Posts Tagged ‘cars’

Huawei demos proof of concept driverless car in 5 weeks

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Huawei showcases driverless Porsche Panamera driven by the Mate 10 Pro, leveraging the smartphone’s powerful computer chip and AI (Artificial Intelligence) engine.

Huawei boasts that it is the first mobile device manufacturer in the world to use an AI-powered smartphone to drive a car.

Huawei boasts that it is the first mobile device manufacturer in the world to use an AI-powered smartphone to drive a car.

The aim of the “RoadReader” project is to push the boundaries of Huawei’s object recognition technology and put the learning capabilities, speed and performance of its AI-powered devices to the test.

The AI engine in the Huawei Mate 10 Pro transforms the Porsche Panamera into a driverless vehicle that does not just see, but also understands its surroundings.

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Pioneer brings Apple CarPlay to Singapore with AVH-X8750BT

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

Pioneer’s existing AVH-X8650BT and new AVH-X8750BT in-dash car multimedia receivers can now access Apple CarPlay in Singapore.

Pioneer introduces Apple CarPlay in Singapore with the two aftermarket in-dash car multimedia receivers.

Pioneer introduces Apple CarPlay in Singapore with the two aftermarket in-dash car multimedia receivers.

Pioneer Electronics AsiaCentre has announced the availability of Apple CarPlay in Singapore.

“Pioneer’s years of expertise integrating smartphone connectivity into the automotive environment has provided us the opportunity to be among the first to offer Apple CarPlay to drivers,” said Isao Nomura, Deputy General Manager for Business Planning and Marketing Division of Pioneer Electronics AsiaCentre.

Accessible in Singapore on two of their aftermarket in-dash car multimedia receivers, the existing AVH-X8650BT and the newly-released AVH-X8750BT, consumers can now enjoy a smarter, safer and more fun way to use their iPhones in the car.

Apple CarPlay uses Siri voice control to enable iPhone users to safely enjoy selected apps on large, in-dash Pioneer LCD displays, while staying focused on the road.

With Apple CarPlay, consumers with the latest version of iOS on their iPhone 5 or later, including iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus can use Siri to make and receive calls, compose and respond to text messages, use Apple Maps for navigation and listen to their music and podcasts.

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New arrivals: 2014 Toyota Corolla Altis launched in Singapore

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Toyota today launched the new 1.6-liter Corolla Altis at S$132,988 (COE Rebate S$65,000).

The new Toyota Corolla Altis adopts the same theme showcased on the athletic Corolla Furia Concept during the 2013 North American International Auto Show in January.

The new Toyota Corolla Altis adopts the same theme showcased on the athletic Corolla Furia Concept during the 2013 North American International Auto Show in January.

This is the 11th generation since the first Corolla rolled out of the factory in 1966 some 48 years ago.

The Altis maintains an increased emphasis on style, as seen in Toyota vehicles launched in the past year, which has produced more expressive vehicle designs.

“With 10 generations and over 40 million happy owners, the Toyota Corolla Altis is the world’s best-selling car, and a legendary name amongst automobile makers and consumers alike,” said Koh Ching Hong, Managing Director of Borneo Motors Singapore.

The bold T-shaped motif of the all-new Corolla Altis represents Toyota’s intent to bring sharper, sleeker and sportier designs that will appeal to current Toyota customers while also attracting more youthful buyers.

The new Corolla Altis has a longer wheelbase and shorter overhangs,to give the car an athletic stance with greater presence.

Viewed in profile, a sweeping crease in the body sheet metal spans the length of the sedan and accentuates the integrated door handle design.

The exterior tapers towards the front and rear of the vehicle to emphasize its wheel arches, with a longer, faster sloping roofline that blends into a shorter rear deck to give the sedan a sportier image.

Borneo Motors is bringing into Singapore the 1.6-liter Corolla Altis with four-cylinder 16 Valves DOHC engine equipped with Dual VVT-i that generates a power output of 121 bhp and 154 Nm torque.

More pronounced flared wheel arches, and a clean yet impactful sculpted surface adds an air of elegance to its sporty exterior.

More pronounced flared wheel arches, and a clean yet impactful sculpted surface adds an air of elegance to its sporty exterior.

The Dual VVT-i varies the timing and lift of the engine’s valves to suit your driving requirements, resulting in improved responsiveness, superior fuel economy of 6.5l/100km and low CO2 emission of 151g/km.

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SAP HANA powers McLaren’s F1 real time race strategy

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

The Formula 1 Grand Prix is again in Singapore for the only night race in the F1 circuit.

I had the opportunity to take a peek at how SAP’s HANA in-memory computing system helps McLaren to harness the Big Data streaming in from their cars’ onboard sensors to fine-tune – in real time – the team’s race strategy.

SAP HANA provides McLaren with a dashboard for comprehensive awareness and decision making.

SAP HANA provides McLaren with a dashboard for comprehensive awareness and real time decision making during a Formula 1 race or practice.

In this digital age of high performance computing, pertinent telemetry data is constantly being captured and transmitted by on-board sensors on the car for modelling and analysis by the team management back in the control room – be it during test practices, qualification runs, or the actual race itself.

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