largest impact, according to GM President Dan Ammann – and… Read More

Volkswagen and Google to bring quantum computing benefits to cars

 Computers have changed cars at least as much as they’ve changed our daily lives, but a new partnership between Google and Volkswagen could transform transportation further still: The two are collaborating on how to apply quantum computing to solving some fundamental car-related problems, including optimizing traffic flow, making machine learning more intelligent, and helping to crack… Read More

Toyota sees traditional gas engines phased out of its line by the 2040s

 Toyota sees dedicated gas and diesel engines in its vehicles lineup reducing down to zero by the 2040s, on its path to its goal of reducing the CO2 emissions of its vehicles by 90 percent by 2050 (compared to 2010). At a press conference hosted by the company at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show today, Toyota’s Chief Safety Technology Officer Kiyotaka Ise noted that this is their anticipated… Read More