Autonomous cars watch: loosening regulations, Intel’s $15bn purchase, and AI

Your robot chauffeur may receive a California drivers licence soon. California’s proposed regulations would be among the first in the world to allow companies to self-regulate their autonomous cars.

Intel is diving deeper into the self-driving game, with the acquisition of Israeli machine vision leader Mobileye for US$15 billion, a purchase that brings industry connections along with the expertise.

Meanwhile Drive.ai is making progress to achieve Level 4 autonomy using deep learning.

Read more: IEEE Spectrum / IEEE Spectrum (2) / IEEE Spectrum (3) / MIT Tech Review

Image: Mobileye in-car interface

This story is taken from the 17 March 2017 edition of The Warren Centre’s Prototype newsletter. Sign up for the Prototype here.